The Heber Valley Quilters' theme for 2011 is TIME MARCHES ON. We will be learning about quilting history along with some of the major military conflicts the United States has been involved in since settlers came in the 1600s. We will also be making a block of the month quilt focusing on quilting history and using blocks that represent major wars and time periods in our nation's history.
January's meeting and block of the month was about the Puritans. Guild members have the option of making a flower and urn block, or a Puritans star block for the month. We learned about early quilting history and how grateful we are for all we have now! February's meeting focused on the Revolutionary War time period. Visitors from 1776 came and told us about such a trying and patriotic time in our nation, and members received their The Continental block pattern in honor of George Washington's Continental Army. We had a lesson on "Border Patrol' by Debbie Proctor. March's meeting will focus on the time period of the War of 1812 and members will receive 2 block patterns this time that honor those Americans that came to the US from Germany and settled Pennsylvania, those that fought the British in New Orleans, and Francis Scott Key who penned The Star Spangled Banner. Deonn Stott will be giving us 'tactical training' with a paper piecing review.
We are looking forward to a fun historical year as we move through time along with our mighty nation as Time Marches On.