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.
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.