Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July Meeting Agenda

Hello Everyone - 

Our Meet and Sew is this Saturday, July 13.  The meeting will begin at 10 am, and the Sew will begin at noon and go until 6 pm.  Feel free to come for some or all of it!

First Baptist Church - Fellowship Hall
171 Hickory Avenue
Crestview, FL 32536

(The Fellowship Hall entrance is on Cedar Avenue under the blue awnings.)

Pot-luck style snacks to share are ALWAYS appreciated.

We love to see what you're working on, and we always have a time for Show and Tell - so bring your WiPs, your UFOs, your finished quilts to show everyone your work!

At the last meeting, we talked about a potholder challenge.  If you weren't there, it's simple - bring in a potholder!  That's it!  The idea is to collect some for a future craft fair to sell in order to raise funds for the MQG membership.  If you didn't know about this challenge, or haven't had time to make one, no worries!  

Also at the last meeting, we talked about doing a block lottery.  Details for this month's block lottery can be found here.  So if you have a block, bring that in along with $1 to be entered into the lottery.

Just a reminder with both of these last items - we are a modern quilt guild, with ties to the national Modern Quilt Guild, and when making something that's reflective of the Emerald Coast MQG, please use modern fabrics by modern designers to better reflect the modern aesthetic.  Solids are also a great way to add a modern touch to projects - they bring a sense of calmness to quilting.  And because of the modern quilting movement, several high-quality fabric distributors have added solids to their inventory - Robert Kaufman has Kona Solids, Michael Miller has Cotton Couture, Moda has Bella Solids, Dear Stella has Stella Solids, etc.  If you're not used to working with solids, try it out!     

Speaking of all of this, I'll be doing a presentation about modern quilting vs. traditional quilting, as well as talking about some modern fabric designers and fabric lines.  So if this is something you're unfamiliar with and want to learn more about, make sure to be there!

If you're staying for the Sew, bring something to work on as well as whatever supplies you need.  You can work on whatever you like - it does not have to be something for the guild!  If a couple of people could bring irons and ironing boards, that would be great.  In addition to the basics, you might want to bring an extension cord, in case you're not near an outlet.

If there are any questions, don't hesitate to ask!  Otherwise...

See you Saturday!

Kelly Spear
ECMQG Vice President

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