May 29, 2021

Triad Modern Quilt Guild May 25, 2021

 Ann Monroe chaired the meeting for out-going President, Sheri Colette. Sheri was thanked for her service.

Committee reports:

Treasurer, Karen Camm, introduced new members, Jay Rodda (Kara's mother) and Stacie Mawson.

She mentioned that we can use Zelle with no fees, whereas Paypal charges fees. No decision was made at this time to use Zelle.

Community Outreach:

Beverly Swaim will collect soups, canned meats, and peanut butter this month for Senior Services.

Items may be left at  her home or brought to the June meeting at South Fork. Collection dates are June 12-20.


Kara Libby had the recipients of the March swap show their bags. The next swap signup begins June 1 and due by  July 27th. The swap will be an IPhone or IPad holder. Participants may deliver the swap to the recipient or bring it to the blended meeting in July. 

Zoom Sit and Stitch will continue the 1st Tuesday of the month.

Programs: Roseanne Morgan  presented an overview of upcoming programs and meetings.

June's meeting will be Christmas in July- bring a Christmas item to share.

July's meeting will be a  blended meeting at South Fork  with a zoom presentation by Heather Givens,

In August Timna Tarr will present a zoom class at South Fork. 

No programs are scheduled for Sept. and Oct. at this time.

November will be a pot luck and ornament swap at South Fork.

In the future we may have a scissor sharpener for those who are interested. 

Roseanne introduced Lee Monroe, our speaker for tonight's program.

Lee showed and demonstrated quite a few Bernina Sewing machine feet. Some of the feet are the same for other brands of machines.

To begin, Lee explained the stitch plates. One has a single hole, where the needle can't be repositioned, and creates more accurate stitching. The wider hole plate is for moving the needle sideways as in zig zag sewing and free motion quilting. 

The next two feet shown were the Edge Foot and the Blind Hem Foot. which have guides and are used for top stitching and perfect edges.

Feet 52-58 are Teflon coated feet which sew on vinyl and  oil cloth. They lightly grip the fabric.

The open toe ft. has a wide opening for a decorative stitch. 

The Roller Ball Foot, #51 does the same on oil cloth but works best on leather.

To get the same effect as a Teflon foot, you can apply a piece of matte scotch tape on the bottom of a regular foot. 

The Clear Foot #52D is used for decorative stitching, satin stitch and zigzag.

Several different feet are used to ruffle and gather fabric:

The Ruffler foot makes strong  pleats and uses more fabric and good for dust ruffles.

The Gathering Feet #15, and #16 are used in smaller areas.  

The #39C Clear foot can guide cording to space out fabric so you can have fullness where you want it. Gymp or 12 wt. thread can be used for cording.

The Button  Attachment Foot #18 attaches buttons.

The Binder Attachment Foot can feed bias tape through in one step. This foot is best used for placements, not heirloom quilts.

The Flat Felt Foot #71 can slide in already made bias tape.

The Spanish Hem Foot can sew two pieces of fabric together (side by side)

The Circle Embroidery Foot can sew any decorative stitch into a circle. Use tear-away stabilizer when using this foot.

When doing Free Motion Quilting , Lee recommends using Bernina's Stitch Regulator which keeps stitches evenly spaced.

The Ruler Foot rides against the edge of rulers and has attachments for circles.

The Walking Foot moves fabric from the top and has it's own feed dogs.

And lastly, the Free Motion Couching Foot can guide cording while doing free motion quilting.

Ellen Quillen presented Show n' Tell. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Happy quilting, 

Elizabeth Morgan, Secretary

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