Meeting Recap: April

As always, it was so inspiring to be together for our April meeting, even more so as we got the celebrate the judging of our guild quilt blocks together.  This meeting was one for the books as we were all pleasantly surprised with not only judging, but a comedy routine from Mark Lipinski.  Who knew we were going to learn the etiquette of taking selfies and the importance of “labeling your damn quilts”?!  Perhaps this fun was an example of why Melanie was able to share such kind words of reflection after Sewdown about being a member of our guild!  We do have something going on, and Mark sure brought it.

Mark shows us how to selfie

Mark shows us how to selfie

Guild Challenge Blocks

Speaking of bringing it, it was exciting to see our blocks brought out in all their glory again.

The winners of the challenge are as follows, by judge:

Mark Lipinski: Winner Annette, Runner-up Josie

Allison Glass: Winner Kimberli, Runner-up Judy V

Elizabeth Hartman: Winner Melanie, Runner-up Caroline

Thank you, Mark, for coming to share our winners.  Thank you to our judges and members for your hard work!

 

 
SewDown Nashville Recap
Seeing and hearing about SewDown Nashville was such a treat.  All of the projects were beautiful and it was clear that the MQG hosted an amazing event.  Plus it was great to see what was created… unless you were like me and stalking Instagram on the weekend of SewDown.  Then you were probably thinking of ways to creatively walk away with some of their projects… (Melanie has a full recap of the weekend on her blog.)

March Madness Roundup

After such an amazing time at March Madness it was exciting to see the spoils of our labor again.  Was anyone else shocked to be reminded again with how much we made?!  Thank you to everyone who volunteered to finish off a quilt.  You can continue to bring these in to the next few meetings.  We’re also looking forward to planning another quilting charity drive.  Especially now that we know the competition level.  If anyone is interested in finishing another quilt, please let us know.  There are plenty of kits of pre-started quilts waiting for some TLC.

Here are some of the quilts and tops that are on their way to being donated:

 
Michael Miller ChallengeIf the Madrona Road Challenge was any indication, this guild is getting ready to create some amazing quilty things over the next few months.  We are all so lucky to participate in such an easy challenge – have you check out the fabrics?  They are gorgeous.  I know I left with 100 ideas and too much inspiration from our meeting to create something amazing.  If you want to know more about he challenge, check it out here!
MMFabricChallengeGraphic

Guidelines

  • The challenge runs from March 2014-June 23, 2014.
  • Winners announced July 8, 2014
  • Members may make anything they want as long as it is quilted!
  • Add in any solid or Michael Miller printed fabric.
  • You do not need to use all the fabrics given to you.
  • Upload and share your photos to the Fabric Challenge Forum on the Community site.
  • MQGs can create guild specific challenges, as long as the other guidelines are upheld.
  • Don’t forget to use the #mqgfabricchallenge on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!
QuiltConDon’t forget.  QuiltCon sign ups are coming!  Make sure you’re on the lookout for information to come from our guild and be sure to check out the website here!  It’s going to be an amazing weekend and we’d love to see our guild in Texas.
Elections 
We will have elections in June. Keep an eye out for more information in your inboxes. There will be vacant board spots and we also welcome people to run for positions that are currently filled as well. We are a democracy, so everyone is encouraged to participate!  We will have more information on the blog and will accept nominations in the month leading up to the May meeting. At the May meeting we will announce the candidates and then we’ll vote in June.  Please note that you will have to be present at the June 19 meeting to run or vote!

And, finally, here’s why you all show up…
Show and Tell

One thought on “Meeting Recap: April

  1. I just made this one. It’s a table runner for my friend who is a bridge addict. I want to share it with the group but I don’t know how. I have to give it to my friend to give to her mother for Mother’s day and won’t have it for the next meeting. Thanks !

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