Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November meeting recap!

Our November meeting was held Tuesday, November 6 at the new location of A Quilting Place (11019 I St).  There were some new faces so continue to spread the word about our group!

The meeting started off with show and tell.  It's always nice to see what everybody has been working on and it's a great way to get feedback and advice on our projects.  While pictures may have already been posted on member blogs, on our facebook page, and in our flickr group, it's nice to see these quilts and other projects up close and in person.

Michele presented two upcoming quilting opportunities:

  1. Our guild will be making a twin-size quilt for the Austin Children's Shelter using quilt blocks we have received from The Modern Quilt Guild's QuiltCon Block Challenge. As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, The Modern Quilt Guild is going to use the blocks that were not selected for the raffle quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. If you're interested in helping make our quilt, please comment on this post, comment on our facebook page, or send an e-mail to info.omqg@gmail.com.  (More info will be coming shortly including pictures of the amazing blocks we received.)
  2. The Modern Quilt Guild is having a Winter 2012 Fabric Challenge with fabric from Modrona Road by Violet Craft for Michael Miller.  We don't have a lot of details now (more info will be given by The Modern Quilt Guild on December 1) but we have to turn in the number of people participating by November 23.  If you're interested in participating in this challenge, please comment on this post, on our facebook page, or send an email to info.omqg@gmail.com.
Members were able to vote for the November demo and the winner was machine applique. Robin gave an excellent explanation/demo of machine applique.  Thanks Robin!

We are planning the December meeting now and look forward to seeing everybody on Tuesday, December 4!


  1. I can't remember if I commented that I would like to do the challenge-Melissa Merriman, Toadally Quilts

  2. AHHHHHHHHHH. Leaving a comment a third time. Hopefully this works.

    About the graduation quilt. I asked my quilt shop owner and she suggested fabric pens for people to sign. I asked about sharpies but she said no, that they would bleed. She also suggested i do the blocks and have people sign them, and then get hte quilt put together and finished. I had the fabric and the time so I went ahead and put it together now. I figure it's one less quilt off my to-do list.