Saturday, February 8, 2014

Riley Blake Challenge WIPs

Can you believe we are already into February?! The Riley Blake MQG challenge due date is just around the corner! And becuase it is our members have been feveriously sewing to get their quilts done!

Michele has oodles of blocks completed.

Cheryl has her quilt top done and ready to be quilted.

And Katie has been an overachiever and is finished with hers!

Have a picture of your WIP? Send it to Jenn and she will post it!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

December 2013 Meeting Notes

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

PRESENT: Lucinda, Cheryl, Jenn, Carol, Mary Lee, Katie, Ashley, Michele

The group met for the holiday meeting at Panera’s in Bowling Green at 12:00.

Lucinda announced that a Sew-In will be held at the Perrysburg Library on Jan. 5 or Jan. 12. She continues to look for other meeting place options.

CLUB DUES ARE DUE IN JANUARY. $25 per member. Cheryl noted that we paid $10 to renew our online domain name.

The Riley Blake Challenge was reviewed: The rules to the challenge as outlined by Riley Blake: Any size, any item as long as it is quilted, use just challenge and other Riley Blake fabrics, any solids. You do not need to use all six fabrics.

Guidelines added by our group include: minimum size 8x12”, you do need to use all six fabrics but they don’t all have to be on the front (can use on the back, no size requirement).

RB deadline: February 17, 2014
NWOMQG deadline: February meeting

Homework assignment: For the January meetings, members are to make a sewn/quilted nametag. Also for the January meeting, Cheryl will demonstrate how to make a Magic Pillow case.

· Ashley shared her Heather Ross baby quilt and announced that she will be having a baby!
· Katie displayed the quilted bag she made and the king-sized quilt that her husband picked the design and the colors for (which greatly impressed all of us!
· Mary Lee showed pillow-tops she made for her grandchildren and a mini quilt she made from “15 Minutes of Play”
· Jenn shared her embroidered and framed “To Do” list and the colored-pencil roll-ups she made on commission
· Cheryl had a mini improv quilt to show
· Lucinda showed her new Marcia Dursey fabrics and items from Sew to Speak.

The members then had their Christmas exchange of three fat quarters wrapped together, and an “unloved” fat quarter, which involved much stealing of fabrics back and forth. The guild will meet next on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at Grounds for Thought in Bowling Green.

Respectfully submitted,
Michele T

You can view all of our previous meeting minutes here.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

December Monthly Meeting

Happy New Year everyone!! :) I hope you are enjoying the first day of 2014 cozy under a quilt on this snowy day.

A couple of quick reminders:
  1. Our first sew-in of 2014 is January 12th from 1PM-5PM at the Perrysburg Public Library.
  2. Our first member meeting is January 16th at 6PM at Grounds for Thought in Bowling Green, OH.
  3. Be sure to bring a sewn/quilted name tag to January's meeting!
  4. Please bring cash for yearly dues of $25 (edited 1/1/14)
The guild met a few weeks ago for lunch and a fabric swap to close out 2013. And, of course some show and tells. We were also blessed to have Katie, our usual virtual guild member, attend this meeting :)

To start Katie showed off her patchwork purse as well as this monster of a quilt she recently finished!

If I remember correctly that is a beautiful KING size quilt! She also brought fabric coasters for each of us.

Her daughter Ashley brought her very special Heather Ross quilt to show. She had been saving and collecting pieces of fabric by Heather to put together a wonderfully bright "baby" quilt.

I like how Ashley kept the shape of the hexagon on the edges. She mentioned this is the first quilt she has sent out to be quilted. And I know she was very pleased with her completed quilt.

Mary Lee showed off her mini quilt she completed by using Victoria Findlay Wolfe's process of "15 Minutes of Play." She completed her quilt by adding a bit of hand quilting.

She also brought three pillow tops she finished using the same method. These will be sewn into large pillows for her grandchildren.

Cheryl rounded out the show and tell portion of the meeting with her mini improv quilt!

And the portion of the meeting we were all looking forward to was the fabric swap! We all went home pleased with our stash of 3 FQs per person won/stolen.

And I think we were all pleased to give away an "ugly" FQ in exchange for a different but new ugly FQ :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November Monthly Meeting

Hi Everyone!
We had a wonderful meeting the other night! Lots of laughter and talking per usual :) Show and tell made up a large part of the evening. Below you can see a bit of the evening.

Carol showed us these wonderful pillow cases she made for her family.

She also showed us this wonderful fabric ornament she made :)

Mary Lee has been addicted lately to making blocks using the technique "15 Minutes of Play" and she has perfected it if I may say so!

She also brought her wall hanging she just finished up in her favorite color...pea green!

Cheryl brought these two wonderful mini quilts that she just finished:

She also finished up this wonderful lap sized quilt!

Jenn brought in her remaining mug rugs from her past show along with a couple of scarfs.

Stay tuned for more information regarding our December meeting (party!) and we wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!