Friday, September 9, 2011

August meeting minutes

Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild
Meeting Minutes
Aug 31, 2011

If you are making Habitat blocks (12" finished) and haven't turned them in yet, please bring them to the September Sew-In (Sept 11) or the September meeting (Sept 28) at MakerWorks (3765 Plaza Drive, AA).

Despite quite a lot of rain, those of us who went on the August shop hop had a great time.  When we visited Sew Unique Threads in Battle Creek many of us admired their Amy Butler Weekender Bags.  Sue, (the owner/manager?), offered to teach a class on this pattern for us for free if we buy our supplies from her.  Brenda is looking into whether that includes the pattern and some dates.  (See this blog post to view the pattern).  Seven or eight people indicated that they would be interested.

Brenda reported that Anna is interested in organizing a sewing retreat.  This was greeted with general enthusiasm.  Suggestions included a price range of $100 - $150 and a time of early November or January or February.

Brenda passed around three solid fabrics to see if we could guess which ones were Kona, Free Spirit, or Moda.  Most of us could not, but it was fun to try!

Natalie is attending the Sewing Summit in Salt Lake City next month and asked if anyone else was going.  Unfortunately, nobody present was planning to go. 

Our next Sew-in will be at MakerWorks on Sept 11 from 12-4.

For our Sept meeting (Sept 28 at MakerWorks), it was decided to do another Yankee fat quarter swap.  Bring three fat quarters, disguised or not as you choose, and we'll swap and steal!  It was lots of fun last time!

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