Friday, April 27, 2018

April Open Sew Meeting

Our April meeting started off with a  quick run-down of the plans for the upcoming guild meetings.  Please see the previous blog post for details by month.

Don't forget to bring your Fat Quarter Challenges to the May meeting.  Judging by the few sneak peaks that have been shown so far, there will be many awesome fat quarter projects shared next month!

Even though our numbers were small at the April meeting, many beautiful quilts were shared for show and tell.














Sunday, April 22, 2018

April 2018


Guild Happenings

I just wanted to provide everyone with an overview of happenings/changes for the coming year – at least through September. Waiting to hear about something for October/November. All on the 3rd Saturday of the month except for our December meeting, which is always held on the 2nd Saturday of the month. ALL MEETINGS AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

MAY
Bring your Fat Quarter Challenge projects for show and tell

JUNE
Bring your Fidget blocks for our charity sew. If you don’t have fidget blocks, please come to help us put the Alzheimer fidget mats together.

JULY –– A CHANGE. Open sew and DESTASH. Change needed because of church meeting rooms.

AUGUST – SHOP HOP TO PADUCAH!!! – carpooling locations around Nashville area. We are headed to Paducah for our shop hop this year. Can’t wait!!

SEPTEMBER – Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation will be with us from 11 – 12:30 for a lecture and trunk show. We will have our own show and tell from 10-11. A half-day workshop on improv quilts will follow from 2 – 5 p.m. More details to follow.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

March Bag/Pouch making tips

We had a great turn out for our March meeting.

Thanks to Jane Ewald and the Abiding Faith Lutheran Church for hosting us!

We had many visitors in March.  Some of which were from the North Alabama MQG.  We wish them all the luck and success in starting their new guild.




We were given so many great hints and tips on everything related to pouch making.....from stabilizer, to zippers, to hardware. Special thanks goes to Jenny, Maria, Betty, Marcia, Veronica, and Jennifer for  bringing examples and answering our many questions.


Festive as always, Jenny prepared examples of different stabilizers for us to see.

We had a great show and tell! More and more showed up as our meeting went on.  We hope you enjoy seeing pictures of all of our projects. I added names under the pictures of quilts that show no owners.


 Leigh Ann



Vikki




 Leslie made this dress


 And this bag






 Betty



 Ashley





 Jan









Sunday, March 4, 2018

2018 Retreat

This years' retreat was a huge success!  We had a total of 34 attendees, with a handful being guests.

Special thanks goes to our local Quilt Shops for donating door prizes for the event.  The Quilting Squares, Stitchers Playhouse, The Dancing Bobbin, Sewing Machine Station, Craft South, and members Stefanie Williams, Kim Gawrys, Katie Dornan, and Emily Collins all donated prizes.



Another thanks goes to Craft South and Elizabeth Thomas for bringing an amazing selection of fabrics to be purchased at the retreat.  Shopping in our comfies is certainly the way to go!

Please join us Saturday, March 17th in Smyrna at the Abiding Faith Lutheran Church from 10am-2pm for our next meeting. We will have some members giving tips on perfecting our pouch making skills.

Here is a small sampling of the many fun projects from the retreat: