Wednesday, July 15, 2015

June Meeting Recap!

First, let's send out a big THANK YOU to Lee Monroe for joining us at last month's meeting.  She was such a delight and shared so much of her amazing work with us, as well as great tips and insight on how to design and incorporate different color palettes into our quilt projects.  She is such an inspiration!  

Lee has started a new series on her website, called "color stories", it is a great resource to see how to use color in a way you may not have thought about before.  She will be in our are again in August teaching some classes! She will be at the Quilted Thimble Cottage on August 14th and also at We're Sew Creative on the 15th.  You can find more about the classes she is offering, here:

Lee shared so many wonderful quilts with us at the meeting!  If you want to get a glimpse at them, head over to our Flickr account and you can view them there!   If you took some pictures during the last meeting it would be great if you could share them on Instagram!  Use the hashtag  #cltmqg and we will all get to see them if we are following the CLTMQG account.  

The Block of the Month for the August 4th meeting is below.  

There isn't a tutorial online for this one, here are the steps:
- Cut 36   2.5" squares of all the same shade - in my example it's all in the pink family
- Each block will have 6 squares in each row, and 6 rows total making it 6 x 6  2.5" blocks
- Arrange colors randomly, I sewed them 2 at a time and then began adding them together to make the rows... no planning on the layout

We did not follow through with the fabric swap during the last meeting, so we are just going to plan to do it again at the August 4th meeting!   Bring a fat quarter or two and swap with the other ladies who are participating! 

Please remember that our meeting day has changed, just for the July meeting.  The church needed the room that evening, however they can accommodate our group on Tuesday, August 4th instead!  We voted at the last meeting to cancel or take the new date for our July meeting, and since you all love the Cltmqg so much, you voted to meet on the 4th!   Same time: 6-8; same place:  St. Gabriel's, Room D.  See you there!   You are not going to want to miss out, Vicki Chase will be doing a program Fabric Postcards and Printing on Fabric From Home!

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