August Meeting Recap

What a great turnout we had for our August meeting—29 quilters!

Sandi started the meeting, welcoming all the new and familiar faces.

Everyone turned in their Tall Ship blocks, and Debra won the lottery! This is Debra's second win. She collected 27 blocks. That is the most blocks that have ever been contributed!

Gayle introduced the block for September, Japanese x and + block.

She has asked that we use light to medium gray fabric for the eight 2-inch squares that make up the background. It is not necessary to use diagonal cut prints in the corner squares, but you may, if you want to.

Click here

 for the tutorial.

Show and Tell was AWESOME!

Debra brought her Celtic Knot top, her first win from the March lottery.

Ana, one of our new faces this month, shared two beautiful small quilts.

Jackie shared her scrappy quilt. Check out those circles! I believe she told us they were made using reverse appliqué.

Denise shared her Madrona Road Challenge block quilt. She quilted this using the Quilt-As-You-Go (QAYG) method.

Veronica shared this beauty. And, of course, she did a great job on the quilting.

Sandi brought Jean's quilt, an original design.

Jean has submitted photos of this quilt for consideration to an upcoming show.

Sandi shared her Lawn Chair quilt. This is going to one lucky friend as a birthday gift!

Ava shared her Jelly Roll top. What a beautiful way to use those jelly rolls.

Janet brought three tops—her Jelly Roll Race top from the Knoxville MQG retreat, her QuiltCon souvenir top, and her "Brown Bag" challenge top from her Choo Choo Quilters guild.

Robbie shared this fun, little quilt. She received these blocks from her dear friend, Judy Casteen.

Sharon brought her Garden Fence top. She won these blocks from our May lottery.

Gerry shared two of her quilts—an adorable child's quilt and the second quilt she ever made.

I believe she said she made it in the early '90's.

And last, but certainly not least, Gayle shared her Teacup quilt. She used a layer cake to make this quilt and was determined to use every inch of fabric—I think she was successful!

What an impressive show of quilts!

Janet went over the information handed out at our last meeting regarding membership to the national Modern Quilt Guild. During an open discussion, she shared the advantages and disadvantages of joining, becoming a 501(c)3 organization, and the necessary steps for application. Those steps include; electing officers, developing and adopting by-laws, acquiring an EIN (Employer Identification Number), and opening a bank account. While most of those in attendance are in favor of moving forward, everyone is encouraged to share any questions or concerns they may have.

A survey was passed out during the meeting. This survey was developed to determine the guild's future development and goals and a chance for our members to share their opinion. We haven't had time to throughly read through all of them. As soon as we have, we will let you know the results.

Christy Clark, from the Choo Choo Quilters Guild, was another new face at this month's meeting. She is traveling around to all the area quilt guilds asking for volunteers to help with the AQS QuiltWeek in Chattanooga, September 10–13, 2014. We will keep you posted as more details become available.

Sandi announced that the September 14th and October 12th meetings would be at:

Bernina Sew-N-Quilt

5950 Shallowford Road, Suite A

Chattanooga, TN 37421

at 10:00 a.m.

It was a fun and inspiring meeting. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!