Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tri-Weekly Round-Up May 24, 2015!

Rossie has a beautiful new quilt and pattern Saskia:

Hayley C. made an adorable pie quilt for Brenda's Quilt Market booth, and has a tutorial on bias binding on her blog:

Rebekah made an amazing January quilt (pattern by Liz Harvatine):

Pam L has finished her legendary king sized wedding Fireworks quilt (pattern by Thimble Blossoms):

Ginia has a quilt pattern in the June/July issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, Tangerine:

Lynn is Aurifil Designer of the Month this month (May) and here's the mini she designed:

She's also been revealing quilts from her book on her blog, so head on over to see those!

Giedra has a blog post about recent minis she's made for swaps. Here's one pretty one:

Karen made a sweet pillow with the blocks she made in Rita Hodge's class at Sewtopia:

I made this armchair pincushion for last month's swap, with a tutorial on my blog:

Debbie's working on curved piecing.

And I've been making Flip Flop dresses (pattern by Deborah Moebes of Whipstitch)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

April Meeting Minutes!

April meeting minutes

Old Business

Guild members elected Debbie Grifka as our new President and Amy Diebold as our new Vice President of Programs.

Make a nametag for the next guild meeting! We are all going to start wearing nametags so we can get to know each other a little bit better. Nametags will be kept in a bin and brought to each meeting so we don’t forget to bring them with us. Jenny Draeger was nice enough to create a pinterest board full of inspiration for you, check it out here!

Pie Making Day challenge
If you’ve made a quilt for market, they MUST be given to Brenda before May 11th. Bring them to Pink Castle Fabrics.
The guild challenge quilts will be presented at the July meeting.

Retreat coordinator
If anyone is interested in taking on the retreat coordinator position, contact Debbie.

QuiltCon charity quilts
After a guild vote, we have decided that the proceeds of our QuiltCon charity quilts will be going to both the Ozone house and Food Gatherers (both local organizations). These funds will be raised through an eBay charity auction. Stay tuned for more details about the auction itself.

Sew-in locations
Weekend sew-ins work best for a majority of guild members. We are still looking for a location. Jackie Mills suggested Saline library, but pointed out that they have limited weekend hours. If you have any ideas or leads, talk to our VP of Programs, Amy Diebold.

New Business
Membership cards
If you need a membership card, talk to Jackie Mills.

Charity quilts
Pam L. cut up different bundles for charity quilts. If you want one, get in touch with her. The facebook group will be an excellent way to discuss things like this.

Library Spotlight
Kathy shared Quilting Modern and Amish Patchwork at the meeting. Both books are available to check out from the guild’s library!

Member Spotlight: Giedra
We got to see some of Giedra's awesome quilts and wall hangings at the meeting!

In May, we will shine the light on Ann Dilcher.

Skill School: Batting (Kathy Koch)

  • Kathy gave an incredibly informative lesson on different types of batting. Here is the info sheet she created--print it out and put it in your sewing room! You'll be happy you did.

We had a very successful pincushion swap!
Round Robin quilts were shown off.
Show and Share included many projects that our guild members made for and at Sewtopia. We also had lots of quilt finishes this month! I only managed to get a picture of Emily's quilt for her niece before my phone died. Oops.

Bi-weekly Round Up!

First of all, the pincushion swap was awesome! Here are a few that have appeared on blogs:

Pam L:



Hopefully we'll see more soon!

Secondly, I suspect there are more bloggers in the guild than are on my list, so email Hayley to get on the list, please!

A number of members went to Sewtopia: Rossie and Karen blogged about it.

Here's Rossie's molehill top:

And Karen made a this Making Friends quilt for the Sewtopia Michael Miller challenge:

Love the quilting!

Kathy S. made this wonky nine patch quilt top:

Karen has a post about swaps, what she made and what she got in three recent swaps. Here's the beautiful mini she made for the rainbow swap!

Lynn wrote a post about quilting, and a few things she's learned.

I wrote a post about some of my English Paper Piecing projects.