July 26, 2015

July Meeting Reminder

Meeting reminder for July 28, 6:30 PM.  Bring the first quilt you made (finished or unfinished) to share with the group.  The fat quarter lottery color is AQUA.  Should be fun.

July 6, 2015

June Meeting Recap

The meeting was opened by Liz welcoming our new members and visitors. Tickets were distributed for the raffle and system was explained. Members were encouraged to please wear their name tags.  The  Members were given their 2015 guild membership cards and guidelines.  Liz shared an article by the "Sewing Lawyer".

Announcements:

  • Next months meeting will be on July 28, and it will be a member sharing the experience. Please bring the first quilt you ever made, complete or incomplete, to share with the group. 
  • The fat quarter lottery color for next month will be AQUA.  
  • Quilt Con 2016 will be held in Pasadena California and in 2017 Savannah Georgia. 
  • The South Fork Recreation Center will be hosting the Firecracker Festival, July 18.  Local artisans will have to have craft items available for purchase. 
  • The row by row experience has started in all 50 states and Canada.  Stop by participating shops to pick up your row and license plate. Be the first to bring a completed quilt with at least eight rows to one of the participating shops and receive 25 fat quarters as a prize.
Business:

  • There will be board positions opening.  If you are  interested in serving on the board please let one of the current board members know.  
  • The treasures report was given. 
  • Lee introduced the pouch swap for Katie and personal choice slips were passed to members who were interested in participating.  The slips were filled out and then redistributed to your "secret swap mate".  The August 25th meeting was set as the swap date.  If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to participate, check the previous TMQG blog post for instructions from Katie or email her at  Karma.willow.designs@gmail.com  

Program: 

We were excited to welcome Tessa Walker, The Sewing Chick,http://thesewingchick.com as our guest.  She gave a great demonstration of machine binding.  

June 25, 2015

Pouch Swap

So I know not everyone was able to make it to the meeting earlier this week (myself included) but I wanted to give everyone the opportunity to take part in the pouch swap that we will be exchanging at AUGUST'S meeting. If you didn't get a chance to sign up at the meeting or weren't at the meeting please send me the following information in an email to Karma.willow.designs@gmail.com and I will forward you your partners information. 

Name ___ 
favorite colors _____ 
favorite fabric designers or lines ___
dislikes _____
Preferences for this swap (size, pattern, ect) _____

Other online information (IG, Pinterst, Ect) _____
Other things that you like __________________

I would like to have anyone interested to respond by July 17th at 9am and I will forward out partners right away. 

Some cute examples are below 

MochiDotsDouble zippered Sewfrench bagSimple zippered pouch - Cotton Candy Stripe (orange)

June 18, 2015

June meeting reminder

Last month's meeting was so wonderful with Jen Kingwell that we forgot to mention the upcoming things for this month. 

First off the meeting is of course Tuesday June 23 at the usual location and our speaker is going to be Tessa Walker -- The Sewing Chick. Tessa will be demoing her easy binding technique and she's always inspiring with the other awesome projects that she brings. 

Secondly -- a reminder that we have been trying to get the Fat Quarter lottery swap going that we talked about initially a few months ago. Bring however many Fat quarters you would like as this increases your odds of taking some new goodies home. This month's theme is Low Volume

Next -- Senior Services is also doing another donation drive for the seniors that they serve and they are asking for donations of non perishable foods, personal care items, household cleaning products and pet care items (as many of the seniors have small dogs or cats as companion animals). You can bring these to the meeting or drop them off directly with senior services. 

Hope to see everyone next week.