Thursday, May 30, 2019

May 2019 Meeting

For the May meeting Jan was in Tuscany on vacation (lucky duck!) so Jessica lead the meeting. There were no announcements other than that the Moda rep will be out next month instead of this meeting.

We collected the April BOMs. I love how cute and scrappy they are! 😍

Jessica presented May BOM which is the Duck Walk Block. The instructions are listed on the BOM blog post here.

Our new member Margaret started off Show and Tell with this sweet nautical themed baby quilt she made for a friend's grandchild.

Susanne made this wall hanging for above her bed and named it "absent minded bowties".

She also created this fidget quilt that we talked about making for charity at the beginning of the year. 

Toni told us about a half square triangle exchange she joined last year in where she collected these smaller border squares. Her husband helped her pick out the green fabrics to create bigger blocks to go with them to make the quilt bigger. What a great helper!

And then she created this table topper with the scraps leftover from the big quilt.

Lori brought in her simple but elegant gray half square triangle quilt top she made to go in her house.

Jessica was working on her UFOs so she picked up some blocks she started on a few years ago for our solids challenge and put together this quilt top. 

Jessica also shared a Nuno panel she purchased at Needle in a Fabric Stash and is using the sashiko method to stitch on the lines to be made into pillows. (not pictured)

After Show and Tell we played the game Left Right Center and the prizes were generously provided by Drew from Primitive Gatherings.

My 8 year old daughter and fellow quilter won! Looks like we'll have lots of sewing to do over the upcoming summer break! 

We ended our meeting with our monthly raffle. Madelynn won the Moda Jen Kingwell charm pack and storage cup, Margaret won the $25 gift card for Primitive Gatherings, and Lori won the Sew Hometown pattern calendar.

Don't forget to join us next month to hear a presentation for Moda Fabrics!


Monday, May 6, 2019

April 2019 Meeting

To start off April's meeting Jan told us about a meeting in Carson that she and Jessica went to where they got to meet some possible future speakers. Hopefully, we'll get to have a couple speakers out here later this year. Jan also let us know that she will not be at our meeting in May so Jessica will be taking over. After announcements and the treasury report, Toni presented the BOM for April which is the X and Plus Block. You can find the tutorial here

This was the first month we had the "Free Table". There were books, fabric, and other quilt related items brought by members to share with whoever wanted the goodies. We will do this every other month. Anything that is not taken will need to be taken home by the person who brought it or Jan will take it to donate to charity. Our next Free Table will be at the June meeting.

For this meeting, in lieu of a demo, members were asked to bring in their favorite quilt book or magazine. Jessica's favorite quilt book is The Quilting Bible.

I shared my favorite book Patchwork, Please!

A guest and new member Margaret shared her favorite 4 books: Cabin Fever, The Quilter's Negative Space Handbook, The Quilt Design Coloring Workbook, and a Fiber Artist's Guide to Color & Design.

Toni brought in her favorite book by Denise Schmitt called Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration.

Jan shared her favorite book City Quilts and Patchwork & Quilting (a UK Magazine, not pictured).

After discussing books and magazines Nancy started our Show and Tell with this charity quilt she quilted and bound.

Nancy also made these cute coasters from the demo she did in March. She used fusible fleece on the inside instead of batting because they stay flatter. Look at all the fun bright colors!

 I brought in this duffel bag I made for a friend's girlfriend. The pattern used was the 
Swoon Dallas Vintage Duffel.

I also made these zipper glasses holders for my aunts as Mother's Day gifts. The pattern is the Raccoon Case by Pink Pony Design.

Jessica brought in this black and white quilt she made as a Christmas gift for her brother who lives on a farm.

Toni shared this bound charity quilt she finished using scrappy binding.

Toni also put a beautiful quilt together using her X and Plus block she used for this month's BOM and named it "Good Day Sunshine".

Judy shared a charity quilt she bound for the guild.

Lori made this fun Jelly Roll Race quilt and used minky for the binding. The binding is so soft!

Taylor cut up her jelly roll race quilt to make it different. It's like a design within another design. :)

Jan collected a bunch of green heart blocks for those affected by the Christchurch, New Zealand shooting. She mailed them off the week after.

Blocks from last month's BOM were also collected. 

