Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 2017 meeting minutes

Our president, Lynn, opened the meeting and welcomed guests Lisa, Colleen and Grace Ann.

ANNOUNCEMENTS- 
If you haven't already paid your dues for the year, please do so ASAP.  Checks can be mailed to our post office box or payments are accepted via PayPal.  Please email for more information if necessary.

There are numerous webinars and quilt patterns available any time to members under the Resources page of the Modern Quilt Guild website.  https://themodernquiltguild.com/  You will need your log in information to access.

Quilty magazine is back and our very own Kelly Biscopink is now the editor.  Go find yourself one!!  

COMMITTEES-
Community Service:  Sandy brought in a sample of a port pillow to be used on the seatbelts of people receiving ongoing drug therapies or infusions.  She will bring patterns to the next meeting.

Programs:  Lynn will be teaching the Zip Up Tray Pouch at our next sew day to be held on Saturday, May 20th from 9.30am until 4pm at Five Eighth Seams in West Ashley.  Pattern can be found at https://payhip.com/b/YfGM.  We'll also be working on a scissor cozy - http://sotakhandmade.blogspot.com/2015/09/scissors-cozy-tutorial.html and nametags for those members who don't already have one.

Phoebe did a demonstration on how to make rope bowls. 

We discussed upcoming possibilities for classes with Chawne Kimber.  Examples of her work can be found at cauchycomplete.com.  Warning!  Website is not safe for work.  :)  (Don't say you weren't warned. . .)

Swaps and Challenges:  We received 13 black and white blocks at our meeting with several more on the way from members unable to attend.  
Our May challenge is a nametag.  Members should make a nametag that reflects their personalities.  

SHOW AND TELL
Phoebe finally finished her paper pieced lion quilt.  Pattern is Jungle Abstractions Lion by Violet Craft.  
She also made this Courthouse Steps quilt as a belated birthday present for her 95 year old grandmother.
Delynne brought two baby quilts that she free motion quilted herself.
Lynn made a mini quilt out of this cross stitched ship.  Pattern is Voyage by Satsuma Street.
She also made this adorable scissor cosy that we'll be making at the next sew day.  Link to pattern is above.
Cheryl gave us her best "come hither" glance while modeling her new dress.
Gloria showed off her adorable baby quilt that features zombies and Star Wars.  That's going to be one cool kid!
Angie brought some gorgeous rope bowls she made.
Hope asked for some quilting advice for a quilt she's working on for her son's wedding.
Grace Ann was one of our guests and brought in this quilt she made at a retreat.

Whitner made this sweet fabric basket for a swap.  Pattern is Tiny Treasures basket by Carolyn Friedlander.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 23rd.  Don't forget to bring your nametag and show and tell!


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