Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 8th Monthly Meeting

We enjoyed such a fun monthly meeting with twenty-four quilters in our local modern quilt shop.  We thank Kathy and Kelsey Creach, owners of for welcoming us.  Congratulations to Simply Sew Boutique on their one-year anniversary!

Kathy Creach talked about the Quick Curve Ruler.  The blocks on the design wall behind her are in progress, using the Metro Lattice pattern.

We enjoyed seeing this gorgeous quilt using the Quick Curve "Urban Abacus" pattern.

Nine Petal Pinwheels Challenge quilts were revealed.  Each participant quilted their projects on their own.  Congratulations to Mel Tuck for winning the participatory prize of a large can of 505 basting spray.  These are the projects we enjoyed:

Gloria Meacham created this gorgeous burst of color, using asymmetry in her design.  The aqua teal background set the other colors off beautifully.   

Terry Rice presented her innovative and beautiful project.  The use of borders on two sides added so much interest!


Bette McConkey showed us her use of a clementine orange color to create the design in this fun  project.
Sandy Mallon delighted us with her teardrop design.  The use of various colors of neutrals in the background really showcased these teardrops nicely.
Debbie Bookman shared this adorable pillow.  The color placement in her project really accented the design nicely, and created another design in itself!
Mel Tuck brought smiles to us all with her hexagons and pointed edges.
And then she shared the BACK, stating that she likes to make her wall hangings reversible so that she can just flip them over and have new d├ęcor!
Mel also shared two wall hangings that her mother, Jan Tuck, created for this challenge.

Karen Estep brought in her king-size quilt.  She shared that all the blocks in the book "Vintage Quilt Revival" are included in this project.  She used a double layer of Quilter's Dream Poly to show the quilting.

We also enjoyed a couple of additional show and tells that were not part of the Petal Pinwheel Challenge.

Jill Smithson brought in the new wall hangings that she made from a pattern available at Simple Sew Boutique.  She was inspired by some displayed in the shop, and decided she wanted to make some for herself.

Mel Tuck brought in her colorful, beachy wall hanging.  She has created this to join in on a Row by Row Challenge.

We're happy to announce that we have sent in deposits for thirteen of us to join Gainesville Modern Quilters for a retreat in May!  If you are interested, it is yet not too late.  Please see the previous post on this blog for more information.

We also signed up nine to get together for our next Sew-In on October 25th at the Oxford Community Center. 

Our next meeting will be held back at our regular location at North Lake Presbyterian Church on October 13th at 6:30.  We are going to get a closer look at a Quick Curve Ruler cutting and sewing demo.  See more information on this ruler at

NOVEMBER:  Bring in anything you've made with the Quick Curve Ruler for a chance to win the "Curve It Up" pattern.   Bring in everything from one pieced block to a finished project.

DECEMBER:  Make a pincushion from colorful fabric to participate in our Chinese Exchange while we enjoy snacks and a social time.