September 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
QuiltCon– Block packs were handed out for our QuiltCon Charity quilt. If you took a block, please bring the completed block back to our October meeting.
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 Lottery

It’s officially pumpkin season! At the October meeting we will be making pumpkin blocks from the Stripy Pumpkin Quilt block tutorial from Craftsy. Finished size is 8″. Here are the guidelines:
  • Use the free tutorial from the Craftsy Blog.
  • For the background fabric, use a low volume that reads white.
  • The pumpkin body, we are using black and orange and there are a few options for piecing/color combos. The tutorial is for a striped pumpkin but feel free to substitute the pieced body for a whole piece of fabric:
    • black and orange strips
    • all orange scrappy strips
    • all black scrappy strips
    • solid black (one piece)
    • solid orange (one piece)
  • Stems are brown and leaves are green

Las Vegas + Salt Lake MQG Mini Swap #VegasmeetsSaltLakeminiswap

Reminder! The deadline to finish is 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 on the outside of the package.
  • Please post pictures on Instagram when you receive your quilt swap package.
This month, our members presented their Kona COTY color challenge projects! Lauren won for her mini quilt, G won for her bag, and Melissa B. won the random drawing prize. Congratulations to our winners, everyone did an amazing job!
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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