Sunday, December 30, 2018

December meeting recap

Reminders for members first. Now is the time to pay your dues for 2019! Please mail them to Christine if you haven't already. In January we'll be doing a mug rug swap, so don't forget to bring one to the meeting.

Our QuiltCon Charity Quilt has been quilted by Jamee. Mod-Bot got some really fun details.
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Then we had a trunk show by Connie. She showed us quilts spanning her entire time as a quiltmaker. She has a background in math and drafts her own patterns using computer programs.

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Janneke did a demo on some methods of furoshiki, using fabric to wrap gifts.
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There was no Guild Bee to hand in this month, but one was handed out to return next month. This year's completed bee quilts are due in May. We're looking for a few members to join the bee next year. It's a great way to expand your skillset with a low commitment - you only have to make one block per month!

Then we had everyone's favorite: Show and Tell!
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Monday, November 19, 2018

November Meeting Recap

Hi everyone, it's that time again! First we'd like to remind members that we are accepting dues for 2019, please send them to Christine by December 31. We'd also like to remind you to check your email to join us on Groupworks as a replacement for Bigtent. If you are missing your email invitation, please contact Jamee.

We got a look at our completed QuiltCon Charity Quilt top. Thanks for putting it together, Lindsay!

This meeting, we had a discussion about some of our favorite scrapbuster projects. Some people also suggested ways to organize scraps and what sizes to keep.

As a follow-up to the scrapbuster conversation, Janneke organized a little make-and-take project for us to do. We tied long skinny scraps of green fabric around sticks and trimmed them to make little fir trees. They were really cute!
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After the break, we had Show and Tell. Lots of interesting and beautiful things to see.

There were two sets of blocks to be turned in for the Guild Bee. First were improvisational Midcentury Modern inspired blocks for Jamee.
Then blocks from the Atomic Starburst pattern by Violet Craft for Laura B. (Some of them were given to her earlier this month at the guild's fall retreat, so that's why there are fewer!)

Thanks and we'll see you next month!