Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Philly MQG August 2015 Meeting Recap

We had a low-key meeting on this hot August meeting night.  See below for a brief recap.

Icebreaker:  Dairy Queen or Rita's??  Dairy Queen was the clear winner. We also discovered that people who aren't from the Philly area have no idea what Rita's is, or even water ice in general ... it seems that a water ice outing is necessary!

Show-and-Tell:  See slideshow below for some photos

Committee Breakout:  We got updates from the committees about upcoming projects, including the next retreat in November, social media (follow us on Instagram!), upcoming charity projects, and more!

Swaps:  We had a "Polaroid block" raffle/swap where everyone who brought one in got a chance to win all the blocks.  We had 53 blocks in total, which was a great turnout!  As a result, we split it up and had two lucky winners.  We also had a "blind" pin cushion swap.  See the slideshow for some photos of the swaps.

Upcoming Events:  We discussed the upcoming Lizzy House events (Lecture on Friday night and Workshop on Saturday) as well as the Mancuso quilt show exhibit.  We will be displaying about 40 awesome member quilts at the Mancuso Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXII from September 17-20, 2015.  Come check it out!

We hope you can make it to the next meeting, which will be on September 15th, 2015!  We always welcome new members.

If the slideshow below doesn't work for you, please visit the gallery of photos directly.