Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December Meeting and Holiday Feast

Yes, I'm lame. Yes, I forgot my camera for our December meeting. So I can tell you in words (but not pictures!) that the Bakersfield Modern Quilt Guild had a bountiful feast and shared in the joy and fellowship of the season at our monthly meeting on Saturday, Dec. 15. If those who took photos can either send them to me at lauraedits@aol.com or lauraedits@gmail.com or upload them here, I'd be forever grateful.  :-)

President Lynn distributed the Madrona Road fabric packets for the Modern Quilt Guild/Michael Miller quilt challenge. You may add to your packet with any of the coordinates from the line (Strawberry Patches has several of them), and solids from any fabric line may be used. You may make any quilted item with your fabrics, such as a bag, pillow or quilt. If you would like to enter your finished quilted item in the Michael Miller display at QuiltCon, please send a photo of it to Lynn by Jan. 28 so she can submit it. We will reveal our finished items (or a photo, if the item has been submitted) at our February meeting. Madrona Road Challenge Update is in newer blog post dated January 6, 2013.

Lynn reminded us that there will be no sew-in this month, on account of it's the holidays. Our next meeting is Jan. 19, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Strawberry Patches. The next sew-in is Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bolts to Binding.

The Road to California quilt show is scheduled for Jan. 24-27 (classes begin Jan. 21) in Ontario. This is a very large quilt show with oodles of vendors selling all things quilty.

Our guild has an ongoing need for door prizes - patterns, fabric such as charm packs and fat quarters, and other supplies. You may bring donations to any meeting.

January Program:
We will share our inspiration boards for 2013 at the January meeting. Many of us made these boards for 2012; please bring those if you have them. It will be fun to see what got accomplished and how our priorities changed during the year. Inspiration boards can include photos, quotes, lists, ideas, decorations, and whatever else depicts your sewing/quilting goals for the upcoming year.

And in Other News:
For our gift exchange, members brought modern charm packs in brown paper bags. Exclamations of joy were heard as the contents were revealed. The proposed new board was announced by Lynn and approved by those in attendance.

President:  Christy Hall
Vice President:  Laura Haywood
Secretary/Media Coordinator:  Lynn Douglass
Programs:  Pamela Gavin
Philanthropy:  Nicci Pannell and Holley Arbeit

Several members showed completed projects or works in progress in our show-and-tell session.

Outgoing President Lynn thanked everyone for their support over the past year. It's been a challenging but fun and rewarding year for our guild!

Submitted by:

Laura Haywood
BMQG Secretary

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