Friday, May 26, 2017

May 2017 meeting minutes

Thank you to everyone who made it out for the meeting.  Afternoon storms made it tricky to get to us if bridges needed to be crossed.  We missed those of you who couldn't make it out!!

Welcome to new members Lisa, Colleen and Lydia!

Last weekend we had a great turn out at our monthly Saturday sew day.  We worked on Aneela Hoey's Zip Up Tray Pouch and Open Out Box Pouch.  Alice made a scissor cosy. Several people worked on rope bowls.  Thanks as always to Five Eighth Seams for hosting us.  Here are two of the Zip Up Tray Pouches made by Cathy and Hope.

Kim and Alice did a fun presentation and demonstration on making hexagons out of circles. A canning jar lid is used to cut a circle out of a 5" square of fabric and then a clever folding method gets you to a hexagon.  A circle cut from a standard 3.25" canning car lid insert will yield a 1" hexagon (but be careful of your fingers on the sharp lids!).  Here's a link if you weren't able to attend or need a reminder.  

If you haven't finished your name tag, please do so!  The new ones that were shown this month were great!

A new fabric shop called Sew Sweet is opening on June 5th in Summerville.  They will be a Juki dealer.

Four spots are still available at the JK Modern Quilt Camp in August at Camp St Christopher.  Dates are August 25-27.  Price for the weekend is $220 and includes all meals. Contact Kim McPeake for more details.

Sandy discussed the 2018 QuiltCon challenge.  Theme is Modern Traditionalism.  We'll be taking suggestions and ideas for quilt designs at the June meeting.


Phoebe brought her Open Out Box Pouch made at sew day (link for pattern is above).  She also wore her new Everyday Skirt made from a pattern by Liesl & Co.
Pam and Luann worked on ice dying fabric and brought in some of the finished work.
Whitner shared her Tiny Treasures trays (free pattern by Anna Graham of Noodlehead) that she made for teachers' gifts.  She will bring in the leather straps and rivets kit to share at the next meeting.  The cute tags were by Gutentags on Etsy.

Lydia showed off a solid color quilt she made from a kit from People Places and Quilts and a picnic quilt that she made for her daughter's wedding.
Lisa loved a pillow she saw at our last meeting and so went right home and made one too. (We'll get you in a picture yet, Lisa. . .)

Colleen brought in a quilt inspired by a shower curtain with Y seams done on the machine.  Nice work!  She also showed off a Pantone challenge quilt that she designed on her iPad using an app called Notepad.  Last is her nametag made with shibori and rust dyed fabrics.  Love that tiny piecing!!
Cathy brought in a stunning paper pieced quilt made from a medallion pattern by Stitchery Dickory Dock.
  Alice made a rope bowl and scissors cosy at sew day.

Jenifer returned her block for our black and white challenge and shared some cute clutch bags she made from a pattern by May Chappell.  

Our next sew day is Saturday, June 17.  This will be an open sew day so bring whatever you're working on!

Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 27.