Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August Meeting

by Adrianne

Improv Fun

Summer doesn't slow this guild down! Our demo coordinator, Rhonda, organized a full day of improv and it was awesome!! Members brought their machines, tools and scraps to play with. The bell rang and everyone got to work. Rhonda wisely advised that we just create and not think about it too much. The enthusiasm in the room was contagious. It was fun to see people try new techniques and also change it up and make it their own. Wonky strips and log cabins? Sure. Why not? 

Four quilters led demos to get things started.

Clockwise from Left: Slice and Insert with Joy-Lily, Wonky Strips with Angela,
Wonky Log Cabins with Alison and Improv Strings with Adrianne

Members working on improv blocks

Improv blocks by BAMQG members

Improv blocks by BAMQG members

New Charity Block

Charity coordinators, Deborah and Jennifer, unveiled a new block for this quarter, The Patchwork Wheel by Elizabeth of Don't Call Me Betsy. Kits were available at the meeting. You can also make your own using bright, modern fabrics and Kona white. Any questions? Just holler!

Show & Tell

Our members have been busy, busy bees.  This month's show and tell encompassed works in progress, charity quilts, cat beds for donation, plans for the Aurifil sponsored challengeABC blocks and hand dyed fabric from the workshop with Joy-Lily.  This is only a small sampling of what we worked on this month.

Sheetal and Peggy show off their new hand dyed fabric

Quilt top by Debbie

Quilt top by Patti

Charity Quilt by Kim

Quilt top by Mallory

Plus quilt by Jennifer A.

Mel shows off some test squares for the Aurifil challenge

Ruth took some orphaned blocks and turned them into a charity quilt.

Rhonda and Lynette show off their ABC blocks

Phew, busy I tell you. Clippies for all!!!!

Dates To Remember

  • August 15th - Deadline for QuiltCon challenge blocks
  • August 25th - Sew Day in Los Altos, members RSVP here
  • September 8th - BAMQG meeting (note this is the 2nd Saturday of the month)

See ya next month!  

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