Sunday, August 13, 2017

August Meeting Recap

On Saturday, August 5, we met at the Lane Memorial Library in Hampton, NH.

We discussed the following business:
Jen Carlton-Bailly workshops Sept 9-10: No regular meeting is scheduled for September; it has been replaced by Jen’s workshops. (NOTE: NO block of the month will be due in September!) Both workshops are to be held from 9 am to 4 pm with a break for lunch in the West Newbury Town Hall Annex (381 Main St., West Newbury, MA). Panera lunch will be ordered. All workshop fees should already be paid. If you are registered for a workshop please refer to the supply list Amy sent via email on June 25. There is a note in the PDF supply list about ordering plastic templates, if you would like to do so.
Festival of Trees: our application has been sent in (thanks Nancy!) and the 4 ornaments per member will be due at the November meeting. Please see the July Meeting Recap for instructions and inspiration links. Dates for the festival itself are November 17-19.
Strawbery Banke:  Paula received communication from Strawbery Banke asking if we would be willing to show quilts at the Fall Festival on October 7. Paula asked for potential committee volunteers who will step in if we move forward with the project (thanks Letty, Hildy, Barbara, Mary Lee, Kathy, and Diane!) and collected questions to ask when she tours the property. Find your mini quilt from the Gathering...and READ THIS PDF for more information!
Upcoming meetings: October in Kingston, NH for officer nominations, Dec swap name draw, and crayon challenge voting. Please consider whether you would like to fill any of the four available officer positions and contact any of our current officers with questions; November in Brentwood, NH for charity pillowcase sew and annual election; December in Hampton, NH for annual end-of-year celebration and swap fun. We will be making the Boxy Bag from the Kelby Sews Tutorial to swap.
Crayon Box Challenge is due at the October meeting, details can be found here: Crayon Box Challenge
The next lottery block is due at the November meeting, so you have several months to make one or many. Information for the November block lottery block is HERE

The 2018 Retreat will be held at the Franciscan on May 3-6, 2018. Please contact JoAnne via email if you would like to serve on the retreat committee.
A yellow Olfa rotary cutter was found at the retreat this past May, please contact Nancy if you are missing one.
Show and Tell
Robin showed off her finished retreat project, which was quilted by Carrie Zizza.

Amy showed her Triangle Toss and Namaste quilts.

Suzanne showed two bright charity quilts that she quilted on her longarm.

Barbara showed off her retreat project from this past May.

Barb finished her husband’s quilt after beginning it at the 2016 retreat.

Diane participated in a “hoop along” challenge, finished the table runner she was working on at retreat, and participated in Sherri Lynn Wood’s Van Gogh challenge, showing one prototype project and one final entry.

Paula finished her four tree ornaments.

Thanks to Amy for her presentation on EQ 7. We had many questions answered and were all impressed by the program’s many useful functions.