Sunday, July 19, 2015

Monthly round up for July 19th!

Wow, so these are getting more and more widely spaced, huh?

Oh, so how cute is Karen's pie mini quilt using Hayley C.'s Pie in the Sky quilt pattern!!!!

Karen also finished a top using Red Pepper Quilts's pickle dish variation tutorial and the new Denyse Schmidt line. She has misgivings, but I think it's awesome looking!

She's also made this cutie for charity, Mini Charming, based on Denyse Schmidt's Big Charming quilt pattern:

Rossie has an adorable new quilt pattern, the Happy Houses Quilt available from Birch fabrics (and a snazzy new website!)

Rossie has also made a rainbow quilt block:

I think it may be the year of rainbow quilts!

Debbie has a new version of her Turnstile Quilt on her blog, Water Wheel:

Debbie has one quilt finished for charity, Triple Treat. I love the tonal variation here:

She also performed an interesting experiment about straightline quilting.

Brenda has a new pattern in Modern Patchwork called Bento Box:

Love that cool color palette!

Brenda was also a guest on the Modern Sewciety Podcast episode #69. And you should all check that out!

Kathy S. has done some embellishment on the quilt Caroline made her in last year's secret stalker swap:

 Kathy also has posted a refresher on machine binding quilts.

Actually, Kathy, being our most prolific blogger always has tons of interesting stuff, and I have to skim, but I love this quilt and here's a series on improv, parts 1, 2, and 3. But really, you should just read her blog.

Cherie's been working on an English paper piecing project inspired by a Sarah Fielke pattern, Jazz Hands, from the book Material Obsession 2:

Lynn is also making progress on her English paper piecing projects, she's doing La Passacaglia from the book Millefiori Quilts:

And I managed to finish one of my ongoing English paper piecing projects, a pillow cover:

I also shared my two warped double wedding ring mini quilts, though for brevity's sake, I'll show you one and just give you a link for the other:

Pam L made these neat blocks for a bee:

And that's all from me! Happy sewing!

Monday, July 6, 2015

June Meeting Minutes!

Old business:
  • Summer Retreat
    • Our retreat will be held July 30th-August 2nd this year. We need 20 people to make it happen. If you're interested, contact Debbie, Ginia, or Jen as soon as possible. See your email for pricing information.
  • QuiltCon charity quilts
    • Ann Dilcher is coordinating one quilt. Check the facebook group for updates on that quilt. 
    • If you'd like to start the second quilt, feel free to post about it or come up with a general idea and we can discuss it online or at the next meeting.
    • For the charity quilts for QuiltCon, check out their web page. They have the general rules as well as color palette for this year's charity quilt. They also list different solids that match their color palette.
  • eBay Charity Quilts
    • These will be live for auction on eBay mid-July. We'll send an email with information and links to share with friends and family (or bid yourself!)
New business:
  • Pam Lincoln has been bringing more quilt kits to the meetings to use when you make charity quilts! Check out the special charity tab on our blog for more information and inspiration. 
Library Spotlight:
  • Kathy brought some excellent books to the meeting. Baby Patchwork included many baby-sized quilt patterns with some applique patterns. Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonisteel contained many traditional patterns that could easily be made modern.
Member spotlight: 
  • This month, we got to see quilts made by Pam Lincoln. 

  • Next month, we'll see quilts made by Kathy Koch.
Skill School:

  • Amy Diebold did a wonderful job demonstrating English Paper Piecing with hexagons. It was a fun, hands on skill school and someone went home with all the hexagons we practiced on!

We had the cutest tiny-themed swap at this meeting. There were tea bag cozies, hot pads, pouches, and a whole bunch of adorably small patchwork-based things!

We ended the meeting with the usual show and share.

Next month we will be having the Pie Making Day challenge! Bring your finished PMD projects! There will be prizes for the crowd favorite.

Until next month,
Hayley Cason