Tuesday, October 11, 2011

September 2011 Meeting Notes

Old news:
·         Thank you to those who participated in the Sew-In last month.                    
o    We completed 10 quilt tops for Quilts for Kids
o    Discussion of sew-ins:  attendance has been low, so we may possibly drop to 3 a year, or maybe a Friday or Saturday night sew-in and potluck.
·          Let Heather know if you would like to be involved/coordinate the Quilters SOS interviews for the CMQG.
o    Project of the Alliance for American Quilts
o    The interview, audio and transcription are then archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
o    It would be a large task to undertake, but I think it would be really great for all of us to document our stories

·         You’ve got a couple more weeks to get your Challenge 4 quilts in! Deadline is 9/30
·         Post cards—we have more if you need them.
·         Membership cards were passed out.

New news:
·         Jo-Ann’s discount cards
o    Save 10% off purchase. Enroll online, here’s the link http://www.joann.com/joann/common/content_custservice.jsp?catName=discountCardForm
o    Takes 3-4 weeks to get card.
·         Kona Challenge
o    Help us decide what you’d like to do and what colorway you’d like!
§  Vote on blog
    Centennial Barn Harvest Festival; Sunday October 16.  Guild agreed to participate in this event as a fundraiser.  People will donate items to booth to raise money for the guild.  Maybe bring 1-2 items to donate.  Volunteers would be needed to man booth.  Items could be brought to next meeting.  $10 to sign up for a booth (paid).  Sign-ups for booth on blog to volunteer for times and items to bring.  

·         IQF show next April.
o    Thoughts?
§  Holly had suggested that we might want to do a modern rendition of a traditional block
§  Ohio theme? 
§  Or, should we all work with the goal of creating something that will be displayed together as a group in an exhibition
-    Each create something on our own, but with a very common theme that is determined by the ultimate goal of grouping them together to form an art installation
                       -      Ideas discussed at meeting:  Maybe take different pics of landmarks
                             and make quilts inspired by it / or people take parts of skyline and
                             make blocks inspired by it / or use kona as a unifying color  

·         Next meeting October 12 

·         Next month’s swap:   Table Runner Swap ; must be Autumn or Halloween inspired; no signups;  Dimensions 15x35

    Books recommendations – Gillian brought farmer’s wife.  She’s been working on blocks, check out her blog to see her progress.

   Color Theory demo by Victoria.

   Doll Quilt swap

   Show and Tell
First quilt made by Christy's daughter:  "Teenager!"

Danielle's Habitat Challenge sewing machine cover.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow. The first doll quilt comes with it's own baby doll? LOL!

    Love seeing the diversity in design!

    Congrats to Christy's daughter in making her first quilt!