Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August BMQG Meeting

President Lynn started the meeting by announcing that the Kern County Fair is September 19-30, and a couple of our members have entered quilts. We know they'll do well!

Lynn also announced that the guild will soon be accepting volunteers for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Program Chair. We are a small but enthusiastic group, and we'll need people to step up and help out in these positions if we want to survive as a guild.

Lynn shared several books about modern quilting, and some modern magazines as well.

Several members had completed projects for show and tell (see photos below).

Jane demonstrated the Hickory Nut ruler/template set. These tools work well for mug rugs, or to sew the "nuts" into a larger item.

A door prize was drawn, and Gwen was the lucky winner!

Pam showed some great uses for the Polaroid blocks that have become so popular lately, such as a pillow with regular binding and an envelope closure. Blocks can be set at an angle for more interest and movement. Several members brought bags with a number of Polaroid blocks in them, and each person drew a block from each bag. Lynn suggested that each participants make whatever they like with the blocks and bring that item back for show and tell at the September meeting.

Lynn reminded everyone of the monthly sew-in at Strawberry Patches on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Next meeting: Saturday, September 15, 2-4 p.m. at Strawberry Patches.


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