Saturday, March 2, 2013

March Meeting Recap

Our meeting was held in Stratham today, in a great meeting room, thanks to Paula.  We started off with show and tell.  Above is Laura's flying geese quilt.

Here is Stephanie's Ron Swanson quilt, made for her husband.

Paula completed her Twister project from last month's meeting!

Diane shared an example of a Drunkard's Path design with us since we were focusing on curved piecing today.

Samantha shared her Madrona Road Challenge since she couldn't make it last time.

One of our MANY new members today shared her quilt as you go linen valences.  I am certain that I don't have all the new members names yet...I think that this is Michelle?  Please correct me if I am wrong.

I am thrilled to say that Robin fell in love with paper piecing at the Dec. meeting and pieced this star!

Here is a lucky new member (Mary I think???) who attended QuiltCon and took Angela Walter's quilting class. 

And finally, Becca shared her paper pieced block from the Quiet Play quilt along.

After show and tell, we dicsussed charity sewing.  Laura agreed to take the Sew Fresh Fabrics charity quilt top, backing and batting and finish up that quilt for donation. (Peg, please contact her about that!)  We discussed the possibility of making pillowcases with drawstrings for children taken into foster care to put their belongings in.  We were concerned about the idea of drawstrings combined with later use as a pillowcover.  We decided to simply make pillowcase and perhaps add velcro to some to serve as bags, or the children can just gather them together and hold them but they will have a nice pillowcase later to remind them that someone cared.  We will be sewing as many as we can at our July meeting.  Jo Ann will lead a quick demo on a pillowcase making technique at that meeting.  Fabric requirements will be sent out in June.

Asbury challenge charm packs were handed out to 16 members.  We will bring those back to the next meeting and vote on a winner as we did with the Madrona Road Challenge.

Samantha Russell is organizing a Kokka swap.  She took some names and will be sharing pictures of 12 fabrics soon, on Facebook, the Flickr group or here.

Finally, we discussed our next meeting.  We will meet in Hampton in April to discuss Electric Quilt Software.  Come with questions!

Our next meetings:

April:  Hampton, EQ software
May:  South Hampton, fabric dying
June:  Stratham, fabric collage
July:  West Newbury, pillow cases for children/charity
August:  West Newbury, topic to be determined

If you have suggestions for meeting topics please email me.  Diane mentioned discussed blogs and growing your blog, etc.  Please feel free to suggest other topics or topics that you feel you could lead a workshop on as well.

We then had a quick demonstation of the Sizzix Big Shot.  Everyone had a chance to cut bottle or Drunkard's Path pieces for a pillow front and I did a quick demonstration on how to sew both.

1 comment:

Laura C @ littleandlots said...

My husband was impressed that you got the recap written so quickly: he likes to see what I am doing at "quilt club"! Thanks, Amy!