Virtual Meet-Up Details
“Covered in Cobwebs”—Paula Zurowski’s ancient, but well-preserved, quilt—kicks off our “My First Quilt” evening. Created in a 1976 class with Roberta Horton, Paula’s finished quilt benefited from Roberta’s expert guidance as she learned the process of choosing fabric for a pattern, how to foundation paper piece and hand quilt, and how to pay attention to details. Discover how Paula subsequently incorporated Roberta’s quilting concepts into her sewing career. Follow Cobwebs’ journey, from its start in an Albany Adult School class to where it hangs today.
We also want you to share the story of your first quilt! You can provide a picture, hold your quilt up to the Zoom screen, or just talk about it. To participate, say “yes” to the appropriate question at the end of the Meet Up registration page. Deadline for registration is May 10th.
Two ways to share your work during Meet Up:
(1) Send images by May 10th before the meeting to EBHQ.MeetUp@gmail.com with your full name and any of the following: title, dimensions, inspirations, postcard partner names.
(2) Hold your item(s) up to the camera during the meeting.
To join in our fabric postcard swap: Select "Yes" to the Postcard Exchange when you register for the Meet Up. You will be randomly paired with a partner and sent their name and address. Within two weeks of receiving your partner's information, mail your homemade fabric postcard to your partner. Soon you will be receiving one in the mail! If you aren’t participating in the Meet-Up, but still want to exchange postcards, send an email with your name and mailing address to EBHQ.MeetUp@gmail.com. For examples and a tutorial on fabric post cards check Susan Dague's webpage.
Nancy, Claire, Valerie, and Fredda
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At each meet-up exchangers have an opportunity to share the postcards they received.
When creating your postcard, you may want to consider composing something that broadly tells the receiver about you, such as made with your favorite color(s); expresses current feelings or mood; shows a scene of something important to you such as family, nature, animals; or possibly a self portrait. But of course, you are free to create whatever you like. Don't forget to write a friendly note to your partner.
by Claire Sherman and Nancy Cayton