Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February 2018 Meeting

My meeting report is a tad late, but that's life in the Big City.  Just kidding, about the Big City part.  We had a hiccup with the photos because Angelica our Social Media maven was home tending to a flu-struck spouse.  Jessica took these great photos and sent them to me, but then Quiltcon happened!  I volunteered six days for a total of 30 hours.

Enough with the excuses, here are some photos of my favorite part of the meeting, Show and Tell.  Some guilds call it Sew and Tell, hmm, maybe we should think about that!  (Also, a disclaimer, since I was doing the "President-thing", I didn't take notes about the Show and Tell presentations.  Forgive me if I error.)  Please read to the end for some important info and links!

First up are the Paint Chip Challenge results.  We drew 2 paint chips from a paper bag, we could add one other color and one neutral to make a quilted item, or we could draw one more paint chip and make it more of a challenge!  Most of us drew 3 paint chips.

This was my entry, "Any Which Way"  I used mostly solids, but threw in a sprinkle of printed fabric.  I'd seen a photo on Pinterest and had to develop my own pattern.  I like the way the arrows go up and down.

Madelyn used her paint chips to make our current BOM!  She was able to pull everything from her stash.

Jessica did an outstanding variation of a Churn Dash Block.  Isn't it great?

I'm pretty sure this is Jane!  She lives in a predominately male household and had a hard time incorporating that pink/salmon color, so she kept it very brief.  This is going to be a quilt for her sofa.

Susan really stepped up!  Her inspiration for this mini-quilts was a photo of grain silos.  Outstanding!

Maritza made two mini-quilts for the challenge, they're great.

Then we had our regular Show and Tell.

Nancy is making a RedWork embroidery quilt and brought some panels to show us.  The rumor is that she's an embroidery-machine, the fastest stitcher around!

Patricia brought this awesome Frida/Día de Muertos bag to share.  What I great use of the fabric.  Lots of fussy-cutting involved.

Look at this wonderful tote that Wendy brought to show.  So large and practical!

Sherry brought two mini wall-hangings, variations on the same pattern.  So great!

Linda brought in these 3 panels to highlight different techniques of Free Motion Quilting.

The other things that happened at our meeting were:

The presentation of our next Block of the Month.  You can find the tutorial here.

A new idea for S T R E T C H ING our charity blocks, so that we can give more quilts.  The tutorial can be found here.

We decided to have a drawing at our Christmas Party/December Meeting.  Everyone who does a presentation or demonstration at our monthly meetings will be entered to win free membership for 2019.

Susan did a demo of how to make a microwave bowl, also good for eating ice cream.  There were several tutorials.  Happy Hour Stitches, Craftsy, and Super Mom.

March meeting will be held on the 15th at Primitive Gatherings.  Jessica is going to show us how to make a Rope Bowl. Bring your catchup BOMs, your February BOM.  For the Rope Bowl, bring your sewing machine, must be able to zigzag, some fabric strips, rope (unless Susan is buying your rope).

Hope you made it to the end of this long post.

May your bobbins always be full

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