Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January Meeting Recap

Meet the new Board for 2013!
(L-R) Holley, Pam, Lynn, Christy, Laura, and Nicci

January's meeting was packed full of information to get us in the quilting mood for the new year! Included in the announcements was a listing of upcoming quilt shows. For those of you who asked for the links, here they are:

Road to California
Best of the Valley
HMQS in Salt Lake City

Did you know that the new color of the year is Emerald? I don't have a lot of greens in my stash, so I'm looking forward to seeing how this color is used in fabric lines this year! If you are interested in participating in a color challenge using Emerald, check out

This month's program was to make goal/inspiration boards for 2013. We made them for 2012, and I think that most of us found them helpful in staying on track. It was fun to see what members had marked off of their 2012 boards and to see what goals they set for this year! 

"A goal is a dream with a deadline" - Napoleon Hill. If you want to make your own goal/inspiration board, grab a sheet of poster board, a glue stick, and a marker. Add photos, notes, inspirational quotes, make lists, add fabric swatches, etc. Make it something that will inspire you!

We had a great Show 'n Tell this month! In spite of the holidays, it seems that everyone was very productive!
Sandy's son made the quilt, and Sandy added the boarders
 Pam made this table runner for an online swap partner. The pattern is Cartwheels by Freshly Pieced. Pam quilted it on her Bernina sewing machine. 

 Jane made both of these beautiful table runners.
 Margaret used Aneela Hoey's embroidery pattern for the center block, then added some of her fabrics to this cute drag along quilt.
 Margaret's fairies quilt
Margaret hand appliqued these trapunto leaves on this quilt! Absolutely amazing!
 Nicci's gorgeous Christmas quilt. Longarm quilting done by Lynn Douglass
 The back of Nicci's quilt
Pam's gorgeous modern silk quilt
How's everyone coming along on the Madrona Road Challenge? We will be revealing our challenge projects at the February meeting. We have a fabulous program lined up for February, so stay tuned to this blog for upcoming details! This is going to be exciting!

Until next we meet,


1 comment:

  1. It was so nice to see everyone after the holidays. And it was great to have some visitors too! Hope to see you again soon Pam, Lois, and Margaret.