Friday, June 17, 2016

May 2016 Meeting Recap

 Welcome to our May Recap! We had a wonderful meeting with great show and tells.  Congrats to Katie for being on WFLA Daytime, talking about modern quilting! You can watch her segment on her website HERE.  Ann shared her new job quilting for Florida Quilting Center within Happy Apple Quilts, super excited for her!

For our next guild challenge, we need to choose the theme for our next Sewing Expo Quilt Show!  Members at the meeting agreed upon the concept of taking a traditional block and making it modern. Altering it, making it larger, reversing it, the ideas are plentiful. But we have to choose a block first! Bring a print out of the block to the June meeting for members to choose from. A black and white photocopy is just fine, but make sure it is on paper so we don't have to pass a lot of phones around!  Members chose this so everyone can pick their own color scheme, but we do want to stick with bright, modern colors and fabrics. Have a fabric you want to use and not sure if it will 'fit'? Bring it the meeting and we can see!
Member be sure to check your emails from national!  The class catalog is supposed to be sent tomorrow, June 1st, for QuiltCon in Savannah on February 23-26.  If you decide to go, get your hotel early!

Bring your sewing machine in June! Katie will be leading a Paper Piecing Demo at our June meeting.  Get the fabric requirements here.  I will show how to work the national MQG site, since its been a while since we used it. Sharon will share her block for our BOM.  Early reminder that July is our Holiday party! We will have to discuss snacks for sharing. And bring a handmade present to swap in July, you may  need to start sewing something now! Wrap it up like it's Christmas, or better yet wrap it in fabric! See you all soon.