Thursday, August 21, 2014

August 9, 2014 Meeting Minutes

Tampa Modern Quilt Guild
August 9, 2014

In attendance:  Ellen, Sandy, Anita, Sara, Carol, Adele, and Ellen S.
Guests:  Pattie French, Lola Bolton, and Dianne Tanella

Our Tampa MQG flyers are on Facebook, so you can download and print to take to any quilt shop that Ellen hasn’t already.  Flyers are at Crafty Threads, Happy Apple Quilts, Keep Me In Stitches Carrollwood, Scrap and Sew.  Happy Apple is providing a 10% discount with your membership card.

Our September meeting will be at Dali Museum.  We will have a pixel challenge following this meeting.  Arrive at 10AM, have lunch either at the Museum or somewhere around it, and have our Sew & Share at lunch.

Quilt CON has 3 challenges:
  1. Panasonic Bias Tape Appliqué.  Minimum size is 36 inches square.  You must make your own bias tape.
  2. Michael Miller Spring Cotton Couture. You sign up as an individual online with the national MQG  and they send you the featured fabrics.  Any fabrics you add must be MM from Spring Cotton Couture or any of its solids.  National is saying, only request the fabric if you plan to create and enter the challenge. 
  3. Local group challenge, to create a Charity Quilt using the colors of the MQG logo, with white and grey.  A file is posted on our facebook page containing color references to use.  We will be making either 12 inch or 6 inch finished blocks, using an alternate grid work pattern.  Bring to the October meeting, and we will then design our quilt from our blocks, collectively put it together, and have someone take it home to quilt.  At the November meeting, we will bind it and ready to be sent off to Austin for the Quilt CON in February. 

October meeting is our swap meeting, to bring in quilting/sewing supplies we no longer use and can swap with others. 

November meeting we will collect our Linus Quilts.

Block of the Month.  Everyone brought in the economy blocks for Katie.  Next block is for Sandy.  She demonstrated how to make the disappearing hourglass block.  She provided the “I Like You” 10 inch fabric square for the background, and you complete it with a bright or novelty fabric.


Ellen showed her cook book holder that she uses to keep quilt books open.  It is cheaper than having your books cut and spiral bound.
Adele showed her paper piecing with freezer paper.  Fascinating, that you don’t sew on the line, you fold the freezer paper and sew next to the fold, after you are done, you just lift off the freezer paper and use it again.
Show & Tell
Anita:  Tessellating stars
Ellen S:  Citrus sunshine strip ‘n flip; 18 inch origami bag; grey strips pillow in process
Adele:  little bag/pouch

Sandy:  baby quilts for neonatal unit that VanDyke Quilters make; hexie eye spy quilt

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