Friday, May 11, 2012

May Meeting Notes

The meeting was fun with lots of great information and show and tell.

May '12 MeetingPeggy's Demo
As mentioned, the Charity Girls have a new pattern, so Peggy helped them out and gave a demo on the Quilt-as-you-Go method of putting a quilt together.

The trick is to cut the batting the right size so that you don't have to trim when putting the blocks together. Of course, there is a lot more to it. If you missed the demo, talk to Peggy about a personal demo.

Thanks to Peggy for taking the time to prepare and give the demo! We are so fortunate to have such talent in our group.

If you want to do a demo on one of your talents, no matter how small, contact Rhonda.

A-B-C Block Challenge
This month's letters for the challenge were O & P.

May '12 MeetingMay '12 MeetingDiana is showing off her A-B-C Challenge blocks, which are looking good! the colors are very striking.

May '12 MeetingMay '12 MeetingRhonda is catching up with the rest of us! She didn't start out doing the challenge, but decided to jump on board.

Lynnette brought a few blocks and Kathleen, our fearless leader, has great looking blocks in red and black.

Next month, bring blocks with names that start with Q & R.

San Mateo County Fair Entries

Amanda coordinated a group entry of quilts from the Kona challenge to the San Mateo County Fair. People who agreed to enter their quilts brought them to the meeting for Amanda. She kindly agreed to drop them all off at the Fair later this month.

Show & Tell part 1

May '12 MeetingI plan to write another post about Show & Tell. There is so much great work that one post cannot do it justice. Here are a few wonderful pieces to whet your appetite!

 Adrianne called this Kathleen's Screamin' Green quilt (left). The green is very effective in setting off the scrap blocks.

May '12 Meeting

May '12 MeetingRuth used a pattern from the book Sew Liberated to make this apron (right). Love that fabric! As an added bonus it is two sided!

Adrianne made a Zakka Style Zigzag tote. We look froward to seeing you at the next meeting!


QuiltCon:  February 21-24, 2013in Austin, Texas.  QuiltCon will feature a juried show.  Quilt entry opens July 1, 2012 and closes October 31, 2012.  There will be more information in May regarding pricing and speakers/instructors.

QuiltCon Block Challenge: Blocks due August 15. See information in the post dedicated to this subject.

BAMQG Block Challenge:  Blocks due at the July Meeting. See information in the post dedicated to this subject

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