Jeanne started off this meeting by announcing our new challenge: THINK TINY.
This theme for the 2019 Quiltcon Charity Quilt is micro piecing. The challenge for members is to come up with an idea for our quilt that utilizes micro piecing. This can include scaling down paper piecing patterns, or any pattern really, to be tiny. Or even using tiny pieces to “make fabric” and use. In the past we have paid homage to our fabulous city of Fort Worth and Texas in general, but that isn’t a requirement. To read about the challenge theme and rules click here.
Mary Beth gave the treasurer’s report and showed us the bags made at sewcial that will be sold in the guild booth at the NTQF. By selling these in our booth, we’ll be able to raise even more money for speakers and fun stuff! She also sorted some fabric that was donated into napmat kits for members to take.
Lazara gave updates on events coming up. The Heather Givans workshop is FULL! (Pro tip: always sign up for the wait list since you never know!) Due to the money we raised at last year’s NTQF, we were able to discount this workshop for members and members took advantage!
Lazara also confirmed that Kristi Schroeder of Initial K Studio would be at our January 2019 meeting and would give a workshop. After looking at the patterns available, the guild voted to do a more advanced pattern called “Macho Canyon” found in her new book “Southwest Modern”.
On Saturday July 28th, Ian and the Perot Museum Tech Truck will be here for guild members and children for a family friendly STEAM event. Members are encouraged to bring child guests for this activity that will be held at Gethsemane Presbyterian Church (click for map directions) starting at 10 am. Please note this is not a drop off event and all children must be accompanied. We’d appreciate you to sign up here so that we have accurate counts for supplies for the kids.
Rhonda and Debbie brought in the charity quilt from the Arlington Quilt Guild. It was beautiful and we hope our members bought lots of tickets to support their guild and one of them wins the quilt!
For the final business of the evening, we heard updates on the North Texas Quilt Festival. We encouraged members to register their mini quilts for donation and to volunteer for the expo and our guild booth. We talked about the items we would have for sale including the project bags, raffle tickets, journals, zipper bags, and craftsy patterns.
After the business was over, hilarity ensued when we played “What’s that Block?”. We split the room into two teams (some members I think played for both teams) and each sent representatives to draw a traditional block name and then draw clues on the board. Some members had excellent drawing skills, others had great pantomime skills, and some other members had great imaginations. We all had a good laugh and we still aren’t sure which side won.
Join us at our next meeting for more fun and laughter!