Show and tell –
Tammy didn’t have her quilt with her, but she has one that will be going on display
Eli showed the first quilt top she started years ago. She called it “heavy metal log cabin”.
Linda showed a bunch of table runners from a class that she has taken based on the book “My Runners by Disa Designs”
Rebecca showed the quilt for her grandson, her long term pink project many of us recognize from sewing Saturdays, a massive blue log cabin quilt for her friend which is the first one she’s ever finished, and an even bigger braided quilt.
Lael – showed of her completed “fresh” Spring quilt.
Lisa – showed a multi-colored flannel square quilt that she couldn't take off her design wall to come to sewing Saturday last week.
Dues/Setting up as non-profit
We have to do a bit of paperwork to set up as a non-profit organization and we're still looking into what it would take to set up as a social club. The paperwork needs to be done before we can get the bank account. It will cost about $200 to become tax exempt - maybe more. Being careful to do everything we're supposed to so that we will not have issues with taxes, as the Athen's Piece Maker's Quilt Guild recently has.
Dues will not be collected until we have our bank account in place.
Dues will be $20.00 which is similar to what other groups in the area charge.
If you'd like to run for secretary, Vice President or President you are welcome to. Amanda Conger has already been voted in as treasurer for 2013. Elections for 2013 will be held in January. In 2013, we plan to hold elections in November so that the January will be a clean start with offices.
Focus on Modern Quilting...
Need to focus more on on modern quilting styles and techniques. After the new year, we will start fresh with a driving focus on the modern aspect of quilting. We can use the challenge quilts for donation quilts if you do not like your end result.
Workshops will resume in January.
Deb proposes that every other sewing Saturday we can have a workshop. We will begin with the kaleidoscope. It will be our second official workshop doing the kaleidoscope quilt. There are many good tutorials online for selecting and calculating how much material you will need. You will need either 4, 6 or 8 repeats depending on the kind you do.
Upcoming Sewing Saturdays...
Dec 8, Dec 15, Jan 5, Jan 26.
January 5, 2013 – Stack & Whack – taught by Lisa
February 16, 2013 – Boxy Rainbows – also taught by Lisa
Also planning on doing Mood quilts – Deb provided link on Facebook group
Also planning a workshop on word quilts and portrait quilts from the Out of the Box quilt book. It is available on Amazon and in the local library system. See Amazon to get it.
Next meeting - Jan 8
Dirty Santa Swap & treats...
Lisa brought a laundry basket of stack & whack quilt examples for us to check out before the workshop next month.
Karen's merinques were a big hit!