June 2017 Meeting Recap

It was nice to meet again after having May off for our retreat. We opened with a finance report and recap of our retreat at Gambill Farm. Nancy spoke about her recent workshop in Blowing Rock with the Mountain Thread Co.

Gloria had several announcements concerning her store..
Summer Classes have been posted
Row by Row 2017 begins June 21st and runs until Sept 5th
– Gloria Sews is participating in the Mid Carolina Run Shop Hop starting June 17th

There will be a quilt show in West Jefferson on July 21 and July 22. Find out more information here: www.ashequilters.com

We added two new members, Tina and Sherri, and welcomed several visitors to our June meeting.

Discussion was held concerning our Friday, Aug 25th Quilt Show. More details will be emailed out.

Show & Tell:

We missed our May “Block of the Month” so we got caught up with a demo for May & June. Directions for all blocks will be emailed soon.

May BOM: Fussy Cut

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June BOM: Ohio Star 2.0

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Lastly, Sabina presented a very intriguing string quilt demo. Using scrap computer paper and a stash of scraps, this technique produces beautiful results. We’re grateful for the generosity and talent of our guild members!

In July we look forward to having our next color installment program by Nancy & Mary Anne.

Remember, starting decided on 1-3 quilts you would like to contribute to our quilt show. We will begin collecting quilts at the July meeting.

April 2017 Meeting Recap

We had a great April meeting — it was nice to see everyone!

Show & Tell:

Our April BOM:

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Along with a grouping of March BOM:

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Lester was with us to showcase a few sewing machines and teach us the important steps of machine maintenance. Keep them clean!

UPCOMING:

We will NOT have our regular May meeting — instead, join us on May 7th for our annual retreat. We will be at Gambill Farm from noon-5pm. Lee Monroe of May Chappell will be joining us for a mini-workshop covering machine quilting.
Cost: $10 + side dish
Supplies: Bring all sewing machine related items, workshop supplies will be emailed out

We’re hosting a quilt show! Keep August 25th open for an evening of modern quilts! Be thinking about what 1-3 quilts you’d like to display in downtown N. Wilkesboro.

March 2017 Meeting – Recap

Great to see everyone at our March meeting. On top of regular business we had a Quiltcon Recap from those who were able to attend with a slideshow as well as a quick and dirty on how to access the Modern Quilt Guild website.

Show & Tell:

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Our March BOM – Orange Peel:

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We asked that everyone bring their January & February BOMs so we can see the directions being taken..

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For our April meeting we are welcoming Lester from Ashe Sewing Center to our guild. He will be bringing his sewing machine knowledge and expertise to answer questions and teach us how to properly care for our machines. Hope to see you there!

February 2017 – Meeting Recap

It was great to finally be back in action! We missed our January meeting due to bad weather  so it was nice to see everyone.  We started with a finance report by Carolyn Broyhill and by the end of the meeting gained a new member, Brenda Friberg.

A couple of housekeeping items:
– Name tag interfacing is available if you’d like to make or update your nametag
– All members are receiving an official Blue Ridge MQG notebook, be sure to pick yours up at the next meeting
– We are double-checking everyone’s MQG website access so more to come on that

Show & Tell:

We kicked off our 2017 Block of Month with two blocks since we missed January. Directions are available in your notebook and will also be emailed out.

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Six members just returned back from Quiltcon East in Savannah, Ga and will give a full report at the March meeting — it was a blast!

October Meeting – Recap

Great to see everyone for the October meeting! We had a fall themed show and tell:

Reminders:
– We have started collecting dues for 2017 so be sure to get those in. They are $20. Add $12 if you’d like to pay for the space fee all at one time.
– Saturday, November 5th is the “Modern Block of the Month” sew day! Starting at 9am we will have a sit-and-sew to work on our blocks. If you are looking to get caught up or working to put your entire together, whatever it may be!
– Be sure to bring your color wheel, glue stick, and 1″ fabric squares (5 of those) for the November color program.

Our September block of the month was Drunkard’s Path and October was the Nine Patch.

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And for those interested in getting caught up, here are all of the blocks we have created so far..

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