Thursday, May 31, 2012

Debbie will teach at QuiltCon!

We are so happy to discover that our very own Debbie Grifka will be one of the elite Workshop Instructors at QuiltCon!  Those who were able to attend the meeting last night saw a preview of the projects she'll be teaching, and they are AWESOME.  If you are planning on going to QuiltCon, and want to learn about applique - keep an eye out for her classes!  She has three courses planned - one on needle-turn applique, another showcasing her beautiful bias-tape applique technique, and another lovely machine-applique project. 

Congratulations, Debbie!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sew-In Tomorrow

Hey Gang- the sew in is on for tomorrow (Sunday, May 6) from 12 - 4pm at MakerWorks

See you there?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Possible Future Swap Themes

I'm listing these here on the blog just in case I lose them before the next meeting. 

  • Joseph + Anni Albers
  • Mad Men
  • Fibonacci
  • Lucienne Day
  • Piet Mondrian (Diet MountainDew?)
  • Cubism
  • 1950s Housewife
  • Braid
  • Loop-de-Loop

Meeting Minutes from 4/25/12

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 30th - 6:30pm Meeting at Maker Works
Next Sew-In:
 UPDATE:  YES! THIS SUNDAY - MAY 6th from 12-4pm

What to bring for the next meeting:
The Yankee Swap for the May meeting is "Metamorphosis" --use some fabric and your imagination to make a little something for our exchange!   ALSO please bring photos of your quilts to hang on our wallspace provided by Maker Works (more on that under "new business").
Old Business:
The trip to the Cincinnati Quilt Show was great and all who attended had a great time and bought a lot of fabric! 
The Artisan Market looks promising:  Jenna is reaching out to the market to see if it would be okay for us to reserve a spot in advance and if one of our guild members having a sales tax license is sufficient.  We will need to fill out an application form once these questions are answered.  

The Sewing Retreat dates still have to be confirmed, but it's highly likely it will be during the weekend of June 22.  We further discussed cooking for ourselves at the retreat. 

We agreed as a guild to volunteer to construct a charity quilt out of the extra blocks made for the QuiltCon Block Challenge.  If you would like to attend Quilt Con, Brenda has reserved two rooms and may have space for you.

New Business:
Maker Works is hosting a Grand Opening celebration and would love to display quilts from our guild members and would also like to have some of our members at the event.  The event is on May 12 from 12 - 4.  If you would like to attend as a representative of A2MQG, please contact Brenda to discuss arrangements.  And of course all are welcome to attend at anytime during the event just to enjoy the celebration!
Maker Works has given us some wall space to showcase our guild.  Please bring photos of your quilts to display.  Photos printed on office paper are fine, unless you're Rossie. 

Hope to see everyone at the sew-in!