Saturday, February 8, 2020

Fabulous February







Despite concerns about the weather 
the intrepid Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild met again!

     








  •  ·  We approved the minutes from January.
  •  ·    Voted to amend our bylaws
  •  ·    Treasurer,  Bethany gave a report on our funds, and details about retreat payments due (can be extended to 1/15)  Room rates are the same as last year see Retreat tab for details. 
  •  ·    We received a form from Diane to select the years activities.
  •   ·  Diane made a presentation of the new Lottery Block: Disappearing Arrows, see Blocks and Challenges Tab, and a couple of pointers on the Snap Bag Marylee showed us in January.



Ongoing 


We assembled our color studies for Kinship challenge on a board:




           The colors are many and varied, both square and rectangular blocks are represented.  We will probably hear more on the future of this from Diane.


Show and tell


Bethany shows her quilt of many streets: Streets are listed chronologically from bottom up








No rhyme or reason to the R on the back — just trying to use up an extra block






And it is even more interesting the closer you look





Kate had limited planning abilities last month so she just worked with scraps.  Outcome a History apron.



Many quilts from her first to her last, and backed with a shirt project from family vacation.


Patty’s hands haven’t been up to quilting lately but she showed us her knitting project.  Warmth in the making!




And Paula showed us her Matchbox quilt from Moda (yellow and white, w/ red/orange binding)  Small, but look at the beautiful finish!





We also mentioned our favorite places for fabrics:

Fat Quarter Shop — flash sale on Tuesdays
Fabric bubb — has all the Kona fabric colors in stock at all time
Connecting Threads — lots of their stuff is made in U.S.
Sewfisticated — Somerville, Dorchester
Fabric.com — the more you buy, the lower the prices
Hawthorne Supply — AGF — good quality, with a good sale section
Stash Fabrics