Wednesday, October 17, 2012

10/11/12 Meeting Recap

Quilt Guild Rocks! Quilt Guild Rocks!

Ahem. Sorry just had to get that out of my system. On to business.

1. Guild dues are $15 dollars and due at the January meeting. Just so you know, last year's dues went towards wonderful things like the paper products we eat our snacks off of, batting and basting spray for the charity quilts, prizes and giveaways, printing the membership list, food for the Christmas party, etc.

2. Late Night Sew will be Saturday, October 20th at The Quilt Barn. We'll start at 7 and go until they kick us out. Bring your machine, your projects, a friend and maybe some snacks to share.

3. Next meeting is Thursday, November 8th. 7 pm at The Quilt Barn.

4. We briefly discussed our holiday party. It looks like it will be Saturday, December 8th at 7pm. We'll stick with the format of previous years. We'll have a brief meeting, a gift exchange, a potluck dinner and a late night sew. Crazy fun, I know. We'll have sign ups for the potluck and exchange names for the gift exchange at the November meeting.

5. Heather reviewed One Yard Wonders and Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders. Both looked chock full of fun projects. Tara showed off the super cute stuffed bear using one of the books. Unfortunately, I took the worst picture ever of it so you'll just have to trust me when I say it was super cute.


Jenele demoed continuous prairie points for us and showed off a few projects using them. I'm determined to try it myself. The online tutorials she recommended can be found here, here and here.

7. Show and Tell-

Tara's feather quilt

Heather's Chicopee quilt (Can you feel the love for this fabric line?)

Mary's puzzle quilt

Mary's Flea Market Fancy quilt

8. We had our charity quilt wrapup and prize giveaway. WooHoo. Prizes were numerous and fantastic. I only have pictures of a few to share.

I made this fun little pincushion and gave it away with a bag of notions- flower head pins, a marking pen, tiny scissors, etc.

I made these fingerless gloves for Tara as a thank you for all the work she did- donating fabric, assembling kits, making quilts. She was definately the MVP of the charity quilt drive. I've since finished up the matching hat.

There were a ton of other goodies- fabric bundles, the quilting book KZ illustrated, a button bracelet, a zippered pouch filled with goodies. Thank you again to everyone who participated.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Meeting Reminder!

Hello ladies! I just wanted to remind you all about our meeting, this Thursday, October 11th. We'll meet at 7 pm at The Quilt Barn as usual. It should be an exciting meeting. We'll be wrapping up our charity quilt drive. There will be a drawing for prizes! If you helped at all, your name is in the drawing for one of four fabulous prize packages. Here's a little sneak peek-

Last night I dusted off my button box and jewelry making supplies and made this lovely button bracelet. Aren't you excited to see who wins it! And this is probably the least exciting of the prizes up for grabs. You do not need to be present to win, but it would certainly make things easier for me. And I might just be working on a little gift for everyone who participated. For that, you do need to be present to claim.

We'll also be swapping pouches. It's not too late if you'd like to participate. Just bring any size pouch with any type of closure and we'll trade.

I'm so excited to see you all there. Don't forget to bring something for show and tell!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thanks, ladies!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our charity quilt drive. Especially thanks to Jenele, Tara and Mary who, along with me, came to the all-day sew on Saturday. We added several more completed quilts to the rather impressive stack. I think the amazing Tara turned it into a personal all-weeknd sew and has finished almost all of the quilt tops we had ready.

The bag of cookies is totally there just for a size reference. It has nothing to do at all with a midday face-stuffing. Nothing at all...

At our next meeting (Thursday, October 11th, 7 pm, The Quilt Barn) we'll ohhh and ahhh over all the finished quilts, draw some prizes for those who participated, and divide them up for delivery to local charities. It will be a great time and I hope to see everyone there!