Thursday, July 17, 2014

July Meeting Minutes

Tampa Modern Quilt Guild  July 12, 2014

Welcome back some folks and new folks to our group.  In attendance, Ellen A, Sandy, Ann, Katie, Kim, Ellen S, Sara, Linda, Adelle, Emily.

We have a new logo, thank you Katie for designing the Tampa skyline with hexies, terrific.

Dues for the year are due, $25.

Blocks of the Month:
Everyone brought in the red and white quilty cross blocks for Ann.  Katie gave us all a paper piecing Economy Block as her choice.

Michael Miller Challenge:
What a great job by everyone.  Katie did a Dresden appliqué, called Hop Scotch Lane.  Ann created orange peels.  Sandy made sun rise/sun set.  Ellen A made Curvy Mammoth or Curvy MF, its affectionate name.  Emily made Improv Pinwheels.  Adelle created Taking Shape.  Everyone shared their design story and how the quilt changed during the process.  We voted, and a tie between Katie and Adelle.  Katie won a package of batting and Adelle received a fat quarter bundle.  Congratulations to everyone and their quilts.

Katie will create a link on Facebook to the blogs and Instagram.

Show & Tell:
Ellen S. shared her strip star HST pillow cover and strip yellow quilt top. 

Area Info:
It was mentioned that Carol Friedlander would be at Inspire in Plant City on July 23 for a trunk show.  Her architectural fabrics are being made again. 

Shop Hops in the area, Row by Row, a multi-state shop hop.  Toscana Blending, with 37 shops across Florida.

Mass Drop online offers a way for people to collectively purchase items of all types, including fabric and other crafting items.  Check them out. Current drop is the Patchwork Threads T-Shirts!

Next Guild Project:
Moving our outing trip to our September date.  Crafty Threads is hosting a huge Konkerr Cancer event in September, so a perfect time for us to explore and find inspirations for a small project.  May be visiting the Dali museum. Consensus was the chiluly and glasst Spot may still be too ‘hot’ to visit.  We learned that the Dali museum is no charge to Bank of America credit card holders on the first w/e of the month.

Next meeting:  Crafty Threads, 10A – 3P, August 9.  Demos:  Katie & basting, Ann & binding, Adelle & freezer paper piecing.  Any other ideas of small demos, please bring them! Need help on a project? Bring it!  Sara will be the next Block of the Month.  Should be a fun meeting and learning session.