Thursday, February 27, 2014

Meeting Notes: January and February

Meeting Notes for February:

Introductions from each person to learn more about each member and future members.  Also each member was asked what their Personal future challenge is – UFO’s, Swoon Quilt, Free Motion Quilting, Circle Quilt
UFO Quilt challenge ($), Curved Pieced Quilt,
Total of 15 guests and members tonight

Meeting Location:
We are meeting at Quiltique through April, in May we will move to the Christmas Goose the last Wednesday of the Month, the time frame will be 6-6:30pm to 8pm. First 30min will be a snack pot luck and mingle –
meeting will begin at 6:30pm – 8:00pm
2988 S Durango Dr, Las Vegas 89117 (702) 877-1158

Next meeting at Quiltique, Thursday March 27th, 2014
April meeting at Quiltique Thursday, April 24th, 2014
May New Location Christmas Goose - Wednesday, May 28th, 2014.
June Meeting at Christmas Goose – Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Modern BOM – Sew Mama Sew Modern Block of the Month sew along from (2011) – Place on the blog and will also be available on Facebook

One Block a Month starting in March for a total of 9 blocks
Each person who would like to participate, please bring your first completed block to the March meeting.

Sweet Swap: We had 4 participating – Key Chain, Origami Bag, Ribbon headed pins, pin cush-in and chocolates

Challenge reminder for March:
½ square triangles start to finish  -  
incase you don’t finish, bring it anyway – we would love to see the progress.

Walking Foot Demo:
Carolina Moore demonstrated walking foot quilting – inspiring the group to quilt your own work! Many different ways to use a walking foot – echo quilting, stitch in the ditch, running cross-hatching.
Preparing for quilting:
Basting – pin basting and spray basting – 2 different ways to baste

January Notes - 

Welcome Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild 2014
Focusing on the Modern Quilt movement - 

“Define modern quilts as quilts that are functional, include bold colors, and are inspired by modern design. Minimalism, asymmetry expansive negative space, and alternate grid work are often a part of modern quilt compositions, as are improvisational piecing and solid fabrics."

Introduction of new officers
Carolina Moore – President
Nicole Hardy – Treasure
Sandy Glynn – Secretary

Focusing on ongoing education and challenges
All on your own – piecing, machine quilting and finishing.  Goal is to help people become comfortable with machine quilting their own projects.  During the month of Feb and March we will have guest speaker/demo from Christa Wilson on machine quilting on your home machine.

January  education:
½ square triangles – demonstration by Carolina Moore, 3 different techinques
traditional cut triangles, stitching complete squares – cut – iron and triangle paper (aka friendship triangles)

Sweet Swap Challenge for February:
Something little, something sweet – does not need to be Valentine themed.
Examples, mug rug, pin cushion, mini quilt.

1st Challenge for March  - ½ square triangles
            Piece can be any size and quilt it your self.
            Modern themed
            You will have 2 months to complete this challenge

Please remember you are not required to participate in the challenges but they will help push each of us in our thought process and exploring new techniques.  

1 comment:

  1. What a refreshing group of like-minded quilters who seek to explore and find new methods of piecing and quilting. Friendly group too!

    Next month I believe I'll be taking the membership plunge. ....


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