Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October meeting recap

Our October meeting took place at Pennington Quilt Works on the 11th.

First, another reminder that registration is continuing for our fall retreat November 11-13, which you can read about here. Nonmembers welcome!

REMINDERS FOR MEMBERS: The signups for January's Secret Quilter Gift Exchange are now open, and the form can be accessed through the News section on Bigtent. Please fill this out by November 4 if you wish to participate. Also, dues for 2017 must be paid by December 31.

And now on to the part with the pretty, pretty quilt pictures..

The top for our QuiltCon Charity Quilt has been finished! Next up, Jess S is going to quilt it.
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Guild member Lindsay is expecting a baby, and the guild got together to surprise her with a baby quilt! Thanks to Meg T for organizing.
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In September, the guild had a Small Pieces workshop with Chawne Kimber. Here are examples from Laura B and Neva.
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This month, Jamee gave us a demo on sewing curves, specifically quarter circles used in drunkard's path blocks. She explained how to line up the pieces, talked about the sort of templates she liked best, and recommended a book. Thanks, Jamee!
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Blocks from our Patchwork City Quilt-a-long participants!
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The NewBee made these fab 72" blocks for Catherine!
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The Guild Bee made a rainbow of blocks for Linda!
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For Show and Tell we saw a variety of things:
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Jamee brought in a top made from bee blocks from another guild.

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Juanda brought in her quilt made from supersoft kikoy fabric from Kenya.

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Maggie showed some thread sketches.

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Lindsay showed her crayon challenge quilt (she missed last month!) and her quilt for Quilts of Valor.

That's all for now. See you in November!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

November Quilt Challenge!!

2016 is the fifth anniversary for our guild, so let's celebrate!

The challenge, due at the November 8th meeting, is to make a quilt with the theme, "Five".
You take it from there! 

Guidelines to be eligible for fabric bundle raffle prizes:

Size: Shortest side is 12" OR contain a minimum of 144 square inches.
Style: Must have a modern aesthetic. (Check the MQG resources page for detailed definition)
Completion: Must be quilted and bound.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September Meeting Recap

Hello quilty friends, it's time for another meeting recap post!

First, just a reminder that registration continues for the walking foot workshop and November retreat, both of which are available to nonmembers, more info here!

Now there is a lot to show you..

First up, our Patchwork City Quilt-a-long participants brought in their blocks.
Patchwork City Quilt-A-Long

The Crayon Challenge quilts were finally due! If you recall: in June, each participant blindly drew three crayons from a box, and had to complete a quilt from fabrics of those three colors, with one optional neutral. We had a LOT of quilts! It was amazing!
Crayon Challenge 1
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The Guild Bee made blocks for Susan.
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The New Bee made blocks for Michele.
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For this month's demo, Janneke discussed different forms of appliqué and showed many examples.
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We had another Member Spotlight, this time with Jessica Skultety describing her quilting journey. She showed everything from her very first quilt (t-shirts) to the one she recently finished for the Crayon Challenge above.
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The meeting closed out with another great Show and Tell!Show and Tell - Jamee
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Show and Tell - JannekeShow and Tell - Lee
Show and Tell - LynnShow and Tell - Jessica S
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Friday, August 19, 2016

August meeting recap

Hello quilty friends! It's time for another meeting recap post!

We had several announcements and reminders that CJMQG members can find in our newsletter and on BigTent. Reminder that the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza is September 15-18, and that nonmember registration is open for two upcoming workshops and our fall retreat. We discussed location and pricing possibilities for having a second retreat in 2017, and talked about our options for 2017's QAL/BOM.

Blocks for our QuiltCon charity quilt are due by the September meeting, but some have been finished already!
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New Bee
Members returned blocks for Kathleen and Michele handed out her packets.
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Members returned blocks for Laura S. and Susan handed out her packets.
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Our members made enough blocks for two quilts. Jess S finished the first quilt and Laura S put together the second top. They'll be on their way to the Orlando MQG soon!
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Patchwork City Quilt-A-Long
Members brought in finished blocks for a chance to win some FQs.
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The swap this month was 6x10" cuts of black-on-white or white-on-black modern printed fabrics.
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Show and Tell
Six members brought in pieces for us to marvel at. Thanks, ladies!
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