Saturday, September 21, 2013

September 21 Meeting - Show and Tell

  • At our October 19th meeting we will be planning for 2014.  Make sure to attend so that we can get your input!
  • Remember to sign up here for the Secret Santa Swap.
  • In April the MQG will be holding one of their SewDowns right here in Nashville.  Go here for more details.
  • Just a reminder that we're on Facebook and Flickr.


Callie shared her block of the month pattern, a very precisely sewn weave pattern.  The pattern emphasizes beginning techniques such as rotary cutting and seam matching. 


This is Callie's chevron quilt made from jelly roll strips.  Small two-color blocks are sewn together on the diagonal.  It's brilliant.  Here's a link to the free pattern.

Here's an improvised quilt by Jayne that reminds her of a big hot cup of cocoa.  The striped fabrics are by Kaffe Fassett. 

Jayne told us that she'd like to design quilts.  We unanimously agreed that this would be a big seller if she made and sold a pattern for it.

Linda, fairly new to quilting and to the guild, wowed us all with one of her first quilt tops.  She's making this fun quilt for her 3-year old who is already putting to good used the coordinating pillow case.

You're probably wondering where you can get these amazing prints, right?  Well, you're going to have to jump into your time machine and head back to the 70s.  That's when Christine bought the fabric and made the quilt.  She's very busy working on her soon-to-be published quilt book and although she showed us one of her beautiful current projects, we can't post a picture of it.  You'll have to buy her book when it comes out if you want to see it!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

2013 Secret Santa Swap

Hello Everyone!

The details for the 2013 Secret Santa Swap are now posted on our website. Hopefully, everyone will be excited to participate. It was so much fun last year! More information can be found here:

If you plan to join in, please submit your questionnaire (found on the website) by Saturday, September 28th so that swap partners can be quickly assigned. We want to make sure that everyone has enough time to complete their projects.

In addition to the Secret Santa Swap, we will have a Dirty Santa gift exchange at our December Meeting / Holiday Party. There is no need to sign up to participate in the Dirty Santa gift exchange. If you want to take part, simply bring a wrapped package to the party containing the equivalent of a yard of fabric -- 4 fat quarters, a charm pack, 2 half yards, etc.

If you have any questions, please let us know!