Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September Meeting Recap

Greetings from the South Florida MQG! We hope everyone is enjoying the nice autumn weather in South Florida :)

Our September meeting was held on Saturday, September 19th at StitchCraft.

Another packed room for our general meeting.


Patti and Kerrilyn talked about our Month 4 blocks from the Improv QAL. We love watching these blocks come together! It's fun to see everyone's different versions from the same tutorial.

Beautiful QAL blocks!

Monthly Topic : Modern Traditionalism

Patti gave a great presentation on Modern Traditionalism.

Part of Patti's talk on Modern Traditionalism

She also invited members to join her for a game of 9-patch password, where they got to try to make 9-patch blocks more modern.

Marilyn junps in to try out Patti's interactive demo.

Mini Challenge: Everyone got to take home a 9-patch block, and instructions to make it more modern. We'll bring in our new, modernized blocks to the October meeting to show off!
Patti showed how we can make a traditional block look more modern.

Patti will also be teaching a Modern - Traditional Workshop this weekend at StitchCraft. Those who join her will learn how to make a modern quilt top like this:
A sample of the Modern Traditional workshop methods.

Logo Competition:

Our members voted on the two finalists for our log competition. Congratulations to our winner, Alyson! (Alyson's logo is on the top). We had many wonderful submissions to vote on, thank you to all who participated, we're very excited to have a new logo!
Logos by Alyson and Charlotte made it to the final vote!

Block of the Month:

Our September block was the sunrise block in low volume prints. Diane Moss won the BOM lottery!
Lots of beautiful BOM blocks in our "Sunset" color palette this month.

We also got to see our upcoming BOMs for October and November. October's block will be paper pieced, in a beautiful, autumn color palette:
Upcoming BOM blocks for October and November.

Show and Tell:

This month, we had a lot of extra projects to show off in Show & Tell.
To start, the participants in our improv workshop showed off their progress on their improv round robin quilts.

yes, that is Patti on the left with a completely finished quilt!

Tonya also used LoriAnn's blocks to show us some ideas on how to piece them all together:
LoriAnn's blocks from the Improv Round Robin workshop

Many of our members brought in some of their Modern Traditional Quilting Projects for Show & Tell
Nicole showed off this modern EPP Hexi quilt
Patti brought in a Modern Traditional star quilt
Rose brought in this supersized log cabin quilt top
Rose also brought in this large star quilt top
Another beautiful quilt top by Rose
Pam brought her Michael Miller challenge quilt from last year
Pam brought this fun quilt, made from a charm pack!
Pam also showed off this quilt, made with improv pieced slabs.
Ivy brought in this modern tumbler quilt
Here's a photo of the back.
Monica made this mini Bee quilt
Kerrilyn brought in this paper pieced butterfly quilt

  • Andrea, from the Nominations Council, gave us a progress update on the nominations leading up to our first election, this October.
  • Allison announced our opportunity to make our first QuiltCon Charity quilt, as a guild, and enter it in QuiltCon next year. We'll be working on this together for the next few months.
  • Charlotte announced 3 upcoming quilt shows (which we'll have exhibits in), more details will be sent via email.
  • We are having a Holiday Swap in November, where members will make a small gift and swap during the meeting. Details were sent to members on the 20th, we hope to see you all participate in this fun swap!  

We also had our monthly Sewcial, after the meeting. This is a great opportunity to socialize, get to know some other guild members, and enjoy some hand sewing!

Other News:
Thank you again to all who joined us, can't wait to see you again in October!

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