This August Quilting Bee Basket block is part of my Wooly Basket Calendar Quilt. The pattern is from the Starry Pines Pattern Company: http://starrypinespatterncompany.com/spindex2.html
I used wool for the hand-appliqued basket, cotton flannel for the background fabric, and black perle cotton for the embroidery.
I'm in the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild. We meet on a Saturday from 10 - 12. We usually have a speaker or program, and we always have Show and Tell. Last month, the 5-year-old daughter of a member shared her very first quilt block that she had made by herself. It was so delightful to be able to encourage her as a quilter, and she was so proud of herself and her work. After our meeting, we eat lunch together and then have a sew-in for the afternoon. Some members travel quite a ways to attend, so our meeting is an all-day affair.
I also belong to a group we call the Persian Pickles. There are just seven of us, but we have met together one evening a month for years to eat, visit, and quilt. Sometimes we each work on our own projects, but most times we choose a project so that we're all working on the same pattern but using our own fabrics.
Are you in a guild or quilting group? Inquiring minds want to know!
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.