Highlights from our meeting of Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tonight's program was unusual and really special! Our guest was Mike Yaeger, who is a talented peyote-beading artist as well as an expert quilter. Mike brought an impressive assortment of his works and gave us some basic pointers about the peyote beading process. SBCANG members can refer to the February newsletter for some illustrated tips on the peyote method. For original creations, Mike recommends BeadTool 4 beading software as an affordable and useful way to turn images into patterns for beading.

Everyone was dazzled and impressed by Mike's skill and artistry with both the beaded pieces and the quilts. Thank you, Mike, for an excellent program, as well as for your generosity!

Carley Linn has finished the Black and White and Jeweled all Over heart by Nancy Cucci.

Kerry Ince has stitched Cape Cod Pin Keep by Plum Street Samplers and a scissor fob by Jennette Douglas. Kerry added some of her own small figures to the fob.


Here are the reverse sides of Kerry's two pieces. The patch on the back of the pillow covers the hole that she made to add the stuffing.

Tubular peyote

And here are some of Mike's gorgeous quilts!

We had a good turnout, including a couple of new faces. And we had a wonderful assortment of attendance prizes -- everybody won something, and two lucky people went home with beautiful necklaces made and donated by tonight's guest presenter!

Debbie Fitzgerald shows some more prizes. These are from the stash of a member who donated it to the chapter.

Here are some of tonight's prizes.

And here are the lovely Mike Yaeger necklaces won by two of tonight's attendees!

Barbie Jo Bonnett showed four lovely things she has finished. This is Love, by Bent Creek.

Barbie Jo stitched this piece by Blackbird Designs.

Here is another pretty Barbie Jo finish. (designer unknown)

Barbie Jo also brought Be Mine in to share. (designer unknown)

Mike's preferred beading thread

































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