The grocery bags are finished. What's up with that? It has taken me almost a year to decide to spend the half hour (half hour!) it took to finish these.
Kristyn McCoy and Jane Sandercock were the feature of our longarm meeting on Saturday.
We had 19 attend the meeting. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the story of Kristyn & Jane's trip to Africa to instruct at the new quilting centre. This is a Rotary project, so quilts made by the Africans are for sale (from Jane or Kristyn) for $200.00. This money goes back to the quilt maker and will feed their family for three to four months. The centre takes back 10% of the sale price to cover the costs of operation.
The three quilts in the photos are some of the quilts for sale. If you would like further information see Melon Patch Quilts.
We had generous door prize donations for our meeting from Northcott Silk (a nice thin batting for clothing or table items), Quiltsource (beautiful YLI thread), CMQA (a quilt design book) and Creative Sisters (a pantograph pattern). Many thanks to all the donors.
A pricing poll provided the following AVERAGEs of our pricing to customers
- pantographs : $2.99 per sq. ft. (lowest $2.50, highest $3.33)
- additional setup fee: only two responses... lowest $10.00, highest $35.00
- minimum charge regardless of size: $45.45 (lowest $30, highest $60)