Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ready, set, SEW!

Hey all,
Between gardening on President's day and then snow (??!) today, I almost forgot that this Saturday is the 4th of the month. You know what that means... SEWING!!! I am going to be there, with focus and a DOABLE amount of projects. (one bag only!!!)
WHEN: Saturday Feb. 26, 2011 11-4 (they open at 10 for you early birds!)

Meanwhile... I have been finding cute and fun softie projects to post and Agnes is making us a Facebook page!! See you soon!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

February meeting minutes!!!

February 9, 2011

Vice President (V.P.) discussion:
Denise was nominated and voted into office.
We decided (by vote) that the V.P. duties are:
1) fill in for the president in the event of catastrophic illness or grave misfortune

We also decided (by vote) that at this time we will have no money (dues) or rules. Also that at this time we do not see the need for bylaws.

The last vote (of the evening) decided that our group is a "no apology" zone. We should not apologize for things that we don't like about our hard work, but we can ask for critique or assistance with design from our guild friends. :)

Project Modern Challenge 2 was discussed- Monochromatic Challenge details here

EMQG Solids challenge was announced. It is being sponsored by Robert Kaufman's Kona cotton series. Rough guidelines are here. The final guidelines will be delineated at the March meeting.

Book Share:
Penny shared about Pouches by K. Sudo. She liked the pictures, but felt that the instructions were not complete. (I am not sure that the spelling is right on this author, I was unable to find a link for it--Penny??)

Rachael shared One Line at a Time by Charlotte Anderson. It is about geometric quilting that you do not have to be a Free-motion quilting expert to do. She also shared Free and Easy Stitch Style by Poppy Treffry. A discussion about darning feet ensued and we all were warned about the dangers of sewing through your finger with your sewing machine. Just don't do it.

Nancy brought her "go-to" book for all of her quilting questions, Your Guide to Quilting from Joann's. Cyndy also uses this book a lot for things like setting triangles. She said that it has great tables for figuring out all of the cutting guidelines.

Jessica went on and on about how much she LOVES Glorious Patchwork by Kaffe Fassett. It is a just a great book and was WAY ahead of it's time.

Katie prefers the Internet because you can find whatever you need there!

Show and Tell was fantastic.

Jessica almost forgot to have us pick our snack mat swap (maybe she should remember to eat dinner before meetings? Probably!) There were many happy swappers.

The next swap is a "Softie" with character.

Graciously submitted by Kelly
Transcribed with artistic license by Jessica

Please add any corrections or "shout outs" to the comments section

Monday, February 14, 2011

Little Lovies...

1. sweet hearts, 2. batty bunch, 3. hi!, 4. Owls No. 1, 2 and 3, 5. 14 - Additional decoration, 6. first softie, 7. Lapin de Lune, 8. 3 lunas, 9. Buscuit Bunnies in Cancer Sell Exhibition, London, 10. Night-Night Mushrooms group of 4, 11. valentine's day mice, 12. I love wawaya, 13. valentine's edition oobee, 14. Flores Verdes, 15. two young ladies, 16. Three Little Dinosaurs

Happy Valentine's day Quilters! I am just posting a little reminder to those of you on the fence about our little solids challenge. It is going to be really fun... you should join us.
These are the people I have down so far:

Anymore of you out there interested in a charm pack? Let me know!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Little post before the weekend...

February's Show and Tell is posted.  I love seeing all of those finished quilts.  The snack mat/mug rugs were all so different and wonderful.  Next month's swap is a "Softie".   Examples and inspiration will be posted soon.  It is fun, different, stretch yourself!

Enjoy the rest of the February sunshine!


Monday, February 7, 2011

What is smaller that a placemat, yet bigger than a coaster?

Snack Mats and Mug Rugs!!

Have you made yours yet?? I haven't, but hey, there are DAYS before the meeting this WEDNESDAY!! Go to Flickr and search for your own inspiration. Snack mats are a fun way to try out a quilt idea on a smaller scale. Maybe once you finish it you decide that 6"X8" is more than plenty and you can move on to different things....OR maybe you like your design so much that you make MANY MANY more of them and you get a whole quilt out of it!

This month I would love it if you could bring your favorite quilting/craft book to share as well as your awesome show and tell.

In addition to the usual, at the February meeting, we can talk a bit about the Project Modern Challenge 2 and our very own solids challenge. We will also talk about a V.P. (not Joe Biden!) and maybe some other exciting things.

If you are unsure about the meeting date, check the Calendar tab under the banner (Please let it work!!).

See you soon!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cool freebie alert!

I just came across this free e-book from Quilter's Home magazine.  It has some fun patterns and a bit about "Modern Quilting".  Fun Stuff.

I just wanted to put out the word that I will no longer be sending out separate blog update emails.  There is a widget/gadget on the sidebar that you can sign in to to get all the updates delivered to your email box.

That is all for now, but stay tuned for some Snack Mat/ Mug Rug inspiration (our swap this month!!) is it February already??