The meeting on October 2nd was a busy one. It was a packed house, with over 50 members attending the meeting. On the agenda was our business meeting, the monthly fat quarter draw, the pouch exchange with the Highland Quilters (yay!) and a library show and share, as well as a program presentation by Barb R. on accurate piecing of narrow borders.
As usual, we kept the business meeting as short as possible. Check your newsletter to see who won this month’s fat quarter draw. Next month’s fat quarter draw will be for Christmas themed fabrics – and surely, you’re already working on Christmas projects so it should be a breeze to find a fat quarter or two. The meeting Minutes will be coming your way. Please pay particular attention to calls for some volunteer help. We’re hoping to secure our Quilt Show Chair soon – if you have an interest in leading or working on that team, please let us know! Soon!
Do you like to write? Interested in trying your hand at a blog post or two? Or perhaps you’d like to work on the Guild’s on line calendar. If so, please let me know. Not a lot of work, and not too challenging, and we can always use some help.
Sew and Tell was quite a show, with over 20 items displayed and discussed. Take a sneak peek below but be sure to check out the Fickr album HERE
The meeting was followed by our Guild Project Pouch Exchange. The exchange was held with the Highland Quilt Guild and everyone was delighted to open their package to discover what their ‘pouch pal’ had made for them in exchange for the pouches we sent their way. They were lots of fun to make but even more fun to receive!
Our program last Monday was two fold. Our library was on full display. Lots of new books have been added over the past year so this was a chance to take a long look at what the library has to offer as regular meetings don’t always offer enough time to check out the books. Don’t forget – you can always check the newsletter for information on new library buys and if you are wondering whether you want to splurge on a new book, be sure to check HERE first to see if the Guild already has it. If we don’t, you might want to check with Judy at email@example.com to see if the Guild has plans to buy it before you go ahead and order.
The second part of our program was all about skill building. Barb R. shared her method for piecing very accurate narrow borders – we are talking VERY narrow, at 1/4″ or 1/8″. I am always amazed to discover easy ways to do difficult things – many thanks to Barb for sharing this technique. She even gave us free samples with the handout, to remind us exactly how this was done.
Hope to see you at the next meeting on November 6. Meeting details will be in the November newsletter and posted on the Guild on line calendar when available.
Well, I am off to turkey dinner with the family. I hope that you too are enjoying family time this long weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!