Monday, October 28, 2013

November Meeting!!

Our November meeting is only a week away!  Do you have some projects ready for show and tell? 

Last month we had quite a bit of information shared.  Jessie shared her experience at Sewing Summit! Someday I would love to have the opportunity to participate in a modern sewing conference, especially after seeing all of the fun Jessie had while she was there!

We also introduced our next challenge.  Bettepat organized a Pantone Color of the Year Challenge!  She had emerald colored squares for participants to take and instructions on how to make a wonky log cabin block.  This challenge is open for any member to participate.  So if you grabbed some emerald squares make sure you bring some completed wonky blocks back with you to the November meeting!!

The One Yard Rip Off has been a huge success!  We decided to continue the OYRO again at the November meeting.  If you want to participate, bring a yard of Christmas fabric to rip!  And if you participated in last month's OYRO, don't forget to bring back your finished project from the solids you collected!

Our presentation at the November meeting will be on last minute Christmas gift ideas.  But this is a group presentation!!!  So make sure you bring some ideas with you!  The more ideas we bring the better the presentation will be!! 

Bettepat has scheduled a special Show and Tell this month!  Everyone needs to bring their best or first quilt for show and tell.  If it's not in your possession you can always bring a picture!  So hopefully we will see some beautiful quilts at this month's meeting!  I know I am quilting away trying to finish a work in progress.  And of course, bring all of your non-quilt finishes this month as well.

So just to recap, as you are getting ready for next weeks meeting, make sure you gather these things to bring:

1. Alberta's Hope Blocks - Community Service Project
2. Show and Tell - Bring your first quilt or your best quilt for show and tell.
3. 1 yard of Christmas fabric for the One Yard Rip Off this month.
4. A completed project from last month's One Yard Rip Off.  (Made from solids.)
5. Ideas and examples for Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas.
6. Pantone Color of the Year Challenge (Log Cabin Blocks)

We can't wait to see you all next week at the meeting.

November 5, 2013
6:30pm @ Stitched With Love

October Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order on time by President Lori Hartman. All members were welcomed. 14 members and 5 guests were present.
Committee reports were called: Lori H reported that the donations of cross blocks for Roberts’s Hope quilts will continue. Sherry M. delivered the Treasurer’s Report. Lori H. announced we are now a fully registered member of the National organization of the Modern Quilt Guild. As of this meeting we have 31 members.
New business was called: Jessie L. gave a presentation on Sewing Summit. Jessie mentioned several blogs during her presentation, among them: Laugh Live Love; Hot Pink Stitches; Two More Minutes; and her own, Inside the Paper Box. The Solid One Yard Rip Off was conducted with a twist; the direction was reversed for a larger variety of fabric. OYRO – Polka Dots projects were presented; FYI the lunch box tutorial can be found on the Pink Penguin blog. It was decided to participate in the ORYO again next month with the fabric selection of CHRISTMAS. Chantal demonstrated the importance of conditioning your thread with beeswax for handwork without knots and tangles. Show and Tell was presented. Door prizes from Jaybird Quilts, Stitched With Love, and Creative Sewlutions were awarded. A $25 gift card from Stitched with Love was awarded to a OYRO – Polka Dot participant. The Tote and Treats Challenge was conducted with 12 participants. A challenge was issued to complete a project with the OYRO – Solids edition. The Pantone Color of the Year Emerald Wonky Log Cabin fabric was passed out. Make one or more Wonky Log Cabin Blocks with an Emerald center. One or more winners will be selected, contingent on the number of participants. Contact Bettepat with any questions, or to get Emerald center fabric. The next meeting was announced for 5 November 2013. The program will be Last Minute Christmas Gifts, please bring ideas and examples to demonstrate. Mark your calendars, there will not be a meeting in January 2014.
No old business was discussed.
The meeting adjourned timely