Monday, November 11, 2013

November 11 Meeting Review

What a great turnout for our November meeting!

Twenty-two quilters were in attendance; three of them were first-time visitors! We're happy to see such interest in modern quilting.

Linda won one of our door prizes.

Beth gave our 12-Minute Tip... which may have gone slightly over 12 minutes.

She showed us numerous items, purchased from a home improvement store, that can be used for quilting.

Our program was - "Make a Hottie" - where we shared what we'd made with Insul-Bright, one of the products included in a box of batting and other products donated by The Warm Company to Modern Quilt Guild chapters across the US.

We saw curling iron holders...

hot pads...

more hot pads...

table top protectors...
Updated to add: If you'd like to make the table top protector/hot pad that Carolyn showed (above), the five-minute YouTube video is here: How to Sew a Hot Pad, Triangle Version, by Brandi Frey

a potato bag...

... and a shoulder bag for a Kindle or tablet. Insul-Bright is placed in back of the tablet pocket, to keep the heat off your lap,

Beth - a Weeks Ringle design
Linda - a Weeks Ringle design with Victorian Modern fabrics
Looking ahead...

  • Program: "Favorite and Unfavorite Tools and Notions" - The program is for everyone to share one or two tools or notions that you can't sew without, or that you wish you'd never bought.
  • Social Time: Bring an appetizer or dessert to share with 4 to 6 people. Drinks and paper products will be provided. 
  • Brainstorm: We'll have a general discussion about possible programs and activities for 2014. 
JANUARY 13, 2014:
  • Program: "Color, Hue, and Value" by Doris Hulse
  • Riley Blake Challenge Reveal - Everyone who received a challenge packet will show their completed project.
  • Quilter Spotlight - A new, get-to-know-a-quilter time will begin this month, and continue throughout the year.
FEBRUARY 10, 2014:
  • Program: "Circlin' Around" by Beth Shutty
All meetings are at North Lake Presbyterian Church, on Rolling Acres Road (behind Home Depot) in Lady Lake, Florida. We hope to see you at a future meeting!