Monday, July 29, 2013

July 2013 Meeting Minutes

There were 14 members in attendance.

Kelly B., Vice-President, opened the meeting and welcomed everyone. 

In the upcoming months we will consider cancelling our November and December meetings (since they fall on holidays) and plan a social/casual get together.  Most of the members in attendance preferred to hold this get together on a weeknight instead of a weekend. We will decide if we want to so a Secret Santa exchange to celebrate the holidays with each other.

Name Tag Challenge:  Members will have until September to complete a name tag.  The guild will provide our guild logo on fabric for you to use (more info to come on this).  The tag can be any size or design.  It was recommended that you use LARGE print for your name-so members will be able to read it.  Those who complete their name tag at the September meeting will be eligible for a prize (TBD).

FAT QUARTER SWAP:  Please bring a fat quarter of modern fabric to swap at the August guild meeting. 

We now have a Face Book page, friend/follow us: You will continue to find the minutes from our meetings and other guild information on this website.  We will use our Face Book page for members to correspond with each other.

The New York City Metro Modern Quilt Guild has issued a Double Wedding Ring challenge to be completed by 12/1/13.  You can go on Pinterest to get ideas about double wedding ring quilts.  This is a link to their website for details:

Tonight we received nine new members into our guild, and membership cards were passed out.  At this time we understand that Stitch and Sew (Mt. Pleasant) and Hancock Fabrics will give you a 10% discount for showing your card.

Kerri has a Grace Frame for hand quilting up for sale if anyone is interested please contact her.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, August 27 at 6:30pm at the SMHA offices at 400 Hibben Street.  

Our Quilting Bee
Sarah was our recipient of 16 blocks this month.  We were asked to make a Mother’s Dream block using fabric provided by Sarah.  She is planning to make an ‘80s-themed quilt for her husband.  (2-3 additional blocks will be mailed).

Sarah's blocks

Jackie passed out packets of fabric to be used for Follow the Leader blocks.  The blocks will finish at 24 inches.  We received the background fabric (teal) and fabric for one set of flying geese.  Each of us will provide 3 additional fabrics for remaining flying geese.  Please bring completed block to the August meeting.

Jackie's block

Show & Tell
We had a great show and tell.  Thanks to all who contributed, and make sure to bring new items next month.


  • Kim brought Making Quilts with Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession
  • Rita brought Transparency Quilts by Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr
  • Delynne brought A Field Guild to Fabric Design by Kimberly Kight


Karen brought her appliqué quilt using the black and white blocks that were made for her in last month's bee.

Alice's selvedge pillows

Kerri's batik strip quilt

Alice's selvedge spool mini quilt

Kerri's quilt top: Lilly Pilly by Don’t Look Now

Kelly's Plus Quilt (using Architextures fabric by Carolyn Friedlander)

      Kelly M made a bag from Noodle Head – Super Tote

·       Ginny's machine appliqued quilt, pattern by Trisha Stewart – Vanilla Jamaica

·       Delynne's improv quilt

·       Delynne's  red/white quilt using the "Pinball" block pattern

·       Rentae made a Fourth of July Quilt
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, August 27 at 6:30pm at the SMHA offices at 400 Hibben Street.  Bring a fat quarter to exchange.

Have a great month!!!

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