September Meeting Recap

We had a great turnout for the September meeting this past Saturday.  It was announced that the new web page is up and running!  I am still learning lots about Blogger and how to get what I want on the page, so be sure to check back for changes and updates.  Pam McCallie showed off our new logo--thanks so much for the wonderful graphic logo!  

This is a second version of the logo--the colors are not quite as vivid as the examples Pam showed us, so I'll be working to figure out how to get the same beautiful colors on the web page.  And Debra Nance is going to digitize the logos.  So if you have your own embroidery machine, she will share with you or she is willing to make patches of the logos for those of us without embroidery machines.  What a great group of gals!!

So far we have five of us headed down to Austin, TX in February for the first QuiltCon.  If you want to find out more about the first Modern Quilt Guild quilt show, head over to

www.quiltcon.com

.  Gayle Grier, Janet Suber, Jean Larson, Sandi Suggs and Ava Moore will be headed south on the 21st to the 24th.  If you want to join us, we do have made hotel arrangements for the group, but travel arrangements are on your own so far.

We looked at a few different books for our program inspiration for next year.  Among the books we reviewed there was Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering; Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman; We Love Color compiled by Susanne Woods and Block Party by Alissa Haight Carlton.  Let us know if you have any suggestions and we'll be making a decision at the October meeting.  Other suggestions were the Modern Quilts Illustrated by Weeks Ringle.  There were also some great projects discussed, like a guild project for QuiltCon 2014, accept QuiltCon 2013 blocks to join into a quilt for donation and doing a group improvisational block quilt for donation.  A lot of great ideas for the year ahead!

I will get our show & tell pictures up on a Picasa account shortly and put a link to the web page--one more thing to learn!  So stay tuned...

Pam McCallie lead the program showing her Clementine Applique Quilt.  It is not from the Modern Mix book, but a link for the free pattern will be listed below.  Here is Pam's quilt--

She used the new Denise Scmidt Chickapee fabrics for the applique.

Some of the "leaves" were pieced for additional detail and some were not.  And she had a fun binding detail--

The place to go to find the pattern is

www.craftsy.com

.  If you are not a "member" of the website, you will have to sign up.  Then find the free class by Elizabeth Hartman called Creative Quilt Backs.  You sign up for the free class and then the pattern is in the materials and resources part of the class.  We had so many fun quilt backs at the meeting, that is most be the happening topic!  I am about halfway through the "class" and have already picked up a few great tips on improving my quilt backs and there is a free pattern to boot!

Our next meeting is October 13, so hope to see you there!!!

Ava