May. You know what that means. It is either a show year, or the year before a show, or the year after a show, depending on how you look at things. The next show is well underway with Carolyn Davis at the lead this year. Thanks again to Suzanne Stiverson for all she did to establish our show. There are several things all of us need to do in anticipation of the show. First, keep quilting with next May as your goal. Next, think about what you would like to do to help with the show.
Michele’s quilt designs, articles and blogs can be found in a variety of publications, including AQS’s American Quilter, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts and Fons and Porter, to name a few. But by far, her greatest passion is designing fabric for Northcott Silk. Her book, Bobbin’, Quiltin’ and Fusin’ Fun was debuted by AQS. Search ”Michele Scott” in YouTube to get an idea of the fun you’ll have learning from Michele! Her website is www.piecefulquilter.com
Programs 2016 through 2017 - Robin McMillen
|12-Sep||Carol Singer||World of Color|
|10-Oct||Erin Underwood||From Then to Now, A Trunk Show of my Quilting Life|
|12-Dec||Christmas Party / Patches of Love|
|9-Jan||Kelly Meanix||Trunk Show|
|13-Mar||Round Robin Demonstrations||Carolyn Davis (Binding),|
Suzanne Stiverson (Beading)
Kathy DeCarli (Appliquick Applique)
Betsy Moses (Paper Piecing)
Jean Fox (Embroidery)
|10-Apr||Jody Beck||Jody's Jems Journey Trunk Show and Demo|
|8-May||Quilt Show Party|
|12-Jun||Lonni Rossi||Double Happiness: The Marriage of Graphic Design & Textiles|
We had 36 members and 6 guests at our April meeting! Please remember membership renewals are due in June. You can print out the membership form here
3 Rita Marie Smith
14 Elaine Mayer
20 Carolyn Davis
21 Stephanie Braskey
28 Debbie Hill
Nominations for the 2016-2017 Executive Board
President - Stephanie Braskey
Membership - Carolyn Davis and Jamie Loncaric
Programs - Robin McMillen and Rita Marie Smith
Treasurer - Ellen McMillen
Recording Secretary - Leslie O'Brien
Corresponding Secretary - Rob Lodi
All standing committees will remain the same except for the Challenge, which will be co-chaired by Marti Campbell and Rikki Newlander
Snack list for the May guild meeting is: S. Borr*, S. Braskey, E. lance, K. leadbetter, M. Lewis, R. Lodi, J. Loncaric*, S. Longenecker, E. Mayer, E. McMillen, R. McMillen*, K. Meanix, E. Mincarelli. A star after your name means you bring a beverage for the group instead of a snack. Remember to switch your obligation with a friend if you can't attend the meeting and let me know.
4 PATCH SWAP
*********Please note you need to bring 2 sets of blocks this month!!!!!!!!*****************
Kelly Meanix firstname.lastname@example.org 610-873-7211
We are giving you almost a year to do the challenge for 2017. Because of the flexibility, we should have 100% participation. It gives you a chance to make something you have been meaning to make or want to make but just haven't gotten around to it.
> Portray any thing you love to do other than sewing or quilting. Any format; pillow, purse, pillow cases, baby blanket, place mats etc.
> Ideas such as bird watching, cooking, sports events, wine tasting, traveling, volunteering, reading,drawing, shopping, etc
Any size, up to a baby quilt size. We have to watch out for space at thePO Quilt show, so an apron because you love to cook can go on a mannequin.
A tote for gardening, shopping, the farmers market will fit nicely.
If you love to volunteer at the senior center, something(s) that you make for them.
Pillowcases because you love to watch your grandchildren.
Placemats with lobsters, wine, cheese because that's what you love to eat.
A sun hat
A blanket for your pet
Possibilities are endless.
> Categories for awards could be:
> Most original portrayal
> Most fun hobby
> Challenge that no one could guess whose it is
Quilt Show 2017 Update
Members, we are counting on more fabulous new quilts for the show. We met to discuss possible changes, or adjustments, to our categories. There will be more information a little later, for now, don't stress over categories. Just make some wonderful quilts, wall hangings, or accessories.
Carolyn and Jamie