Thursday, December 16, 2010

Applique Group

A couple of months ago, I volunteered to start an Applique group at the Your Arts Program in Manitowish Waters.  It's been going very well.  7 ladies have already joined in - some with no applique experience who are already doing applique!  At the first group meeting, I proposed at some point making a quilt to donate to the Alzheimer's Study Quilt Project.  Lap size quilts are given to volunteers in the study who suffer from Alzheimer's as appreciation for participating.  The group said "let's do it right away." So, we got to work and are well on our way to finishing.  The Grosbeak block is a favorite of mine and we will have 9 bordered blocks to complete the quilt.  The group decided to use batik fabrics which are just beautiful.  Each member chose their own fabric colors and the results are just lovely!  Each one is a different color theme. 

The Applique group meets the first Wednesday of each month at Your Arts Center in Manitowish Waters from 6 to 8 pm.  No sign up or committment is needed.  Just a love of applique or desire to try it!  You don't need to be a quilter either.  Applique is used in many different fiber art projects.

The Alzheimer's Study email is:  adcs-quilts@ucsd.edu

Your Arts Program website:  http://www.yourartsprogram.org/

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