Saturday, June 28, 2014

June Meeting Wrap-Up

It was great to see everyone at the June Meeting!

If you were one of our visitors this month, we just want to say thank you again for joining us and hope you had a wonderful time.  We are so glad you decided to come and check us out.

We covered a lot of ground at the June meeting, including sharing some of these great swap projects that were started a few months ago.  The projects below were part of the WIP swap.  It was amazing to see what was created from other guild member's left over odds and ends!

There were also some great finished projects shared during our "Sew and Share" time:

We also did a good bit of housekeeping at the meeting, and I want to take a minute to run down some of the details for those who weren't able to attend.

  • If you are interested in volunteering for the AQS show that is coming to Charlotte at the end of July, they are still in need of volunteers.  You can volunteer through the Charlotte Quilter's Guild.  If you are interested, you can get in touch with Kelleigh and she will give you the phone number of the person you will need to get in touch with. 

  • We discussed the possibility of joining the Modern Quilt Guild.  Instead of voting at the meeting, it was decided to get more information regarding the benefits of being a MQG member, specifically the type, number and availability of the webinars as well as other issues brought up at the meeting.  Please be on the lookout, either here on the blog or in your email, for more information regarding these issues sometime in July, as we will be voting at the July meeting.  

  • We also introduced the new Charity Box, which goes hand in hand with our BOM program.  We will each be putting the name of our favorite charity in the box, and as we receive enough blocks to complete a quilt top, we will draw a charity from the box and the quilt made from the BOM blocks will go to that charity. This will give us the opportunity to give completed quilts to charities that are near and dear to our guild members and will also give us the chance to get to know one another better as we discover why that charity is so special!  

Our BOM this month is  the Bitty Scrap Around Block  that Jenn and Vicki shared with us at the meeting. Just click on the link and you will find the tutorial for the block.   Here are two pictures of the block so you can see a  super scrappy version (2nd below) , or one that is a little more symmetrical with the opposite sides having matching fabric (directly below).  You can make either version, it is totally up to you which you prefer!

We will be making the open wide pouch for our next swap project.  You can find the link to the pouch right here: Open Wide Pouch Tutorial.   Isn't that convenient?  Bring your finished pouch to the meeting in July and you will have the opportunity to swap yours for one of the lovely pouches the other guild member's have completed!  Elizabeth B. completed one and shared it with us this month, isn't it adorable?!

Also, thank you to Elizabeth and Jenn for their presentations on Making it Modern: Flying Geese and Paper Piecing.  I will get links up to those power point presentations very soon, so you can have access to all the great information they presented us with.  Thank you to Vicki and Jenn for providing us all with a free kit to take home and try for ourselves!   Thanks ladies, you were awesome! 

That just about covers it! Thanks again to all the visitors for coming and spending the evening with us, we would love to see you next month.