Saturday, January 3, 2015

January meeting recap

Our first meeting of 2015 was held at the Stratham Library and featured a bag construction workshop led by Jess. Laura hosted her first meeting as president with aplomb. Business items included:

- Notice of the Boston Modern Quilt Guild show at Fabric Place in Natick beginning at their January 24 meeting, from 3-6, with food and mingling. The quilts on display will be up for a month, with viewing hours on the weekends.
- Our charity quilt arrived safely in Austin and will be hung at the QuiltCon show.
- Retreat second payments will be due in early January (~2nd week) via Paypal, notice will go out via email.
- Payments for the Sheri Lynn Wood workshop are due by Jan 31st. Please mail to the P.O. Box.
- Gathering Exhibit update: May meeting is the deadline for the mini quilt challenge and a sew-in for a raffle quilt will be held at the April meeting.
Our members were busy despite the holiday season so Show and Tell was a treat.

Melanie had a [nearly] finished Anna Maria Horner quilt that endured several affronts from water damage and magic markers but managed to be spectacular anyway.

Kali continues to rock the Kona Pomegranate (sunglasses not provided) and did a fantastic quilting job on this mini.

Laura showed off the Do Good Stitches Dessert block quilt. A triumph that included setting triangles, consulting the Pythagorean Theorem and battling minkee. The on point design with the secondary design is a winner that will make some little girl very happy.

Diane showed off a lovely Missouri Star quilt with a soothing palette and darling bird panels that look like applique. The hand quilting detail around the birds is charming.

Stephanie had a productive month that included some clutch envy, not-so-stash-busting rainbow potholders and this darling quilt made by her six year old daughter. Like mother, like daughter.

Mary made a quilt top for an ailing cat of her vintage loving sister with vintage sheets.

And another futile stash busting attempt with this string quilt made from Portsmouth Fabric Company scraps.

Allison's black and white quilt may look familiar but this is #4 Baby Quilt and she found out that a #5 is needed. Yikes!

Nancy had a Tokyo Subway mini that is a stunner.

Bag making began with some trepidation (see Laura's expression) but Jess' gentle affirmations and confidence-building tutelage, sewing began.

Steph and Mary dove right in.

Melanie looked on while Kali worked on some straps.

 Laura was finally convinced that inset zippers weren't all that bad.

And the inevitable "Yahoo!" moment is celebrated with our fearless instructor. Thanks again for a great workshop, Jess.

Next month we will be having a Batting workshop with Sue Trask at the Fremont Library. See you then!

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