Sunday, April 17, 2016

April 2016 Meeting Recap

Business Review

The QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt Challenge has been announced. Please follow the link for full details, including color requirements. If you'd like to volunteer to help Courtney & Sarah with project planning, please let us know! This will be our Quarter 4 charity quilt. 

We also discussed possible education topics for future meetings. Some ideas included: marking quilt patterns on quilts for free motion quilting, how/where to start designing your own patterns and a binding tutorial. If you have a suggestion, please feel free to email the guild.

Calendar of Events Reveiw

June 25th: CMQG/EMQG meet up at Sweet Earth Vineyards - we will be swapping totes
August 19th - 21st: Pacific Northwest Quilt Guild Meet Up - more details coming soon
August 6th: Corvallis Farmer's Market
September 22nd - 24th: Northwest Quilting Expo - If you'd like to show your quilts at this expo, please have them to Courtney by September 20th. Quilts will need a 4" sleeve attached.

Do you have any calendar suggestions? If so, email and we'll get your suggestions added to our calendar (calendar tab is at the top of this page).

Presentation Review

We had a great presentation from Teresa Coates on interfacing! Teresa brought along samples of different interfacings, explained how and when to use which type based on project (t-shirt quilt, bag/basket, clothing, etc.). She also shared her tips for successful fusing - time (count to 10), use steam, apply pressure and let it cool before touching it!

Teresa is a member of the Portland Modern Quilt Guilt, an employee of Fabric Depot and blogs at crinkle dreams. She is full of knowledge and kindly answered a slew of questions about quitting and sewing in general. Thank you Teresa!

Show & Tell Highlights

Our 2016 QuiltCon quilt has returned! If you know an organization that would enjoy this bright, fun quilt please let us know!

Our Quarter 2 charity quilt is ready to hand off to Lisa for quilting! Thank you to everyone that made blocks and special thanks to Shelia for piecing the top at Sew Day last month and to Linda for piecing the back! 

Don shared some blocks for a quilt in-progress! He hopes to have this finished for show and tell at our May Meeting.

Michelle finished piecing the top of this adorable quilt she's making her niece. Looks amazing Michelle!

Susan shared a quilt top made from a swap she was in. For this swap, she provided the center square to each participant and they had creative control of the coordinating fabrics. Nice job Susan!

Lisa shared this fun Rebel Quilt! This quilt was raffled off to help a friend of hers who is going through cancer treatments. Wonderful Lisa!

Our April swap was pin cushions - so cute!

Looking Ahead to May

The May swap will be FAT QUARTERS! Feel free to bring several - bring a fat quarter, get a fat quarter!