Hello all! Can you believe it’s December already? Hope everyone is doing great and enjoying the projects they are working on.
We had a fun meeting which included announcements and sharing projects.
If you would like to participate in the Row by Row, please bring your project to the January meeting. You can find more information about the challenge and the requirements here.
Dues are due! You can pay dues by cash or check. Please make check out to: Runamok MQG. You can give the check to Jennifer or Pat (treasurer). If dues are not paid by February 1st your name will be taken off the email list.
RMQG now has an Instagram hashtag! #RunamokMQG. If you would like to know more about Instagram check out their page here.
Mary of Franklin Mill is allowing us to hang three quilts per month in the store. If you are interested in any upcoming months please contact Sarah with the details. Each quilt needs to have a 4 1/2 inch hanging sleeve. Megan designed cards to attach to the quilts so viewers can read about the quilt history, name of the individual that made the quilt, pattern used, fabric used, and approximate size. There’s some more information here, along with links to tutorials on how to attach a hanging sleeve. We will also be having a demo of that very soon!
The guild yard sale will be at the January meeting at the Franklin Mill Store. Bring scraps, UFO’s, tools, books and patterns. The items will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to the guild, which, will be 501C approved by January. This allows you to write off any donations on your taxes. The guild will use proceeds for speakers and prizes in the future. We ask that your items are of at least $1.00 in value.
There is a SCHEDULE CHANGE! The Guild December Party is NOT December 5th…It is December 12th with a 5:30pm start and at 7:30pm the hand made swap will begin. The item you bring must be hand made and can be anything from cookies to crafts as long as it is made with your sweet hands. Each gift should have a value of $15-$20 and will be assigned a number. Each person will then draw a number and they win the corresponding item. If you cannot attend but would like to still be involved just send your gift in with one of the other guild members so they can do the swap for you. We will meet in the classroom downstairs and feel free to bring a dish for the potluck, just let Sarah know what you are bringing. Bring a project to work on, enjoy some yummy food and great conversation, Friday December 12th 5:30pm.
The cookie commissioner officer position is available. This person is in charge of organizing snacks and paper goods for the meetings. Does anyone want to help out and volunteer for this position? This will allow Sarah to be freed up so she can take care of other quilt guild business. Your help is so appreciated!
In February we will have a name tag raffle. The name tags need to be reusable so we have less waste. The item can be made with a pin or lanyard and must be readable from a reasonable distance. The name tag does not need to include Runamok so that you can use it at other guilds if desired. You will be included in the raffle if you are wearing your name tag at the February meeting. Lindell suggested putting a little pocket on the back of the name tag for any raffle cards or business cards you need to hold on to. Great idea!
SHOW AND TELL
Sarah F. used owl economy blocks from the swap to make this colorful quilt. She would like to create a pattern based on the blue square from this quilt. The pattern could then be used for quilts that we make as a guild for charity. Sarah said more details on this next year!
Sarah F also showed us another creative and colorful quilt top she is working on.
Laura finished this quilt from 10 years ago. This is Enchanted Gardens by Jane Sassaman. Laura used fabric from the Free Spirit line. She also created this wonderful label that was sewn onto the back.
This is Maureen’s 1st quilt in 30 years. This project is a mystery quilt from Dragonfly in Bellingham.
Gaile was housebound last year and created this piece. She added her own embroidery and embellishments to complete it.
The second piece she brought in was a pinwheel wall hanging/table runner. She used a walking foot for the quilting which made a wonderful pattern on the back.
Gretchen is taking part in an Instagram Swap from the Little Quilts book. The piece she shared is from the book.
She also showed us a paper pieced block of a mermaid, based on the Warsaw Mermaid pattern available from Craftsy. She eliminated the bridge in the backgroud and ironed her seams open to create less bulk.
Chrissy did the same mystery quilt project as Maureen using a different color scheme and adding a dark blue border.
I (Marisa) saw this quilt in a magazine and fell in love with it so I had to make it. This is a Natalie Earnheart pattern using Glimma by Lotta Jansdottter for Windham Fabrics.
This quilt is a half triangle quilt I came up with and it is going in my Etsy store. This fabric is from the line Sweet as Honey by Art Gallery Fabrics.
Pat used fabric from Kenya for her quilt. The fabric was brought back from Kenya by a friend. She is going to stipple the diamonds only which will carry the diamond pattern onto the back of the quilt.
Julie used a dresden plate color wheel for this bright quilt. She is planning on doing hand applique with matching thread.
Julie made this pillow from economy blocks for her son.
This is Lori’s patchwork quilt that is almost complete. It is a great mix of complementing colors using the yellow brick road pattern.
Sarah’s quilt made as a gift for her husband.
Sarah made these quilts for her daughters done by hand applique.
This quilt is two twin quilts sewn together. On the back she has created a great way to label the quilt!
Cheryl is working on these pillows for her mother that adores butterflies.
Ann, is Sarah’s aunt. Sarah has encouraged Ann to sew and quilt and she is doing awesome! Ann brought in an envelope pillow with yoyo’s sewn on the front.
Ann also brought in her first quilted project a table runner.
Hoping to see you all at the holiday gathering on December 12th and if not, then at the next meeting January 24, 2015 10am-12pm!