Wednesday, December 5, 2012

November Meeting Recap!

Happy December!  It's hard to believe that the holidays and the end of the year are quickly approaching.  We had a busy November meeting and planned for the months ahead.  Here is a quick recap of the November meeting:

1.  We viewed the completed group quilt, which turned out beautifully!  It has been entered into the QuiltCon show, and we may also enter it into the upcoming Broward show.

2.  We have two Round Robin quilts starting up, with great center panels as an inspiration.  If you are interested in adding a row or side to the quilts, just speak up at the next meeting.
3.   We discussed the donation quilt to QuiltCon (not our citrus-colored one).  In a subsequent email, I asked for additional blocks or yardage to complete the quilt top.  Please bring the blocks or yardage to the December meeting.

4.  We discussed the Bee blocks for November.  Bee members were asked to make "improv chevron" blocks using THIS tutorial.  It was challenging but fun! 
October's Bee Blocks
We also noted that the Bee was ending after the December meeting.  If you are interested in joining Round 2 of the Bee (it is a yearlong commitment), please sign up at the December meeting or email me!

5.  We had Sarah, a wonderfully talented quilter, discuss her beautiful quilt labels and ideas about how to label quilts.  It is a great way to add history and value to your quilts!

6.  Quilt News and Events:
--The Boca Raton Museum of Art is still hosting a show called "Politics Not as Usual:  Quilts with Something to Say."  If you haven't had a chance to see the exhibit, don't miss out on this wonderful event! 
--The New York Metro Mod Quilters, eQuilter and Bumble Beans are requesting quilts for Hurricane Sandy victims.  Click HERE for more information about how to donate quilts.
--Quiltcon (the Modern Quilt Guild's first convention) will be hosting a quilt show in February.  
7.  We discussed the ongoing Pinterest board for the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, which you can find here:
8.  For our "Things to Bring" for the December meeting, members are requested to make "holiday crackers!"  
Steps:  (a) find an empty roll of toilet paper; (b) stuff the inside of the roll with a few small quilt notions, such as a spool of thread, a needlebook, a small pincushion, etc.; (c) wrap a piece of fabric (about a fat quarter size) around the toilet paper roll and tie a bow at either end to make it look like a wrapped piece of taffy; (d) swap the crackers at the next meeting and get your surprise treats!

9.  As another December event, we are having Johanna from StitchCraft discuss the latest collections and finds from Quilt Market!  Come for an interesting discussion!
10.  As a final December event, feel free to bring in (non-messy) holiday snacks for a potluck celebration!
11.  Just in case you missed the last post, the newest quilter, Sabrina Judith, was born on November 26th, 2012 at 10:41am.  Everyone is happy and healthy! 

Show-and-tell:  As a final wrap-up, here are some great November show and tell photos!