This post comes to you from the immediate past president of the Northern Lake County Quilters Guild . I finished the second consecutive two-year term and, after a write-in vote at Wednesday's meeting, there will be co-presidents for the coming biennium. (I am co-chair for the November quilt show so I'm not going away.)
Beth Helfter, d/b/a EvaPaige Quilt Designs , was the guest speaker at this month's meeting. I met Beth online a couple of years ago when I signed up for the teal mini swap she coordinates each year. The swap connects quiltmakers and raises funds for ovarian cancer research. It was a delight to meet Beth in person.
The trunk show included the quilts Beth made for Quiltmaker's Scrap Squad. Squad members reinterpreted quilts patterned in each issue of the magazine and blogged about their fabric choices.
You can see Scrap Squad projects on the Quiltmaker website here .
Scroll down to the end of this post to see the two quilts I've made from Beth's patterns.
This is Beth's first scrappy quilt, years before the scrap squad. She says she now thinks it's boring.
Beth took both these photos of me with Chasing Rainbows and Vinnie's Beads. (Beth's patterns are called Kickin' Stash and Vinnie Loves Maude.)