April 2017 Meeting

The April meeting was held on April 8, 2017 at Crestview First Baptist Church.  Cindy called the meeting to order at 10:15. 

Jill introduced our block lottery, Hidden Gems, for May.  Here is where you can read all about it.  All of those super sharp points are the result of paper piecing, which ensures accurate points.  Try it, you'll like it.

We discussed our May swap, Moda Grunge F8s.  

Thanks to Wendi for revising a donation form to fit our needs.  We will now be giving out donation forms to everyone who donates supplies, money, or time quilting.  Then, our sponsors can use this for their tax purposes.  Here is a link to the forms on our Facebook page.

Riley Blake Creative Rock Star Challenge makes will be revealed in May. 

Next month (June), we will be exchanging this beautiful One Hour Basket.  We will also include a nice notion or two (not to exceed $10 worth).  Have fun and be creative with your basket.  Just be sure and follow the original One Hour Basket directions. 

In our programs each month, Natalie has led us in a color challenge both in our block lottery and sit and sew projects.  Thank you, Natalie for your enlightening presentations on Color Theory!  They have been very useful in our quilt making!

We had eight door prize winners after Cindy explained the bundles and what they contained.  

We now have plenty of  blocks  for our charity Guilt of Valor.  In fact we have enough to make 2 quilts.  We discussed making one quilt for a local veteran and perhaps one quilt into a Quilt of Valor.

 Upcoming charity project will be an auction quilt for Fisher House.  It is due by August 15th.  Wendi had the idea for a Rose Quilt in one of our Modern Quilt books.  Be saving your reds and pinks for the roses.  The background will be a light blue/green.

The Crayon Quilt is almost finished for a child.  It will go to Project Linus, Ronald McDonald House, or a needy child.  Pat is going to quilt it for us.

Next month's (May) program will be a Traditional Stash Bash program.  We all have those stashes of traditional fabric.  What do we do with them now that we are sewing Modern?  Next month's program will help you with that!

We listened intently to Pat discuss the Dress a Girl Around the World program.  We will plan an extra sew day to work on this project.  Go to their website to see what it is all about. 

       Cindy and Mary  won our Wonky Flying Geese Swap for April

Jill explained the techniques for the May Block Lottery.  Natalie also challenged us with the block lottery to decide what each color will be.  For example, navy is a shade of blue.  It is blue with black added.  We will be using the medium value of blue green fabric.  The yellow is more of a gold.  Use a low volume with less black....more grey...to avoid a grey look.

Our Color Theory program also brought about a review of vocabulary by Natalie. She has vocabulary booklets for sale for a dollar.

The formal part of the meeting was dismissed to Show and Tell.

During Show and Tell, Diane assisted members with their strip piecing.

Respectfully submitted,
Emerald Coast Modern Quilt Guild

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