On Wednesday October 2, Mary Birrell, Betty Clement, Joan Devlin, Terry Sheldon, Janet Siedlecki and Elaine Slate met at the home of Rosenelle Florencechild to discuss the formation of a new quilting group. This diverse group included newcomers and long term residents of Eagle Point; two women were brand new to the EPWC and others had been active since the beginning of the club. Their experience levels ranged from beginners to experienced. They all shared a common thread—a passion for quilting.
The women quickly formed a consensus to form a quilting group with the objective of providing members with a place to meet, inspire, learn and, above all, quilt together. “We want a place where we can bring our sewing machines and quilt,” declared one person.
The women chose the name Piecemakers for their group and they will meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 10AM. Rosenelle Florencechild will serve as the coordinator and host the meetings. The other members will rotate bringing refreshments. Since this will be a working group, the women decided to limit the number of members to seven people because the host would have difficulty accommodating more than seven sewing stations.
With the upcoming holidays in mind, the group decided to work on a Christmas-themed table runner for their first project. At the November meeting, the quilters will bring three holiday-themed fabrics and their sewing gear. They will decide on the pattern and begin cutting and sewing.