Quilters learn art of disappearing pinwheel technique

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Country Quilters met recently with 22 members present for the regular monthly meeting. Participants brought sewing machines and projects to work on together with fellow members. Kathy Slater showed the group how to make a self-binding baby quilt and Deb Fitzsimmons demonstrated the disappearing pinwheel quilt block and fat quarter placemats. Preparations were made for the annual Guild Retreat for the first weekend in October at the Wawasee Episcopal Center in Syracuse. Registration is due by Aug. 27. The cost is $100 to attend.The Guild’s June meeting will be held Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church. Everyone is invited to come at 4 p.m. for sewing on charity quilts or UFO’s. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. This month’s speaker is Pat Heinbaugh who will demonstrate quilted postcards. Those interested are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine, scissors or rotary cutter and mat, small padded mat and small iron if available, as well as scrap fabric, lace, rickrack, etc. Timtex (firm interfacing) will be provided.