Saturday, 23 November 2013

All about the November meeting

On Thursday we had our third meeting and our most successful one yet. We managed to cram over forty people into Satin Moon (thanks again to our lovely and gracious host, Linda) and everyone had a great time. 

We started with the business portion of the meeting, first introducing some of the "do-it" committee aka the executive. Stacie, our cracker-jack treasurer, gave us the low down about being able to accept credit cards at our meetings. Heather, in charge of membership, gave details about our upcoming membership drive. Membership will run from January to December each year, with early renewal available in November. And we had some takers, even a few who paid with credit cards right then and there!

Nicole relaying business stuff in front of some blocks of the month. 

Christine has gotten all of our social media underway and I think we are everywhere: facebook, flickr, instagram, twitter, pinterest, as well as here on this blog. Check out the links on our sidebar right over there ---> Please upload pictures, re-tweet us, and like us on facebook. Spread the word to all your friends about us and how awesome we are. 

Satin Moon had sponsored a Modern Challenge, providing a FQ to participants and asking them to interpret "modern" anyway they like. The winner, chosen by viewer's choice, was Pam B. from our guild! She won 25$ to spend at Satin Moon. Congratulations Pam!

Next we broke for cookies and coffee, to chat and to peruse the sale tables. When we came back we had another block of the month demo, 
this time an uneven stacked coins block:

Last month's block of the month was a modern disappearing 9 patch and boy did we have an amazing number of blocks turned in! Some people made one or two, someone made eight, and someone else made twenty-two! It just goes to show how easy that block is. 

Here's another picture of our design wall covered in 9patch blocks:
Note that each block you see is actually on top of THREE other blocks. There were 91 sets of four turned in, giving us 364 total. 

That is why we chose three winners this month:
from left: Terri, Judy, and Laura

Next we moved on to show and share and again, what a lot of beautiful things!

A small wool blanket cut down and pieced from Lana's 
grandmother's blanket and backed in fleece. 

Chris's queen size flying geese for her daughter.

Stacie's colourful flowers. 

Thea's all blue quilt - no repeated fabrics!

Christine's Tokyo Subway quilt from Oh, Fransson. The neutral colour is linen which gave such a nice weight to it. And she quilted it in the dogwood/orange peel pattern, also from Oh, Franson

Heather's disappearing 9 patch (not terribly modern by her own admission) but FINISHED! and thematically linked to our block of the month. 

Ruth's dinosaur bones quilt for her grandson. She did terrific prairie points all around the edge of the quilt and graduated them in size to mimic the plates on a stegosaurus. 

Nicole's solid fabric inventory sheet, page one of three.

Nicole's mini, to be used as her christmas card - a reproduction of a Charlie Harper image. 

Kimberley's mini.

Linda made an advent calendar for her sister. 

Barbara showing her hand- and bead-work. 

Gabrielle's amazing and enormous! quilt - check out the quilting, all done on her domestic machine. 

And Gabrielle again with a value quilt. 

Jane was challenged by a friend to try this project out! It will be a cushion for her granddaughter (L) and a paper pieced string pinwheel cushion for her grandson (R). 

Nicole's quilt which hung in the AQS show in Des Moines (their first modern show, and so popular they'll be doing it again). 

Lots of quilty goodness from our meeting. 

We hope to see you at our next one, in January. 


  1. Sounds like you had a terrific meeting!!

    1. It was! Can't wait to see you at one sometime.