Saturday, March 19, 2016

March Meeting Recap

Because the February meeting was cancelled, this was our new president's first meeting to lead! Yay Neva! There was also a ton of stuff to cover from a lost month.

The guild presented a quilty thank you gift to former president Jessica Skultety for her years of service.
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Two gifts were left over from our Secret Quilter swap in January.
secret quilter 1secret quilter 2
On the left, Linda received a purple mini from Laura. On the right, Kathleen got a turquoise and yellow piece from Kathy.

Aurifil Thread had contacted Jess S. about our guild, and sent a box swag bags that were handed out to members. We are all so grateful! Included in a reusable bag were informational brochures, two color charts, and a sample pack of six weights of thread. Amazing!
Aurifil swag bag

Bee: Transportation themed blocks for Beth, covering lots of different types!
bee blocks - transportation

Demo: Elaine gave a demo on faux piped binding, and passed around several examples.
faux piped binding demo

Block of the Month: The 2015 BOM from the Knoxville MQG is all done! We were impressed that there were so many finishes. Way to go, BOM participants.
2015 QAL finishes 1
2015 QAL finishes 2

Swap: Anything Valentine themed! Our members made mini quilts, mug rugs, and baskets. Great job!
valentine swap

Show and tell:

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Lee finished a small quilt with different kinds of hearts and stars.

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New quilter Katie showed her high contrast, bright lap quilt.

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Chawne Kimber came to visit our guild, and brought her quilt "The One for Eric," which had just returned from QuiltCon where it won first place in the Improv category.

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Neva finished a bee quilt with a purple rectangle theme.

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Jess S brought a small wonky cross quilt and one made with Carolyn Friedlander fabrics.

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New member Laura brought in a top with hundreds of small squares. So many!

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Another visitor was Jenelle of TrashN2Tees, who showed an applique piece she's working on cut from upcycled tshirts.

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And speaking of tshirts, Laura B made her own to wear to work!