Lyn showed many of her quilts, pointing out errors or telling us things she had done to fix an error. I took photos as we had permission to do that but it's better for you to go to her site to see her quilts there. She has a wonderful way of guiding people to create fun projects, and her site has always had a combination of free projects, and ways to just buy the patterns with value added of different sizes and additions. Her patterns are available thru Craftsy. A very nice way to create a community of admirers and supporters. I often wished I lived nearer to Orange County so I could attend her classes when she was teaching.
Anyway, Lyn Brown gave a great presentation. If you have the chance I recommend anyone to see her!
The guild had donated fabric for sale on a table, books to check out, kits for charity projects, BOMs and for Christmas bazaar items to pick up, Lyn Brown's patterns and books for sale, and a delicious spread of snacks too!
|The welcome quilt|
|Snacks. New to me was cream cheese with coconut, walnuts and raisins stuffed in celery sticks - Yum!|
|The ceiling of the room.|
|They had several drawings and my name was pulled so I won these fat quarters! (Actually my name was pulled two times but the second time I said to give the gift bag to another person.)|
Almost everyone I chatted with knew someone that I knew in other parts of my life - so that was fun. One of the ladies asked me if I was new to the area, and seemed to understand when I said no, I had live there for a long time but now after home schooling and taking care of my mom, it was time to make friends... : )
I looked at several local guild webpages but this one had a very nice number of outside speakers. They were certainly very welcoming to me. Next Village Quilter event is October 8th.
$5 guest admission, $1 donation toward snacks.