May 15, 2012

may meeting recap (the one with the quilt dad)

what a meeting.

as if it weren't enough that we were meeting at the fabulous home of karen gray design, we had the quilt dad in town to give a little talk on how he became a world famous quilt icon. :)

before he took the stage, we talked about a few other things.

first, angie thanked our gracious host, karen gray, who then subsequently announced that she had sold her shop to gina ponzi of little general designs.

then, angie made a bunch of announcements about upcoming june events, that i'm going to post in a seperate blog (after confirming names, dates, places, times, blogs, etc with angie). :)

colleen gave a swap update...
our doll quilts will be due in june (for those that signed up).  please post pictures in the flickr group even it is just a sneak peak.  also, be sure to bring your quilt wrapped or in a bag, "because that's fun" says colleen.

we all turned in our challenge blocks for colleen's birthday, orange star blocks.  she's going to put them together and make a top for scan.

for july, we are going to participate in the quiltcon block challenge sponsored by the BIG modern quilt guild.  you can read more about it here.  and here.  we'll send them in together and they'll be used in quilts to be donated to charities in austin, tx.

we are in the middle of signups for the red and aqua summer block swap.  you can sign up by commenting in the flickr discussion.   the number of people who sign up will determine the number of blocks you'll have to make.  they'll be due in september.

then, john adams (the quilt dad) spoke.  already, many of our members have blogged about it and i didn't take one single picture, so i'm just going to link to their posts about it...

quilt dad.

colleen also posted some pics from the rest of the evening here.  as always, there's also some pictures in the flickr group.

and that about sums it up.  next meeting.  june 12th. 6pm. back at sewingly yours.  see you soon!!!

May 8, 2012

Retreat Survey

At our April meeting, we gave out a survey to see about interest in a possible quilt retreat. Here are the results:

There were 10 responses total

1.    How likely to attend on a scale of 1 (no way) to 5 (definitely)?
Seven people responded with a 5
Two people responded with a  4
One person responded with a 3

2.    How far are you willing to travel?
Central NC - 10 responded yes
Mountains/Western NC  - 9 responded yes
Eastern NC/Coast - 6 responded yes, 1 maybe

3.    Do you know of a great place we should consider?
Camp Hanes
Local college of university during the summer
Camp Hanes
No particular place but a scenic area
Camp Hanes
Ridgecrest in Black Mountain (it is a Christian retreat place but I’ve seen lots of different groups there)

4.    Any other suggestions:
Any time of year except December – would prefer 2013
Depending on where we go – off season for a price break!

5.    Volunteer areas checked:
5 people for planning/organizing
2 people for securing sponsors
7 people for setup and decorating
8 people for cleanup
1 person for class instructor
9 people for registration desk

this just in....

ok. it's not JUST in.  
but, it's in.  

quilt dad, john adams, will be speaking at our meeting tonight.  at karen gray design.  
woo hoo!

see you there!

May 7, 2012

may meeting... tomorrow!!

It's already been a month!

Our next meeting is tomorrow night.  At 6pm, as usual....
But, it's NOT AT SEWINGLY YOURS.... we are meeting at Karen Gray Design in Reynolda Village.

Remember to bring your challenge block (orange, 12.5", whatever star pattern you'd like).  Colleen has volunteered to turn our creations into a quilt top for SCAN.

Also, signups have begun for the summer red and aqua block swap.  You can leave a comment on the flickr thread to let Colleen know, or signup tomorrow night, live and in person. :)

Ok.  That's all.
See you tomorrow night.
At 6pm.