March 15, 2021

Triad Modern Quilt Guild

 Ann Monroe opened the meeting  on 2/23/21cat 6:30pm,with 18 participants.

She asked if there was any feedback from those attending Quilt Con- there were several

glitches. MQG will offer refunds if necessary.

Karen Camm reported that we have two new members- Jennifer and Hannah.

Beth Swaim has collected two large bags of dental supplies for Senior Services.

For March she is collecting lotion, lip balm and moisturizers and liquid soap

 which you can leave on her front porch at 2960 Kedron Ct.  Phone # 336 655-4186.

 Please drop off March 6-14.  She needs donation quilts finished at 48-60".

Bowl cozies are swaps for March. Another project will be announced by Kara Libby for April.

Heather Zifchak will send an email to promote orders for Mrs. Pumpkins items. 

There will be an upcoming raffle for the Featherweight machine.

Sheri Colette has 5 quilts to be quilted and needs volunteers. Towana, Cynthia,

 Elizabeth and Heather offered to help.

Rosanne, program chm., mentioned upcoming programs:

March:  Cotton- from field to manufacturing

April:  English Paper Piecing (EPP)

May:  Sewing machine Feet and uses

August:    A workshop with Timna Tarr focusing on color and stitched mosaics

                ( more information to follow)

Ann Monroe introduced tonight's program and thanked the volunteers for their book reviews.

Ellen Quillen  presented "Modern Patchwork Home" which featured 1 page explanations of 

Flying Geese, EPP, Foundation Paper Piecing, and Curves, This book is not for a beginner.

Cynthia Lees presented "Kaffe Fassett"s redo of Antique Quilts from the 1800's.

 which is more like a coffee table book. It features redo's of several types of quilts from FPP

 to hand-pieced with Y seams.

Heather Zifchak presented" Tilda's World Studio" by Tone Finnenger which has 50 crafts, stuffed animals

,etc. with easy readable patterns, to scale templates, which lend themselves to using scraps.

This book is good for a beginner and younger person. Heather showed a hair bow she made from

 scraps. Tilda's is on Facebook and Instagram.

Ann Monroe reviewed Walk and Walk 2.0 by Jacquie Gering . A walking foot does better with straight

 line quilting . If you have dual feed on your machine you don't always need a walking foot.

Walk 2.0 is more advanced than Walk, in which some of the designs used were argyle, gentle curves,

 sashiko  and straight line quilting.

Lee Monroe introduced us to "Sew n' Quilt" by Susan Beal,  This book has basics with small projects

 geared for teens and young adults.  It is a good book for learning embroidery, patchwork, and

construction of bags. Originally from NC, the author shows things she likes to quilt and documents

 stories about them.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 23rd at 6:30 pm. 

You will receive  zoom invitation prior to the meeting.

Happy quilting, Elizabeth Morgan

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