Charity Quilts


Recap: August 8, 2013 Meeting

What a great meeting we had in August at BookPeople!  It followed closely on the heels of the August retreat, so lots of people had treasures to share.  Be sure to check the end of this post for exciting announcements.

We had a lovely selection of door prizes from local artists and shops!

  • The Fat Quarter Shop $25 gift card
  • The Cotton Cupboard in Lakeway contributed three bundles of Stof fabric
  • Laurie Wisbrun donated a llama fabric panel and two bundles of her new lines for the kitchen and sewing room
  • QuiltCon swag: a Sidewinder bobbin winder and a full bag of black and white fabric scraps

Margaret's rainbow quilt was the featured quilt of the month and it was proudly on display during the meeting.  We all oo'ed and ahh'ed over the great fabrics included in this patchwork beauty.

Membership cards have arrived!  If you are unable to make it to meetings, please let us know and we'll arrange to get yours to you.

Now on to the business side of things.  President Mary Anne announced that Emily is the new VP of Communications and asked for interested parties to contact her regarding the now vacant Secretary position.  Treasurer Jill shared that we have seven new members since our last meeting.  We had 8 visitors at this meeting and it was unofficially bring your mom to quilt guild meeting night because there were several members' moms in the crowd.  Thanks for joining us!  If you're interested in officially becoming a member of the guild, please look here.  

VP of Events Corinne gave a recap on the retreat.  A record number of 10 people attended and were apparently super productive.  Christi can make exactly 7 quilts from start to finish in one day is what I heard...  Corinne also announced that we are working out the details to have Sew Ins at local shops TBA.

VP of Communications Emily announced that we will be having a Block of the Month (BOM) challenge to stimulate our charity and outreach program.  This month's BOM info is up on the blog here and be sure to bring yours to the next meeting to be included in the drawing!

Our featured speaker was Heather Grant, a founding member of the Austin MQG and also of the Modern Quilt Guild.  She gave a great talk on the History of Modern Quilting.  Unfortunately we were not allowed to video tape this talk, but the good news is it will be available through the Modern Quilt Guild in October or November this year.  Heather also thanked everyone for helping out with the quilt the guild gave to her last month.  You're very welcome!

Next, VP of Communications Emily talked about Getting Connected to Modern Quilting via various types of social media and how you can get involved with blogs, blog readers, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, and on and on.  Find her presentation here and please let us know if you have questions!

Show and Tell was awesome this month, to say the least!

Connie's delicious Collage table runner

Christi's maze quilt for her son

Kim's beautiful giant Japanese x + quilt

We were Laurie's human design wall, holding up blocks made from all of her fabric lines

Beth shows off her pasison for math and 60 degree triangles

Kelly gets her hexie on

Some very special announcements were made at the end of the meeting that you won't want to miss!

  • September 12 meeting will be all about pre-cuts!  We voted for charm square demos so if you want to do a demo, please contact President Mary Anne to set it up.  
  • A Moda fabric challenge is in the works and hopefully we'll be distributing fabric at the September meeting. 
  • Guess who's coming to town - Jacquie Gering!!  Our October meeting will be a lecture and trunk show free to members on Monday, October 28 from 7-9 pm in a location TBA.  Admission will be charged to non-members.  
  • Jacquie will be giving two workshops on Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29 from 10-4 each day.  Cost will not be more than $100 for members.  The workshops will be the Modern Crazy Piecing and the Stitch and Flip, with more details regarding price and sign-ups TBA.  
Whew, that was a long post!  Thanks for reading all the way through and we hope to see you at the next meeting September 12, 6:30 pm at BookPeople!

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