Saturday, March 23, 2013

March Meeting Recap

Our March meeting (3/12) was full of new info and lots of inspiration!

Announcements:
  • We are joining the national Modern Quilt Guild this summer! Their site has been updated (and will continue to be) as it moves closer to being the hub for all things MQG. More info will be available soon.
  • Our guild quilt retreat is still open (Fri. 4/12-Sun. 4/14 - we can stay until Sunday night!)! We can have 20 people, and we have about half of that who have paid as of today ($75 for use of the room for the weekend, even if you come for one day)(you book your own room or email the account if you are interested in sharing with someone). For more info and RSVP, click here.
  • Call for entries: Modern Showcase at the Quilt Festival - deadline is April 26. Go enter your quilt!
  • We need a couple more people to commit to one block a month for a guild bee - if you have questions or would like to join, email the account. We would like to start in May.
  •  This is a little far in advance, but there will be no June meeting. Instead, Angela Walters will be giving a free lecture to guild members on Friday, June 14 at 7 pm. There will be a modern machine quilting workshop (bring your machine) on Sunday, June 16, which is $55 a person. To add your name to the list for the workshop, email the account before it fills! If you would like to learn more about Angela, check out her blog and watch her fabulous (free!) QuiltCon lecture on Craftsy. It's going to be a great weekend for the CJMQG!
Okay. Whew. Onto the meeting!

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Jessica Levitt gave us a very thorough overview of her experiences at QuiltCon. Thanks, Jess!

Swap: We had a quilted postcard swap. The parameters were as follows:
  •  4"x6" 
  • One side must be paper pieced 
  • Use batting or interfacing or both to stablize 
  • Doesn't need to be mailable
  • Satin stitch the edges 

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Our members came up with some beautiful designs! So springy :)

Spotlight: on Joyce Hughes. She shared her journey through quilts, applique, and thread painting. I think it's safe to say a lot of us were inspired to go home and quilt after that!

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Challenge: Label a quilt that hasn't been label yet. I think I'm the only one who did it! :) I'll be sharing an overview of my process soon on my blog.

Finally, we had show and tell.

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 We'll miss you, Laura N.!!! (This is her bubble quilt)

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April Meeting (4/9/13):
  • Discussion on thread: Let's talk thread. Bring in your favorites and tell us why you use it/what you use it for. 
  • Discussion on borders: Show us modern quilts you have made with borders. We'll discuss their use in modern quilting as compared to traditional. Do you use them at all?
  • Challenge: Scrap buster. Make something from scraps. You cannot buy anything for this challenge! Everyone can and should do this one :D
  • More to come.

-Jess S.

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