Saturday, November 1, 2014

October 2014 Meeting Minutes

Tampa Modern Quilt Guild
October 11, 2014

We had a packed house today, with many visitors, of which we gained new members.  Welcome!

Visitors today:  Patti French, Jan Gerhart, Carol Tricka, Melissa Mathis, Deana Sola, Patty Hanson, Becky Mathis, Dianne Tanello, Flo McGee, Lisa Aubrey.  (I apologize for any misspelling of names)
Members present:  Adele, Anita, Terri, Kim, Sandy, & Ellen A.

Today, we received blocks that everyone made for the QuiltCON charity challenge.  We designed a quilt utilizing them.  Ellen and Sandy took it home to finish the piecing.  Katie agreed to quilt it.  Adele is making the binding and we will all sew part of the binding at the November meeting to finish the quilt.  It is due to MQG before February 2015 and will hang at the QuiltCON.  Can’t believe it is almost queen size with the minimum size requirement from MQG. 

Today also was our “stuff” exchange.  Lots of fun stuff came and went.  We even had shoppers come and look over our “stuff” and take some, too.  It was a fun event.

Terri shared information about a Flickr group called Add-a-Border Block Swap.  Dustin Cecil runs it.  It is a form of round robin.  You send in a block, receive another one, add a border and then send it back in.  Eventually, your block is returned to you with borders added. 

Current challenge is our Dali challenge, due at the November meeting.  A small project based on what was your inspiration at the Dali Museum.  We saw Anita’s pillow, with triangles and a mustache, how fun. 

Our Project Linus quilts are due at the November meeting, also.  Ellen has the labels for you to use on your quilt.

Block of the Month for October is for Terri.  She is using one from Tula Pink’s 100 Blocks Quilt Book.  Directions and color request are up on our Facebook page. 

News from Crafty Threads: 
Quilt Auction, December 13
Retreat, Hampton Inn, Oldsmar, November 13-16