Deb, Pat, Sherry, Glenn, Diane, Amanda, Rachel
Show and Tell:
Photos on Facebook page
Upcoming Meetings :
- May 12
- June 9
- July 14
- Aug 11
Upcoming Sewing Saturdays:
- Apr 25 - Open Sew
- May 16 - Open Sew
- June 6 - Open Sew - Library Quilt Assembly Day (bookshelf & houses)
- June 27 - Open Sew - Charity Quilt Assembly Day
- July 18 - Open Sew
The Strips and Curves Workshop will be rescheduled, we discussed breaking this into two Sewing Saturday's. One for piecing the strips and one for the curves.
Library Quilt Assembly Day - a bookshelf quilt - bring in assorted strips of fabric scraps. We are using black for the background so choose brightly colored scraps.
For the houses quilt, we’ll need random green squares/strips/etc for the grass as well as random light blues for the sky. We can even assemble different light blue blocks to encorporate in to the sky or green blocks for the grassy areas.
The next library quilt change will be by the end of the month. We need to coordinate with Roland (Pat’s husband) and the library to do the change out.
The charity quilts that are currently on display will need to be washed then delivered to St. Jude's. We still need volunteers to deliver the quilts.
Goodie Bags & Door Prizes:
We decided to do door prizes at our the Charity Quilt and Library Quilt Assembly Day.
We discussed having door prizes at our monthly meeting.
There were several ideas
No Stress Swap where you make the item first then swap
Round robins, scrap swaps, UFO swaps
Charm Square Swapa
Members can donate ufos, unused but new notions or books.
The guild can purchase door prizes for meetings and charity sewing days.
Members can donate a dollar at meetings for door prizes.
Some guilds do block drawings. Everyone makes a specific block and turns them in. The winner gets all of the blocks to do something with.
We discussed doing a block raffle for Christmas
Block Swap Homework:
Bring 1 yard of focus fabric of your choice
(Can be 2 one half yard cuts of different fabric)
Choose a theme - stars, nine patch, curves, houses etc.
Bring a small journal that will stay with your fabric.
In that journal write a little something about what you would like to see in your blocks.
We will swap fabric and journals at the meeting, you will make one 12.5 unfinished size block or four 6.5 blocks as long as it will finish into a 12 inch block adding fabric from your stash and write in the journal about the block you made.
If you can't make the next meeting make another different block for your person for the month you missed. Bring your block and fabric and journal you worked on to swap at the next meeting.
- demoed a method for joining binding that uses no math.
- Another method for joining binding the uses very little math
- Binding tips using Fons and Porter Triangle Trimmers
- How to use June Tailor Quilt Binding Express
- Skateboard grips for longarm rollers
- Piped binding
- Mock hand stitched binding
Next Years Retreat:
- April 15-17
- Red Rooster Retreat
- We need a minimum of 12