HEXAGONS MADE EASY – Launch Party!!!
This weekend was the LAUNCH party for Hexagons Made Easy! It was a hoot. Friends from the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild stopped by for the festivities. I had the party organized in to food, Sew Station, Door Prize Station, Charity Quilt Station and Trunk Show Station. Here’s some pics from the evening:
I wanted to have foods that were shaped like hexagons. Turns out- that is kinda tricky. I thought I could have a build-your-own taco bar with the tortillas cut into hexagons. I later realized, I’d really like to eat the whole tortilla. :/ I did find some crackers and some oyster crackers, but my favorite was having the kids help add hexagon fondant to the cupcakes. Edible markers gave us a few stitching lines. Mmmm…. the roundest hexagons ever… mmmmmm….. buttercream….. What were we talking about? Oh yes, the party-
My plan was to let my guests take a turn at the Hexagons Made Easy facing technique, one easy-peasy hexagon at a time. I had the step-by-step directions mounted on a foam core board for self guided learning on this super easy method. Huge thanks to MODA who provided a couple Honeycomb precuts for the event. Those were a big hit and a serious time savor for all things hexagons.
Charity Quilt Station
Once the hexagons were created, I wanted to have a “something” to do with the single finished shapes. I set up a charity quilt station. The guests take their hexagon and pin it onto a patterned background sheet. Think-= Pin The Tail On The Donkey for quilters. Anywhere the hexagon was placed is where it will be stitched down. It got quite hilarious since the more methodical guests were really planning where to place the shapes, when really, the next person may move the shape or put theirs on in some crazy fashion. It was very fun, I think. The Charity Quilt will be quilted by a San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild Member, Kim, and donated to Jeremiah’s Hope Rescue Shelter and Camp in Ukraine. SAMQG member, Kelly, works closely with that group and will have the finished baby quilt very soon.
As the jokes about hexagon placement went on through the night, I quietly thought, while stitching them down, I’m going to call this quilt Weird Science. It has some “molecule” quality to it, dontcha think?
We had some GREAT door prizes from some amazing donors! Thank you so much for the donations, ladies!
Thanks so much to all of you who came out an supported the book! Thanks to those of you who drove in from out of town and a big thanks to Martingale Press/That Patchwork Place for giving my idea a shot!