We covered a lot of ground, I am going to try to get it all down so we remember what we need to be getting done!
First, let's start with a look at some of the great finishes you all shared with the group!
Alright, here's the link with all of the information about printing on fabric from Vicki's presentation at the beginning of August: Fabric Printing at Home
There will be no more quilt blocks for the charity quilt. Instead we are using those orphan blocks to make placemats for the Friendship Tray program. The instructions for the placemats are on the post before this one, so go back one post and you will find everything you need.
Our program for the August meeting was about Improv with Intent. We participated in a webinar by Cheryl Arkison, which helped us understand a little more about the Improv process. This will help us along as we work on the QuiltCon Charity Quilt, more on that in a minute.
There are some basic steps to remember as we use the Improv technique in our quilting:
1. Examine our inspiration
2. Pull fabric
4. Cut fabric
5. Sew. Play.
6. Stop and Step back
7. Keep Sewing
8. Piece it together
At the September meeting we will be working together in small groups to pull together a quilt for the MQG QuiltCon Charity quilt. We will be bringing our ideas, inspirations, fabric (in QuiltCon colors), and hand sewing supplies. You are free to work on your ideas/blocks/segments at home and bring what you have to the meeting as well. We will be basting our pieces together and Xandi will take them home to piece. Some of the inspirational ideas thrown about at the meeting were: Mountains to Sea, State themed ideas; ie. state flower, bird etc; The Queen City and Charlotte Traffic. Here is a link with details about the quilt as well as a list of the colors required, broken down by manufacturer: QuiltCon Charity Quilt Info Please note, that you can bring in solids or prints, but they must be the correct color! Please also bring some mats and rotary cutters to the next meeting, so we can slash away!
If you have a Secret Sewing Sister, please bring her goodies to the next meeting.
Also, if you drew a name for the Nametag Swap, please make and bring the nametag to the September meeting!
Last but by no means least, Auction Items for St. Gabe's are due at the September meeting. Please bring something for them as a way to thank them for the FREE space the are so gracious to provide for us every month!
Okay, I think that covers everything!
Meetings: 6-8 pm at St. Gabriel's Church.
No meeting in November