Friday, June 16, 2017

June meeting recap

Hello June! We are back again, with another meeting recap post full of lovely work by our talented members.

Finished quilts from last year's round of the NewBee were due at this meeting. Great job, NewBee!
newbee finished quilts

Finished quilts from our 2016 Patchwork City Quilt-A-Long were also due. Nice work!
patchwork city qal finished quilts 1
patchwork city finished quilts 2

Members participating in the One Hour Basket Swap with the NJMQG handed in their packages at this meeting. So here's a sneak preview of Laura S. with all the bags..
one hour basket swap

What did we see in Show and Tell? Just these beauties..
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Laura B. volunteered to do a Member Spotlight at this meeting, where she shared pieces from her quilting journey, and talked about the things she has learned, and the way her style has evolved. Here are a few selections.
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The Guild Bee made paper pieced blocks for Susan:
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The NewBee made blocks for Kim:

We will see you again in July! Members, don't forget: we're meeting on July 10th!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

May Meeting Recap

Please accept my profuse apologies on the lateness of this recap post! Our next meeting is.. tomorrow night. Life got in the way.

Reminders for members: registration for upcoming workshops and our retreat is ongoing, please check Bigtent for details. We need your Pantone challenge quilts for exhibitions, so please bring them in at the June meeting if you haven't yet. And finally, we voted to have a meeting in July, so we'll see you on the 10th!

At this meeting, finished 2016 Guild Bee quilts were due! Most of these had already been brought in for Show and Tell, so we chose not to photograph them again. But here's Neva's!
2016 bee quilts 1

Lots of glorious quilts for Show and Tell, as usual..

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Two more Pantone Challenge quilts were part of Show and Tell:
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The NewBee made blocks for Sarah that she designed!
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The Guild Bee made star blocks for Beth:
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See you again soon!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

We had such a great response to our Pantone Color of the Year Challenge that we wanted to give it its own blog post! Pantone's Color of the Year for 2017 is Greenery.

First, we wanted to thank Pennington Quilt Works for their generous donation of a bolt of Kona Lime for the guild to use in the challenge. Each member who signed up received a piece of the fabric to use to make an 18x18" modern quilt. There weren't any specific directions except to have fun playing, so the quilts our members came back with showcase styles across a broad spectrum.

Second, we are proud to announce the quilts will be shown in a special exhibition at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks, PA September 14-17, 2017! They're going to look so great hanging together! (Members: you'll get a message soon about the information needed from you for the display.) Big thanks to Janet for making this all happen!

Third.. the pictures! There were a TON of quilts - it looks like we'll have about thirty for the show - so we tried to break them into little groups so you can see better.

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Great job everyone!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April meeting recap

A lot went on in our April meeting, so the Pantone Color of the Year Challenge will have its own post in a couple of days!

We started the meeting with a few announcements for members - signups are open for two upcoming sew days as well as the Trill workshop with Melanie Tuazon (see Bigtent for workshop details and to RSVP to the sew days). Signups will open on May 1 for the one hour basket swap with NJMQG.

We talked a little bit about the Quilt Alliance; if you're interested in learning more, click on the link!

Then we discussed the ways we make money with quilting and sewing. There were a variety of answers, including professional longarming, working in the fabric industry, commission sewing, and by selling our art.

Once again, our members knocked it out of the park with what they brought for Show and Tell:

The Guild Bee made improv chevrons from Riley Blake neons for Kristina:
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The NewBee made flower blocks for Paulette:

We had eleven participants in our solid fabrics only Mug Rug Swap!
Mug rug swap

That's all for now -  stay tuned for a post about the Pantone Color of the Year Challenge!