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Saturday, July 16, 2011

July Guild Meeting- Recap

Hey guys! We had an AWESOME July meeting! The room was packed! I've never seen so many people in that classroom! We had several new members, first timers, and guests.

After Lisa welcomed everyone, she reminded us of all the upcoming events, including Saturday Sew (every month), the Guild Retreat in November, and our upcoming Quilts & Cocktails photo shoot in White Rock Lake.

On Saturday, July 23rd, we will have a photo shoot at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake. Monica McNeill (our historian) will take posed pictures of any project you would like, and at the end of the year, we (and by we I mean she :) ) will put together an inspiration book that we can all have! The event is open to the first nine people who RSVP on MeetUp. Right now, there are only 2 people signed up, and if the interest doesn't increase, we will postpone it. We will try to do a shoot once a quarter, so if you know of a pretty location in your area, let Monica know, and we work on making it happen!

We also have a few challenges in the works. The first one is for a new Moda line. One of the rules is that we cannot share pictures or blog about it until the line is released. Strips of the fabric were given out at the end of the meeting, and the mini quilts are due in September. Remember, you can only add solids to the quilt, so showcase that fabric!

Our guild is also participating in a challenge from Freespirit Fabrics with Jay McCarroll's new Habitat line. There is enough fabric for 30 people to participate (we all get fat eighths). Again, you can add solids, but that is all. It's all about showcasing the fabric! Your creations are due in February, and Michelle is working on cutting the fabric for us!!! :)

Then, everyone showed their Ugly Fat Quarter creations from last meeting! We have some crazy talented ladies in the guild! Most of the ugliness was unrecognizable! And I wanted a quilt out of some of the blocks that came in.

As usual, we had a stupendous show and tell. We are so lucky to have such talent in our group! Finally, Cheryl Isbell won the door prize from Bernina! We had a great time! I can't wait until next month! :) Remember, next meeting is our workshop, so we will be having a pot-luck!

See ya!
Ellen

PS: The actual meeting minutes are on the MeetUp site!

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