But not all meetings can be full of presents & freebies, though this meeting did have cake AND cookies (score!) and I did go home with some fabric (wicked!) for our charity QuiltCon quilt. (See below.) During October's guild meeting, we got down to business and hashed out... some things that needed hashing out.
First up! It was election time and because we are mature adults (for the most part), we held elections in the second-grade format. You know: Close your eyes, hold up your hand, trust an honest person (who is also good with numbers) to count and write it down. And no peeking. Without further ado, our elected officers for the next term are:
President: Michelle Kochan
Vice Prez: Cathy Fry
Treasurer: Jordyn Rush
Secretary: Nicole Godshall
First Month of our Guild Bee Blocks:
Our Guild has two separate (and voluntary) bees in progress, with blocks due at the meeting each month. The only real rule is that block patterns must be freebies. Elizabeth Timmons and Michelle Kochan's blocks were first. We love how they turned out!
Mid-Atlantic Mod - April 23-25, 2015:
What's that you say? It is "a modern quilting retreat is a modern quilting and sewing retreat organized by the Philadelphia MQG and the Central Jersey MQG. The purpose of the retreat is primarily to bring modern quilting and sewing enthusiasts together for a weekend of sewing and socializing. The retreat will include some (optional) workshops and activities, but will focus on open sewing time." (From the Mid-Atlantic MOD website.)
Fall Fabric Frenzy:
|Photo Courtesy of The Quilt Block Inc. (Exton, PA)|
Support your LQS! (And possibly win some fabulous door prizes in the process.) Quite a few of the Philly MQG members will be hoping from shop to shop over the weekend.
Charity Quilt for QuiltCon:
As a Guild we decided that we wanted to go for a "liberated block" look for our quilt, inspired by Jackie Gering's style. Many of our members attended her workshop in August and fell in love with her style of quilting. We hope to get the quilt pieced at our Fall retreat in November. Sarah Bond passed out a few prints from to get us all started.
|A lovely collection from Sarah!|
This Month's Challenge - Go Minimalist!
Pres Andrew says, "make whatever you want and interpret minimalist however you want!" We'll be having a contest and a general show-and-tell session for our minimalist creations. Now the question is, just how minimal are you gonna go? I know I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
And we mean "show-offs" in the best possible way!
Last, but not least, here are some of the quilts that were shared at October's meeting.
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