Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Meeting About Social Media

Thirty-three people attended our September 14 meeting, four of them first-time guests.

After a brief business meeting, Bette shared the completed donation quilt top. Contributing members made between eight and 12 Delectable Mountain blocks, in a prescribed color grouping, and Bette assembled the top. We anticipate the quilt will be ready for binding by our December meeting when we'll have a binding bee.
Delectable Mountains: 86" X 91"

Joey shared her modern "Gator Quilt," a pattern she saw on Pinterest. She quilted it on her home sewing machine.
 And the back of the same quilt...

Jodie shared her lattice quilt that she also quilted on her home sewing machine.

Jamie showed her "Hexa-Go-Go" quilt. She followed Leah Day's Dancing Butterfly Quilt Along, using the quilt-as-you-go method to make the entire quilt. Jamie quilted it on her home sewing machine.

Karen shared this quilt top several months ago, and brought it back to show her domestic machine quilting - accomplished in one week! The quilt is "Mixed Bag." 

Mel happily shared these two minis. These are examples of what our members will have a chance to learn more about when Mel presents her program in February, 2016.

Social media was the focus of our meeting, as Linda presented a 58-slide program about 10 different forms of technology - all the on-line places where quilters hang out and are inspired.

Upcoming Activities
Tuesday, October 6, 9 am - 3:30 pm at Big Cypress Rec Center
Sherri Lynn Wood workshop - "Modern Block Improv" ($100 fee)

Tuesday, October 6, 6:30 pm at Laurel Manor Rec Center
Sherri Lynn Wood program - "Improvise! Creating, Quilting, & Living Courageously"

Wednesday, October 7, 1 pm at Panera Bread
Executive Committee 2016 Budget Meeting

Wednesday, October 7
During the Executive Committee Meeting (see above), winners will be selected in the Instagram #CentralFloridaMQGChallenge. Members are encouraged, between now and October 7 to: 1) open an Instagram account; 2) take a quilting-related photo (IE: sewing room, in-progress or finished project, fabric stash); and 3) post it, using the hashtag #CentralFloridaMQGChallenge. Winners will be announced on our blog and prizes awarded.

Saturday, October 10, 10 am - 6 pm at Belleview Public Library

Monday, October 12, 6:30 pm at North Lake Presbyterian Church
Central Florida MQG meeting
Program: "Maintenance Magic," by Al Lawson from Sharky's Vac 'n Sew. Al will share his many years of sewing machine knowledge and tell us his top ten "dos and don'ts.

1 comment:

Ptcquilter said...

Thank you Linda and the board for another fun, informative meeting!