Friday, April 27, 2018

April 2018 Meeting

For this month's meeting Jan was out of the country so our VP Jessica filled in. It was one of our smaller meetings, but we had fun none the less.   

BOM blocks from last month were turned in.

The BOM for May is the Puzzle Piece and was presented by Jessica.
Click here for the link for the BOM pattern.

Jessica made a quilt top using one of the quilt kits and brought it in to start our Show and Tell. For those who took home these quilt kits, they need to be done by June. 

Nancy brought in some bags she made for Taylor's fundraiser in May. Angelica also brought in book sleeves and coffee cozies (not pictured)

Susan took her paint chip challenge scraps and made this fun snack mat.

Susan also took a pile of scraps sewed them down on muslin. 
She put layer by layer working from the bottom, up.

Linda's friend in Oregon pieced these 3 quilts and she quilted them.

She also brought in her One Block Wonder quilt from the demo she did for us a few months ago. 

My daughter Isabel came in to show off her quilt she's been working on. She keeps it up on her design wall at home and adds block by block when she has free time.

Yahaira (who was a guest) made this baby quilt for her friend from the Navy using a fat quarter bundle she purchased at Needle in a Fabric Stash. 

Patti wasn't here but Dru showed off the quilt she made for the shop using a Moda free download.

After Show and Tell, Susan gave us a demo on mitered corners and Machine binding

The night came to a close with our monthly raffle. Here were the winners:

Isabel - notebooks and quilt mag
Linda - rotary cutter
Angelica - $25 gift card

Until next time! :)

~Angelica Jones

Thursday, April 12, 2018

March 2018 Meeting

So I may have dropped the ball and am now just posting March's meeting post. But here we go!

At March's meeting we threw around some ideas for fundraisers, such as selling guild t-shirts, mugs or project bags. If you are able to donate any handmade items, Taylor will be collecting them at the next meeting to sell at a booth in April.

We introduced a new quilty challenge, The Charm Pack Challenge, so we can finally pull out those cute little charm packs we've been hoarding (or is that just me?). 

Jan presented quilt kits for anyone interested to "Take and Make" a charity quilt using our BOM blocks, extra needed fabric and a simple pattern. We'll be collecting the quilt tops or completed quilts at April's meeting. 

To start Show and tell, Wendy brought in this adorable baby quilt for her grand baby on the way.

Linda took 2 classes from Angela Walters at QuiltCon. She was fortunate enough to quilt this sample with Angela and got to take both parts home instead of just her half.

She also brought in this fun little basket she made a few years ago.

Sherry shared this larger baby quilt.

This quilt was from a block of the month from her other guild, the Maystone Quilt Guild in Hemet. The quilt will go to charity.

Maritza was playing with jelly rolls and made this fun version of the jelly roll race quilt out of batiks.

Sue started a quilt for her son for Christmas and just finished it. The pattern is the Beachcomber Quilt from Needle in a Fabric Stash.

Taylor bought a panel from a booth at QuiltCon that made this fun bag. 

Natalie took a class from QuiltCon and made these blocks.

She also took a class from Tara Faughnan called Inspired by the Pine Burr Quilt, the state quilt from Arkansas.

Nancy shared her finished quilt from the other month. And look at that awesome pieced back!

Nancy took a quilting class at QuiltCon from Pamela Wiley and shared these samples with us.

We ended the meeting with a Rope Bowl demo from Jessica. Look at all the fun bowls that were made!

Next month's meeting will be led by VP Jessica as Jan will be traveling. Hope to see you there! :)