Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June meeting recap

Hi everyone! We'd like to remind you there are still some spots open in Janet's Bag Making Bootcamp workshop in August, and it is open to nonmembers. Registration for the Fall Retreat in November is now open for members.

Now let's take a look at our members' Modern Free Motion Quilting Quilt-A-Long blocks. This month's theme was different applications of straight lines.
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Finished 2017 Bee Quilts were due at this meeting in order to be eligible for prizes. This included the Guild Bee, NewBee, and the Summer Bees. We had several finishes! Great job!
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This month the Guild Bee made cute crab blocks for Kim. 
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What we saw in Show and Tell:
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After the break, we had a Sampler Fair. Four volunteer members set up tables to give a 20 minute presentation about a technique relevant to sewing and quilting. The remaining members split in four groups to visit each table in succession. Janet demonstrated making rope baskets, Carol taught how to face a quilt instead of binding it, Jamee showed us how to make a rod pocket and other hanging methods for wall quilts, and Maggie demonstrated some free motion embroidery. (Sorry I don't have any photos of this part - I was demoing and forgot to ask someone to take pictures for me!)

Thank you! A reminder to members that we don't have an official meeting in July but updates about a potluck will be on Bigtent. See you soon!