Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January 2017 Meeting Recap

It was fun to start the new year with all of you at the meeting on January 12th! We're delighted to meet the new year and see what happens with the guild. 

QuiltCon Quilt

This is our first quarter charity quilt, and the guild did a great job of piecing starts. Ann pieced the quilt top and Lisa from Upstairs Birdie will quilt this. We are still looking for backing fabric. Linda will be binding it after the quilting is done. It is so beautiful to see in person, and we are all looking forward to seeing it in finished!
Quilt Resolutions for 2017

We discussed our quilting goals and resolutions for the upcoming year. 

The various techniques we're interested in learning are free motion quilting on the domestic, long-arm or mid-arm, applique, paper piecing, sewing a bag, and sun prints. 

We've all got various UFOs to finish. 😉 There are lots of babies arriving whom will need new quilts, babies already here that deserve memory quilts from their castoff clothes.

With an eye toward planning, some of our members are looking to improve their fabric selection processes.

Lastly, it's difficult to be a great sewist and stay on track in a messy sewing room, so several members are looking to organize or set up a sewing room in the new year.

Show & Tell Highlights

There were a lot of beautiful projects shown by the end of the meeting. We unfortunately did not capture photographs of everything, so if anyone has images they want to pass on, please do.

Linda showed one of the boxy bags she made with fabric she sun printed this summer. 

Janet told us all about her visit with her daughter in Burkina Faso over the holidays; bringing fabrics she purchased and a dress she had made while she was there.
Tanya brought a quilt top that her son pieced using the jelly roll racing method. She then quilted and bound it for him, and it turned out wonderfully.

Diana made a woodland quilt with an appliqued deer made for a friend’s baby.


Tuesday brought a doll that she made following directions from a make-along doll subscription from wee wonderfuls. She sewed the doll, and then once a month she'll receive a pattern for an outfit to sew for the doll. She also made a very excellent backpack by taking a class on the creative bug website. 

Karla  shared some pillow covers she sewed for a friend who made her a painting.

General Announcements

Stephanie told us about an upcoming show at The Art Center. It's an open exhibition, where the entire community is invited to submit art on February 4th, between noon and 4pm. Check out their website for more information.
Looking ahead to February

Connie from Pacific Rim Quilt Company will briefly discuss Hawaiian quilts. There will be no swap, but we'd love to see what you made with fabric from the "yard of fabric" swap.