Wednesday, October 25, 2017

October 2017 Meeting

Last Thursday's meeting was a fun evening. We started the meeting off with the announcement of the new board nominations: Madelynn Macrunnel for Treasurer and Taylor Darby for Secretary. We'll have the official voting at next month's meeting. After announcements I presented the October BOM called "Spools". See the blog post here for the block instructions.

Jan brought in this fun quilt she made for the Mag Photo challenge.  
This Corn on the Cobb was her inspiration.

Maritza's block was an interpretation of her cousin Gigi's painting.

Show and Tell started with Natalie. She brought in this clam shell quilt, backed in pink minky.

Jane went to a quilting retreat in September and made this quilt inspired by a quilt she saw at QuiltCon last year. 

Jane also shared this baby quilt she made from Riley Blake's Jeep collection. She came up with the quilt design herself.

Linda showed off her quilt she made using the one block wonder method (which she later did a demo on).

Sherry vends at a booth at Sunday Funday in Temecula and sells cute bags like this black Emogi bag.

Patricia made this adorable Halloween quilt from a panel she bought. 

I brought in this Halloween quilt I worked on with a friend of mine. Hers used the same quilt blocks but different colors and fabrics. 

Once Show and Tell was done, Linda did a fantastic in detail demo of the One Block Wonder, based on the book by Maxine Rosenthal. She made a complicated quilt look so easy to create. 
Thank again, Linda!

We ended the meeting with the raffle. Each person has up to 3 chances to win. You get 1 raffle ticket for coming, 1 for bringing something for Show and Tell, and 1 if you bring in a Block of the Month. And here were the winners:

I'd Rather be Quilting car decal - Patricia
Me+You triangle charm packs - Angelica
Fabric Samples (provided by Drew) - Maritza
Primitive Gatherings gift card - Linda

Coming up:

Next board meeting will be November 2nd at 8-bit brewery.

Next meeting will be November 16th at Primitive Gatherings
-Judy will do the Block of the Month. 
-Pincushion Swap: we have 4 people who are interested, but if you'd like to participate just bring in a handmade pincushion to swap. 
-Fat quarter game: Bring in 5 fat quarters to play!
-Demo will be on binding quilts. Bring in something to bind to share your knowledge so everyone can participate.

Our Christmas party this year will be at Primitive Gatherings. It will be a light potluck (snacks only).
For the gift exchange bring in a mug and mug rug in brown a paper bag.

The next guild challenge is called the Paint Chip Challenge and will be due in February 2018. See blog post for details.

Hope to see you all next month! :)

~Angelica Jones

Thursday, October 19, 2017

October Member Interview: Madelynn Macrunnel

So September ran away from me, but we have a Member Interview for October and it is with Madelynn. Read below to find out more about her. Enjoy! :)

I'm Madelynn.  I am a middle aged wanna be awesome modern quilter. I say that with humor. I am married (32 years) and the mother of 3 adult children (two sons and a daughter). We are semi empty nesters, in that our youngest son is with us while he buys a house and recently got engaged. During the day I work as a clinical lab scientist in microbiology (33 yrs) at St. Bernardine Hospital in San Bernardino. I graduated with my Bachelors degree in Biology from Cal State San Bernardino in the 1980's. My favorite animals are cats and my favorite color is orange.C
    I joined TVMQG with my friend Nancy after I stopped at Needle in a Fabric Stash and saw a flyer for the start up of the guild. So I have been a member since the beginning. I wanted a group that loved quilting but with newer ideas and fabric. It forces me to be accountable and productive with my hordes of fabric. Haha! I keep buying more! I also enjoy seeing and hearing about the group's projects, both individual and together. It is encouraging to my creative spirit!  My new purchase is a sweet 16 handi long arm quilter.  I'm so excited to learn to quilt my unfinished ufo's. 

    Lately I have enjoyed Tula Pink fabric, Birch fabrics, and vintage florals. The blogs I follow are swim, bike, quilt, in color order, Anna Maria Horner, Diary of a Quilter and Crazy Mom Quilts. I have never entered a show but maybe in the future. My other hobby at the moment is restoring a 1920's cottage in San Diego.  Plenty of room for quilts!         

Paint Chip Challenge

Paint Chip Challenge

How it works:

Each participant will draw two paint chips at random

You can add one other color of your choice, or draw an additional chip for a real challenge.

You can add one neutral.

Make a quilted project using those colors.  Fabric can be solids or prints.

Project due in February, 2018.