Sunday, November 24, 2013

November Meeting Recap

We mixed things up a little in November and started our meeting off with a great demo. Shelly showed us how to add a zipper and handle to a quilt to create a "Picnic Quilt Tote".

For those who missed the demo or would like more detailed instructions, there is a tutorial available on Shelly's blog. Thanks for sharing Shelly!

-Wool Club – Wednesday, December 4th
-Road to California – Ontario Convention Center; January 23-26, 2014; SP will have a booth at the show.
-Cotton Patch Quilt Show – February 8-9, 2014; quilt entry deadline January 15, 2014
-Table Runner Swap – Due @ meeting December 14th
-December meeting – date change to December 14th  This will be a Holiday Party! We will be having a "Finger Food Potluck", so please bring something to share, anything from appetizers to desserts. Beverages and paper goods will be provided. We will also be having our Table Runner Swap. Please bring your finished project festively wrapped for exchange.

Show and Tell
Jennifer had several quilts to share

Nicci's Halloween Banner

MaryKay's traveling table runner

Kara and Nicci showing our "Quilted Hugs" quil
Cindy's finished projects

Darla with her oven mitt and potholder
(Oh, and she made that great shirt!)

Loanne's beautiful Patriotic Quilt

And a logo quilt for her family's dairy

Pam with a Plus Block Pillow

A placemat for Christy's messy dog Harry

Pam demonstrated the paper piecing technique for the Lighthouse Block from Faith at Fresh Lemon Quilts. Faith gives you all the info you need from fabric requirements and templates to cutting instructions and block assembly. The complete tutorial can be found on Fresh Lemon Quilts.

Our December meeting will be held Saturday, December 14th from 2:00 to 4;00 pm at Strawberry Patches. Please bring a "Finger Food" to share, your Show and Tell, and your finished Table Runner if you are participating in the swap.
And finally, a BIG announcement.......
December 14th will be the last meeting of the Bakersfield Modern Quilt Guild. For nearly three years, we have tried to grow our membership and find leadership among our members. Unfortunately, we do not have the volunteers necessary to serve on the Board. The current board discussed the situation and has decided that the best option for our members is to close the guild as it is and to continue strictly as a Friendship Group. Several people have comment about their disappointment in the guild not continuing......BUT, we will be continuing, just in a less formal arrangement. Details regarding the new Friendship Group will be posted here and emailed to the group soon. 

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!