Saturday, March 16, 2013

March 16, 2013 - Minutes

Attendance: 9 members and 4 visitors
Business
  • We want to focus more emphasis on 'show and tell' at each meeting.
  • Service projects - We'd like to do some fundraising and will form a committee to organize.
  • We brainstormed ideas on recruiting more members:
  • hang out at local quilt shops
  • host or participate in a quilt exhibit (organize a committee to research local quilt competitions or places to hold an exhibition)
  • tap into artsy East Nashville community
  • check into getting a booth at a farmer's market
  • check out local fairs
  • post project pictures on Flickr and get discussions going online
  • keep blog alive with current things
  • add member blog links to guild blog and vice versa
  • host linky parties
  • find out about Franklin Art Crawl
  •  We signed up for committees.
Show and Tell

Block of the Month by Royce

Royce is 'into' improvisational piecing and she's good at it!  She loves it because you don't have to worry about 1/4-inch seam allowances or lining anything up.  The whole point is to not think about it and let the fabric 'speak' to you.

Here's the block that she improvised with her Flirt fabrics.  Of course when we improvise our own blocks, we can do whatever we want.  That's the whole point!  Go here for her instructions for this improvisational block.

Here is one of Royce's improvisational pieces.  She found this fun flower panel, cut it up, and added in other coordinating fabrics in 'random' places.  Notice the fun little black triangular shapes and the touch of red in the binding.  She's so artistic!

On the left is a sample of a 'wonky' log cabin block and on the right, an improvised crazy quilt-ish block.  You just design as you go.

Royce fell in love with this koi fish fabric and knew that she just had to have it.  It reminded her of her grandma's koi pond.  She let this fabric 'speak to her' and improvised a whole quilt around it.  Zoom in for a better look.
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