July 2017 Meeting Recap

Hello Quilters!

Upcoming Class with Latifah Saafir!

Latifah Saafir will be teaching her Glam Clam quilt in a 6-hour class on September 30, 2017. Sign ups are happening now, and registration is open to non-members! The class will be held at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 8901 Del Webb Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89134. The pattern is required and can be purchased from her website. The Clammy template is recommended. The supply list (and a discount code!) is on the website.

Cost is $70 for Members are $75 for non-members.  Email us to sign up!

Raspberry Kiss Block Swap
At our August 2017 meeting we be doing a Block Swap! The pattern is Raspberry Kiss but we will be using the 12.5″ size found on Heritage Threads’ site. Jen (a.k.a Heritage Threads) gives us the cut list for making this block 12.5″ and she also gives the link to the original tutorial by Wooden Spoon Quilts for the block assembly instructions. Here are the rules for our swap:

Please use the cut list for the 12.5″ unfinished block and tutorial found on Heritage Threads’ site.
Fabric: For the background look for two different low volumes that read white. One to make the X with and the other one for the corners. For the X fabric, pick a print that will pop against your low volume backgrounds. We really want those Xs to standout. You are welcome to make all your blocks with the same fabric or do different ones. Just remember the benefit of doing a block swap is that you only need to buy one set of fabric to make your blocks and then after the swap you will have all different blocks. So while it might sound tedious or boring making all your blocks look exactly the same, it’s worth it after the swap when you get to take home a different block from everyone!
How many should you make? Well, that all depends on you and how big you want your finished quilt! However many you bring is how many you will take home. 20 blocks, in a 4 by 5 layout, would give you 48″x60″, add a border or two and that’s a good size cuddle up with on the couch!
Please label EACH block with your name (and Instagram name if desired).
What will happen at the meeting: Blocks will be collected before the meeting starts and checked to make sure each block is labeled. A post-it will then be placed on the top block with your name and how many you brought. During the meeting, Sara (Swaps and Challenges Chairperson) will swap around all the blocks in the kitchen and pass them out after show-and-tell.

If you need some inspiration check out the #rkblockswap on Instagram

Las Vegas + Salt Lake MQG Mini Swap #VegasmeetsSaltLakeminiswap
We finally got the ball rolling with the SLMQG for a mini swap! What a great way to make new friends and meet other modern quilters. Each LVMQG participant with make a mini for a SLMQG participant and vice versa.

We, the LVMQG participants, will be turning in minis at the October 2017 meeting, where the board members will ship everything in one package up to SLC in time for their November meeting when they will be passed out.

Want to participate? Here are the details:

Mini Swap Timeline and Important Dates:
Deadline to sign up – July 27th
Deadline to post mosaic on Instagram – August 4th
Deadline to finish mini – October 25th (bring to October meeting)
You will be receive your mini at the November meeting.

Sign-Ups have closed; look for our project posts on IG #vegasmeetssaltlateminiswap!

Mini Quilt Swap Guidelines:
This will be a secret swap, so Sally Seamstress from SLMQG will make a quilt for Nancy Notions from LVMQG who will in turn make a quilt for Teresa Thimble from SLMQG, and so on.
This swap will be open to LVMQG members of all skill levels – as long as you can make a mini quilt, you can join!
RAINBOW is the theme.
Read this post on swap etiquette for some guidelines.
When you sign up, we’ll ask you for your Instagram username so that the person making you a package can find out what you like.
Post an Instagram mosaic to show off some of your favorite quilt styles with a rainbow theme.
Please keep the deadline (the October meeting) in mind when you sign up. We are giving plenty of time, so you have no excuse to be late!
The size is up to you, but the max on any given side should be no larger than 20”.
Swap extras are not required, but are not banned either. It is entirely up to you.
Please package your mini (and any extras, if including) with your name and the name of the recipient clearly marked.
Please post pictures on Instagram when you receive your quilt swap package.


KONA Flamingo Challenge

This is your friendly reminder that the Kona COTY challenge is still going on! You can find all the information about the challenge on our website. Click here.

Project Bags Fundraiser
We still have a our Project Bags available for sale! They measure approximately 11×16 inches and they have a zipper at the top. The back of the project bag is plain white. They are available for $15 each, or 2 for $25. You can purchase them at the August meeting or email us to purchase now!

Next Meeting- Our next meeting will be held August 23 at 6pm. We look forward to seeing you there!


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