Last week was the third meeting of the DSMMQG, and as the reluctant-yet-willing-to-give-it-try leader of the group, I issued them a challenge this month.
The challenge was to create (or at least wear) a handmade nametag to the meeting. There would be two door prizes, donated by your truly, but in order to qualify for a doorpize, you had to be wearing a nametag. Almost everyone complied… some (including myself) wore handmade nametags that someone had made for them as part of a past retreat, etc. But, I had told the group that was allowed, if they didn’t have time to make a new nametag.
I wish I had gotten pics of every single tag, I only snapped five at the very end of the evening:
Expectant Mom, Crystal, very cleverly included her little one as part of her “Little Folks” nametag.
Veronica (the same Veronica that created my Eleanor–up there in my blog header!) does some greatsmall scale work, and her hand embroidered nametag with appliqued hexies is a prime example!
Penny’s batik, fussy-cut, raw-edge applique creation is full of modern movement!
Eva Marie utilized the machine embroidery function of her machine to create her tag–I love the birdie’s on the wrought-iron fence!
And Linda, got fussy with tiny paper-piecing… she blogged her nametag here.
We had some fun Show & Tell pieces, too… Here are a few, but you can see the rest on our flickr site.
Next meeting of the DSMMQG is August 15, 6:30 pm.