Monday, August 26, 2019

August 2019 Meeting

August's meeting started off with some announcements from Jan:

In October we will be taking nominations for the 2010 TVMQG President, as Jan has decided to step down. So start thinking about if you'd be interested in the job or if you would like to nominate anyone. :)

We've collected enough blocks to make about 12 of our Charity quilts and the extra fabric for sashing to make the kits have been ordered. A date to put those quilt kits together will follow.  

Our next meeting will be on September 19th (which will be led by our VP Jessica) and will be a UFO sew in! So bring in a UFO you'd like to finish along with your sewing machine and sewing supplies. 
The next board meeting will be October 10th at 8-Bit Brewing Company.

After announcements I presented the September BOM, which is the Raspberry Kiss block. The tutorial for the block can be found here

Taylor gave us a "Sewing With Kids Demo" with her 2 daughters and gave everyone handouts with tips she's learned sewing with them over the years. She had her daughters set up their desks and sewing machines while she gave us some wonderful pointers. 

After the demo my daughter Isabel decided to try out Taylor's youngest daughter's machine. :)

Jan started off Show and Tell by showing us her Great Great Grandmother's quilt (made in what she has guessed to be the late 1700s) It was hand pieced and hand quilted. 

Jan made these fun baby quilts...

Along with this awesome red quilt with facing. 

New member Jan Gates showed off her baby quilt, baby book and crocheted mats
made of recycled plastic bags.

Nancy found fabric in Bismarck, North Dakota, and made 2 baby quilts out of them. 

Margaret has been working on baby quilt tops such as this one for charity.

She also made a couple fidget quilts and turned them in to donate them to charity.

Jessica took a jelly roll and charm pack and made a christmas quilt top.

We ended the meeting with our monthly raffle. Here were the winners:
Susanne won the Primitive Gatherings gift card, Jessica won charm packs and a spool of thread, and Alanice (Taylor's older daughter) won the All Hallows charm pack. 

Until next time!


Monday, August 5, 2019

July 2019 Meeting

July's meeting was an extra small one of Jessica, Nancy, Madelynn, Susanne, and Angelica. But nevertheless we had fun!

Jessica made a few announcements:
Even though it's still Summer, the Christmas swap will be here before we know it. For this year's swap we will be bringing a quilted item. They can be made or purchased.
For August's meeting we will have Taylor doing a demo about sewing with kids.
And for those who'd like to attend we will have a board meeting on August 8th.

August's BOM was done by Jan and the block is called the "Bowtie". Link can be found on the blog post here. 

After announcements we shared a few things. Nancy made this adorable Florence Flamingo quilt for herself. The flamingo pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman.

Angelica brought in this baby quilt that will be need a borders. She used all her favorite moon and star prints.

Jessica showed off her sewing skills with her Comicon cosplay jacket for her Evil Queen costume from Once Upon a Time for this weekend.

After our short Show and Tell we went ahead with our name badge sew in. We all made the tops and took them home to finish.

After working on our name badges we ended with our monthly raffle. Here were the winners:
Nancy won a Nancy Zieman book; Susanne won an embroidered feather pillow kit; and Angelica won a Moda charm pack.

The next meeting will be on August 15th. Hope to see you there! :)


Sunday, June 30, 2019

June 2019 Meeting

It's summer! :) We met June 20th and had a fun meeting. We started our meeting with some announcements.
Jan announced that in order to encourage membership we've created some incentives. If you bring a guest to any future meetings you will get an extra raffle ticket. And if they join you get a $10 gift card to Primitive Gatherings.
We also talked about the charity quilts. We've decided on the design and now simply need to decide on the solid color for the pattern. More info on that will go out once it's been finalized.

Madelyn was in charge of the Block of the Month for June and she chose the Friendship Star Quilt Block. The link to the instructions can be found here

We also collected BOMs from past months.

Dimitria from Moda came to give a presentation.
Sarah Watts panels and fabric from her new line "Crescent" will be released in August of 2019.

"Alma" by Alexia Abegg will be out in August of 2019.

"Social" by Melody Miller comes out in July of 2019.

"Pop" by Rashida Coleman will be out in July of 2019.

"Anagram" by Kimberly Kight will be out in July of 2019.

Rayons will be out in August of 2019.

Select prints will also be in Lawn Cotton and Cotton Linen Canvas. All Sub-straights, kits, and patterns will be available in October of 2019.

"Darlings" (their "best of" collection) is full of metallics and is a lighter cotton.
This collection is a collaborative effort from all the women of Ruby Star Society.

This quilt will be a kit from the Darling line.

"Aviary" will be available in November and is a 2nd collaborative collection.

Dimitria was kind enough to bring us some Moda goodies and held a drawing. Here were the winners:
Darlings charm pack - Angelica
Kimberly Kight charm pack - Madelyn
Cork - Jessica
Stash and Store - Susanne
Darlings charm pack - Toni
Solid yellow 12 fq bundle with pattern - Margaret
Stitch and Sew pattern book - Judy
Doodle Quilting Mania book - Wendy
Embroidery book - Nancy

After the Moda presentation we went on with Show and Tell.
Susanne brought in another fidget quilt she made to donate to charity. 

Wendy's 2nd cousin found a Jay Bird Quilts pattern called Boomerang on Pinterest and so she made it for her as a belated wedding gift.

Wendy's son Cory has been quilting for years. He shared this star quilt with us.

Judy made this quilt from a kit from Needle in a Fabric Stash. They were in Quilt Sampler Magazine 2 years ago for this particular quilt.

Jessica made this halloween table runner from mini charm pack.

Toni finished her "Petal Pushers" quilt she made from a layer cake.

Nancy created this fun Origami bag she found on Pinterest.

We ended our meeting with the monthly raffle. Here were the winners:

Riley Blake Charm pack - Susanne
Needle threader - Jessica
Fabric pack from Hoffman Fabrics - Wendy

Our next meeting July 18th. We will be making quilt name tags at the meeting. bring your sewing machine, fabric, and tools needed. We hope to see you all there! :)

And for those interested our next board meeting is August 8th. As always all members are welcome to come.