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.

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