Amanda, Fern, Deb, Amanda, Karen, Eli, Rachel, Lisa, and welcome Jackie and her guest.
Show and Tell
Fern showed off her Batik Over the Rainbow quilt, her Saucy spiral table runner and showed a picture of her Anita’s Arrowhead quilt that is at the quilters. She also told a story about making kneeling cushions for her church.
Deb showed off her Urban Neighborhood quilt in progress. It’s approximately 100” square.
Rachel showed off her guild charity donation blocks
Lisa showed off her Over the Rainbow quilt she has quilted. This is the pattern she taught at TVQA Spring Seminar in Murfreesboro. (“Boxy” is not part of this quilts title)
Jackie showed off her purple quilt
Pictures can be found in our Flickr group or on our Photo Album page here.
Next Sewing Saturdays
July 13th - Last minute sewing with the focus on a charity quilt for Amanda’s friend.
July 20 - Open sew
Aug 10 - Free motion quilting workshop. It was suggested by Deb to bring a sheet for fabric backing scraps. She will have a list of supplies in the near future for those participating.
Aug 31 - Ironworks quilt
Sept 21 - Open sew
Oct 5 - Open sew
There is a lot of interest in the Fractured Pervalong quilt. A date will be decided upon at the next meeting.
Sept 10th - Quilted bag challenge will be due.
Birmingham Quilt Expo is Oct 10, 11 12. We have 6 free tickets. We can carpool and share the cost of gas and the extra tickets for those interested in going.
Eli – We will be displaying 4-6 quilts at a time starting in the fall and rotating them out every couple of months. The guild will be able to pay for the supplies necessary to hang the quilts. The library was very pleased with the window box display that was done. There was also talk of having quilts for sale.
The new pattern will be Anita’s Arrowhead in the 12” size. Blocks will be due back in September. Use one solid and one complementing patterned fabric for your blocks. We had enough of the previous charity quilt blocks to make 2 quilt tops.
We will have Sewing Saturday for assembling/basting the charity quilts in the spring.
Fern gave instructions for her block of the month. It will be wrapping up soon.
The next BOM will begin after the New year.