Thursday, December 29, 2016

December Meeting Recap

Hello again, dear quilty friends! It's time for another monthly meeting recap post!

Member reminders: Our next meeting will be Wednesday January 11th at Hopewell Presbyterian Church.
Members who sign up for the Pantone color of the year challenge by January 11th will receive one half yard of Kona Lime at the March meeting. You can send an email to be added to the list of participants. If you aren't sure if you already signed up, there's a list in the "News" section of Bigtent.

We wanted to thank Jan of Pennington Quilt Works for hosting us over our first years as a guild. As membership has grown, we'll be moving to a larger space for 2017. Thank you, Jan, for everything you've done for us!
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The NewBee brought in the blocks they made for Beth. They're hashtag blocks! #awesome
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Here are some of our members' blocks for the MQG's Block of the Month.

December was the final month of our Patchwork City Quilt-A-Long!

At the break, we had a brown bag swap. Members brought in a brown paper bag filled with three fat quarters and their favorite quilting tool. There was a lot of laughter during the swap. Thanks to Cheryl for organizing!
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After the break, member Christina gave us a demo on how to do quilt-as-you-go. Thank you Christina!
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Member Meg brought in the quilts she had purchased in this year's Quilt Alliance auction.
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We had one of our biggest Show and Tell sessions of the year!
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14-1 christine 15-1 katie
17-1 lori 16-1 michele
16-2 michele 18-2 mary ellen
19-2 maggie 20-1 mada
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See you in January with our annual Secret Quilter Swap!

Friday, November 18, 2016

November meeting recap

Hello out there again, all you quilty people!

Reminders for members: dues for 2017 must be paid by December 31. Please note that in 2017, meetings will be held at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church to accommodate our growing guild, starting on January 11.

Now we have a picture or two to tide you over until the December meeting!

Jess S finished quilting our QuiltCon charity quilt, and now it's being labeled and bound.
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We had a challenge with the theme of FIVE for the guild's upcoming fifth birthday. Our members had a few different takes on the theme..
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And then the bees!
First, the NewBee made cool scrappy blocks for Mada.
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The Guild Bee made blocks for Jamee. She asked them to make something with a word that reminded them of nature, so I'm posting some closer shots that you can read.
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Our Patchwork City Quilt-A-Long participants

And what did we see in Show and Tell? All of this glorious stuff:
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Great work! See you next month with your brown bag swap items!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Brown Bag Swap! - December Meeting

At our Tuesday, December 13th, meeting bring the following in a plain brown bag for a blind swap:

3 fat quarters 

1 quilty item you can't live without (not to exceed $10.00)

Note to receiver

You can use social (starts at 6:30 p.m.) and break time at the November meeting to shop for your bag items!

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!