Saturday, June 11, 2011

June 9th Meeting Recap

in case you missed the meeting or need a little refresher, here's what went down:

Name Tags- Don’t forget to make your name tag at least 3” x 3” with your name on it.  (at the june sewing night we will be providing some fun supplies to make one if you don’t have one already)
Member Book- we will be handing them out in August.
Facebook- check us out and join our group on face book (Magic Valley Modern Quilt Guild) we are really going to being utilizing this forum as well as bumping up our presence on the blog (Trina is our go to facebook lady)
Summer Scramble- quilting yard swap at the July meeting, bring something get somethings (bring anything sewing related- notions, books, fabric, unfinished projects, etc. that you don't want anymore)
Picnic- we are planning a potluck picnic at the twin falls city park on Aug. 2nd at 6:00. This will be in addition to our regular meeting and sewing night (more details at the July meeting)
Bunting Swap-  Introducing the new swap, they will be due at the July 14th meeting. Make any size bunting for any occasion.
Charity Quilt project- we are going to be making quilts for the local foster program (quilts for teenagers are in great need) and we will also be making some for the joplin tornado victims. Our goal is to complete 50 quilts (but lets try for 100)! I know we can do this and really give back to the community! Tara has also made kits that can be checked out.
Visit Our Blog: ( Check the blog for the latest happenings, calendar of events and a newly updated look. We will be starting member profiles again. I will be posting the agenda on the blog instead of sending it out in an email.
Intermission- snacks & socialize
Block of the Month- Let’s share our fifth block and find out what our sixth and seventh block is, don’t forget to bring your block next month. How is everyone liking the BOM and what do you think the theme is?
Demo-Needle case
Show &  Tell- We saw some great quilts and lots of fun things
Details for July 14th meeting
    -Demo- Hoops
    -Bring things for Show & Tell
    -A new swap will be announced
    -Sewing Night is June 23rd, 2011 7-Midnight
    -Any suggestions please email me (magicvalleymqg(at)gmail(dot)com)

Next Swap Bunting

Our last swap, Mini Quilts, was a huge success. We may need to do another.

Our next swap is another fun one, bunting. What is bunting? I will have some examples but you can also go to sites like flickr and google and type in bunting for inspiration. Moda Bakeshop probable has free patterns.

Forth of July from Sugar Tot Designs
Hankie Bunting from The Craft begins
Triangle Bunting from Whipper Berry

Any season, size and technique allowed. It can be as simple or as complicated as you like. I know what I am making and I hope you join me in this swap.
Another great way to use up your old scraps or the new ones you got at our last meeting.

Needle Keepers

Great meeting everyone. The Scrap Scramble was a blast. I sorted through the leftovers and am going to see what I can come up with for a charity quilt..

Here is a link to the strawberry needle keep that I used as my inspiration for the demo. Happy Zombie. She has some other fun free patterns so check them out too. Monica is the designer of one of my favorite Christmas fabric lines. It came out last year and the Quilt Barn carries it. Anyone else make something with it?

Next month is our Summer Blast free yard sale. Bring your unfinished (and unwanted) UFO's, fabric, notions, books, patterns, whatever and go home with new to you stuff.

Thanks to everyone who took home a kit for our 50 Quilts Drive. I cant wait to start seeing them finished. I have put the basket of kits under the big ironing table in out meeting room. If you want one or need another help yourself. That area will also be the drop off location. Dont forget to sign out the kit and back in when the top is done.

One last thing, we are on facebook! Come join us. Look us up under Magic Valley Modern Quilt Guild.

One last, last thing. Dues are due next month.