June 28, 2016
QuiltCon: There were issues with registration, so they closed the site down and it will reopen on Thursday.
Guest Instructor: Latifah Saafir’s visit was very successful. We all learned new techniques. Thank you to all who attended.
Charity: The next sew day is July 16th and we will work on a quilt for Orlando. This will have a heart for all of the victims and all of the survivors. Bring rainbow fabric solids or prints, but the prints need to read as solids.
Geri talked about the QuiltCon Charity Quilt and led the group in a design exercise. The quilt needs to be a work on scale, so think about taking a traditional element and oversizing or under sizing it or even only using a portion of it. She asked the group to come back to the next meeting with a design throwing in that we will be shamed if we come empty handed. There will be prizes as incentive. The group will choose from these designs for our group charity quilt.
She also reminded the group that we need to find a charity for the last QuiltCon quilt, so please give your ideas to the Charity committee. There are also several other quilts ready to go to good homes.
Tips and Tricks: Lynn showed the group Latifah Saafir’s trick for cutting bias binding.
Swaps and Challenges: Alice passed around the challenge book so everyone could update their projects.
Amy and Marybeth announced that the swap for next time is a UFO swap.
Next meeting is July 26th. Next scheduled sew day is July 16th.
Show and Tell:
Jennifer shared heart blocks she is sending for the Orlando quilts. She completed her Air Show quilt top from Latifah’s class and also showed a quilt that she made as a quilt along with sisters and sister in laws called the Lake Girls Quilt.
Keri joined the group for her last meeting before moving away. She brought a recently finished quilt top of half square triangles out of solids and Kaffe Fasset. She used Phoebe’s piecing tip from a previous meeting.
Geri shared her block from Latifah’s airshow class that will become a pillow. She used a Moda fabric with a building print as the background.
Lynn C. shared her Air Show quilt top and also blocks from the Molehill class. She improv pieced her arches and used her favorite fabric by Maze & Vale.Lynn also showed the group her completed double wedding ring quilt top in Carolyn Friedlander fabric.
Cheryl brought a quilt containing whimsical words she made for a challenge using black and white fabric to which she added orange.
Lynn B. finished a UFO she started last year for a Christmas Quilt. She used a pattern in the Fat Quarter Book.
Carol shared heart blocks that she made.
Amy used a scrap pack from a recent trip to Purl Soho for her Air Show Quilt.
Iliana wanted to make a point to all of the members who don’t like to use scraps and showed three minis she made entirely from scraps. She also shared two Hunter’s Star quilts one new one for a friend and one she made in the past. She of course also made a mini from the scraps on the Hunter’s Star also. She made a 4th of July mini and one from a Jeni Byer pattern and finally she finished her Molehills Quilt top as well.
Cathy announced that she is retired and now has more time to sew. She showed a stack and whack quilt and a modified compass quilt that she will have hanging in the Asheville show.
Whitner a former member moved back and rejoined the group tonight. She showed off her Auburn Quilt made with crosses and hand quilted in Auburn colors.
Alice shared a quilt she made because “when you get older and retire your husband gets interested in birds”. She also made a Mickey Mouse pillowcase for Marybeth who is getting ready to go on a Disney trip.
Phoebe finished her molehills quilt top out of Cotton + Steel and also part of her No Latitude quilt made of African Wax Prints and linen.