November 20, 2016

Holiday Party this Tuesday

Our next meeting is our annual holiday party! We will have a fairly short business meeting and then enjoy our holiday snacks and holiday swap. Remember, you can bring a sweet or savory snack to share with everyone. Finger foods are best, but plates, napkins and all drinks will be provided by the guild.
The swap is also optional.  You can make any holiday decor items you would like that fits in a small paper lunch bag. Do your best! But remember, our guild is full of all level sewists!
We also encourage you to bring a donation for Senior Services!  You can bring common toiletry and household items. They love getting travel size toiletries. Canned and non-spoiling food are also great. We will collect cash and buy gift cards for them too!
See you Tuesday!

November 19, 2016

TMQG November CHRISTMAS meeting

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our Christmas gathering, this Tuesday, November 22.  Bring an hors d'oeuvre to share.  Paper products and drinks will be supplied. We will have a gift exchange.  Please bring a handmade item that will fit in a lunch sized bag.  Fun, fellowship, and  show and tell, will kick start the holiday season. 

Our October meeting gave us a look at Improv Quilting, by member Sarah Lowry.  She had an awesome trunk show and inspired many of us to step out of the box. The following are her suggested references.  

          Improv Quilting Resources (by no means a comprehensive list)

People and Blogs to check out:

Katie Pederson: Sew Katie Did - http://www.sewkatiedid.com/blog/

Jacquie Gering: Tallgrass Prairie Studio - http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/

Sherri Lynn Wood: Daintytime - http://daintytime.net/

Cheryl Arkisonhttp://www.cherylarkison.com/

Alexandra LedgerwoodTeaginny Designs - http://teaginnydesigns.blogspot.com/

Victoria Findlay Wolf: http://vfwquilts.com/

Timna Tarr (coming to teach us!): http://www.timnatarr.com/

Melissa Averinoshttp://www.melissaaverinos.com/

Inspiration: 

Gees Bend Quilts –

http://www.soulsgrowndeep.org/gees-bend-quiltmakers 

http://www.auburn.edu/academic/other/geesbend/explore/catalog/slideshow/

International Quilt Study Center (in general and these specific online exhibits) –

African American Quilts from the Cargo Collections-http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/cargo/home.html

Victorian Crazy Quilts - http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/fairyland/crazy_quilts.html

 

The 2017 officers were approved by the membership in attendance.  

Treasures report was given. Available for review upon request. 

Membership drive has been successful, but if you still need to pay  your $25, 2017 dues it's not to late. 

October 24, 2016

October Meeting featuring member Sarah Lowry

Our meeting, Tuesday night, will feature member Sarah Lowry and her "Improv" quilting technique.  Sarah has created some beautiful artistic quilts and will be sharing her quilts and her process with us.  Meeting will be at 6:30 at South Fork Community Center.

We have had an awesome summer of programs and fellowship.  Christmas in June to benefit Senior Services provided gift cards and toiletries for local seniors.  In July Tessa Walker was our guest and showcased her bags.  August brought a representative form June Taylor with demos of  a number of notions followed by a give away of the notion.   September gave us an opportunity to meet Carolyn Friedlander with workshop opportunities at Sewingly Yours the following day. 

The raffle quilt was awarded at the September meeting.  Margie Lamb was the winner of the Lazy Sunday and Lee Monroe was the winner of the Day Break quilt.  Thank you to all members who participated in selling tickets. 

The 2017  slate of officers was presented to the membership voting will take place at the October meeting:

  President, Lee Monroe
Co-Vise President, Liz  Bowen and  Amber Dietz
Secretary, Amy Shively
Treasurer, Sarah Lowry

Committee Chairs:
Raffle Quilt, Muriel Riggs
Swaps, Amanda Hinshaw
Charity Quilts, Sheri Collette and Ann Monroe

2017 Membership Drive is underway.  We are currently making plans for the 2017 program schedule and budgeting.  Please try to get your $25 dues paid by the November meeting. 


August 19, 2016