Saturday, September 22, 2018

August Charity Quilts, Pouches and Show & Tell

Our August meeting was fun with members showing quilts as well as pouches from exchanges.  

Please note that the recorder did not capture everything (accidentally turned off), so I did not get everyone's names.  Many apologies!

The Charity Quilt committee has been very busy and productive!  Lori showed off one of the charity quilts.  

This charity quilt was made using jelly roll strips.

Another colorful charity quilt.

This charity quilt is incredibly cute with the rabbit panel in the middle.

A member showed off quilting done using a decorative stitch!  Very interesting idea!

We saw some of the results of a pouch exchange among members.
Trish's pouch had a very sophisticated fabric and a jewel on the zipper!

Patti showed a very colorful pouch!

This member was very pleased with her large pouch.

Gail showed first panel of her wonky stars panel for the Mighty Lucky Color Challenge quilt.

Michelle has been very busy.  Great job on this monochromatic HST quilt finish!

Another finish for Michelle, with Blaze, a multi-color star quilt with plenty of visual impact.  For more on the making of this quilt visit Michelle's web-posting.


Finally, Michelle showed off her colorful pouch with strips of flowers!

Sarah showed her pouch with lots of interior clear pockets.  Very nice!

And, the pouch she had made up for her partner in the swap.

This is Sarah's latest top with large scrappy blocks.
A member showed this stash buster done with strips and selvage edges.

RenĂ©  showed her blue hexagon quilt. Very lovely!

And she had a second more geometric quilt in the same blue colorway with a lot of visual impact!

RenĂ© showed us a third, colorful quilt with an interesting optical effect!  Fun!

Chelsea presented this very lovely equilateral triangle quilt with the large triangles highlighted by the grey-ish triangles.

Chelsea's second quilt was an intricate pattern with a wide variety of colors.

This is the back of the quilt.

Suzie had two "plus" sign quilts.  Lovely!

Lastly, another pouch with beautiful floral fabric.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

September 2018 Meeting Reminder

Our September meeting will take place on Tuesday September 18th at 7pm!! Doors open at 6:30 if you would like to come early for some pre-meeting sew-cializing!

Programming: Our programming this month will be a lecture called "Beauty or Beast". This lecture explores how to take "beast" fabrics and make beauty quilts!

October Meeting: Our programming in October will be all about getting ready for the holidays. We'll have stations setup where you'll be instructed how to make quilted and other sewn items that make great gifts, but don't take as long as a quilt to finish. If you'd like to share something please let Carolanne know.

Jo Diggs Workshop: We'll be hosting Jo Diggs for a workshop on November 10th at Quilted Threads! The workshop is now open via PayPal on our events page or you can give cash or a check to Beth. Pricing is $65 for members and $75 for non-members.

2019 Board Positions: It's time to start thinking about 2019 board positions! If you would you like to help run the guild next year please reach out to a current board member for more information.

Giveaways and Raffles: Our giveaway item this month is the perfect addition to any sewing room! A magnetic wand to find all of those pins that we quilters tend to drop on the floor! 

* Raffle #1: Three half yards featuring Tula Pink Spirit Animal and matching solids

* Raffle #2: In The Studio with Angela Walters

We'll see you Tuesday at the First Baptist Church!