It’s the “Live, Laugh and Quilt” meet up, started by a group of like-minded women who wanted to have fun and learn sewing techniques from each other.
“We’re all different skill levels,” explained co-leader Jane Higginson of Economy. “We bring our machines and we’ll bring our own projects to work on.”
Most of the participants met at Old Economy Village where they belong to another group that does the Baltimore quilt, a popular style of quilting. The Old Economy group, called the Rappers after Harmonist leader George Rapp, concentrate on hand sewing work.
Higginson said the library quilters still meet up at Old Economy in addition to belonging to other groups where quilting is a passion.
“We started four months ago,” said Higginson, who is an art quilter. “If anybody wants to join us, they’re more than welcome.”
On Tuesday, members of the group did thread painting. Next time, Davis said they’ll work on fabric wallets.
Some of the members brought completed quilts or near-complete projects to show the others. Projects range from traditional styles to wall art.
Expert quilter Judy Davis of Economy, for example, brought a Dresden flower pot quilt she finished that she'll enter into an upcoming quilt event. Higginson showed a quilt she is making that incorporates men’s neckties.
Quilters of all levels are welcome to bring a lunch and join with Love, Laugh and Quilt. The group meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month in the library’s first floor.
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