Thursday, April 25, 2019

April meeting recap

Hi everyone! Great news for members - all quilts submitted to our exhibition at PNQE at Oaks have been accepted!

Bee quilts are due at the May 8 meeting if you want to be included in the prize drawing. We are having a spring theme pillow/pillow cover challenge for the June meeting. We'll be discussing pillows at the May meeting but you can get started on it now!

Some other events of possible interest: two of our members will be vending at Handmade Hopewell on Seminary Ave on Sunday, May 5, 10am-4pm. There will be a quilt show on Saturday, May 18th, in Toll Gate Grammar School during Pennington Day. Admission is $1.

This month the Guild Bee made blocks for Neva.
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We showed our crumb blocks for the Improv QAL.
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Then we had a Make Do Swap. Participants chose a bag of scraps at random (no peeking!) last month, and then used the scraps to make a small project for the swap.
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We asked Elaine to give a trunk show of her journey as a quiltmaker.
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And last but not least, Show and Tell!
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Monday, March 25, 2019

March meeting recap

Hello quilty friends and followers! It is March, spring is possibly springing, and our meetings have returned to Pennington Quilt Works in their new classroom space.

First we'd like to remind members that April 1 is the deadline for submitting quilts to be displayed at PNQE. You should have an email from Jamee with a link to a form to fill out.

This meeting was the due date for finished quilts from last year's Modern Free Motion Quilting Quilt-a-long. The big reveal:
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QuiltCon was held February 21-24 in Nashville. Some of our members who attended gave a report of the exhibits, workshops, lectures, and vendors. Next year's QuiltCon will be in Austin and in 2021 it will be held in Atlanta.

For this month's Guild Bee, participants made water themed blocks of their choice for Jamee.
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This month's activity was a Modern Solids Yankee Swap. Participants put five solid fat quarters in an opaque bag or wrapper. Each person in turn opened a package or stole an already opened one from another person. It was a lot of fun! Celebrate getting to keep your goods, mourn the loss as your gift is stolen..
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Michele and Lori both talked about two local charities looking for quilt donations for babies. Please contact them if you are interested!

For this month's Improv Quilt-a-long, the theme was "strips and stripes."
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And finally, our favorite, Show and Tell:
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