Friday, June 9, 2017

May Makings

It's that time again! Our June meeting is set for tomorrow, June 10th. This meeting will be a sew-in from 10-2. Bring a sewing machine, or handwork. If you need a project or would like to help, several charity quilts need binding.  

Wondering what happened at the last meeting? Here's the list of some of the things you need to know for the upcoming year.

  •  Phil Goldman will speak and hold a class on September 9th.
  •  Any one who wants can participate in the Round Robin beginning this month. Everyone involved will share their blocks and the switching of directions,etc. will happen at every meeting. For more information contact Cheryl.
  • The UFO challenge is underway. Write down which 12 UFOs you want to finish. For everyone you finish you get to pick out a fat quarter. Finish all twelve in a year and get a gift certificate to a quilt shop. 
  • We need volunteers for the Communication Committee. We are looking for someone to work on the blog and be in charge of putting posts up on the Modern Quilt Guild. We want people to be able to find us so very important to do the latter as well as the former. 
  • There will be  a Shop Hop on September 14th and 15th. One day will travel the East side of CT and the next day will travel the west side. Lunch is included. Passports are $7. For more details talk to Cheryl.
  • Possible retreat coming up. More information coming. 
  • Brenda will plan another trip into N.Y. for September or October. Don't miss out! Great stories and great fun
  • We are interviewing our quilt members about their foray into quilting, quilt projects,etc.  Click here to get started.  
It is going to be a busy year!   

Of course, no blog post would be complete without our sharing our works in progress. Enjoy and see you tomorrow! 
Gail gave us a lovely history of quilts with meaning or political connotations from the women's rights movement, and underground railfroad to the AIDS quilt. She then showed us her needle-turn applique mini-quilt "Nevertheless, She Persisted". 

 Michelle shared with us the Tallis she made for her Bat Mitzvah. So interesting to hear about all the symbolism involved in the construction -from the knots to the corners.

 Suzanne found a deal in Brimfield. Handsewn blocks for $4

Maybeth brought in the finished top with her word blocks.

Lori was in a similar state of mind this week with her word quilt.

 Brenda shared her Lone Star block work which she continued working on at a sew-in with ladies in her town.

We ended the meeting with a scissor fob craft.