Last month's challenge was to take a traditional block and make it modern. It was fun to see how everyone put a modern spin on traditional blocks, whether it be by using more modern fabrics or by tweaking the block pattern a bit to make it modern. I think we, as a group, are all challenging ourselves to step out of the box, and we are enjoying it!
Show 'n tell is always awesome!
To wrap up the meeting, I set up a hands-on tutorial on using crayons to embellish a quilt label or to make blocks. Each member got to create something, and it was great fun to see everyone enjoying the process! After all, how often do we get to play with a box of crayons? I think we should all do that more often!
Quilt done with crayon colored faces.
Next month's program will include a hands-on block tutorial taught by Pam. You'll all need to bring your sewing machines and basic tools. We will be putting a supply list on the blog, so check back. Members also need to bring a quart sized baggie full of scraps. We will be swapping baggies. We are to use the baggie of scraps to make something for the person who brought it to the meeting. The only requirement is that you have to use 75% of the scraps for the project. There are no size limitations. Baggie projects are due at the May meeting.
The next sew-in is Saturday, February 25th, 10:00 - 4:00, at Strawberry Patches. If you are interested in finding out more about the BMQG in a very relaxed atmosphere, come to a sew-in! We have a great bunch of quilters, and everyone is always so giving with their time and talent. I never leave a sew-in without learning something new! Bring a snack and something to work on, and join us for a fabulous day of sewing fun!