Monday, May 13, 2013

April Wrap-Up

We interrupt your monthly wrap up for a very important announcement: (Just in case you missed all of the other updates).  All "To Boston with Love" flags must be brought to our next meeting on May 16th.

And now back to your scheduled programming...

We had another great group of guests this month. Mia, Daniela, Coleen, Lorraine, and Peggy's sister, Beth!  It was so nice to have all of you with us.  We hope you enjoyed yourselves, and that we will see you again soon!

Not much news to report from this months meeting:

Aleeda's second demonstration for the bias binding will be this month.

Janita filled us all in on the "To Boston with Love" flags.  For more info check out the Vancouver MQG's blog .  If you're on Flickr or Instagram check out some of the amazing flags that have been created! #tobostonwithlove

If you're in the mood to take a little road trip the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY they are running a quilt display until June 16th.  While you are there, stop in the quilt lab to make a log cabin block for a baby born at the Bedford Hills correctional center.  More info here: Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution.

Other upcoming shows:
Garden State Quilters Quilt Show- June 1st and 2nd
Medford Historical Society Quilt Show- June 1st and 2nd

As usual, lots of awesome show and tell!  So much so, that I think I need to start abbreviating this portion.  Everyone did an amazing job and it's fascinating to see everyone's different styles, skill levels, interpretations, and fabric choices.  I always leave guild so inspired!!

Mary's African Coins quilt with fabrics from Ghana

Rolanda's Twist and Stitch Quilt made from a layer cake

Judy's Half Square Triangle Chevron baby quilt

Anne's patchwork sweatshirt jacket

Betsy's triple four patch...with squares as small as 1/4" !!!!

Melanie's Garland quilt (above) and baby quilt (below)

Jane's pillowcase

Stephanie and Luba's Quilt

Diane's Oversize King Quilts! Check out that second quilt: the Zipper Quilt: 5 days, 139 sq. in. and 220 blocks!

Dawn's baby quilt with fussy cut centers

Joanne's article in Quilt Life magazine (2/2013) and her "How It All Began" quilt

Margy's Craftsy Block of the Month 2012

Daniela's very first block from the Makerie: Improv Patchwork

Our happy name tag swappers!

On Thursday, don't forget to bring:

  • your name tag if you were in the second round of swaps
  • a chair
  • your name tag (to wear) 
  • your flag(s) for Boston
  • your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the future of the guild

See you then! 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Jess, for this great post! Looks like a winning show & tell at the last meeting! Sorry I missed it and the next one, but will catch up with you eventually when I come up for air. Especially sorry to be missing this next meeting/discussion but I suspect this will be the first of several before anything is decided.
    hugs to all


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