OCMQQ ~ Meeting minutes
September 30, 2010 – Drafted by Yolanda
12 in attendance
WELCOME/ NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS
2 new members introduced themselves:
SHOW & TELL
Marie showed us one of two very lovely wave quilts she made. She made one for her boyfriend & one for his best friend. Both surf & one is a Maori from New Zealand and accordingly Marie wanted to capture a spiritual essence in the quilt by using wave looking blocks & fabric which represented water and sky – which she did!
Regan showed some of the completed Sunbonnet Sue blocks she has completed for her daughters quilt. The blocks are just lovely! She used scraps from clothes she has made for her daughter along with her grandmothers handkerchiefs. Regan also embroiders the blocks!
Gwen brought in a BEAUTIFUL block from her car after show & tell. I didn’t catch the pattern but it looked like New York Beauty Blocks or Mariners Compass blocks. I will see if we can get a picture of this one!!
Only a few brought their made blocks. Members agreed to extend this months block to October as more wish to make up blocks and get in on this one!
OUR SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER SWAP
We swapped baggies full of scraps 2” or larger – and then Yolanda & Deidra did some after swap swapping with their new treasures ;-)
October’s swap will be a surprise fat quarter (surprise because it will be wrapped!)
The Modern Quilt Guild has begun a year long series of challenges – one every 3 months. The first challenge was launched last week. The series features a great selection of prizes and celebrity sewing judges. Please see the Modern Quilt Guild site for details and to participate. There will ultimately be a Janome 7700 Horizon winner.
Last updated by yolanda radig Oct 1, 2010.