Someone baked and decorated bird-shaped sugar cookies for the potluck that preceded the business meeting.
There were 18 entries. Members voted for their first, second, and third favorites.
First place: Karen's magnificent thread painting is "The Eagle Has Landed."
Second place: Leslie's flying geese appliqued on 544 tiny pieced flying geese.
Third place: Cindy's birds of a feather are fellow quilters, perched in a tree.
The interpretations were so imaginative! Diane beaded the Chicago Blackhawks logo. Debbie created "It's a Bird, It's a Plane" with airplanes -- Kittyhawk, Spruce Goose, Thunderbird, etc. There were a pet cockatoo, a cardinal, and a rubber ducky. A Zentangle was rendered in elaborate embellishment. A feathered star surrounded a bluebird.
Here are all the quilts on display.
And mine? Finally I can show you! I used Lynne Tyler's pieced letters (Patchery Menagerie).
It's 29 x 38 so it just meets the size requirement.
I quilted Emily's "autograph" into the lower right corner.