Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August Meeting 2012

If I had to title this meeting it would be "The QuiltCon Meeting."  HA!  We are all so pumped about signing up at the end of August, and this was the meeting in which everyone turned in their blocks for our group quilt submission.  Let me tell you.  Fab.u.lous!  (Imagine me doing that while snapping for each syllable.  That's how great they are!)  We can't wait to show them to you.  Many pictures were taken...but, you'll have to wait for that one.  That deserves a special post all to itself me thinks.

Along the same lines, the BIG news of the meeting was that we are a GOLD Pin Status Guild for QuiltCon!  So, a gigantic thanks to all of our members who chipped in to make that happen.  I think it will mean great things for our guild not only now, but in the future.

We are also expanding our committee list.  Members were asked to sign up for one of the following committees:  social media, promotional publicity, charity, and hospitality.  So, if you missed out on the meeting, but would like to sign up for a committee or need more info please head over to the groups private facebook page and let us know! :)

Other miscellaneous items that were discussed are fabric collections for quilters who lost their stash in the local Oklahoma fires.  Losing your home and your stash in one day?!  I can't imagine the horror.  Not to mention your machine too?  Talk about stressful.  And then you can't even sew to take your mind off of it.  So, if you are in the OKC area and want to contribute some fabric or notions please e-mail us to let us know.  We'd love to collect it from you!  I believe there is a box set up at Oklahoma Quiltworks for fabric collections as well.

Want to see the OKC MQG?  We will be at the Oklahoma State Fair on Sunday, September 23 from 2:00-5:00, and it looks like we are scheduling a talk with the Cimarron Valley Quilt Guild as well.  We'll keep you posted on that for sure.

We sort of did Show and Tell very rushed this time.  So I missed out on some of the details while focusing on taking pictures, but we had some beautiful quilts to peruse.

First up we have Andrea stunning us with her first and second quilts respectively.  She tackled the Avalon pattern with Echo fabrics for her first quilt...MUCHO IMPRESSIVE!


And then she whipped out this sweet (read that suh-weeeeeet) zig zag quilt sandwich. (Which is actually a back from Elizabeth Hartman's latest book "Modern Patchwork.")



This is "Other Amanda."  She's a really good sport about her new nickname.  ;)  Some ladies in the guild are attempting to get rid of the "other" for her and make her "New Amanda."  Thus making me "Old Amanda."  Yeah...that ain't gunna fly!  Not to mention we have added yet a "Newer" Amanda.  This could get confusing.  So, for now..."Other Amanda" shared her kick butt madras quilt.  I think it's Queen size?  I could be wrong.  So don't hook me up to a lie detector or anything.  Regardless...it kicks butt right?

And then Robin had this little cutie quilt to share for her soon to be born nephew.  Story goes...she has challenged her nephew to a race.  Who will arrive first?  Baby or completed quilt?  For the sake of the pregnant mommy...I hope the baby.  ;)  But, it would be nice to be able to cuddle him up in this darling finished quilt wouldn't it?  That's a tough one.

Well, that's all for this meeting people.  A good time was had by all, and we hope that you'll join us at our next meeting in September!  :)  

Sew long for now,
-Amanda-

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