Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July Meeting Show and Share

Guild friends - I hated to miss the gathering at Quilted Thimble Cottage last night, but duty called. After a couple of full days, moving my 89 and 84 year old parents into a smaller home, it was a delight to see these photos in my inbox this morning! Thanks for Jessie for taking them and sending them my way, so I can share them with you. For all of you who were at the meeting last night, feel free to comment with details, captions and oohs and ahs. More to come on upcoming swaps, meetings, and more!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

June Program - Coats and Clark - All About Thread!

Our Program for the month was Lynn Browne from Coats and Clark. Lynne talked about thread and all the different kinds that are out there for almost every job. She was kind enough to bring some freebies in for us all. Her handout included a Thread Catalog, showing their full line of threads. She highlighted some of their threads including General Purpose, Paper Piecing, Hand Quilting, Outdoor, Jeans and Topstitching and Glow in the Dark threads. Who knew there were sooo many different kinds of threads. Lynn had multiple sample projects showing each kind of thread and we learned a lot!

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Lynn Brown from Coats and Clark with all her thread and one of several sample quilts!

June's Show and Share:

Liz's quilt from left over sari fabric scraps
 Debbie's quilt for a guy

 A Rainbow Charity quilt for Pulse

 A beautiful red work quilt made from 2.5 inch strips that a friend was tired of! So beautiful!

June meeting update

Now that we've all got July's meeting on the calendar, how about an update from last month?! Thanks to Jessie and Kelleigh for the pictures and notes, since I was unable to be at the meeting.

Hi All! Hope you are all surviving the weather. It is certainly July in the South. I say stay in and spoil your sewing machine with lots of attention. Here is the run down from the meeting last month. 

-We were able to renew the church for the coming year. The dates for meetings are: July 26, Aug 30, Sept 27, Oct 25, Dec 6, Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30, Jun 27 

-We talked about supporting the Orlando MQG with heart blocks in rainbow colors for the victims of Pulse. You can register online if you would like to donate or you can bring the hearts into the next meeting where Kelleigh will gather them and mail them for us as a group. The link for more information about this is at the Modern Quilt Guild website.

-We talked about Quiltcon and those who were going. If you are going, let us know what classes you signed up for. We would love to live vicariously through you!

-There is a new Quiltcon Charity Quilt submission, "Playing with Scale and How to Use It." We are going to talk about it at our July meeting. Read about the charity quilt for Quiltcon here and come with ideas!

-Carolyn brought in the Friendship Trays Newsletter that included an article about the placemat donations we make to them. It’s nice to see these are appreciated by those who are receiving them.

-Elections are coming in October, please speak up if you are interested in serving in any way. New terms start in January.

-Swap for July (this coming Tuesday!) – Bag with a vinyl see through pocket. There are several free patterns and many styles. Any "see through" bag is perfect. Bring one to share and take a new one home.

Pattern suggestions for the swap: “What’s in Your Bag” pattern.


Next post - a recap of our program from June!

July meeting - note location change

Guild friends - our July meeting is this coming Tuesday, July 26. It is our annual "bring a dish to share and hang out with your quilt friends" meeting. So bring a dish to share and come and enjoy and evening with the guild!

The meeting will be held at the Quilted Thimble Cottage, the quilt shop owned by guild members Jennifer Thurston and Vicky Tolzman, in Belmont. You can visit the store's website here.

The Quilted Thimble holds a Sit 'n Sew from 10 AM to 3 PM that day so feel free to bring your machine and come and sew. Or you can just come and pet the fabric and shoot the breeze! Regular guild activities, including eating all that yummy food you bring, will begin at 6 PM. Don't forget to bring your latest projects to show and share.

Text Kelleigh at 704-907-8422 or call the store at 704-266-6445

Hope to see you there!