August 25, 2011 Meeting
Attendees: Laura Bray, Yolanda Radig, Laurie La Tourette, Linda Shotwell, Cecile Choi, Monica Shafer and Susan Manson (Jennifer Schmidt came just as the meeting was breaking up)
Treasurer’s Report: Bunnie was absent but Yolanda reported that we have 20 members. Dues are $40 per year. Membership runs from July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012.
Approval of Minutes: Laura made a motion to approve the July minutes; Laurie 2nd the motion; minutes were approved.
Yolanda told us that she applied online for a VIP Discount Card at Jo-Ann Fabrics. It was mailed to her and she validated it at her local Jo-Ann store. VIP card holders receive a 10% discount on their total purchase, including sale items. Laura requested her card as well and it took about 2 -3 weeks to get.
We have had requests and are looking for someone to do a Hand Quilting Demo & a Machine Pieced Hexagon (Y-seam) demonstration at a future monthly meeting. Cecile volunteered to do a demonstration on machine pieced hexies for the September meeting.
An Evening with Kaffe Fassett has been scheduled on September 26 in LA.
Block of the Quarter: The Block of the Quarter for Fall is due at the September monthly meeting. The pattern is called Pick Up Stix and the pattern is posted on Ning under BOQ. Colors for the main block are white, white-on-white, off-white – any white-white-ish color. The “stix” are any autumn color – your choice. You shouldn’t have to purchase any fabric for this block – hit that stash!
Fat Quarter Swap: This month, the theme was Hot August Nights. We had several attendees brings several fat quarters to swap.
Laura had the clever idea for the September Fat Quarter swap theme… Apple Season!! Be creative :-)
Show and Tell: We were treated to some fabulous show and tell items from Laura, Linda, Monica, Yolanda and Susan! Laura showed us her "spumoni" quilt that she made for a baby quilt however her daughter loved it so much she got the quilt and Laura will have to make another baby quilt. Susan showed us her classy Curlicue quilt she made for her step-daughter (and she added with fabrics she purchased at Sewing Party!) Yolanda brought her Bee Happy spider web quilt, fully quilted but she really brought it to get help with a weak seem. Problem solved! Expect to see the quilt completed binding and all by next meeting. I forgot what anyone else brought???
Flying Geese Demo by Yolanda: An amazingly simple technique to put together flying geese. Plus a measurement guide to get your geese just so. (If you need anything higher level, Laura volunteered her hubby as he’s a physicist J )You can view the tutorial from Happy Quilting here:
A suggestion was made to create a Resources area to the Ning site such as long arm quilters, etc.
See you in September if not sooner!
Last updated by Susan Manson Sep 13, 2011.