Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Highlights from the first meeting of 2020

Daniela started off of the meeting welcoming a new year of 2020. We have some new members for 2020 and a new board (see below) . Be sure to introduce yourself to any new faces.

Our 2020 Leadership
President: Daniela Syed 
Vice President: Jenn Paulson
Treasurer: Jane Schiemer
Co-Directors of Communication: Marisa Krick and Susie Mueller 
Co-Directors of Membership: Cindy Barcelles and Jan Wemmer
Director of Programming: Kathy Schwabeland
Co-Directors of Education: Elizabeth Berger and Sarah Kachur
Community Relations Chair: Susan Brightman
Librarian: Diana Fertsch
Social Media Coordinator: Sarah Lefebvre

Kathy lead a “get to know you game” and “quilt bingo.”  Fun prizes were won!

Megan is collecting homemade items for the bingo in November. Please see the list of items on the website.  She is still in need of 6 people to make (lap-sized or larger) quilts for the bingo.

There were four different demo stations showing how to create lettering in different ways. Thank you for our volunteers.

Our next meeting is:
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Charity Sewing - Assembly Line Style to donate to "Comfort Cases". Theme is "Bright and Bold." This month we will be hosting a sewing day to whip up a bunch of quilt tops for charity. Instructions TBA. 
(no show and share this month)  
Location:  Catonsville Branch - Baltimore County Library - 1100 Frederick Rd in Catonsville 

Show and Share
1 Susan B.- Showed  how she made comfort bags for rescued wildlife in Australia; she made a bat pouch, bird’s nest, and other animal comfort bags. The found out how to contribute through the ARCCG- craft guild collecting specific needs

2 Gayne  - Sewed a Frozen panel quilt for her granddaughter. She also sewed 2 dresses for her granddaughter and her granddaughter's Barbies.

3 Laura B- Made another charity quilt as a way to complete some of her WIPs.

4Kathy - Made a clam shell T-shirt quilt and used her husband’s favorite color (orange) for the back. Kathy used the “enders and leaders project” method to decrease thread waste to make a half square triangle quilt

5.        MJ – used her skills to make a fidget quilt for her cousin’s wife.  She reports it is a great way to use scraps.

6Emily S– new member reports that she had made a quilt toddler quilt. She completed blockers for her front door. Describe these door decorations as a “quick win”
    Jane S. – started on her “hot flashes” quilt at the October BMQG retreat. The pattern is from Cozy Quilt designs. She quilted it herself with a long arm.

8Elizabeth B. -Completed a quilt called  FPP
  Janet- completed a top from something she started four years ago. It is a log cabin based improv  quilt. She made it a rule to start with a larger center square

1Rebecca R. - Did not go to retreat, but was able to make 2 transparent bags (donated to bingo). She was able to complete a Michael Miller quilt. Her Mermaid quilt was a major accomplishment. She used the freezer paper and he line art from Urban Threads.

1Valarie M. – Showed and completed the heart pattern for an honored guild member that recently passed. The blocks were kindly donated from BMQG members who contributed their time and talent. The quilt top is completed and when quilted our dear member's daughter will receive it as a memorial gift from our guild.

1Laura R made her sister a quilt. It took a year to complete

1Connie R and Barbara H. - Both made personal sewing supply bag

1Jenn P. – Was able to finish her homemade shirts for Christmas. She did not finish her quilt.

1Jeff P. Made his first quilt using jelly rolls from Joann’s. He used a kit from Karen Star. He was proud to have finished the binding by hand. He also learned how to LAQ. His 3rd quilt (newest edition) has a southwest design. He used a half inch walking foot to quilt it.

1Sue T. made a bag and the exciting bag has a theme of reduce, reuse & recycle.

Lastly there was a presentation to Rose as the out-going president of the guild. It is known in the guild as the "president's quilt" and was constructed by the time and talents of many guild members.

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