Monday, September 18, 2017

September meeting recap

Hello once again, all you quilty people out there. Welcome to another meeting recap post! We had a lot of stuff to show at this meeting, and I know you love pictures..

First, here are some more of the blocks for our QuiltCon Charity Quilt!
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Last month, our guild hosted a workshop on Modern Organic Shapes taught by Jessica Levitt. One participant brought in her lovely quilt top to show us.
02 modern organic shapes workshop result!

This summer, Janet organized some of our members into a Summer Bee Swap. Each person in the swap picked a color scheme and a block. The swappers made their chosen block in everyone else's color schemes, and then the blocks were distributed at the meeting. Here are some of the blocks and colors:
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Here's what we saw in Show and Tell:
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This month we had a challenge to make a quilt inspired by a song lyric, poem, or saying, preferably without using words in the design. Here's what we saw:
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The Guild Bee made blocks for Christine:
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The NewBee brought in some of last month's blocks as well as this month's:
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Thanks for reading! See you again next month!

Monday, August 21, 2017

August meeting recap!

Hello from sticky Central New Jersey! Let's recap our August meeting!

We started bringing in finished blocks for our QuiltCon Charity Quilt. Please return all blocks to Jess S. at the September meeting or make other arrangements to get them back to her ASAP!
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Lindsay is collecting blue and green 10.5" log cabin blocks for quilts to give to some Bucks County families affected by a recent tragedy. Here are some our members brought in.
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This month's swap was adorable: PINCUSHIONS!
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The Guild Bee made large paper pieced blocks for Juanda:
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The NewBee made blocks for Cathy:
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Then, as always, we had Show and Tell:
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And finally, our meeting wrapped up with Juanda giving a demo on how to build a portable design wall out of curtain rods. Thanks, Juanda!
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July meeting recap

In past years we didn't have an official meeting in the month of July, but earlier this year we voted to have one. We shortened up the business aspects of the meeting and capped it off with games!

Reminder to members that registration for our fall retreat is ongoing and will open to non-members beginning in August, so if you want to make sure you get a spot, send your check to the treasurer (Beth) ASAP!

First, here's everyone with the one hour baskets they received in the swap with the North Jersey MQG. Thank you, NJMQG!!!
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The Guild Bee made blocks for Mada:
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The NewBee made blocks for Juanda:
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Melanie Tuazon recently did a workshop for her Trill pattern with us. Here are some of the results!
Trill workshop results

As always, Show and Tell!!
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Then we closed out the night playing games, including Pin the Power Cord on the Sewing Machine, Hot Potato, and Left Right Center!
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games - left right center