Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 15, 2014 Meeting

General Discussion:
The Sew Down is in Nashville, April 11 - 14. Jenny to reconnect to see if any volunteer positions available for our guild to participate.

Jenny is waiting on fabric to arrive for those of us that signed up for the Michael Miller challenge.

More hotels have been added for 2015 Quilt Con February 19 - 22, 2015 in Austin Texas.

We should be receiving Modern Quilt Guild Member Cards and pins soon.

Chelly Black confirmed monthly room rental for our meetings is paid through March.

Our next Guild meeting is April 19 and is our Charity Sew.  All members and visitors are needed for this event.  We make NICU smocks and blankets for the Vanderbilt NICU.  Please bring your sewing machine with needle and thread.  We will publish a list of supplies that we can share and you will be able to sign up to bring (i.e. iron, ironing board, extension cord, cutting mat, etc.)


Ashley Gomez shared her pieced quilt top made from Bluebird Park fabrics and her one of 8 quilted bags she made.  This purple pleaser was quilted using the stippling technique she learned in February's Stippling class.

Linda Cunningham, today's hand piecing teacher, shared a hand pieced star pattern table runner that was hand quilted too.
Linda also brought in a Log Cabin lap quilt that was quilted with interlocking circles using a coffee can for the quilting pattern.

Stefanie Williams shared a different sort of quilting pattern.  A stitch along from Little Miss Shabby (#quilty stitches).  She publishes a cross stitch quilt block every two weeks that you complete in the colors of your choice.
Jayne Willis is featured in Fresh Quilts quarterly publication.  The article is Modern Quilt Movement on page 108 of the Spring edition featuring pillows she made.
Jayne brought in a quilt she made from her own hand dyed fabric. Gorgeous colors and design!
Jayne also made a baby quilt from one of Lindsay Connor's patterns using pieced binding.
Lindsay Connor and Elliott, (all of 9 1/2 weeks old!)
shared a quilt from a charity Quilt Bee in vibrant pinks and yellows with white shashing using her January pattern from her book, Modern Bee.
Also from her book, Lindsay used the February block, Playing Cards using blues, greens, orange and pinks with an ivory background.
Lindsay made a Clam Shell pattern baby quilt she had professionally quilted.  Each shell shows different quilting design.