Saturday, February 14, 2015

February Meeting Recap

Date: February 7, 2015
Location: Burdette Library-Taylors
President Cheryl Brickey called the meeting to order at 1:00 pm . Twenty three people were in attendance. Since several individuals were attending for the first time, each person introduced themselves.

Modern Quilt Guild News:
Cheryl stated that the Greenville Modern Quilt Guild is now a “starter” guild with the national organization.  A group is working to craft a rough draft of by-laws to be discussed with all members at a future meeting for in-put and discussion.  The goal is to become a member of The Modern Quilt Guild by June 2015.

It has been announced that QuiltCon will be every year.  QuiltCon 2016 will be held in California and QuiltCon 2017 will be held in Savannah, Georgia.

Upcoming Swap:
Marilyn Hagopian introduced the next swap, an oven mitt, which will be held at the May meeting. The swap is totally optional – if you bring one, you take one home. Several patterns and tutorials are available on the Internet.  More details will be posted soon.

Upcoming meetings (to be held at Taylors Library, see post here explaining location change):
            March:  Recap of QuiltCon by QuiltCon attendees
            April:  Big stitch hand quilting by Debbie West. Information and supply list will be in a later post.
            May:  Oven Mitt Swap & program TBD

Show & Share
We had many members show wonderful quilts and quilt tops:

Unloved Fabric Swap:
Everyone had fun at the ugly fabric swap which was held during our break.  May quilters brought extra unloved fabric so that everyone got a chance to bring home some new (to them) fabric.  This was such a fun activity that we are planning on repeating this swap in the fall.

The February program was on paper piecing and started with a show and share of some paper pieced projects:

Christa Morgan taught the program on paper piecing and did a wonderful job. She had information hand-outs and simple patterns for paper pieced hearts for us to try. 

The pattern was used was a simple heart design.  Everyone had a chance to try paper piecing and we even had a block or two finished by the end of the meeting.

 The meeting closed with a drawing for a book that was generously donated by Paige. 

We will see you all on March 7th at the Taylors Library for our next meeting!

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