January Meeting Recap

If that meeting wasn’t a sign that 2014 is going to be full of creativity, I don’t know what is.  There are so many events to look forward to, and everyone brought in stunning projects to share.  It was great to see so many new faces and to hear each of our quilty goals for 2014.  Don’t worry, I didn’t write them all down, but we do hope you make them!

State of the Guild

Over 2013, our guild had a year to remember.  From Austin Charity Quilts, then To Boston with Love, to forming an official chapter of the MQG, to Cloud 9 visits and challenges, here’s to 2014 and even more events, charity quilts, and excitement.  We are eagerly anticipating upcoming events, including a sewing retreat in March and March Madness.  More details on that to come later – but, you won’t want to miss it!

Program Round Up

2014 is shaping up to be a year of many events.  We are still looking to book either two smaller names, or one big name to come and speak with our guild this year.  Also, be on the lookout for a Leisl Gibson studio tour.  That date will be announced soon!

However,  until then, we also want to spend 2014 focusing on the talent here in our guild.  Since everyone comes to us as a beginning in something, we are looking to infuse workshops and demos more into events this year.  If you are interested in hosting a workshop (hour+ class that would require student participation) or a demo (short time/round robin style) please let us know.  Beth and other current teachers will help you design your curriculum and everyone in the guild could benefit from your expertise!

Retreat

It’s almost here!  On March 21st many of us will be headed to Crossroads Retreat Center to sew, share community, and enjoy time away.  This retreat is open to guests, so be sure to let us know in February is you would like to come or bring someone along.  The more, the merrier!

Guild Quilt

Finally, don’t forget our Guild Quilt.  The challenge is on – each of us have received three fat eighths of colors from our guild logo.  Using those colors, and some additional Kona White, make a block that shows what modern means to you.  At least one side should be 12.5 inches, and the blocks will all be due at the March meeting.  We can’t wait to see how this combines to create a stunning representation of our guild!

Finally?  Who was I kidding?  Let’s get to why we all came – Show and Tell.

Quilty Question

Hello, ALL!  Welcome to 2014 (a little late, I know).  With the new year, I’m already making my 2014 quilt list.  Which of course is already too long to accomplish, but we can all dream, can’t we?  So, what quilts are you hoping to tackle this year?  I know that my 2014 dream quilt is the Gypsy Quilt, and I truly hope I can accomplish this quilt for myself.  I’m sure with the quilts you share, I’ll be able to add a few more to my to-do list.

Quilty Question

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, there are so many things I’m thankful for right now.  I won’t bore you with the details, and I hope that everyone spent time counting blessings last week.  Now it’s time to discuss our quilty blessings.  I was thinking the other day how thankful I am for my rotary cutter.  12 years ago when I first made a quilt I had to trace everything and use scissors.  No shock: it took me 12 years to try again.  Thank you, Rotary Cutter for saving my life.

What quilty tool are you thankful for this year?  I need some ideas for stocking stuffers…