I only joined Capital Quilters last year, but they are very supportive and welcoming group. We meet once a month, and each month there is a show and tell. Quilts are held up on the stage, and the makers give a brief description of how and why they made the quilt. The quilts are then all hung on a rope that goes half way around the room. We break for tea and coffee and you can walk around having a close look at the quilts and chat to the makers. I really enjoy getting to see the quilts up close.
The logo for our club is the bear paw block. New members are all given a little badge with it on.
Some members decided that it would be fun to make bear paw quilts this year to celebrate 30 years of the guild. Some examples were held up at the January meeting and they were all quite different. Some of them had dark backgrounds, some were French General, but the style I liked was a scrappy single colour on a low volume background.
I've now made 3 blocks for February, March and April. I'm taking a break until May now, but I am putting aside relevant fabrics as I come across them. You can see the colours for some of the future blocks in the photo below: yellow, lime green, cobalt blue and pink. Yhen I'll just need to think of two more colours. Purple has to be one of them, but that leaves one slot free. Maybe black? I"m not sure yet.
And here they are together. They are quite big - 21" each. But it will be a fun quilt when it's done, and it will have special significance. Maybe I'll still be going to Capital Quilters in 20 years time when the guild turns 50. Then I'll hold up my quilt at show and tell and say I made this quilt back in 2015. The "young people" will probably think "how quaint".