The Big Reveal of our Set it Free Challenge Quilts

True or false: guild meetings are better with food. TRUE!

A delightful array of finger foods filled our bellies at the June meeting as we gathered to unveil the quilts made for our Set it Free Challenge. Someone’s visiting granddaughter may have devoured a small army of Martha Steele’s handmade rolls. (We’re still waiting for that recipe, Martha!)

After the festive feast, an extended show-and-tell session got underway. Eleven people shared completed challenge quilts made with fabric they received from fellow guild members back in February, and two people brought tops-in-progress. (Your faithful blog author failed to get pictures of all of them… my apologies.)

Well done, everyone! If you weren’t able to finish your challenge quilt in time for the June reveal, don’t worry. We look forward to seeing it whenever it is finished.

Sign Up Now for our FMQ Workshop

Only two spots remain for the Sept. 21 workshop with Elaine Wick Poplin.

She’s going to teach free-motion quilting on a home sewing machine, so sign up soon if you want to participate. Members, call or email guild president Karen Downer to add your name to the list. Nonmembers are invited to pay online to secure a spot, just click here.

In addition to the six-hour workshop, Elaine will give a trunk show presentation of her award-winning quilts Friday night, Sept. 20. Complete details are available in this blog post, and we encourage you to share them with your friends and other guilds.

Members’ Work Featured in Local Art Show

Raise your hand if you love to see quilts in art galleries! Recently, ChattMQG members Kelly Spell and Debbie Thompson both had work juried into a show at Chattanooga WorkSpace.

The “Juried Locals Only” exhibit opened June 7 and showcases work by nearly 40 local artists. There’s still plenty of time to check it out—admission is free! Just visit the first floor gallery during WorkSpace hours between now and Wednesday, July 24.

Visible Mending on Deck

Our July meeting program is all about a time-honored skill that has found new life among modern quilters: visible mending. Join us Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. as we examine a variety of ways to repair or embellish quilts, clothing, home decor items, and more.

Guild members Sara Bradshaw, Sherry Leary, Stephanie Quesinberry, Patricia Steadman, and Helen Wiley put together an excellent presentation with tons of samples you can see in person.

See you soon!

Show and Tell