Region II Quilt Gathering
The Region 2 Quilt Gathering was held August 27, 2016 at the Immaculata Monastery in Norfolk. Our day started off with coffee and muffins followed by the morning program “Scraps happen! Now what am I supposed to do with them?” Katie Wilson (Norfolk), Sandi Kosch (Shelby), Elaine Koenig (Norfolk), Deb Austin (Hoskins) and Susan Schoenauer (Norfolk) talked about how they used scraps. Katie described the Mile-A-Minute block she does and had several quilts to show using that method. Sandi explained how she does a 60-degree Scrap Zig Zag Quilt and showed the beautiful one she made. Elaine demonstrated how to make Easy Hexagons. Fabric, needles and thread were provided so all the ladies could make one along with her. Deb explained several ways to cut up leftover 4 patch and 9 patch blocks and turn them into disappearing 4 and 9 patches. She had several samples showing what they would look like. Susan shared ideas on using 5 inch and 2 1⁄2 inch squares.
A catered lunch from Hy-Vee followed the morning program. Our afternoon program was Stories of Inspiration by Diane Gubbels from Coleridge NE. Diane showed over 100 of her beautiful quilts/quilt related items and shared the wonderful stories that went withthem.
The Calico Quilt Club from Columbus also brought their raffle quilt to display and sell tickets. Several tickets were also sold for the NSQG raffle quilt despite the fact the quilt wasn’t actually there. It was entered in the State Fair.
Over 90 ladies attended the Gathering and after listening to their comments afterword, I can happily report an enjoyable day was had by all.
Region 2 Director (1st yr.)