8.13.2012

August 2012 Meeting - recap

Here are photos of the August meeting.  It was a blast!  What a treat to see the talent of our members.




Show & Tell

Lots of wonderful WIPs, quilt tops, and finished quilts. 






QuiltCon Challenge Blocks
Of all the QuiltCon challenge blocks from the guild, Karen's armadillo block was the best!


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Pouch Swap
Here are a few highlights from the swap.  And yes.... we had fun!





The caliber of talent in the guild is phenomenal.  Thanks to every one who participated!  Special thanks to Claire, for being a great sport.  How many times did pouches get stolen from her hands?  Last count: five! 


Want to attend a meeting?

If you haven't made it to a meeting yet, please join us!  We meet the second Thursday of the month.

Sincerely,
The 2012-2013 Executive Officers

8.01.2012

August 2012 Monthly Meeting

It's time again for our monthly meeting! 
We have several fun things happening this month.  Please join us if you can.

The meeting will be begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 9 at Remnants: fiber[culture] in north Austin.  We will discuss a bit of business, including some upcoming guild events, and then get down to the fun stuff, such as: 

Show and Tell

Bring in works-in-progress or finished projects to share with the group.  Be inspired by the works of others!

QuiltCon Block Challenge
  • We are collecting finished blocks at the meeting to mail to the national modern quilt guild in one package. 
  • Read more about the challenge at QuiltCon.com
  • The deadline to mail in blocks is August 15. 
  • Remnants has solid fabric for sale in the QuiltCon logo color palette.  You can purchase yardage at the meeting if you want to make a block to contribute.


Jelly Roll Drawing
  • Its our FIRST Jelly Roll Drawing! 
  • This month's jelly roll theme is fabric in the QuiltCon logo color palette. 
  • Want more details?  Get them here!

Pouch Swap
  • It is time for our pouch swap! 
  • I, for one, have not finished my pouch and am only slightly less afraid of sewing in a zipper. But I will pull this project together before the meeting!  I'll have my pouch wrapped and ready to contribute to our White Elephant style swap. 
  • Want more details?  Get them here!

Fat Quarter Swap
  • For those that need a simpler swap that doesn't require sewing a bag, we have scheduled a fat quarter swap!  
  • Bring in fat quarters and get ready to go home with some new fabric!

Guild Membership
  • Becoming a paid member of the Austin Modern Quilt Guild is the best way to get the most from the group.
  • If you haven't paid your $20 fee yet, please do so before the meeting next week!  
  • There will be a drawing at our September meeting... The people that officially join the guild during the month of August can win great quilt-y prizes! 

Snacks and Seating
  • Please bring a folding chair or camp chair if you have one.  Seating is limited at Remnants!  
  • Snacks and drinks will be provided.
  • See you there!