Friday, January 24, 2014

December 2013 meeting
We had a full house at the Dec 2013 meeting. We started with always great show and tell. At the previous meeting we were given a new Skill Building Assignment - TOOLS.  Members were asked to practice using one of the tools they purchased but had not used.  Show and tell included samples from the Gammill Workstation, Quilter's Rule Flower template, the curved side of Linda Taylor's Applique helper. Marla used Jamie Wallen's Mystical Ditcher, she drew her design onto water soluble stabilizer with  water soluble Crayola markers and stitched through the stabilizer. Then removed the stabilizer with water. The markers were okay on the black whole cloth but the ink transferred to the fabric on the white sample.

The program for the Dec meeting was a mini-whole cloth design assignment.  The guild provided "gridded flip-chart" paper for drawing.  The members brought rulers and  pencils.  There was a huge number  of  stencils, and longarm templates that were shared for creating the whole cloth designs.  Members folded their paper and worked on quadrants. The hope is that quilted minis will be shown at the February 2014 meeting.

To encourage participation in the skill building assignments, they board has decided  to obtain items that can be used for door prize drawings. Tools, thread, patterns, batting etc.  Any member that shows a quilted skill building mini, will have their name added to a basket for a door prize drawing.  So please bring your quilted skill builders to the February meeting.
REMINDER: The 2014 Membership fee of $25 is now due.  If you did not pay at the December meeting, please bring your renewal to the Feb meeting.  If you cannot make the Feb meeting, please mail your dues to the membership chair.

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