February 18th Meeting Recap

Greetings! Hope you are all well during this snowy February! The best thing about that for me is all the quilting I’m getting done. So let’s get to it. We had 60 people join our Zoom meeting. We welcomed 5 new members: Neena Shah, Joanne Kornoelje, Ellaree Pray, Wannetta Phillips and Kaitlyn Fritsch.

Guild Business

Reminder about membership:

Name Tag Swap

If you are new and don’t have one, or if you are returning and can’t find yours, this opportunity is for you. Rachel will be sending out an email on how to sign up and participate. The photos above are some of the previous swap name tags for inspiration.

A big shout out to two of our members for having winning quilts in this year’s Quiltcon!

Check out the rest of the winners at quiltcon.com


We had returning guest speaker, Berene Campbell from happysewlucky.com speak to us about our next swap project.

We look forward to seeing all the photos of these stunning little blocks later this year.

Are you coming to the Quiltcon After Party?! Please join us for another fun filled day of hanging out with your guild mates. Let’s all retreat to our sewing spaces to share conversation and laughs, while we sew, play some games and win some prizes. Hope to see you there!

Our March guest speaker will be David Owen Hastings davidowenhastings.com. There is still space available in his Saturday workshop.

Show & Tell

We started off with ‘Tells’ this time.

  • Betsy V. talked about one of her favorite rulers Bloc Loc blocloc.com. She recommends the half square triangle ruler for squaring up. You can watch a video on their site which shows what makes this ruler so helpful.
  • Penny M. shared about the reappearing act that occurs with the Frixion pen once it gets cold. That led to a longer discussion about marking pens and pencils, leading to a conclusion of marking thin lines from regular pencils work very well.
  • Samantha L. asked how to square a large quilt. Answer: start with the largest square ruler you have and do the corners first, then the sides.
  • Debby C. (I believe) asked a question about her rotary cutter leaving an uncut thread. Answers: try replacing blade, checking for damage on cutter, more pressure, moving fabric around on mat or flipping mat over.

If you have any tips or questions you would like to share with the guild please email programs before our next meeting.

It was great to see you all!

Next Meeting Thursday, March 18th @ 7:15

Jennifer – Secretary