Sunday, April 5, 2015

April Meeting Recap

We were thinking spring and thinking Kite Tails this past Saturday. We used this meeting to sew blocks for our raffle quilt for the Gathering later this year.
Laura began by revealing the SMQG logo, inspired by our banner. Lots of possibilities exist to further the SMQG "Brand" with totes, tees and much more.
Laura also gave a quick demonstration of creating sleeves for our mini quilts. The minis - your modern interpretation of a traditional block in solids - are due complete with 2" sleeve and label at the May meeting.

Laura reported that the Riley Blake challenge fabric is still being rolled out. She'll check in on the MQG site for any updates.

Amy said that the next MQG Charity Challenge should be announced in the next few weeks and we should plan time for discussion.

Mary unveiled the lottery block pattern for the next two months - The Greek Cross featured on Fresh Lemons. The tutorial is here if you missed the handout. Mary says ... We’re going to go scrappy with these blocks, so use any colors and prints you’d like!  The center cross should be all one fabric, and the outer HSTs can be any other fabric.  Just be sure to use a white or “reads as” white for the background!

On to the sewing....

The raffle quilt features Amy's Kite Tail pattern with Anna Maria Horner's Dowry line. Amy had prepped the paper pieced blocks and led a demonstration.

With our "A" sides and "B" sides, tops sorted from bottoms and directional prints all figured out, we headed to our machines. Production began in full swing.

Despite our diligence, the blocks remain unfinished. Stay tuned for an informal sew-in to complete them.

An epic Show and Tell is in store for May but Robin wanted us to see this gorgeous quilt that's off to her sister's and won't be here next month. Our own Mary did the long-arming! Beautiful!

The retreat is only weeks away!! Next month bring your backlog of Show and Tell.

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