Sunday, June 18, 2017

June 2017 Meeting

Our June meeting was fun (as always)! We had some beautiful things shared during show and tell and had an awesome demo from Susan. But first we went over some upcoming projects.

Colleen stepped up and volunteered as the Project Leader for the QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge! We cannot wait to get started on it. If you're interested in contributing, please let her know. We also discussed the July meeting, which will be held at Jane's house. We'll be enjoying finger foods and will be having a mug rug swap. If you'd like to participate, bring a mug rug or hot pad with 2 layers of batting to swap (and bring it in a brown paper bag).

Maritza brought in the Block of the Month for July, which is called the Susannah Block (see the Block of the Month tutorial link here.)

For Show and Tell, Susan started us off with her amazing quilt she made for the Solids Challenge last month.

Taylor reminded us of some log cabin blocks she brought in last year for show and tell. She had hidden them away for months and just recently took them back out to try something new. And in the process came up with this beautiful improv quilt top. She hopes to enter it into a local show coming up soon. After, the finished quilt will be gifted to her daughter. 

Linda brought in her finished quilt from the quilt top she showed us last month. It came out just lovely!

Colleen brought in a cute needle roll she made. She's been working on making the pattern as well and hopes to start selling it soon once the pattern is done.


Jane showed us this pretty and brightly colored graduation quilt she made for her friend's daughter. Friends and family of the graduate wrote notes on some of the white squares. 

Jessica brought in her fun new quilt using Tula Pink's new Tabby Road line. She used the Layer Cake and Jelly Roll Quilt pattern by Missouri Star Quilt company (see YouTube tutorial here). 

Sue shared her quilt for her youngest, who just joined the Marines. It started as a Drunkards Path quilt, but ended up with her own spin on it. 

Susan brought in her sewing machine and taught us all how to "Quilt As You Go". This fun and fast tutorial made this improv mini quilt (which will end up on her wall once after she binds it). 

And As always, we ended our meeting with the raffle:
Jane won the $20 gift certificate from Primitive Gatherings and
Linda won a Batik fat quarter bundle. 

Until Next time! :)

~Angelica Jones