Monday, October 14, 2019

October Meeting Recap

At our October meeting we started off with a few important announcements.

  QuiltCon 2020
 -Member priced registration for workshops closes on November 30th.
 - Quilt submissions close on November 30th.

 We are working on our QuiltCon charity quilt. At the meeting members picked up fabric pack to make blocks for the charity quilt. Completed blocks can be dropped off at the November meeting or at the December sew day. We will assemble the quilt top at the December sew day! If you have questions or need help with the blocks please let us know.

  Our Making Faces Workshop  was a big success. Our members learned a new technique and created some fun faces.

  2020 Leadership Nominations
  Nominations can be made at the October, November and December meetings. Elections are held at the January meeting. Check your email for position details and responsibilities. Nominations can be submitted to Pam Morris via email.

We will send out a program survey for 2020. Stay tuned for more info.

Show and Tell 

We had a great workshop on handwork. Our fabulous presenters were: Julie, Amanda and B.

EPP (English Paper Piecing) by Julie: we learned how to glue baste, what kind of needle and thread to use while sewing. And Julie gave us tips on how to hold shapes together for best stitching.

Needle turn applique by Amanda: she explained the basic technique of needle turn applique. Showed us her work. Recommended needles and super fine thread to work with.

Hand embroidery by B. B taught us basic stitches and how to make a French knot. We worked with wool pieces and different colored embroidery thread.

Great workshop to support our last guild quilt challenge for the year: Handwork . Create a quilt using some kind of hand work, due by the December meeting. Hand stitched binding doesn't count! Participants will receive a ticket for our prize drawing. The prize is a spot at our May 2020 retreat.

Our next meeting is Sunday, November 3rd 1pm-4pm. We will meet in Millvale at the Holy Spirit Cafeteria.
Topic will be: Applying to a quilt show and prepping quilts for a quilt show.

We hope to see you there.

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