September 29, 2014

September 2014 Meeting Recap

Announcements
-- Quilt Con Sposoring Charity Challenge
The quilt has to be made by the entire guild. Charity Coordinator will be posting about the specific color and block requirements. The block needs to be of an 8-point star any size (6" - 24") any type. The block needs to have a white background. Please bring your completed blocks to the October meeting. 
--Upcoming Speakers/Meetings:
October- This meeting will be an Accuquilt cutting party. Let us know which dies you would like to use. This meeting will be in the regular location at the South Fork Recreation Center.
November- This meeting will be the Holiday Party. This will be a chance for everyone to bring a pot luck dish, chat, and hang out with friends. There will also be a holiday themed swap, more details to come at the October meeting.
--Presents for speakers: you can sign up at the next meeting to make a gift for our speakers.
-- Emails: If you are having trouble receiving the blog emails or national guild emails, please let us know.
-- New Raffle Quilt- the quilt was made by Kelly Wood. A photo will be up on the blog. Tickets are $5 for 6 tickets or $1 for 1 ticket.
-- We now have new officers for 2015 and the vote was unanimous! Congratulations Liz Bowen, Lee Monroe, Sherri Collette and Ann Monroe!
--Name Tags- if anyone is new to our guild and would like to swap name tags let us know and we will pair you up with a  partner.
-- South Fork is having their annual Fall Carnival on October 24th, they are asking for candy donations.
-- Guild Dues are $25 for a year, they are due by the January 2015 meeting.

We would like to thank Sara Lawson for speaking at our September guild meeting about interfacing and showing off her incredible bags!

September 28, 2014

The Modern Quilt Guild Challenge

As I mentioned in the meeting the national guild has put forth a challenge to make quilts that will be going to a children' charity and they want each guild to submit one quilt for QuiltCon next year. The quilt must only use the colors that were selected by the National Guild in this post
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The quilt must also use alternate grid work for the layout. 
Super stellar "Rainbow Punch" wonky star quilt by Mjdechenault.
Lovely Rainbow Wonky Stars quilt by Laurraine Yuyama or Patchwork Pottery.
After some planning with Lee it was discussed that the best thing to do would be to have each person make similar blocks using the same background fabric color. A block that has a great deal of variety and would be great way to showcase the individual members in our guild is the 8 point star with a white background fabric. I have pulled a large number of examples and put the in a pinterest folder that you are welcome to use for inspiration. Feel free to make the blocks any size between 6 inches and 24 inches to the meeting next month on October 28 so that we can start working on an awesome layout for out submission. 

Here are a few of my favorite examples. 
block-- Colorado Star-- 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars by Carol Doak.Constellations by Lizzy House | Star Quilt Blockpaper piecing star block 15 by wombatquilts, via FlickrMartha Washington Star, part of Quilter's World's FREE Quilt Block of the Month. Get the download here: http://www.quiltersworld.com/Quilt_Block/?id=2  "Like" the Quilter's World Facebook page so you don't miss a single monthly installment: https://www.facebook.com/QuiltersWorldMag
Liberated (emergency) Baby Quilt {tutorial} back (apr 3, 2012)
Can't Wait to see what all you guys come up with. 

September 1, 2014

August 2014 Meeting Recap

Announcements
-- New Challenge using pastel fabrics through the National Modern Quilt Guild. Ask us if you are not sure where to get more details or to request fabric.
--Upcoming Speakers/Meetings:
September- Sara Lawson (Sew Sweetness) - Sept. 23rd, 6:30pm, South Fork meeting room, $5 at the door.
 She will be hosting a bag workshop (Sept. 24th, 9am - 3pm at Sewingly Yours) which includes her book. Prices are $90 for non-members, $80 for members. Workshop sign up sheet is at Sewingly Yours.
October- This meeting will be an Accuquilt cutting party. Let us know which dies you would like to use.
--Presents for speakers: you can sign up at the next meeting to make a gift for our speakers.
-- Emails: If you are having trouble receiving the blog emails or national guild emails, please let us know.
-- Swap- The upcoming swap will be a pillow swap. It can be any size pillow but no pillowcases. The swap exchange will take place at the Sept. Meeting. If you would like to sign up with your name/email you can contact our swap coordinator, Teri Emerson.
-- We have slated our new officers for 2015, elections will be in October.
--Name Tags- if anyone is new to our guild and would like to swap name tags let us know and we will pair you up with a  partner.

We would like to thank Karen Gray for speaking at our August guild meeting about how she got started quilting and showing off her gorgeous quilts!

August 21, 2014

Karen Gray to Speak this Tuesday

We are pleased that Karen Gray will be speaking this Tuesday. She was snowed out back in January. Karen is full of fabulous ideas and it will be a night to remember. Karen hosts Modern Fabric Group Therapy at The Little General and makes amazing quilts! 

We meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at Southfork Community Center behind Cricket's Nest on Country Club at 6:30 pm.