Wednesday, February 17, 2016

February 2016 Meeting ReCap

We want to thank everyone for coming to our new meeting location at the Jimmie B. Keel library.  We know our meeting location cannot be the best for everyone possible, but we hope this creates a more central location easier for most.  We are booked at the library for March 12, April 9, and May 14. Thanks to Anita for booking us in!  We hope to grow our members and do more sew days, either making charity quilts, learning new techniques, or challenges!

We had fun this month learning tessellation from Flo.  Thanks to Flo for handing out the flannel squares to create her shamrock-esque blocks for next month!  Dianne is up for our March BOM.  We do need a volunteer for April's block.

We received nearly all of our quilts to hang at the expo.  A few last minute sleeves need to hang and then we will be ready!  I am super excited for our exhibit next month at Lakeland Sewing Expo. 
In March we will be creating the blocks for our Love Quilt Project.  Our members decided to create a rainbow of stripes with the children's art blocks.  Remember for next meeting to bring BRIGHT colors of fabrics for the strips.  Katie offered to bring her AccuQuilt Go to help cut the 2 1/2" strips we will be using.  As it is we will need the most of our 'white' areas.  We will be using white, tone on tone white, and low volume prints for these sections. Bring some fabric precut so we can get started as soon as we are there!
For those coming next month and want to let others know if they are bringing an iron/ironing board, extension cables, and etc please let us know in the Facebook event group page. Remember lots of fabrics for next month, bring your sewing machines, and supplies!  Let's see if we can get a quilt top done in three hours!