Thursday, August 23, 2012

Our September Meeting

Mark your calendar! We'll be meeting next on September 15th at 1:30pm at the Jimmie B. Keel Library, in the Community Room at the front of the library. This meeting is a block workshop, where Elizabeth will teach the improvisational stitch-and-flip technique used to create interlocking wonky star blocks. Plan to bring your sewing machine! Stay tuned for details on how much fabric to bring, and please be sure to either comment here on the blog or RSVP within the group Facebook group to RSVP!

please pardon my horrible cell phone picture ;)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Catching up on our July meeting - and our August meeting!

Our next scheduled meeting is Saturday, August 18th, at 10 a.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Library. If you plan to attend, be sure to RSVP in our Facebook group or through a comment here on this post.

We last met on July 21st at 10 a.m. also at the Jimmie B. Keel library, with seven members in attendance. It was a great meeting, where we discussed upcoming meeting plans, various challenges and goings-on in the modern quilting world, as well as had a brief sew-and-share before the Sew Day.

Don't forget our Name Tag challenge is wrapping up at our next meeting - be sure to bring your finished name tag for a chance to win a prize!

Mark your calendar for these other challenges and goings-on:

a.       Salt Lake Modern Quilt guild – EZ Dresden challenge
                                                               i.      Link up your quilt/project using Dresden wedges in some way between September 1-9, awesome prizes in various categories
                                                             ii.      For more info, check:
b.      DC Modern Quilt Guild – 100 Quilts for Kids charity drive
                                                               i.      Make a baby or toddler sized quilt and donate it to an organization in the community, like Ronald MacDonald House, local military support organization,  homeless shelters, etc.
1.       Then after you donate, you can link up your finished quilt online for a chance to win some great prizes!
                                                             ii.      For more info, check:
c.       QuiltCon block challenge
                                                               i.      Using the colors of the QuiltCon logo, make a block, to be used as a part of a quilt(s) for Austin Children’s Shelter or possibly for a quilt to be raffled off at QuiltCon in February.
                                                             ii.      Blocks should be 12 ½” tall x the width of your choice. That could mean 12 ½” x 5”, 12 ½” x 24”, or anything wider, more narrow, or in between. Be creative!
                                                            iii.      Deadline: August 15th
d.      QuiltCon
                                                               i.      The Modern Quilt Guild is holding its first conference February 21-24 in Austin, TX, with Denyse Schmidt as the keynote speaker.