We ended the meeting with our monthly raffle. Here were the winners:
Jessica won the $25 Primitive Gatherings gift card, Margaret won a Dessert roll (5 in strips), and Taylor won the Add a 1/4 inch ruler, FQ bundle and tape measure.

Our next meeting will be on May 16th, we were planning on a speaker, but that's been moved to the June meeting.  In May, we're going to have some fun and play Left, Right, Center; Drew from Primitive Gatherings is donating some prizes, be there or be square!

The June 20th meeting, w
e will have the Moda rep as our speaker so be sure to make it out to Primitive Gatherings by 6:30. Hope to see you all there! :)


Friday, March 22, 2019

March 2019 Meeting

We had a fun meeting last night, the 10 members and two guests, one who decided to join!  First, there were some announcements.

We need volunteers to present a BOM, each month. Sign up with Suzanne.  We have a Pinterest account and a board featuring 12” blocks.  The good news is we have presenters through August!

If you are making green heart blocks for New Zealand, I’ll collect them at the April meeting and get them in the mail. The instructions are on our FB page and the blog under Tutorials.

Next month we’re going to have something new, a FREE table!
Potential rules for the FREE table:
• Have a FREE table every other month, even numbered months
• Free things should be quilt related, or books, fiction or non-fiction because quilters are readers.
• Any leftovers can be picked up by the donator, or it will be donated to charity.  Non-books to Goodwill, books to Murrieta Friends of the Library.

Susanne presented the new Block of the Month, due at the April meeting.  It's called Mini Bowtie.

Then we had Show and Tell, my favorite.

I went first!  (These photos were taken in my backyard, the photos taken at the meeting didn't turn out!)

These two are "Sampler Quilts".  I made them to show the guild my idea for our new batch of charity quilts.  These use 13 BOM blocks instead of 12 but are easier to assemble.  I think they liked the idea.

This is a baby quilt I made using leftover blocks from a previous quilt.

Next up was Judy, she also had three quilts.

 The first two are from the last batch of Charity Quilts that will go to Thomas House Family Shelter.  These are wonderful!  Toni volunteered to take them home, square them up and attache the binding.  What a team.

This is Judys' personal finish.  The quilting on it is fabulous.  Don't you agree?

Toni made some wine bags as gifts.

She said she hopes the recipient will re-gift them to someone else, with a bottle of wine; but she's sure her friend will not part with them, so she discussed alternative uses for the wine bags.

We spent the rest of the meeting sewing and I didn't take any photos.  We made a total of 20 placemats using some 12" BOM blocks and additional fabric.  While we were very productive, a couple of members took home some kits to make more.  They'll bring them back next month and all the placemats will be donated to our local Meals on Wheels.

Door Prizes,

Quiltcon goodie bag was won by Lori, a new member
Sunflower Thread Cutter was won by Madelynn
Six FQs were won by Judy

May your bobbins always be full,

Friday, February 22, 2019

February 2019 Meeting

Jan was gone at QuiltCon so Jessica ran our small meeting. :)

She started us off with some announcements:
Next month we'll be making placemats for Meals On Wheels. Emails with all details to follow.  
We'll also be having a sew day in the future at Primitive Gatherings. That date and details to follow.

Jessica was in charge of the February BOM, which is the Starflower Quilt Block by Coral + Co. You can find the link to the tutorial here

Nancy started us off on Show and Tell. She made these 2 Manatee plushies from the "Monty Manatee" pattern for her 9 year old granddaughter, which she had bought at Road to California. Her granddaughter didn't like the name Monty so she decided to renamed them Marco and Macey Manatee.

Nancy also made these fun fabric coasters she found on Pinterest. They are a quick and easy project. Here is the link: 

She even created a paper example and gave us a little tutorial on how it all goes together. 

Toni brought in her Charity quilt which she free motion quilted on. 

Toni also brought in this layer cake kid quilt her husband named "Temecula Fruit Cocktail".

Sue made this Christmas quilt using a layer cake and background also quilted it.

Jessica made this cute heart wall hanging using 2.5 in squares.

She's working on this "Home Grown" kit she bought at Primitive Gatherings.

She also made these fun Christmas table runners.

We ended our short meeting with our raffle. Here were the winners:
Fat Quarters and Pins: Susanne
Valentine's Day Fat Quarters: Nancy
Primitive Gatherings gift card: Nancy

Hope to see you all next month! :)