January Meeting Recap

What a great start to a new year of the ChattMQG! Janet opened the meeting with a few notes of business.

Bylaws Approved

She informed the members that the Board of Directors had approved the Guild’s bylaws. Everyone on our e-mail list should have received a copy of those last week.

Aquarium Exhibit

Janet discussed an invitation we received from the Tennessee Aquarium to exhibit “nature-inspired” quilts during AQS QuiltWeek in September. The members voted to participate in this event and it was agreed that a committee would be formed. Membership applications were distributed during the meeting and dues were collected. We have 27 ChattMQG members!

Lottery Blocks

Gayle presented the Lottery block for February, the Dresden Plate. We want everyone to get their “modern mojo” on and create a Dresden plate-inspired block. There are no color or size restrictions. Here is the link Gayle provided for the paper pieced pattern: www.christaquiltsblog.com/2013/01/31/do-you-dare-to-dresden-free-paper-pieced-pattern/

Here are a few more links to inspire you:

Program: Improvisational Piecing

We divided into four teams and with the help of our great team leaders, everyone got their hands on a wide variety of scraps and created their own, one-of-a-kind fabric pieces. What a great time everyone had while learning such a diverse technique.

If you are interested in exploring improvisation further, you may want to check out some of these quilters:

Certainly, this is not a complete list, but will be a good start.

Show and Tell

1. Gerry Haywood 2. Gerry Haywood 3. Gerry Haywood 5. Sandi Suggs  6. Marcia Taschenberger  7. Denise Ohlman  8. Susan Lawson 9. Josie Dinwiddie 10. Josie Dinwiddie 11. Josie Dinwiddie 12. Josie Dinwiddie 13. Vista Mahan  14. Jackie Cory 15. Jackie Cory 16. Jackie Cory 17. Linda Smith  18. Linda Smith  19. Linda Smith  20. Mary Keasler 21. Melody Johnson 22. Melody Johnson  23. Vanessa King

It was a great meeting!