Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting at the Stitchin' Post last week.

It was our Cool Colors challenge due date, and we saw some beautiful quilts! Yesterday, I submitted our group exhibit application for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

a pile of challenge quilts

most of the members who made quilts made it to the meeting. Don't they look great all together??

We also saw our quilted (Thanks Corni!) QuiltCon charity quilt, which will be taken and displayed at QuiltCon West in February 2016, and donated here locally next year. Kristin has led this project, with the improv feather design tutorial, and assembling the top, and she will attach the binding.

Improv with intent QuiltCon charity quilt.

UFO Challenge
This is the second month of the UFO (unfinished object) challenge. Remember, to participate in this challenge all you have to do is make a list of 10 unfinished objects that you're working on. Feel free to join in at any time! Each month we'll draw a number and that's the project in your list to finish by the next month. We do the reveals for finished projects and the drawing for the next month at the Third Tuesday meeting.

Each finished project will get you a ticket to a final drawing for great prizes at the end of the challenge. Bring your finished project to the grand finale and get an additional ticket.

Due at the Third Tuesday Meeting in November: Project #7. This due date was extended until the Third Tuesday meeting in December. We'll be meeting at Dogwood Cocktail Cabin for this meeting.

Due at the Third Tuesday Meeting in December: Project #5.

2016 Board
The nominating committee met and gathered input and nominations from the guild. We'll vote on these nominations at the First Tuesday Meeting in December.

December Meetings/Sew Days
First Tuesday meeting at Quiltworks in Bend
Tuesday, December 1st, 5pm to 8pm.
We'll start our meeting agenda at 6pm.
Bring your nametag, a handwork project, and show and tell items.

Sew day at Sew Many Quilts in Bend
Wednesday, December 9th, 4pm to 8pm.
Just come for all or part of the time and do some sewing!

Third Tuesday meeting at Dogwood Cocktail Cabin in Bend.
Tuesday December 15th, 5pm to 8pm.
We will enjoy our holiday tradition of gathering at Dogwood in Downtown Bend for our Third Tuesday meeting this month only.
Bring your UFO finished projects #7 and #5, and any other show and tell.

In January we will resume First Tuesdays at Quiltworks, and Third Tuesdays at Stitchin Post. Stay tuned for information about a sew day (or night) in January.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Meeting Reminder

Hope to see you all at the meeting tomorrow!
Third Tuesday, November 17th, at the Stitchin' Post, from 5 to 8. 

It's also our Cool Colors Challenge due date. 

If you are unable to attend, and would like to be included in our challenge exhibit, and you haven't already, please send Lindsey a photo, including your Quilt Name, and the quilt measurements in inches. I'll be submitting our Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Special Exhibit application, complete with all the quilts in the exhibit, on Wednesday. 

If you'd like to carpool out to the Stitchin' Post from Bend,a few folks are gathering at Sew Many Quilts parking lot at 4:50pm tomorrow to carpool out to the Stitchin' Post. 

Other things on the agenda for tomorrow:
QuiltCon quilt show entries are due November 30th!
We'll do our nominations and voting on board members at our first meeting next month. Tuesday, December 1st, from 5pm to 8pm at Quiltworks. 

Don't forget to bring: 
Remember your nametag as we have another Stitchin' Post gift card as a door prize to give away to members who are wearing their nametags!
Also bring your sewing machine, sewing project, dinner, knitting, whatever you want to work on, or just come to hang out!

Hope to see you all (and your beautiful challenge quilts!) tomorrow!

A shot of our challenge quilts hanging on Sisters Drug at the 2015 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.