Hello quilters! At This last meeting we reinstated our current board members and elected Nancy Thomas as our President! Madelynn presented the November Block of the Month called the Maple Leaf. She found the tutorial on the Seasoned Homemaker blog post. You can find our BOM post here.
For this meeting we shared our favorite quilting tools. Jan's favorites are her design boards and rotating cutting mats.
Nancy's favorite was a black light on her long arm sewing machine that she uses for finding white thread on white fabric.
Other favorites that were not shown were Madelynn's seam ripper and for Margaret it was adding a freeweight to the top of her long ruler to stabilize when cutting long strips and using a scrap fabric to start piecing.
New member Deby started us off with Show and Tell. She purchased this kit "Savernake Road" from Sewing Party in San Juan Capistrano.
She made this fun and scrappy quilt from leftover fabrics. The pattern is called "X's and O's".
This colorful quilt was a Mod TV quilt kit.
And this beauty was an applique kit purchased at Road to California.
I shared this Swoon Dallas Duffel bag I made for a friend. I used Tula Pink's De Le Luna line for the outer fabrics.
Margaret made this Christmas quilt for her nephew.
Nancy shared this quilt top that she pieced while in North Dakota on a retreat.
She also made this baby quilt. The pattern is "Through the Looking Glass" by Sew Emma.
Jan and Margaret brought in their completed charity quilt tops. Beautiful jobs, ladies! :)
We ended the meeting with our raffle. Here were the winners:
Nancy won the "Why We Quilt" book and pack of quilting notions and Margaret won some quilting stencils.
Our next meeting will be on December 19th and it will be our Christmas Party! So please bring snacks to share. We will be doing a Yankee Gift Exchange. Bring a quilted item or quilt related item nicely wrapped. :)
We'll also play Left Right Center so bring 3 red fat quarters to play along.
Next Year's dues are now being collected. The first 12 to sign up will get a bottle of Flatter.
We hope you see you all in a few weeks!