August 2017 Meeting Recap

Hello Quilters!

Website Reminder– Everything about our various happenings will be posted on the website each month. That means all information about the Block Lottery, swaps and challenges, charity blocks, and any events coming up will all be there. Click here to see and bookmark it!

2018 Board- It’s almost time to nominate and vote in our new board for 2018. Nominations happen in October and voting in November. Please think about joining the board this coming year. We need a board to run the guild and keep all our fun activities happening. We have lots of fun! These are the board positions that are open to anybody: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Charity Chair, Education Chair, Events Chair, Fundraising Chair, Membership Chair, Social Media Chair, Swaps and Challenges Chair
This class is coming up soon! We are still taking last minute sign-ups, and its going to be so much fun! 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.
Charity blocks-

Wonky Cross Blocks

We are going to collect wonky cross blocks in the September and October meetings.  Our inspiration comes from this tutorial on Jeni Baker’s blog.  PLEASE NOTE: We are changing the measurements for our block.  Our colors inspiration is blues and aquas.  The wonky cross can be in either color, just make sure it stands out.  Please use 100% quilting cotton.

  • For the main block, start with an 8.5 inch square.
  • For the wonky cross sections, cut two 2 inch x 10 inch strips.
  • Follow Jeni’s tutorial for sewing together the wonky cross blocks.
  • Once finished, square the block to 8.5 inches square.
  • Turned in blocks should measure 8.5 inches square.
  • Additionally, you may turn in 8.5 inch squares without the cross for background blocks.  We need lots of background!
Block LotteryIn honor of National Sewing Month in September, we will be making Spool Blocks for the block lottery in September! The Crafty Mummy has a great tutorial to help us make a 12.5″ unfinished simple spool block. Here are our guidelines:

  • Use The Crafty Mummy’s tutorial.
  • White background fabric
  • Use a feature fabric for spool body, no color restrictions, dig through that scrap bin and find some fun fabric!
  • For the top and bottom of the spool, pick a fabric that coordinates with your feature fabric, print or solid! Blenders would be perfect for this.

Las Vegas + Salt Lake MQG Mini Swap #VegasmeetsSaltLakeminiswap

Sign ups are closed for this swap. Here are the 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.

Mini Quilt Swap Guidelines:

  • This is 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.
  • RAINBOW is the theme.
  • Read this post on swap etiquette for some guidelines.
  • Please keep the deadline (the October meeting) in mind. 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.

Challenge- This is your friendly reminder that the Kona COTY challenge is due at the September meeting! You can find all the information about the challenge on our website. Click here.

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. Cash or checks only, please.

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