Our co-prez, Kelleigh Bland opened the meeting and welcomed guests. We're always glad to have guests and hope that newcomers find our guild to be welcoming and fun, as well as informative and encouraging!
Discussion Topic: Library Resources, report by Xandi Hamilton
Xandi talked about our library resources and the way our library will work. She will bring featured resources from the library each month to highlight the items of interest and to keep from transporting the entire collection to each meeting. A full list of all of the DVDs, Books, and Magazines are posted on the web site and available for members review.Click here to see the list. (Tool bar under our blog heading).
Guild members encouraged to check out resources and be willing to offer a review on the resource to the group. A book review format is provided. Anyone wanting to purchase a book, provide a book review and donate the book/resource to the library is encouraged to do so.
Xandi provided our first book review and challenge to the guild members.
She reviewed the book, Vintage Quilt Revival by Katie Blakesley and Lee Heinrich. The point of this book is taking traditional quilt blocks and making them modern with different design choices. With this traditional/modern idea in mind, we have a guild challenge based on the book review and an inventory of past date and very traditional quilting magazines.
The idea is that members take home a quilt magazine from our collection and find something in their magazine to reinterpret in a more modern way. It can be step by step instructions followed in modern fabric, a block simplified, or even something completely different that they were inspired to make from something they saw. It could be from a pattern provided, a quilt shown in a featured article, or even something from an advertisement. The nice thing about this is there will be something for every skill level.
At the April meeting, Those who participated would do a show and tell of the picture that inspired them and show what they made. It could be a mini, a mug rug, a quilt, a raw block they never intend to do anything with, whatever they want. The magazine and the item they made is theirs to keep.
Taking a magazine in March does not imply a commitment to make something – we're glad for those magazines to be gone. But if you took one and are inspired, we'll enjoy seeing your modern reinterpretation of a traditional quilting design/motif/idea/pattern/whatever!
Our second book review of the evening was Delia's review of City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks by Tula Pink.
Thanks for the reviews, Xandi and Delia. Keep reading, everybody, and sharing your favorite books with us!
Swaps for April
Secret Sister Swap - If you participated in the secret sister swap, the final swap will be at the April meeting.
Modern Fat quarters or, bring approximate sized material to swap in modern fabrics; solids or blends that go with modern fabric. For every fabric you bring, you get to choose a fabric to take home.
Upcoming Program for our April meeting on Tuesday, April 26
Felted Wool pin cushion or mug rug tutorial led by Dee Wittmack.
Bring a small sewing kit with scissors, thread, and pins.Dee will provide the felted wool and stuffing
Tour of YLI and Springs Creative, Thursday, April 28th
11:45 a.m. optional lunch at Amalie’s in Rock Hill
1:00 p.m. tour YLI thread company
2:30 p.m. tour Springs Creative
June meeting on Tuesday, June 28th
Mark your calendars now. At our June meeting we will have special guest, Lynne Brown from Coats and Clark who will talk thread with us.