Saturday, October 20, 2012

10/20 SMQG Meeting



Today we held our very first Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild and had a great turnout of about 22 people!

After completing surveys, we concluded that Sat. mornings were best for meetings.  We decided to meet on the first Saturday of each month.  Taking our cue from the BMQG, we will charge $36 dues for a year.  Becca (Sew Me a Song) has offered to open the bank account so she will do that within the next couple of weeks and we will get a second person to sign on the account as well.  A few members are looking into the specifics of using meeting rooms in their libraries, condos, etc. for future meetings so that we can have some meetings in southern NH.  We decided to hold off until January to vote on officers to allow everyone to think about what role they would like to play in the guild and to get to know everyone.

We talked a bit about our meeting on November 3 from 1-3 (same location) with Alissa Carlton.  A number of people volunteered to bake fall snacks and bring apple cider for refreshments.  Please feel free to bring show and tell again in case Alissa wraps up early with time to spare.  Otherwise, we can save the items till December.

We will plan to meet in the same location again on Dec. 1  from 10-noon provided the room is available (will confirm soon).  We thought we'd just have a sew in that day in order to get to know each other   Please bring your sewing machine or hand sewing projects.  A couple of members volunteered to bring refreshments.  Our assignment is to all make creative nametags for this meeting.  We will also have an ugly FQ swap so bring your worst.

Then we moved on to show and tell.


Here is Peg with her garden patchwork quilt top.


These blocks are all variations on the log cabin, made by Samantha.  She is trying to decide how she will put them together!


These are also Samantha's logcabins, intended for her bed quilt.


This is a quilt top in progress made by Robin.


Here is Stephanie showing one of her new pillow covers using the mod mosaic design.  She's been practicing her free motion quilting.


This is a sweet baby quilt made by Samantha for her cousin's baby.  She did a great job on the woodgrain FMQ.


These projects by Diane were a part of an online course she took with Angela Walters.


Laura shared her Spinning Stars quilt top that she is in the process of handquilting.


Nancy made this Swoon quilt top for a friend's baby.  The mom doesn't like pink, imagine!


Lisa is working on a long term scrap quilt project intended for her bed.


Gillian just finished up this quilt using Anna Maria Horner's Feather Bed pattern and voiles.


Aimee made this plus mini quilt using her shot cotton collection.  Notice how she pieced that binding!

Then we distributed the door prized and chatted a bit.

Thanks everyone for the great turnout!

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