Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September Meeting Wrap-Up

The September meeting was such a nice change of pace for everyone I think!  We met at Jemellia's house and she is certainly the hostess with the mostest!  That girl had fabric cut for napkins, yummy appetizers, a demo prepared...maybe we can just meet at her house from now on!  ;)  Seriously though, thanks for hosting, Jemellia!

Now, down to the nitty gritty...

  1. Events that we have coming up are our booth at the Oklahoma State Fair.  We have some gals who volunteered to work the booth from 2:00-5:00 on September 23rd.  If you'll be at the fair come and check it out!  I know there will be eye candy of the quilty kind on display.  :)
  2. QuiltCon - Looks like we have a good number of members attending and we're still trying to decide who those free show tickets will go to.  Jemellia showed off the quilt top for our Michael Miller Challenge Quilt (we will be submitting this to the QuiltCon Show).  It is looking STUNNING, and her plans for the backing are  spot on in my opinion.  :)  I can't wait to share it with y'all!  We also agreed to participate in using some of the extra blocks submitted for the QC raffle quilt to make quilts for charity.  More details on that to come.
  3. We have our VERY FIRST retreat scheduled!!!  WOOOOOO!!!!!!  So stinkin' excited about getting an entire weekend away from my family to sew!  Members will be able to find more details about the retreat on the Guild's private facebook page.
  4. Christmas Party - We're still figuring out the where and when.  However, it was decided that we will have a handmade swap.  This means you can make something or buy something that was handmade (say at a craft fair) and bring it to the party where we will have a swap.  It does NOT have to be a sewn item.  :)  So, start planning now!
Elections are coming up in November!!!  Please consider taking on a leadership role within the guild.  :)   Officer positions that are open for running are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Committee Chair.  If you are interested please contact our current President, Angela, at  I know any help/interest is welcome!!!  The best way to keep our guild fresh and moving forward is to have people that want to take on new challenges and leadership roles!  :)

We also had a very brief show and tell segment which began with a super fun "secret" project several members of the guild have been collaborating on.  One of our sweetheart of a member's, Robin, is a new Mommy-to-Be and her little baby is due in early October.  So, some of us got together to make blocks for a fun and vibrant baby quilt for her little GIRL!  All of us were so happy to see her happy, with little tears in her eyes.  'Cause, you know...there's nothing better than making a pregnant woman cry.  Wait...that doesn't sound right.  You know...the happy tears kind of crying.  Not the sobbing, runny nose, kind.  Nevermind.  Here's Robin with her new baby quilt:

The little label on the back has the quote: "There's really nothing quite so sweet as tiny little baby feet."

Amanda shared this massive quilt (I believe it is a King size...maybe it was a queen.  Either way it was huge) from one of the Cluck Cluck Sew Patterns.  Those colors are so bright and juicy!  Can a color be juicy?  

 Angelina share this DARLING little Sock Monkey baby quilt.  I love the different blocks and that background has so much depth while still subtle.  But, I would expect no less from Angelina!  This girl has an eye for color and pattern!  :)

Well, that's it for this meeting.  Our next meeting is on October's a combo meeting/sew day from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Edmond.  Hope to see you there!

Sew long for now,

1 comment:

  1. That was a great meeting! First it was nice to sit in a homey environment with comfy chairs, and second I loved how at the end we all lingered to chat and work on our projects. Oh, and being surprised by that quilt was kind of a high point as well :-) Definitely thanks to Jemilia for hosting.


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