Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Programs 2015...We need YOU!

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Happy January, everyone! My name is Becky, and I am the program director for our meetings this year. I hope you have all recovered from the chaos of the holiday season, and you're ready for some quilty fun in 2015!

2015 is the year for everyone to get involved! We've had quite a few members volunteer this year, and they have joined together into committees and started planning some amazing things for the guild. We want this guild to belong to its members, through continued input and participation. Our guild meetings are a great place to meet with our friends, meet new ones, learn some new stuff and have fun. 

As program director, I am looking for some wonderful, amazing, talented ladies (this means you) that are willing to admit it, and help me out! 

Listed below are my fabulous ideas for potential programs this year. My intentions are to offer the most relevant information on modern quilting topics and techniques, in the areas of greatest interest to our members. I'd like everyone's input so that I can narrow down the options. 

Here are some ideas:
  • Glue basting (possibly Feb)
  • What's the deal with copyrights? (possibly March)
  • Field trip to A&E (possibly April) See last year's trip here
  • Hand quilting the modern way
  • Foundation paper piecing
  • English paper piecing, possibly modern medallions
  • Paperless paper piecing
  • How to prepare fabric for the best quilting results 
  • How to choose the best neutral for your project 
  • Deciding what to quilt 
  • Making labels
  • Modern vs Traditional fabrics. 
  • Binding quilts by machine, quilt binding attachments
  • Pixelated quilts
  • How to insert/attach zippers
In the comments below, please indicate which of these topics interest you, and which ones you can demonstrate to the guild. Don't be scared, I'm not looking for a fancy presentation! You can even volunteer in pairs or groups. 

Happy Quilting!
Becky

12 comments:

  1. I can't demonstrate any of them but I'm really interested in learning about paperless paper piecing, machine binding, and picking the best neutral. Thanks for putting together our programs this year Becky!

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    1. Thanks for your input! Paperless paper piecing and machine binding are definitely on the program plan. Hopefully we can fit in choosing a neutral as well.

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  2. At one point I talked to Kira and Cindy about sharing my creative process for making up quilt designs. I'm kind of scared I'd only have like two minutes to present but I bet I could talk for longer. :) We can talk about it at the meeting if you'd like but I'd be willing to share.

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    1. Sounds great! I'll get with you about it at the meeting.

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  3. Also I'm very interested in learning about copyrights and quilting. (I'm taking the lecture @ quiltcon about this.)

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    1. I agree with you about the copyright issue. It has been a very big topic at the other guild I attend. I am also taking the lecture, I'm excited to learn more!

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  4. I am interested in the pixelated & paper piecing as well as all the rest! Looks like a fun filled year! Elaine

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    1. Thanks Elaine! Paper piecing is on the program list for sure. Not sure about the pixelated quilt technique yet. Hope to get it all organized soon!

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  5. I'd really like to learn about copyrights, binding my machine, making labels and pixelated quilts! Thanks.

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    1. All great topics! Machine binding is in for sure, and I'm hoping for the label program to work out. Copyright info will be available after quiltcon, I hope to learn about it there. Thanks!

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  6. Would love to hear about glue basting, paper piecing, modern vs. traditional fabrics, bindings and the field trip to AandE sounds great! Suzie McDaniel

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    1. Thanks Suzie! These are all great topics. personally love the glue basting and machine binding. Makes thing go so much smoother. Working to find teachers this week :)

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