Thursday, April 18, 2019

General Meeting, April 14, 2019, Arbutus Public Library

Daniela Syed, Vice President, led the meeting. She welcomed two new members, passed out April birthday fat quarters, and drew door prizes for all attendees.

The charity quilt committee announced a theme of ANIMALS for this year's donation quilts - this could be animal fabrics, pieced or appliqued or quilted animals shapes. 

The program chairs lead a lively discussion about QuiltCon and members' experiences with getting there, staying there, and participating in the show.

Daniela discussed current pricing ideas for our fall retreat and passed a list around to ask members what their intentions for attending might be (4 days stay, 3 days stay, day only and which days, etc.).

Daniela suggested that members start now to make prize items for next year's Quilt Bingo effort. She also asked for members to volunteer to organize and coordinate the creation of major prize quilts (bed sized) - if we begin now, there will be less last-minute stress next year to get them finished.

Show and Tell

Sarah Lefebvre shared her wonky HST piece, "Functional Art"

Linda Schiffer showed her mini New York Beauty made for a swap on Instagram

Jane Schiemer showed a quilt made for her husband, 

Her finished layered curves class project,

And a completed UFO from a Jane Clark class.

MJ Snyder shared a machine embroidered and appliqued Japanese girl;

She also shared her 15 minutes of Play product and her flip-and-sew construction method for making a backing.

Liza Tuzo shared a Christmas quilt,

And a modified Sam Hunter pattern she made with

Pinwale corduroy backing fabric.

Rebecca Ruch shared her LOVE quilt 
(also a Sam Hunter pattern from the book “Quilt Talk”)

Mary Sloat showed her finished top from the curves class.

Mary Thomas shared her finished Tula Pink city sampler, started when she was
pregnant with first son who is now 5 1⁄2. She free-motion quilted blocks on her
domestic machine and did some ruler quilting on borders.

 Rebecca Nichols' husband recently bought a canvas sewing industrial machine for making sails on their boat. Learning to use it, she made Cornhole game bags  for her daughter spelling ANNA and ROSS (her son-in-law), 

and a canvas tote bag incorporating her husband's old jeans.

Susan Brightman finished an MAQ class project with sashiko stitching to make a Japanese knot bag that she uses for her hand sewing and associated notions. She got the pattern from pinterest and enlarged it by 200%.

 Stephanie Strunge made this quilt in an MAQ class, and quilted it with ideas from Jackie Gehring, “Sometimes this is how I feel.”

 Sue Till made an animal-themed quilt for a charity donation.

Post created by Linda Schiffer
April, 2019

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