First let's check out some of the great finishes that were shared with the group!
Block in a Bag finishes! Well done ladies! Those sure are some beautiful blocks!
Now to business! First, both ballot issues passed unanimously. Xandi wants to make sure to thank everyone for sending ballots or coming to vote so that we could meet quorum to decide on these issues. She also wants to ask that everyone have a little patience with us as we go through the steps needed to become MQG members. As the information is made available, they will present the benefits and tools that are available to the guild.
At the September meeting Kelleigh presented our new charity quilt program/system. We would like to make quilts as a guild to donate to charitable organizations that want them. We know that many CLT MQG members have groups that are dear to their hearts and we want everyone to have a chance to share them with the group and have the group donate a quilt we all made. There is now a form for people to nominate a group, which I'm working at getting attaching so you can just print one out. As soon as I get it linked up you will see it here: Charity Quilt Nomination Form Until then, we passed them out at the guild meeting and will always have them at meetings as well. You can nominate as many groups as you want at any time. We will draw one form from the pile and that will be the charity we are working on next - this way we can make sure that the BOMs we are all making can be appropriate for any color/pattern/age/sex requirements. When there are enough donated and coordinating blocks for a quilt Jenn will let us know and somehow it will magically turn into a quilt.
The BOM link to the tutorial for the October block is below. This block is called Granny Squares (the easy way!) Jenn and Vicki had a great time making these and they hope we all have just as much fun! It sure is a pretty block.
Margaret will be teaching us how to make a quilted ornament at the October guild meeting, in case we want to whip one up for the ornament swap at our holiday get together! AND, don't forget our swap this month is the Key Fob Swap, there are many, many links below to get you started on your key fob!
It was great to see everyone last month! Here is a quick glimpse at a few of the great projects that were shared with the group! Don't forget to check on Instagram, #cltmqg for a look at some of the other projects as well!
Xandi put together a wonderful presentation on the different ways to take the traditional Churn Dash block and Make it Modern! You can find her presentation at the link below:
In October the swap will be a key fob or a lanyard. Remember that Margaret has some webbing for the keyfobs in lots of pretty colors that she will bring with her to the September meeting. So, if you are having a hard time finding some or just want to pick it up from her, bring a couple of dollars and buy some from her!
In December we will have an ornament swap, and a little program at the October meeting to teach us how to make a round quilted ornament.
Also, please take note! Our swap captain wants to remind you, if you have taken part in the Block in a Bag Swap, bring it with you to the September meeting! They are need to be handed in, No Exceptions!
In September our program will be: String Block: Make it Modern! Elizabeth suggested that we gather up a bunch of our stringy scraps and bring them along in a sandwich sized zip lock bag. Strings about 1- 2 inches thick and as long as you have, you can always cut them down.
Important Dates To Remember
September 25th: Guild Meeting
October 18th: Sew in
October 30th: Guild Meeting
One last thing! Don't forget that we will be voting on whether or not we will be joining the MQG at the September meeting. If you can't be there but would like to vote, you can email your vote by September 24th at midnight, as per the CMQG Bylaws.
I think that covers everything! If you have any questions please send and email to us and we will get right back to you!
I am wanting to get ready for our little Social Media portion of the meeting coming up on the 28th so I put together a little survey. When you get a moment will you please fill out the brief survey below? Thanks so much!
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