Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 10 Meeting

A total of 35 quilters attended our April 10 meeting with seven of them being first-time visitors! Great turnout! And we welcome one new member: Peggy!

President Karen led our meeting.

Linda H. gave a presentation: "What I Learned About Color at QuiltCon." She talked about the Bars Quilt seen at the right side of the photo.

Jane shared her machine-appliqu├ęd "Candy Pop" quilt, a pattern in Christa Watson's book Machine Quilting With Style.

Jane walking foot-quilted Candy Pop... 

... and spiral- and wavy-quilted this quilt, on her home sewing machine. 

 Ruth is returning north, so she shared two incomplete projects.

This "Oh Happy Day" quilt top is the November 2016 free pattern available to MQG members. Oh Happy Day was designed by QuiltingJetGirl Yvonne Fuchs.

Beth showed two over-the-shoulder bags, and a Sew Together Bag by Sew Demented. The Sew Together bag is Beth's entry in the MQG Riley Blake Creative Rockstar Fabric Challenge.

Jodie's getting a bedroom-to-sewingroom makeover, and has challenged herself to try different home sewing machine quilting techniques on the minis she's making to decorate her room.

Linda H. made a 14" X 14" Hazel Hedgehog pillow for a high school graduation gift.

Thursday, April 20
The Central Florida MQG Executive Committee will meet from 10 am to noon at Panera Bread, Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages to discuss and plan future programs. Interested members are invited to attend and listen-in.

Month of May
May 4-7 Central Florida MQGers will hold their annual retreat to Luther Springs in Hawthorn, Florida. If you have questions, email us.

May Meeting
Monday, April 8
6:30 pm
North Lake Presbyterian Church
Program: "Walking Foot Quilting" by Beth. If you have Jacquie Gering's book Walk please bring it with you.

Bring your "Initial Modern Solids Challenge" quilts to the May meeting. Members will vote for their favorites and prizes will be awarded.

Challenge Rules:
  • Choose fabric chips or paint chips with names that represent the three initials of your name
  • Keep those chips as proof of your color choices
  • Use three solid fabrics to
  • Design and make a small quilt, no larger than 96" total perimeter
  • One low volume print of your choosing may be added.
NO Sew-In in May! The next Sew-In at the Belleview Public Library is Saturday, June 10, from 10 am to 5 pm.