This is my first time taking over the meeting recap so I hope you will bear with me.
Of course there was talk of QuiltCon since this was the first time we had all been together since the big event. There were pincushions to swap and swag bags to pass around as well. We also talked a little more about out Quilt Show that we will be holding in 2014. Such a long way away! More time to make some great quilts I guess :). Another topic of discussion was about the different types of techniques we would like to try in order to expand our sewing skills. Some of these ladies came up with some things I had never thought of before, but will look forward to trying in the future (there was ONE that I'm not quite sure about, you all know what I'm referring to :P).
And lots of great new projects to show off...
Stephanie brought a beautiful mini quilt that she made to match her Christmas tree skirt. Whether it's three months late or 9 months early, we'll never tell.
Debbie showed off a great boxy zippered pouch with the tiniest hexagons! Love her fussy cutting!
Agnes made a pincushion for Andrea using scraps given to her by Anna Maria Horner herself! I'm sure it will be cherished!
Shana, being an overachiever, had TWO things to show off...her name tag--cupcake of course :) and her new crocheted scarf -- which is now available in her Etsy shop.
Another overachiever, Amanda finished up her Apple Core quilt that she started in June 2012, and with that much hand stitching its no wonder it took about 9 months to complete. If I understood correctly, this is her original design. WOW, impressive!
She also brought her brand new Art Student Tote using the pattern by Anna Maria Horner. Her use of the Essex Linen has made me add some to my stash :)
Amanda R. brought a baby quilt she made for a special little someone that is due this spring. Lucky kid!
Elizabeth shared her pillow made with a sheer overlay (is that the right term) and some appliqued patches. It was complete with cute tassels at the corners.
Andrea bragging about her wonderful pincushion :)
And showing off the adorable dress she made for her daughter using a Clover & Violet pattern. (Wonder if it comes in adult sizes?)
Emily also had two items to show us. The first was her completed Madrona Road Mini for the challenge. She thought it wasn't modern enough, although I think she's the only one.
Her second finish was the adorable embroidered quilt that she had been working on with her mother for quite some time. Each block has an animal representing a different letter of the alphabet. Too cute!
Mandy showed off the bag that was made for her as a sort of "consolation prize" for being unable to attend a retreat due to her husband's Valentine present (the flu).
Leslie had an older item to share. She brought a placemat that she made in a loom class several years ago. I, for one, had never seen anything handmade on a loom. So neat!
Jemellia brought her HUGE duffel bag that she made using a Bari J. pattern and Glimma fabrics. Very impressive!
And last but not least, Melissa brought a cute little baby quilt for a dog loving friend.
That about sums it up. I hope that I've gotten all of the details right (I will be taking notes next time, don't worry). Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for the April meeting!