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!