May Meeting Recap

Reports / Announcements

H*Art Gallery

Denise gave an update on the H*Art Gallery workshop that was held on April 20th. Since our time is limited with the workshop attendees, it is felt we need to "rethink" the projects we offer. Several thoughts were shared as to what would be most beneficial to the attendees and the Gallery. Workdays will be scheduled to get projects ready for the next workshop. Denise also reported that 5 of the toiletry bags we had donated for sale had sold. Kudos!

Community Quilt Show

Sandi announced the 2nd Annual Community Quilt Show to be held at Hamilton Place Mall.  The Show will be on display August 30 — September  27, 2015. In addition, a "VIP Block Party" event will be held on Thursday, September 17th, from 6:00—8:00 p.m. in connection with AQS QuiltWeek-Chattanooga. A "Call for Quilts" along with the Rules and Guidelines will be sent to area quilters within the next week via email.

Resource Committee Established

Since our Guild has accumulated funds through membership dues and our work at last years AQS Show, it was decided to establish a Resource Committee. This committee will be responsible for utilizing our funds to best benefit the Guild and our commitment to Education and Community. Committee members are Camille, Karen S., Pam, and Sandi.

December ChattMQG Quilt Show

Ask and you shall receive! Several members have commented they would like to see all of the "Putting It in to Practice" Series Quilts together. In connection with our December Holiday/End of Year Party, we will have a Series Quilt Show. More details will follow in upcoming meetings.

May Program - Finishing School

Our May program focused on quilt finishing techniques: basting, binding and facing a quilt.

  • Janet demonstrated "Basting", more specifically, "Board Basting" a quilt. This is a unique, but ingenious way to baste a quilt while saving your back and knees.
  • Jackie demonstrated "Bindings". Jackie took us through the steps of sewing the binding on a quilt to get those perfect corners, and also shared examples of various binding applications.
  • Mary demonstrated "Facing" a quilt. This is a technique that is typically found on small wall quilts, but is finding it's way onto much larger quilts. Mary shared a great way to eliminate that "bulk" in the corners to create a professional finish.

Janet and Mary shared online tutorials they found useful for their demonstrations:

Show and Tell

1. Carolyn Rippee  2. Catherine Price  3. Sandi Suggs

4. Janet Suber  5. and 6. Patricia Steadman

7. Robbie Maddox  8. Jean Larson  9. Joan Thornbury