Club notes — April 24

Clovis Quilters Club

The regular monthly meeting of the Clovis Quilters met with 14 members in attendance April 11 at the Trinity Lutheran Church.

President Amy Armenta welcomed two guests, Glenda Belcher, Curry County Extension homemaker and Janet Sprague. Quineil Roark presented a very interesting program highlighting quilting implements and tools of yesteryear and those of today’s avid quilter.

Roark demonstrated the huge differences between the early quilter using only needles and thread to make hand-crafted quilts and the tools the quilter uses today, utilizing modern rotary cutters, templates and rulers.

Glenda Belcher showed the membership her new magical way of making continuous bias. Belcher at present is conducting two quilt workshops through the extension office using continuous bias to make vine shapes on the border of quilts. This method prevents having to cut and sew many strips together to make biases. It is all done with a minimum of sewing and a special way of cutting the fabric.

Janet Sprague brought two vintage quilts for us to marvel at. Both are hand made and hand quilted. The “Fat Quarter” drawing was won by Bonnie Barker and “Show and Tell” session was enjoyed by all. The Clovis Quilters meet the second Monday of each month at Trinity Lutheran Church at 1 p.m.