January meeting – recap

 

Hello Modern Quilters!

Whether you made it to the meeting or not there’s lots of info for you in January’s recap!

Announcements

Bylaw revision will take place in February.  The current ones are on the member page of the blog.  The revised bylaws will be posted there before we vote.

Thank you to our generous sponsors of the shop hop!  

Boline’s

Sewing Studio

Peace & Applique Too

The Treadle

Member/Visitor report–34 members attending and 2 guests.

We looked at the new MQG resource page and members were encouraged to look at webinars, block and quilt patterns, and articles.  All are free to members. Another great resource is Angela Walter’s show Midnight Quilting which can be found on youtube or her web page. And coming soon….Fresh Quilting, an MQG quilting show that will be available to members soon.

Librarian Report  Carole Benson reports that the books have not arrived yet, but once they do members can check out books for $1 per month. There will be a wait list set up for popular books and a binder of the books available for check out will be maintained

Is it time to destash your sewing room? We will be collecting fabric, tools, books, etc. for a big garage sale type fundraiser for our HeartBeat Quilts at the April meeting.  You can bring your donations to the February, March or April meeting.  Lori Levar and Sue Kaiser are in charge of this effort.  If you’d like to help, see them at the February meeting.

Would you like to be a Queen of Hearts at our February meeting? We’re having a contest and here’s how you can win! Make a heart block and you’ll be in a drawing to be Queen of Hearts!  Or, make the most hearts and be the Queen of Many Hearts!  Or, make a beautiful, creative heart, win the viewers choice and be the Queen of all our Hearts!  All the blocks will be used in our HeartBeat quilts.

Check out the HeartBeat page for a link to a pattern or use any pattern you like!  Please use only bright solids.

An email has been sent with all the info for our first workshop of the year. Lori Levar will be teaching the Sew Together Bag on Saturday, March 4 from 9-3 pm.  Deadline for sign up is February 14.

Viv Browning announced a bus trip to Rosemont for the IQF on April 6.  More info soon!

2017 Goal Setting  Members were given last year’s index cards to review their goals for 2016 and given new cards to make goals for 2017.  Members broke into small groups to  share What do I want to Learn and What do I want to Do in 2017.

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Block Lotto will be the L block. Ann Groonwald the 10 x 10 in block using 3 tiers and any colors. Find the tutorial here.

A big thank you to Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild for permission to use their materials for our L block design workshop. Members broke into small groups to design quilts with modern elements like asymmetry, negative space and altered grids.

Show and Tell Pictures

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