Saturday, March 8, 2014

Going to Guild - Jodi Barrows of Square in a Square

Monday night was guild night, and Jodi Barrows of Square in a Square was our speaker. In many ways, she is the whole quilt package; she comes from a long line of quilters, has a great story, and is earning a living with her work.

She invented the Square in a Square ruler, a unique idea sparked by watching her grandmother make pie crust. She is the author of two novels (so far) based on her own incredible family history. Jodi is also an entertaining speaker, skillful educator, and prolific quilter.

Jodi hit the "great program" trifecta with her humor, useful information, and huge stack of quilts. She showed such a variety of patterns, sizes, and colors - from tee-niny mini quilts in dark Civil War tones to baby quilts in pastels to large, vivid patriotic quilts that would be perfect for Quilts of Valor.

We also celebrated the guild's 16th anniversary. It's hard to believe I joined nearly twelve years ago! We've certainly come a long way since those days, when members used to take turns presenting techniques or styles to the rest of the group.

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