Thursday, July 2, 2015

June Meeting

Our June meeting introduced lots of projects and fun activites, many of which will extend throughout the year.

We have decided to donate this year's charity quilts to Family Promise of Augusta, formerly known as Interfaith Hospitality.  This organization helps local homeless families transition to successful independence.  The quilts our membership provides will offer warmth and comfort to families who are working hard to create stable, self-sufficient lives.  You can read more about Family Promise of Augusta's mission here:

Our QuiltCon quilt is ready to give along with several quilts made and kindly donated by some of our members.  (more on those soon!)  Nan has kicked off another group quilt effort,  finding a great pattern, then generously donating, cutting, and divvying up some super happy fabric for members to sew rows.  We will get together at sew-in to put the quilt top together when all the rows are complete.

In related news we voted to submit another guild quilt to next year's QuiltCon charity challenge.  Lynn and Tori have agreed to serve as Creative Coordinators as we navigate this year's assigned theme, Improv with Intent.  We decided to use some aspect of Augusta, as yet to be finalized, as our inspiration and will work from there using at least some of the designated color palette.

 Kona names:              Bone             Sunny             Red            Capri              Ash

 During our May meeting Kara encouraged us to choose our color palette and to begin pulling the fabrics we plan to use in our AMQG Block of the Month quilts, then Lynn inspired us with a great talk on color and how to choose a combination that we find appealing.   If you have chosen fabrics for your quilt, please share!  This month Jennifer and Heather presented the first blocks in our guild-designed Block of the Month project.

New members Tori and Patricia hit the ground running and brought  in the first Raffle blocks!  Just look at these beauties:

Both of our shipments of the Cotton and Steel fabric are sold out, but you can always hop on the WWW and order fat quarter bundles or yardage (split some with a friend!) or see if other members might like to trade scraps!  Remember---we will have a winner for every twelve blocks!  Get to sewing!

Speaking of sewing, our July sew-in will be on Sunday, the 12th at 1:00pm.  If you need assistance with your BOM blocks help will be available.   Our meeting will be on Tuesday, the 21st at 6:00pm.  Please bring Raffle blocks of course and if you have worked on your BOM blocks, bring those to share also...we would love to see what you've made!  See you at Branum's!!

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