Show and Tell:
- Patsy showed some intricate paper pieced blocks made from patterns by an Italian quilt pattern designer
- Sherry showed her “Quiet Quilt” made from pastel neutrals.
- Lisa showed her bag she made that can carry a rotary mat and other quilting supplies
- Pat showed her Tetris quilt made from the charm squares she won from the guild challenge.
Next Sewing Saturdays:
- Sept 20 - Open Sew
- Oct 11
- November 1
- November 22
- There will be an extra sewing Saturday(s) before Christmas- details to come
Upcoming meetings– Second Tuesday of the month at 6 PM- Morton Hall UAH Campus
- Oct 14- Modernize your quilt block challenge due
- Nov 11- This is Veterans Day- we need to find out if the room is available this day. November meeting- officer elections.
- Dec 9- Christmas party- bring something yummy to share and a small quilted item for our gift exchange.
- September 10-13- AQS Chattanooga quilt show
- September 11, 12 & 13, 2014 Quilting Live Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta
- September 12-14 - Lick Skillet Quilt Show in Oxford, AL
- Oct 20 and 27th there will be classes taught by Jeannine and Patsy at the 3 Hens and a Chick Quilt Shop in Athens. One class is the Disappearing Hourglass and the other is Christmas Twister Quitl. More info at email@example.com
- Feb 19-22- Quiltcon in Austin, Tx
- March 13-15, 2015- Guild Quilting Retreat at the Snowbird- The price is $175. There is a minimum of 6 people to attend. A deposit is due after the new year.
Modern Quilt Guild News
- If you are interested in entering a quilt in the Quiltcon show, registration is open now until November 1, 2014.
- Did you know that there are free quilt patterns available as well as free webinars under resources?
- The officer positions will be coming up for vote in November. They are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. None of these positions takes much time and you can self nominate. Please consider taking an active role in the guild. There have only been a few officers (the same folks each time) for the last few years. Please contact an officer if you would like to have an officer position.
- Lisa’s quilt is on a Redstone Federal Credit Union commercial- click here to watch it.
Charity Quilt Block Update – Our current block is the Economy block. Click on “Current Charity Block” link for instructions for making the 12” finished size blocks. There are two links, one for calculating various sizes and one just for 12” blocks. Please bring your blocks in when you have them made. We now have more than 29 blocks made!
Charity Quilts- 14 quilts were donated on August 28th to the St Jude’s childrens cancer clinic. They were so well received and very grateful to have these to hand out to the children. Our next charity quilt assembly day will be in January 2015. It’s a fun day of group creativity not to be missed! Click on the "Charity Quilts" link on the home page for pictures. Click here for more information about the clinic.
We discussed making a “raffle” quilt in order to raise money for our charity quilt supplies. Several ideas were discussed on how to do this. Lisa is going to check with the St Judes clinic to see if they can assist with this.
Lisa donated $100 to the guild to buy charity quilt supplies. This was the fee that was paid to her by the company that used her quilt in the commercial.
Demo sign ups- October- Amanda; and November- Elaine
Demo- Jan showed her technique called Padded Quilting. It’s when you layer your quilt top and quilt back without the batting. You start your quilting in the middle of the quilt and “stuff” the areas of quilting with bits of batting or yarn. You can also start with quilt top, batting, quilt back and add batting or yarn to your quilting areas. It has a nice puffy effect similar to trapunto.
Guild Challenge - Due at the October meeting - take a traditional quilt block and modernize it by cutting, shuffling and reassembling it. All blocks created can be donated to the charity quilt block stash if you like. Even if you feel it is unsuccessful please bring it to share so we can all learn from your experimenting!
Christmas Challenge: We will be making a small quilted Christmas item for our gift exchange in December like placemats, coasters, ornaments, wall hangings, etc.