May Meeting Recap

Our May meeting was busy and fun with preparations underway for summer meetings and workshops, mini-quilts ready to mail, Habitat homes almost ready for quilts and even a magazine feature in the works.

This group shot will be sent to Make Modern Magazine where we will soon be a featured guild. Make Modern is an online magazine published in Australia.

Congratulations are in Order

Kudos to Flaun Cline (and Maddie Kertay) for their lovely brick-and-mortar fabric store, Spool--home of 12,000 Facebook BadAss quilting fans and followers--being named as one of the ten best quilt shops/fabulous stores in America (if not the world)! You can read all about it in the latest issue of Quilt Sampler magazine. Go by the store and see for yourself!

 Flaun Cline of Spool

Flaun Cline of Spool

We also congratulate Patricia Steadman, whose Flower Pots quilt was chosen for AQS in Paducah, Kentucky. Fabric designer Kate Spain was pleased to see that Patricia had used some of her own collections in the flowers and invited Patricia to write a guest blog post. That's linked in our Facebook page, or you can go read Patricia's post here. You can also see a photo of the real Flower Pots quilt on Kate Spain's blog, The Drawing Board.

 Flower Pots by Patricia Steadman. It's going to Paducah!

Flower Pots by Patricia Steadman. It's going to Paducah!

Habitat for Humanity Quilts

On Saturday, June 18, three more Habitat homes will be opened for their families. Our members took home scraps from our April program, sewed them into log-cabin-like blocks, and brought them back.

 Members hold up their log cabin blocks

Members hold up their log cabin blocks

They are now in the assembly line to become one of the next three quilts. Audrey used 12 of them to make a throw quilt (60" x 72"). The remaining blocks will be used for another one. This top is ready to be passed along to our volunteer quilter.

 Audrey Workman pieced this quilt top using members' blocks.

Audrey Workman pieced this quilt top using members' blocks.

Mark your calendars for June 18 because we need to be at three homes at the same time for the quilt giftings!

Photo Directory Update

We have grown since Veronica prepared our directory in February. If you are a new member and have not yet been photographed, please email us a clear head shot and your directory info and we will try to get it in our next update. Use the address in our sidebar and we will forward to Veronica.

Thoroughly Modern Minis

Several of us signed up to participate in a Tennessee swap for modern mini quilts. Six of us brought our minis to guild and we photographed them together before sending them to recipients in the other Tennessee guilds: Memphis Area, Music City, and Knoxville.

 Janet, Theresa, Denise, Kelly, Camille and Audrey show off the quilts they made for their swap partners.

Janet, Theresa, Denise, Kelly, Camille and Audrey show off the quilts they made for their swap partners.

Remember to bring the mini you received to our June 11 meeting so everybody can see.

Maison & Objet

We were delighted and inspired by Ann Hurley's program for May. Ann shared an amazing presentation that she created for her business with photos of the latest trends in color and design from a huge trade show in Paris. What a treat to see artistic creations and color combinations straight from the design runway! Thank you so much, Ann, for bringing some Paris our way. 

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