There are still open spots in the Christa Watson Free Motion Quilting Class that is happening on October 8th (this Saturday!). Please get in touch with us if you are interested in joining!
The first MQG Town Hall was held this month. The recording can be found here! The MQG is looking for volunteers for a number of Task Forces, and you can sign up here.
Entries for QuiltCon 2017 are currently open from now through November 30th. Enter your quilts here if you are interested.
We are currently looking for a venue to host a monthly sew-in on the third Sunday of the month. Please contact Mary if you know of somewhere we may be able to use.
The two quilts that were made with the solid rainbow blocks that were signed at the Portsmouth Pride Parade are completed and we will be donating one of these quilts to the Zebra Coalition in Orlando. The quilt will by hung in a youth center for LGBT+ youth.
JoAnne delivered an update on the planning for retreat 2017. We have reserved space at the Franciscan for Thursday May 25 - Sunday May 28th. The retreat will be open to SMQG Members only. Each attendee will have 6 feet of sewing space in the gymnasium. Please complete the survey in your email to help the committee begin to plan for how many people to accommodate.
Voting for the 2017 Executive Committee will occur at the November meeting. We will be voting at the meeting, and offer an opportunity after the meeting to vote via e-mail as we need a quorum of members to vote as stated in our bylaws. The nominations are as follows:
Vice President: Nancy
Show and Tell
Barb shared these two vests that she has made our of flannel to donate for the neonatal unit.
Laura shared this quilt top made out of Liberty of London that will be for her daughter.
Diane shared these paper-pieced dragonflies that she pattern tested.
Jen Kingwell's My Small World Quilt.
Outhouse block, by Carolyn Friedlander.
I gave a demonstration on how I sew the zippers into my favorite zippered pouch, the Pleated Pouch by Skip to My Lou. The page I have linked also details the process for inserting a zipper with photos!
Our November meeting will be held in Hampton at the Lane Memorial Library in the basement of the library. When you enter the library, take an immediate left and go downstairs. We will meet in the Lane Room. We will have elections, any announcements, and show and tell. We will also be collecting any zippered pouches that you have made to donate.
If you are interested, please also bring a special quilt to share. It can be the first quilt you finished, the quilt that you are proudest of, or the most used quilt that you have.