July Meeting Recap

We had another great meeting this weekend! Because of the temperatures, we met in Franklin Mill’s classroom, which blessedly has an air conditioner. We will continue to meet there, until our numbers outgrow the space.

The details of our Row by Row challenge were discussed, and I will be posting about those separately. To summarize though, use at least 3 rows, anyway you want (can chop it up into blocks, rearrange, make larger, smaller, etc). Quilt top does NOT need to be quilted to be entered.

Next meeting (August 23) Sarah will be teaching a paper piecing demo using Economy Blocks. This is a super simple block to learn paper piecing with, and is a great opportunity to use some of those cute novelty prints most of us can’t resist. After the demo, we can all go home and make lots and lots more for our Economy Block Swap in October! I’ll post a reminder for the August meeting, along with a list of what to bring, in a week or so. But, if you want to start mentally preparing, you can find out more about Economy Blocks here.

Now onto the good stuff!

Ann brought in several examples of what you can do with scanned images of quilt blocks.

Ann brought in several examples of what you can do with scanned images of quilt blocks.

Ann showed off some work she had scanned and printed on different materials. I have the flyer if your interested in more details, and I’ll bring a few copies to the next meeting.

More examples of scanned block artwork

More examples of scanned block artwork

Sara with her large blue quilt. It's a wedding present for her niece.

Sara with her large blue quilt. It’s a wedding present for her niece.

A more overall shot of Sara's quilt.

A more overall shot of Sara’s quilt.

Christine with her rainbow quilt.

Christine with her rainbow quilt.

Christine's first quilt for herself! Rainbow awesomeness.

Christine’s first quilt for herself! Rainbow awesomeness.

Christine's first Christmas quilt. She chose a heart in a print and did spiral quilting from there. Very cute!

Christine’s first Christmas quilt. She chose a heart in a print and did spiral quilting from there. Very cute!

Christine's second Christmas quilt, made with the scraps of the first.

Christine’s second Christmas quilt, made with the scraps of the first.

Jennifer, with her son's "wellow cars" quilt.

Jennifer, with her son’s “wellow cars” quilt.

The pattern Jennifer used is called Seville, by Cluck Cluck Sew. Its a very fat quarter friendly quilt, if you’re in need of more quilts on your “make” list.

Jennifer, showing where her son's name is written on his quilt.

Jennifer, showing where her son’s name is written on his quilt.

Jennifer showing the car print on the back. Though her son insists that is the front.

Jennifer showing the car print on the back. Though her son insists that is the front.

Lori with her gorgeous Orange Peel/Attic Windows quilt

Lori with her gorgeous Orange Peel/Attic Windows quilt

Lori's Orange Peel/Attic Windows quilt. You can tell that this was a lot of work!

Lori’s Orange Peel/Attic Windows quilt. You can tell that this was a lot of work!

Close up of the front of Lori's Orange Peel/Attic Windows quilt

Close up of the front of Lori’s Orange Peel/Attic Windows quilt

The back of Lori's Orange Peel/Attic Windows quilt

The back of Lori’s Orange Peel/Attic Windows quilt

Lindell's first quilt.

Lindell’s first quilt.

Lindell with her shower curtain quilt.

Lindell with her shower curtain quilt.

The pattern Lindell is using for her shower curtain quilt can be found in the recent issue of Modern Patchwork. Though I’m not sure if a shower curtain is what the pattern designer had in mind, but it will definitely turn out great!

Carol with her lovely large print on the back of her quilt.

Carol with her lovely large print on the back of her quilt.

The entirety of Carol's quilt.

The entirety of Carol’s quilt.

Sarah's Commissioned quilt -- suspiciously there were no trees at the meeting....

Sarah’s Commissioned quilt — suspiciously there were no trees at the meeting….

After show and tell, we had a little bit of “forced socialization.” And snacks, of course.

Forced Socialization Time!

Forced Socialization Time!

More Forced Socialization!

More Forced Socialization!

See everyone in August!!!!!

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3 thoughts on “July Meeting Recap

  1. Hi Everyone,
    It was another fun meeting. Lots of inspiration to get my juices going. There are so many quilts I want to make and new techniques I want to try. We are definitely good for each other 🙂
    See you next time (probably after my grandchild is born in Sept – since I will be with my daughter in Brooklyn thru labor, delivery and then some).
    Cheers, Laura

  2. Love all of the pictures! I have to check out the link to paper piecing – I won’t be at the next meeting but I would love to be involved with trading squares in October – great idea!

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