Sunday, December 11, 2022

December 2022 Meeting Recap

In our final guild meeting of the year we welcomed new friends and celebrated the holiday season.

Our President, Maren, started the meeting by offering a special welcome to our new guild members and guests. Theresa gave everyone a reminder about our guild project to make quilts for Our Little Roses in Honduras; the deadline for donations is June 2023. 

Maureen Wirth announced that she has delivered a bundle of 23 baby quilts to Room To Grow. The staff at Room To Grow were delighted to receive the quilts, which will be gifted to local families in NYC. A big thank you to everyone who donated a baby quilt!

Our Block Lotto for this month was an improv log cabin block with both light and dark variations. Jody was the lucky winner who got to take home the stack of blocks.

Our Vice President, Bruce, showed us some examples of our next Block Lotto - a foundation paper pieced star with a navy blue background. Bruce will email the instructions to all guild members ahead of our next meeting.

Diana kicked off Show and Tell with this quilt coat that she made out of a quilt from a Libs Elliott block-of-the-month project. Diana used Megan Nielsen's 'Hovea' coat pattern, which she customized with hidden pockets. 

Jean is on a mission to get through her UFOs. (We can all relate.) She free-motion quilted this version of Victoria Findlay Wolfe's 'Melons' pattern and finished it with a scalloped edge.

Mia is making a baby quilt as a gift for a good friend. She chose a pinwheel motif in colors that symbolize the natural landscape in her friend's home state of Wisconsin.

Fiona made this bed throw out of black and white Japanese yukata cottons during a David Owen Hastings workshop. She free-motion quilted it herself with curved lines.

Theresa made this quilt top using the 'Zen' pattern, which was originally given to her by Caroline at a guild retreat a few years back. The quilt is a gift for someone who loves Pop Art, so Theresa took inspiration from Pop Art style when choosing the colors.

Abigail made this quilt as a Christmas present for her grandmother. She chose the colors to match her grandmother's favorite blue dishware and she quilted it herself using a domestic machine.

Audrey showed this quilt featuring curved piecing and hand quilting, which she is giving to a friend as a housewarming gift.

Maren added a piece to this Round Robin quilt and passed it on for its next addition.

Vickeidy showed a quilt that she made out of fabric sourced from her local Buy Nothing group.

Bernadette brought back this quilt for a final showing now that it's finished. She made a pieced back using fabrics from the scrap table alongside some favorite pieces from her stash. The quilt was longarmed by Orlando at Quiltysaurus.

Orlando made this quilt using Tighe Flanagan's 'Alhambra Rosette' pattern. The quilt top is entirely foundation paper pieced. Orlando longarmed it himself with straight lines arranged in a 5/8" matchstick pattern.

Maren rescued a quilt top from the scrap table and finished it so that it can be donated to Our Little Roses.

Sue Cummings-Walder made a variation on Kelly Liddle's 'Postcard From Sweden' quilt pattern with colors inspired by the view of the sunset from her back yard in Cape Cod. 

Jody is blessed with a magic scrap bin that never empties no matter how many scrap quilts she makes. Her latest two scrap quilts are both made with improv blocks and a monochrome theme. Jody is donating them to a local children's charity through the Northern Star Quilters' Guild.

After Shown and Tell wrapped up we kicked off our holiday party with a fat quarter swap and some snacks. 

Our guild bakers, Deborah and Eva, proudly upheld the time honored tradition of accidentally bringing the same thing to the potluck...

Our meeting finished with a workshop on Kawandi quilting techniques taught by Diane, Deborah and Chris. Diane brought in some examples of mini Kawandi quilts to use as teaching tools during the workshop.

That's it for this month. Happy holidays and see you in the new year!


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