Show and Tell:
Rebecca showed her paper pieced star quilt that was made from a BOM pattern. Her top will be displayed at the HQH quilt show next month.
Linda showed two round quilted table toppers and her finished Thangles quilt made in burgundies and beiges.
Lisa showed her Christmas Stack n Whack quilt, a double sided quilt with stripes on one side and polka dots on the other; a wedding signature quilt and a pastel log cabin quilt.
Lael showed her “Must Have Sushi” quilt that is displayed on the fb header, and she showed her finished Thangles quilt.
Next Sewing Saturdays
Sept 21 - open sew
Oct 5 - open sew
Oct 26 – We will be starting the “Fractured Nebula” quilt. The pattern link is on the fb page and on the guild website page
Nov 9 – Fractured Nebula continued
Nov 23 - open sew
Dec 7 - frantic almost last minute Xmas sewing
Nov 12 - Guild officer elections (President, VP, secretary and treasurer). You will have to pay your upcoming dues before running for office. If you would like to be an officer, please contact one of the current officers by Nov 4th to be placed on the ballot.
Dec 10- Holiday Party- Bring a $10 gift (wrapped) for Silly Santa Swap and make a small quilted item (in lieu of an ornament - wrapped or unwrapped to go with the gift).
Jan 14- UAH campus reopens on Jan 11.
Sep 19-21- The Georgia Quilt Show in Atlanta. Comments from those that have been before were that this is a good show with many quilts.
Oct 10, 11, 12- Birmingham Quilt Expo We have 6 free tickets. We can carpool and share the cost of gas and the extra tickets for those interested in going. Comments from last year’s attendees were that it was a smallish show with not many quilts but did have some good demos and a fair amount of vendors.
Oct 11-13- Fanfare Quilt Show in Huntsville at the VBC.
Oct 24-26- Blount County Quilt Show at Palisades Park.
April 23-26, 2014- Paducah- book your room now
Sep 10-12, 2014- Chattanooga
Library Update – We need 5-6 quilts for the library display starting in October. The quilt needs to have a sleeve for hanging and must be at least 5 ft square. They will hang for 6 weeks then we will need 5-6 more holiday themed quilts to hang. Please get your quilt to Eli by the September 21st sewing Saturday. We will have a waiver for you to sign.
We discussed making a RCMQG banner type quilt to hang at the library. We talked about it having a rocket and the initials of the guild.
Charity Quilt Block Update - We currently have 15 Anita’s Arrowhead blocks.
Bag Challenge- We had 4 submissions: A quilted zipper bag made by Lisa, an iron caddy made by Amanda, a sheet music bag made by Fern and a bag for holding rulers and cutting mats designed and made by Deb. The winner was Deb’s bag.
Demo - Deb showed her quick curved ruler that she used to make her Urban Nine Patch quilt. There is a pdf file available for the pattern.
She showed the finished quilt.
The next BOM will begin after the New year.