Saturday, April 16, 2011

April Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who came to our April meeting!  There were some really wonderful quilts that were shared this month! 

 Pam's amazing Circle of Geese Pillow 

 Lana's Fish Improv Quilt Top

Christiane's Applique Flower Quilt

Christy's mug rug 
(Really, I just love Christy's cute face in this picture. ;0) )

We all had lots of fun playing with the three Accuquilts this meeting!  I think "Accuquilt" was put down on a lot of birthday and Christmas wish lists.


Meetings:  We have officially changed our meeting days to the first Wednesday of the month from 6-8 PM at Strawberry Patches.  There will be no meeting during May, although we will have a sew in on Saturday, May 14th.  So our next meeting will be on June 1st.

Officers:  We now have officers!  I think we have a great team going on here. ;0p

President: Terri Harlan
Vice President: Jennifer Sterk
Secretary: Megan Van Sciver
Treasurer: Nicci Pannell
Program Coordinator: Lynn Douglass

Mug Rug Swap:  We are having our first swap!  Anyone who is interested please make a mug rug with the theme of "SUMMER" in mind!  Interpret this any way you like!  Then at our next meeting on June 1st bring your mug rug in a little brown bag, and then everyone who participates will get to take one home!  Have fun and get creative!  

Name Tags:  At our next sew in we will be working on our name tags!  We thought it would be a fun way of expressing our own quilt-y styles and help us to all get to know each other better.  If you don't have a chance to come to the sew in, please feel free to make a name tag at home!  

Please send us an e-mail or leave us a comment if you have any questions!  

Happy quilting!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Next Meeting :: Accuquilt Go! Mingle

Since before we started holding meetings, after I heard about how fantastic these machines were. I knew that it would need it's own meeting for us to play around with it. Accuquilt has generously donated a machine for us all to have a Go!  If you have considered purchasing one, this will be the icing on the cake.

We will be playing with the newest model that has just been released call the Go! Baby fabric cutter. This machine is lightweight and very portable. It still does everything that the larger machine promises.
Norma has also volunteered to bring in her Studio cutter so that everyone can see the much larger version as well.

Please come down and enjoy this wonderful gift with us at our next BMQG meeting this Saturday 4/16 from 2-4pm at the NEW strawberry Patches. The new building is located directly across the parking lot from the old shop on Ming Avenue.

Supply List::

Please bring fabric to play with that you would like to use in the cutting machines.
There will be scrap option available but if you have a project in mind now is a good time for that to.

Bring a smile to ;)

We will see you there in the new Beautiful and BIGGER room at the Strawberry Patch.