The next meetings are: Apr 9, May 14
The next sewing Saturdays are:
Mar 23 - open sew
Apr 6 - qr code quilt
Apr 20 - quick curve rulers - curve theme
June 8, June 29
Are there suggestions for a quilt that you would like to do as a group?
If you would like to loan us a fun, modern quilt - no matter what size it is, please contact a board member. We could really use some small ones. The larger ones will have to be folded so the entire quilt will not be shown.
Deb made a Qr Code quilt top that links to the guild website. Fern will quilt it.
There is no news on displaying large quilts hanging in the library. The director has been difficult to connect with. Eli is going to follow up with her.
Eli has huge visions for the display - among them was making a wire framed tree and hanging small quilts from it like leaves. Please make small quilts to hang in the display! If you do not wish to keep it, it can be donated for the AAQI.
Alzheimer Art Quilts - Lael volunteered to register and send in the quilts. The deadline for donating quilts will be July 1. We would love to see every person donate one. They are small - no larger than 9x12. They need to be quilted and bound - with quick corner triangles for hanging. If you finish your small quilts before the library display is set up, they can be used to decorate the display.
Amanda gave details for the Color Challenge-- She went to the hardware store and picked up some paint chips for anyone who would like to participate in the color challenge. Bring finished projects to the June meeting for voting/photos.
The "winner" will have their project showcased on the front page of the guild website and the facebook group page.
*Charity Blocks--Eight point stars for the first blocks, with a deadline for submission May meeting for this block). Deb volunteered to quilt at least one.
We will be using this block/concept:
Use bright white as the star/center of the blocks. The guild will purchase the sashing.
Use your scraps for the colored parts--The group decided to do a rainbow quilt with each block being different colors instead of just a two color quilt. The quilt(s) will be donated for Lael's charity, giving quilts to parents that lose an infant at the nicu.
The directions can be found here: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/10/charming-stars-quilt.html
We briefly spoke about a ruler/book/quilt stencil lending library. The details will need to be worked out on how to lend out - possibly write a check to cover the cost of replacement if they are not returned? We will work on it.
Show and Tell...
Fern - stack and whack - bright primary colors & bugs
Lael - the Modern Mystery Quilt with a fun gray/green backing
Jan - a mini bow tucks bag
Deb - red, black & white Japanese quilt top & Spiderman quilt top that isn't quite done yet.
Demo - Fern’s bom plus demo for the double pinwheel. More details of the block will come soon.