Friday, September 2, 2016

September 2016 Meeting: Basics 101 and Preparing Your Quilt for the Quilter

   Can you feel the crisp air?  No?  How about the leaves changing?  Hmm... You know that pumpkin spice-everything has hit the shelves, right?  Yes?  Yay! It's almost fall!

For the September 11th meeting, here's a brief recap of what you should bring:

  • #Pamqgminiswap is over so please bring what your partner sent you.  You don't have to bring the extras - the mini is fine! ;)
  • The QuiltCon quilt blocks are due!  If you took packets, please make sure you bring them to THIS meeting.
  • August's Inspiration Challenge blocks are due.  We can't wait to see them!
  • Dues need paid asap.  If you did not renew by September 1st, the mother ship (MQG) will be removing you from the roster.  

Also, the Eventbrite email went out to all members for Nikki's FMQ workshop.  The link cannot be added to the blog, so dig into your trash or spam email folders.  We are opening it to non-members on September 15th and space is limited.

There will be a sewing day for the QuiltCon quilt later in September.  THAT email went out a bit ago via eVite, so again, look for it and respond aye or nay.

Our program leaders sent me these notes, so be ready! ;)

Thinking about sending your quilt out to a long arm quilter? Learn a few tips and tricks to make the quilter's job a bit easier and your finished quilt even more spectacular!


“Quilt Construction Tips”
With Gerry Benton
As a quilter, I’m always looking for ways to improve my quilting skills.
Come join me at the September meeting to review the following:
1. Methods for measuring/cutting patterns.
2. Reading pattern directions before starting project.
3. Accurate ¼”  piecing ( template and paper piecing)
4. Threads I use for piecing
5. Machine set up  and maintenance(thread /bobbin  tension and cleaning)
6. Completing block  pressing
7. Bring your questions about quilt construction.

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