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!