Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Monthly Meeting for January 2016

Happy new year to our quilty friends!

It was a joy to see each other at our first monthly meeting of 2016.

We covered some new business, including the details of the ACE Program. We are also currently batting around ideas for a possible show this fall, so stay tuned for more information.

Our members showed off some lovely finishes for the month!

Shirlene made this awesome Sew Date Traveler that she is already putting to good use.

Agnes made a lovely fall/winter version of the Noodlehead Gingham Tote.

Paula has a fresh take on a Crown Royal bag quilt, and the back is really a stunner!

Her Colorado-dwelling son will love it!

Dana's Fancy Fox quilt was certainly a fan favorite at the OKC Winter Quilt show and at our meeting.

Chanda made some very cool folding-technique potholders as Christmas gifts (but had to keep one, of course!)

She also shared her Michael Miller MQG challenge piece that she didn't quite finish in time. But isn't it amazing?!

Phoebe shared one of her artistic new year's resolutions, which is to make one mini quilt a week. She wants to use this as a way to practice free motion quilting on her machine. What a great idea! I can't wait to see what she accomplishes in this year of creativity!

Elizabeth shared the quilt she submitted in the Winter Quilt Show- friendship beads! Bright and fun just like Elizabeth.

Jana showed us the baptist fan pattern quilting she did on one of her customer's pieces. So lovely to see a traditional pattern that can also add a modern spin to a project!

Bob has been busy. He sewed a banner for his Scandinavian Club's Christmas Smorgasbord.

He also made some great bags to put his sisters' Christmas presents in, but your humble photographer didn't get a great picture.

Jemellia's labor of love has been this lovely version of the Big Game quilt. She used her favorite fabrics from Liberty of London to create this delightful piece.

Leslie made this stunning piece for the Winter Quilt Show from ombre fabric. The effect is dazzling!

Shirlene also had two pieces that she showed in the Winter Quilt Show. This one had lovely gradations of blacks and purples.

And who doesn't love the Cotton + Steel ghost bunnies print for the back?

Shirlene also made a lovely variation on a nine patch quilt using Gardenville fabric.

The back was actually made of panels, which gave it this modern effect.

And she showed us her Quilter's Planner!

It was a great time and we look forward to next month, where we'll spend some time getting to know fellow OKCMQG members.

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