Friday, December 8, 2017

December Meeting Recap

Holiday Party!




We had lots of yummy treats to share! 




Some interesting choices on the scrap table



 So Many Block Lotto Entries!



And the winner was...Lisa!




Committee Reports

We welcomed new members and guests to the meeting. Membership requested "Member News" be sent to the Newsletter.

Charity committee let us know that St. Vincents loved the kids' quilts that we donated.

Our Treasurer, Greer, gave us an in-depth explanation of our finances, complete with visuals!



Margaret showed us the Block Lotto block for February.



Coat of Arms


Our President, Marie, added a flower button to match the flower on the coat pocket.


"Ugly" Round Robin


Michele added a round and is ready to pass it along.



A Very Full Meeting!


The meeting kicked off with a recap of the tour of the War and Pieced exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum. Thanks again to Jean R. for organizing!

Photo Credit: Sandy Knight



New Space Announcement

Starting in February, we will be meeting at the Sheen Center at 18 Bleecker Street, in Studios A+B. We'll be back  to our old meeting time, 10am-2pm. It is a beautiful space that we think will work out great for the Guild. Check it out: https://sheencenter.org


Speaker
Kristin Axtman joined us to talk about her journey to starting Brooklyn Haberdashery, an online store for "Fine Goods For Needlecrafting". She brought lots of goodies to purchase!





She also led a workshop in Boro, a form of decorative Japanese mending.


Members working...



...and the final result!



Pin Cushion Swap
On top of our regular meeting raffles, we also had a pin cushion swap. Members used all kinds of crafts to make pin cushions for other members. The selection was a secret!


Everyone was happy with their selection!




Show and Tell

Maureen made a baby quilt



Nancy finished her summer challenge



Chris brought the quilt she won in a Raffle from the Brownstone Quilters Guild.
It is hand appliqued.



Margaret sewed scraps to flannel batting and then hand quilted.




Eva made a Christmas gift for her mom.



Two more group charity quilts.
The one on the right was made by Jorge with help from Hayden.



Bernadette used a charm pack to make this quilt.



Cynthia used the Carolyn Friedlander pattern "Catenary" to make this quilt,
with hand applique.



Anthony, a new member, made his first quilt top!
(with help from his roommate, Greer)



Claire, another new member, used "found fabrics" for this quilt...


...and made this quilt for a sick child.



See you in February!

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