Sunday, August 6, 2017

July 2017 Meeting & Kathy Doughty lecture

Meeting Minutes - July 9, 2017

The July meeting was held at the Catonsville Library.  There were 52 people that attended the meeting, which included several visitors.  We had a few people sign up to join the guild, too!  Mystery quilt clues were given out, and Quilt in a Box projects were exchanged.

Janet gave out door prizes for July birthdays.  Janet also mentioned exploring a possible fabric challenge with Kathy Doughty fabrics from Free Spirit. 

Rebecca Severt, Rose Daly and Linda Schiffer are organizing the Quiltcon Charity quilt.  There was a sign-up sheet passed around if you would like to make a block.

At the August meeting, we will have a UFO idea discussion – bring an unfinished project and get advice on how to finish it.  The meeting will be held at the Owings Mills library. 

We had a fantastic trunk show and lecture from Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession (her blog:  Pictures are posted below.

Kathy's visiting family members.

There were 13 members who brought items for Show & Share:
MJ's Maryland flag inspired baby quilt.  The quilting was done on her sashiko machine.

MJ also shared a patchwork pillow.

Shelli's large star quilt in blue, from a sew day with Claudia.

Rebecca S. shared her Maryland flag inspired baby quilt.

Marcia S. made this wall-hanging embellished with crystals.
Barbara S. shows her "Under the Sea" challenge quilt from another quilt guild.

Barbara also shared her "Jonah & the Whale" wall-hanging.

Pam L showed a charity quilt....

... and a wall-hanging from a pattern she wrote for Moda Bake Shop.
New member Debra G's Love and Peace quilt (Debra is the Row-by-Row pattern maker/owner.)

Laura B shared a quilt from the design team challenge from the Dec. 2016 meeting.

Laura also shared her quilt for the Welcome Blanket Project (details on her blog).
Maria O. shared her Maryland flag inspired baby quilt -- with the flag in the background!

Maria also shared a quilt from a Gyleen Fitzgerald quilt-along.
Kira P. shared a flying geese quilt from a Craftsy kit.
Amy H. shared her Zinnia skirt from a Collette/Seamwork pattern, and Seabrook bag made from Cotton & Steel canvas.

Michelle M shared 2 pillowcases from the Pixelated Circles workshop...
and her 'Nevertheless She Persisted" wall-hanging.
Amy V. also showed a Maryland flag inspired charity quilt, front....
....and back

Submitted by Carol F.