Friday, August 18, 2017

August 2017 Meeting

Last night's meeting had such a great turnout! We had some new guests and new members. We were missing our President Jan who is in Iceland (but will be returning for next month's meeting) so VP Jessica filled in and led our meeting. 

Colleen started off announcements with going over the Modern Quilt Guild Charity Challenge for QuiltCon. We will have to create a quilt using the color palette which the MQG has picked. This year's theme is "Modern Traditionalism". We are planning a sew day at Colleen's house on Sept 17th. Emails with further details will be sent as the date gets closer.

Show and Tell began with Nancy who showed us her "Thicket" panel apron she created (modeled to us by Madeline). She also made a few extras for her mom and 2 sisters. 

Linda shared her story of a kit she had bought from It was more of a panel so she cut it up and added borders to make it bigger and even more beautiful.

Bonnie  made this quilt for herself from a layer cake from Hoffman Batiks. She has a long armed business and did the intricate quilting herself.

I (Angelica) brought in a mini quilt top called the #hotlipsquilt by Libs Elliott. All the fabrics used were from Libs Elliott's lines True Love and Tattoo. 

I also brought in 4 blocks from a Halloween quilt a friend and I are working on together. We're sewing the same blocks but each in different color palettes for our own quilts.

 Pictures taken from Instagram @stitchedconamor.

Colleen brought in the finished quilt from the quilt top she showed us a few months back.

The 2nd quilt shared started as an idea in her head after the first QuiltCon. She started on the construction of it 3 years ago and is now finishing it. 

Brittany shared some cute little baby pillows she made for her baby on the way. 

She also brought in some adorable no-sew ornaments and crocheted Disney characters she made

Jessica shared with us a quilt made from Winnie the Poo fabric she bought over 20 years ago for her daughter.

She also recently made a few pillow cases, including a Halloween one (which glows in the dark!).

Susan showed us her fabulous quilt she did based on the 2016 Portland Modern Quilt Guild Row by Row. She improvised the rows to make it bigger.

Next Susan showed us how to tie a quilter's knot. Then she showed us September's
Block of the Month.

This month's demo was also brought to us by Susan. She demonstrated how to easily make your own presser board. She referred to the DIY tutorial which can be found on the Sew Much like Mom Blog.

To end our meeting we had our monthly raffle. The winners were:

Nancy - the presser board which was made and donated by Susan in the demo
Maritza - Layer Cake*
Angelica - Fat quarter bundle*
Jessica - Primitive Gatherings gift card

And lastly we had brought in fabric scraps for a swap. As you can see below there was lots of treasure to be found. 

*After Show and Tell, Drew from Primitive Gatherings shared a story with us about how she met with Victoria Findlay Wolfe and told her about our quilt guild. Vicroria graciously donated a few pieces from her new line for Temecula Valley Modern Quilt Guild's raffle. :)

Fat Quarter bundle is Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts' new line "Light Work"
And the Layer Cake is "Fine Spun Volume One" (both by Studio 37)

Hope to see you all again next month!
~Angelica Jones

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