May 2, 2019 – Finishing Your Quilt

This evening was full of information and options for finishing your quilt.  If the basics for finishing a quilt were in a class called “Finishing Your Quilt 101”, then this would be “Finishing Your Quilt 102”.   We had a splendid time learning from each other and are anxious to try something different on our own.

The evening included demonstrations on:

Blocking a quilt (Debbie H.)

Making a continuous binding (Debbie B.)

Scalloped Edges (Barbara)

Faux Piping (Barbara)

Prairie Points (Marilou and Betty)

Pieced Binding (Luann) (which can also be used to make more interesting border accents)

Facing a quilt (Debbie H.)

Thanks to Debbie and Barbara, our Program Co-chairs, for putting this evening together and utilizing the skills from many of our members.


Susan, Debbie, Bill, and Sara Jane completed the bargello top they learned in our recent class.

Angelique cut apart a large flower and added colorful sashing.  So creative and beautiful!

Sandy shared these two oldies but goodies.

JoAnn finished this table runner with fun fabrics.

One of our newer members brought in these two quilts.  The Christmas one was made for her daughter who has always been in love with The Grinch Christmas.

She cross-stitched this second one during the years before she began quilting, and needed suggestions for a binding color since she had been unsuccessful in finding something that looked right.  We decided on white so it wouldn’t compete with the beautiful stitched flowers.

Debbie brought in a finished table topper from the class Bill taught, and a nine-patch from the class Susan taught.


At our May 16 meeting the CC Committee will show us how to quilt squares of fabric strips, batting, and batting, and then sew them together with sashing.  These are beautiful samples of what we will be doing.

Happy Derby, y’all!

Piecefully yours,



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