Monday, November 9, 2015

November Meeting

We had a special guest at this evening's meeting. Timm from the Mt. Dora store Sew Mini things was in attendance. Timm brought mini rulers for all of us and some great prizes for the Solids Quilt Challenge. Thank you so much for all the goodies Timm!

There were 14 entries from our group for our Central Florida MQG Solids Challenge. 

1st Place went to Frances with this large bed quilt. She said that it took her about eight months to complete it and that it was her husband that inspired her. He wanted something for their bed without wild prints and he loves the new quilt. Great job Frances.

a little bit of the close up quilting

2nd place was Beth's Sunset Ripples

3rd place was Mel's mom's, Janice, with Mod Triangle Quilt

4th place was Beth's American Made Brand Tiny Quilt Challenges

Tied for 5th place was Linda Thomas with All Squared Up and Jamie with Teals in Squares.

It was a fun challenge and neat to see all the solids quilts. Many of the participants stated that it made them go out of their comfort zones more and in doing so they also tried some different quilting techniques.
2015 Solid Challenge Quilts

It was nice being in the large room with all the quilts and the stage made it easier for a group photo.

We had several visitors attend the meeting tonight and hopefully we will call them members soon. Two of our visitors, Carol and Cara, both had quilts to share with us for show and tell.

Carol's Deconstructed Beauty

Cara's Walt Disney Birthday

Cara's Monsters Inc. Movie
                                                  Beauty and the Beast work in progress

Reminder that this Saturday, November 14 is our next Sew In day at the Belleview Library, 13145 SE County Highway 484, Belleview, Florida. If you wish to attend and didn't sign up, please make sure to contact Toni or Karen as I believe all tables are spoken for. But there is still room to sew if you bring your own portable table.

Our next and last meeting of 2015 will be December 14. If you have not yet paid your $40 dues for 2016, please do so at this meeting. We have to pay dues to the Modern Quilt Guild by December 31 so we need to have all the money in. We are asking everyone to bring a snack to the meeting that would feed at least six people and your own beverage. Karen will provide paper goods.

We will all be hand sewing the binding together on our charity quilt at this meeting. Thread and needles will be provided.

Also, bring in a tool you use in your sewing room that is not a typical sewing tool. Choose something that is from a hardware store to share at the December meeting.