Friday, January 18, 2019

January 2019 Meeting

We had few members in attendance for the January meeting.  This was partially due to the bad weather and partially due to family matters.  Five members, a guest, and our speaker, but we had a great time!  Because Angelica couldn't make the meeting, I took over Social Media and Jessica lead the meeting. 

Here are the announcements:

Next Challenge –  Make a Fidget Quilt to be donated to a Memory Care Facility for Dementia patients, they are due in June.  You can read the post here.

The March meeting will have a Sew-In for making placemats to be donated to Meals on Wheels, so bring your machine and tread.  We will use some of our BOM blocks for this project, plus leftover fabric from our Quiltcon Challenge quilt that we abandoned.

Something new ~ Bring a door prize for the meeting of your birthday month.  Bring something that you'd like to win.  This is voluntary, of course.

Suzanne has a sign-up sheet for the BOM demos and Demonstration Volunteers.

Charity BOM: if a member doesn’t participate by making BOMs, assembling, quilting or binding quilts, require a finished large lap-size quilt, approximately 58 x 72”, to be donated by the November meeting each year.

Two people had Show and Tell items:

Taylor has started the 2019 Sew Hometown BOM project, from the calendar she received at the December meeting.  She made the first four blocks for January and explained how she dyed some of her fabric because she didn't have enough solids for the project.

Jessica shared her new Tablet Holder, it was a quick and easy project and very useful, too.  (my photo didn't turn out, so no visual, but I did find a tutorial if you want to check it out.)

This is our BOM, due in February, the tutorial is here.  The name of the block is Woven.

Door Prizes:  We had 3 door prizes and no one put a ticket in one of the buckets!  The other two prizes were won by Taylor, the Primitive Gatherings gift card and some FQs!  She attempted to negate the 2nd win, but since she never wins, we pooh, poohed the idea.  Yay, Taylor!

Now for the main part of the meeting.  We had a special guest, Linda Evans, she's a local quilter from Murrieta.  She talked about her quilting journey and how her quilts have changed over the years.  She was a delightful woman and speaker; we learned a lot and a lot of fun learning from her.  She showed us 19 of her wallhangings, plus some really small quilts.  You can check her out at @qultart and @stitchngrow on IG.  She also has an Etsy shop.

These are quilts from 2005 to 2009, Stars, Autumn, Let Your Light Shine, Garden Groove, Friends & Family, Garden Groove.

The next batch is from 2001 to 2015, Lovely Day, New Beginnings, Special Occasions - Seasons, a flimsy form a workshop, Easy on The Eye, Drift.

The names of these are So Green, Cuddle Quilt, flimsy - Wonky Themes, Detour, Stitch and Grow.

Thank you, Linda Evans, for bringing all these beautiful quilts to the meeting.

Jessica will be in charge next month, I will be in Nashville, volunteering at Quiltcon.

May your bobbins always be full,

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

December 2018 Meeting / Christmas Party!

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and fun and safe New Year. 😁

Our December meeting was a little bit of business and a lotta bit of fun! Here's a little recap for those of you who were unable to join us.

We started off with a little name tag game. As we all came in, VP Jessica placed a filled in nametag on each of our backs. We had to talk to others and ask questions to figure out who we were supposed to be. 

Jan surprised all the board members with these fun Sew Hometown BOM quilt calendars by Inspiring Stitches. Thanks again, Jan! 💕

Then we went on to do our Yankee Gift Exchange for the soup bowl cozies. There were so many cute bowl cozies made that there was some fun stealing going on. 

After the exchange, Susan started off Show and tell. She brought in her Jelly Roll Race quilt and is donating it to our charity quilt stash.

She also embroidered this adorable apron for herself.

Jessica made this super cute stocking out of cats in stocking fabric. Perfect for this cat lady. 😍

Wendy made this quilt during the SoCal quilt run for her nephew in Wisconsin.

Toni shared with us her "Deadheading" quilt she made for herself. She saw this Alexander Henry fabric and knew she had to create a quilt out of it because the lady in the print reminded her of herself since she loves gardening.

After we wrapped up Show and Tell we played Left Right Center using Fat Quarters! 
This game was so much fun and got us all riled up. 

Jessica won one table's game and Wendy won the other game. Can you tell they were a little excited?

While we all snacked on goodies we had brought to the party, we did our monthly raffle. Here were the winners:

Susan won the Cluck Cluck Sew fat 8th bundle, Taylor won the $50 Primitive Gatherings gift card, and Jan won the Gingerbread Mug from Primitive Gatherings. 

We had a great year as a guild and hope to start off the new year with some fun ideas. If you'd like to hear some of our ideas for this year, our first board meeting of the year is tomorrow, January 3rd, at 6:30 pm 8-Bit Brewing Company. And don't forget our first guild meeting will be Thursday, January 17th, at 6:30 pm at Primitive Gatherings. Until then, Happy Sewing!