Show and Tell - Nobody had any finished quilts but we had a lot of tops done!
****Diane showed her boxed illusion quilt and a 3d tree. Several were interested in making it.
****Mary Lou showed her jelly roll race quilt. She had cut the strips in to halves and thirds before sewing them end to end.
****Rebecca showed a long scrappy French braid strip. She is working on a king sized quilt.
****Fern showed her quilt made from the pieces of Deb's Hawaiian print kaleidoscope quilt that gave her fits on her very bad sewing day, her fruit and veggie jelly roll race quilt, a quilt that reminded us of ufos, a bargello styled quilt that she got that was partially done and abandoned. She made the ufo quilt she made from the scraps from the bargello. Okay, it really isn't a ufo quilt but most of us saw ufos :D
****Cassandra showed off a quarter of the quilt that she has been making for her mother in law.
****Deb showed off the frog quilt for her niece's wedding.
It was decided to keep the yahoogroup for those that do not wish to use Facebook. At the end of January, all people in that yahoogroup that are not paying members will be removed.
Mail Chimp will be used for meeting and event reminders. Please sign up for the email service. That is the official way we are keeping everyone reminded for meetings and events.
The group decided that we will begin charging dues in January. The dues will be $10. Heritage Quilters currently charge $35. A bank account will be set up in the next few months. Our dues collected will go towards charitable projects and other things such as business cards for a guild membership card so that members can receive discounts at craft and quilt shops. Eli's husband will make some preliminary sketches for a logo. Along the way from the Birmingham trip, the group in Deb's car discussed getting tshirts made for the group and loved the motto "Bringing Quilting Back from the Dead" and all loved the idea of skeletons, zombies, etc. At the meeting it was also suggested and liked that a hand can be coming out of the ground, grasping a quilt in front of a tombstone with a sewing machine on it. We'll use the logo for the website, tshirts, etc. Eli said that it would be best to supply your own tshirts and he can do runs with as few as 4 shirts at a time.
Cass suggested we use Vista Print for our guild membership cards. It is $10 for 250 cards. We can use the logo that Eli's husband designs or use a generic one from their site. We will work on membership cards and have them (hopefully) ready by January.
Deb did a demo of ruler folding fabric and a very basic run down of how she made her mock orange peel quilt. She will come up with a detailed tutorial to put on her website later this month.
There was no volunteer for November demo.
Fern gave instructions for the first instalment of the beginner block of the month quilt.
Next meeting - Nov 6
December meeting will be Dec 4. We will have a holiday/winter party. It was agreed to do the same thing as last year - potluck snacks and a silly/dirty santa? It is a $10 quilt related gift - rulers, fabric, books, etc and a handmade ornament. Please wrap the gift and put the ornament on top.
Upcoming Sewing Saturdays
Tuesday, November 6th
Tuesday, December 4th
Oct 6 - open sew
Oct 13 - open sew
Oct 27 -open sew
Nov 3 - open sew
Nov 17 - open sew
Dec 8 - open sew
Dec 15 - open sew