Tuesday, January 15, 2013

December Meeting Recap!

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season and a wonderful end to 2012.  2013 will be an exciting year, full of quilt-y activities and fun!  Here is a recap of the December meeting.

1.  We discussed the QuiltCon charity quilt, which is currently being pieced and will go to a wonderful charitable organization in Austin, TX.  If you have blocks or fabric to donate, please bring them to the January meeting (the quilt is due by February).  If you need a refresher about the specific fabric colors to use, please email me for more information.
2.  We are continuing with the two Round Robin quilts, and they look great so far!  If you are interested in adding a row or side to the quilts, just speak up at the next meeting.

3.  We discussed the Bee blocks for December.  Bee members were asked to make "Giant Shoo-Fly" blocks using THIS tutorial.  It should be a great finished quilt!
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 January meeting or email me!

4.  We had Johanna, the owner of StitchCraft, discuss all of the fun fabrics and trends at the recently quilt markets!  She also discussed all of the exciting upcoming events and classes at StitchCraft.

5.  Quilt News and Events:
--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.  
--The Broward Quilt Expo will be held from March 14th to 16th, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Click HERE for more information!
6.  We discussed the ongoing Pinterest board for the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, which you can find here:  http://pinterest.com/patchworkduck/south-florida-modern-quilt-guild-projects-and-insp/
7.  We swapped "holiday crackers" as our monthly member swap item.  
For our "Things to Bring" for the January meeting, members are requested to make a set of four drink coasters.  They can be in any size, color or pattern that you like!

8.  As a January event, we are having Sue bring in some beautiful examples of quilting with 50-weight thread.  We also have a fun surprise (thanks to our involvement with the Modern Quilt Guild), which involves FREE fabric!
Show-and-tell:  As a final wrap-up, here are some great December show and tell photos!

Reminder:  our next meeting is on Saturday, January 19th, from 10am to 12pm.  See you soon!