Friday, January 20, 2012

January Meeting and Modern Star Challenge

Hello All! 
I hope you are getting excited for our January meeting next week. We have lots of great things in store for you. 

We'll roll out our plans for the year and have some great ideas up our sleeves. Fun swaps, challenges and workshops. Our guild is only as good as its members, and lucky for us we have such an amazing collective of talent! We need to share what we know! 

Sign ups for teaching mini workshops and demonstrations will be held at the January meeting.  You can sign up with a friend and team up to teach the demos together if you would like. 

We need you! Our workshop topics for this year are: 

Piecing Curves
Specialty blocks: Y Seams, Disappearing 9 patch, Wonky & Improv Blocks
Machine Binding
Hexagons (English Paper Piecing) 
Words on Quilts
Thread School

Please give some thought to what you would like to teach our group. 

So, ready for the next challenge? We have this fabulous stack of modern fabric ready and waiting. 

The Modern Star Challenge kicks off this meeting. Each participant will receive some of this beautiful Echo fabric by Lotta Jansdotter.  More details on Thursday! 

Our next sew-in day is Saturday, February 18. We'll complete the Habitat fabric charity quilts and work on individual projects. Sew-In is from noon to 4:00, and we'll sign up to bring snacks. 
The sew-in will be in Ligon Hall at Carmel Presbyterian Church.  It is a beautiful church hall, at the intersection of Carmel Road and Sharon View Road, not far from Morrison Regional Library.  
The address is: 

2048 Carmel Road  Charlotte, NC 28226-5098
(704) 366-5114

Pull around to the back of the church and park by the playground.

And finally, we are sharing the love with a fat quarter swap on Thursday. 

Valentine’s Day  is on the horizon so why don’t we “SHARE THE LOVE”

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WHAT:          A fun, easy fat quarter swap

WHEN:           Our January meeting

HOW:         Bring 2 fat quarters that have PINK or RED somewhere in the fabric
(FQs may be washed or unwashed quilt shop quality fabric)

Turn in your fat quarters at the beginning of the meeting and they will be mixed and paired in twos.

At the end of the meeting each person will then have a turn to select the pair they would like to take home.

Please note the time change for this meeting: 6:30 at Morrison Regional Library! See you next week!  
PS: A big congrats to Amanda Murphy! Her quilt is on the cover of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting