Saturday, November 3, 2012

November 3rd meeting with Alissa

We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to hear Alissa Haight Carlton speak this afternoon at our SMQG meeting.  She shared images of many of her quilts and also managed to carry six or so in her luggage to show us!  We were joined by the BMQG for this meeting which was the first of many joint ventures, I hope.

Alissa spoke about her personal quilting progression from wonky log cabins through her current work, her two books, and the establishment of the MQG.  Her little baby boy was an angel through her whole talk (thanks in part, to her twin sister who was caring for him in the back of the hall).

We had a little time for show and tell.  Rebecca from the BMQG shared two of her beautiful quilts.

This quilt satisfies the fairy love of a little girl and the modern quilting aesthetic of her mom!

Laura's spectrum quilt was made from a pattern in Elizabeth Hartman's new book.

Nancy shared a paper pieced table runner.

Stephanie made a fun pincushion for a swap.

Here are the members of the BMQG who were in attendance, along with Alissa. My little munchkins sneaked into the picture.

The next meeting will be Dec. 1, hopefully at the Annex (I will confirm that this week). It will be a sew in-we plan to have a cutting station and an ironing station set up so you need to bring fewer items. Remember to bring one ugly fat quarter for swap and to make a creative nametag!

1 comment:

Holly said...

That looks like so much fun! Glad Alissa was able to come talk to your new guild - I bet it gave you lots of inspiration!