Sunday, September 30, 2012

Meeting Minutes from September 26, 2012

Next Meeting: October 24th - NOT HALLOWEEN!-  6:30pm at MakerWorks.
  • What to Bring: 
    • Your Round Robin projects to enter into another round. If you did not bring a block to the September meeting, you are still welcome to bring one for future meetings. 
Next Sew-In: Sunday, October 14th 12 - 4pm at MakerWorks.

Old Business:
  • Quilt Con: Brenda has an extra room at the hotel.  Contact justabitfrayed AT to reserve your spot. 
  • Show/Sale: If you are interested in participating in the show, but have not been receiving emails about the event, please email jennaral AT 
    •  Ginia has sent out announcements about the sale to a variety of news organizations and quilt groups. 
  • January Quilt Retreat: Hankerd Inn - shooting for the MLK weekend of the 18th.  18 people welcome in the barn, but space for more in the other buildings.  $135 for the weekend (with food).  
New Business: 
  • American Sewing Expo  People from the guild are going on all sorts of days.

Round Robin: Participants showed their blocks and gave a brief description of their style restrictions and preferences.  The blocks were passed to the left.  Bring them back to the next meeting to be entered into another round.

Show and Tell - we saw many beautiful works-in-progress and completed quilts, including this stunner by Kathy:

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Long Arm Quilter Info and Sleeve Link

At the August meeting, several people were asking about a long arm quilter.  This is the person I (Ginia) was recommending:

Crystal Smythe
Long Arm Lyrics

Here is a web page with very good instructions for applying a hanging sleeve to your quilt:

Monday, September 10, 2012

A few early September things...

A few things...

**UPDATE - The first time I published this post, I had the wrong date for the MakerWorks Sale meeting.  It's on November 7th.
  1. If you are interested in selling items at our November Sale, and have not already notified Jenna, please do by sending an email to jennaral AT
    1. For those of you who are interested - we are planning at least one meeting at MakerWorks on November 7th at 6:30pm to price our items and discuss displays.   We are also currently trying to organize a meeting at the Corner Brewery within the next couple of weeks.  
    2. Speaking of the Corner Brewery - Rossie made a youtube tour of the room that can be seen HERE
  2. Also - it's that time of year again.  Please fill out this survey from the Modern Quilt Guild mothership.  It takes 5 or 10 minutes.  
Thanks, all! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Appliqué classes!

Hi everyone,
I missed our last meeting since we were on vacation.  We had a lovely, relaxing time.

Now, I'm all re-energized and excited for the Appliqué classes I'll be teaching at MakerWorks this Fall.  These are the same classes I'll be teaching at QuiltCon in February, so if you aren't able to go to QuiltCon, I'm bringing my little piece of it here.

Hand Appliqué is in September, Bias Appliqué is in October and Machine Appliqué is in November.  We've moved them around to different days of the week for maximum schedule flexibility!

If you'd like more details, check out this earlier post on my blog.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me at ehq at sbcglobal dot net.

I hope to see some of you there - it is going to be a lot of fun!