Sunday, November 3, 2013

October Meeting Minutes

Meeting held at Inspire Quilting, 9 members present
Riley Blake Challenge:
  • -          6 fat eighths provided by Riley Blake
  • -          Item must be quilted and use improvisational piecing techniques
  • -          Add any solids or Riley Blake prints
  • -          Do not have to use all the fabrics
  • -          No size limit
  • -          Challenge Item due at December meeting

White Elephant Handmade Swap:
  • -          December meeting to have holiday party
  • -          Bring a handmade item to swap
  • -          Only participate if you wish – bring an item and get to ‘play’
  • -          Can be any type of handmade item, doesn’t have to be ‘holiday’ related
  • -          No size limit

Improv Workshop:
-          Improv Log Cabin
o   aka wonky log cabin
o   Each round of logs going around the center tend to be the same color and value
o   Use of random angles instead of specific measurements
o   Technique similar to crazy quilting
-          Slice and Insert Improv
o   Start with pieces sewn together
o   Slice to add line/section of new fabric
o   Trim to square/finished size
-          Stitch and Flip
o   Instead of using measured pieces, similar to improve log cabin, place fabrics together and sew
o   Trim off excess and flip over for new piece
-          November meeting  - discuss MQG website

-          December meeting – Holiday party and White Elephant Handmade Swap

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