Lynn our newly elected president opened the meeting by welcoming three new members. Each of the new members introduced themselves. Cheryl just moved to Summerville and her sewing room is already unpacked and ready to go. Elaine just found out about the group and decided to join. Carrie found the group through Instagram and decided to join. She started quilting a year and a half ago.
Kim reminded everyone of the fat quarter swap and gave out a new challenge. Everyone was given supplies for a pot holder and the challenge is to do improv piecing. These will be swapped next month. She said that many of the group wanted to work on FMQ this year and she wanted to encourage it with this challenge. She and Sandy are doing the Leah Day Block of the Day FMQ challenge.
Committees gathered and planned for the year ahead.
Lynn and Phoebe did a QuiltCon recap and shared photos from their trip to Pasadena.
Show and Tell
Phoebe modeled her newly made Bess Top, a pattern by Imagine Gnats. It was made with linen and an African wax print. She also shared with the group two projects she did while at QuiltCon. Both were improv pieces - one from the Sherri Lynn Wood class and one from the Gwen Marston class. She mentioned Gwen’s book 37 Sketches and says that it is worth looking for.
Lynn didn’t have show and tell, but told about taking Free Motion Quilting Classes at QuiltCon.
Cathy brought a sailboat quilt from a Carolyn Friedlander pattern, blocks from the Stitchery Ditchery Dock BOM, fabric flower and her mini from the Michael Miller Challenge Quilt.
Marybeth finished her improv quilt she stared at camp and named it “I get cold too” quilt because that is what her husband said when he asked her to make one for him. She also showed a baby quilt top she just finished.
Sarah shared a quilt she did that was squares in squares in reds and yellows.
Geri quilted one of her tone on tone quilts in red with scallops. The scallops created almost an optical illusion. She also brought in the Guild improv quilt to let everyone know that it will be in the Cobblestone Quilt Show. Geri also finished a Sherri Lynn Wood score quilt.
Carol shared in a Fairy Tale Quilt she paper pieced for her granddaughter and an extra large hexie quilt made with Heather Givans Succulent collection.
Delynne brought in an applique book by Alison Glass to share with the group.
Cheryl showed a baby quilt she made that was quilted with variegated stitches.
Amy made a pillow to go with the out going president quilt that the group made for Kelly.
And - last but not least! - the Project 48 blocks.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 22 at 6.30pm at the Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union at 847 Coleman Boulevard. Doors open at 6pm. Don't forget to bring your name badges and your show and tell!