Sunday, March 26, 2017

March 2017 Meeting Recap

We welcomed a large group of modern quilters at our March meeting, including a few new faces. We've seen record attendance at our meetings so far in 2017, which is fantastic! If you aren't a member but would like to learn more about the KMQG and what we do, come to a meeting and check us out. Our next meeting is April 8, 10:15 social start at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

First, a quick review of some business we covered at our March meeting. Then we can get to the fun part -- show and tell!

The quilts that the KMQG collected for Gatlinburg fire relief were donated to survivor groups this past week. Thanks to the generosity of our own members as well as the Greenville Modern Quilt Guild, Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild, and others, we distributed 21 QUILTS! Can you believe it?! We'll share a full recap and pictures of those quilts soon, so stay tuned. (If you're on Instagram, you can see a quick video posted on our feed, @knoxmqg.) Thank you to everyone who helped us provide comfort to this community in need.

On a related note, our guild decided to donate two of our past Quilt Con charity quilt collaborations (below) to an upcoming fundraising auctions at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, also in Gatlinburg. The school lost 3 buildings on its main campus in the fire, and the proceeds from the auctions this spring and fall will go toward their rebuilding efforts.

Quilt on left, inspiration on right

The collection deadline for butterfly blocks for our next Restoration House quilt has been extended to our April 8 meeting. Please make blocks in cool solids - blue, green, purple. More information and a link to a tutorial is available here.

Sign-ups remain open for the Color Wheel Mini Quilt workshop on May 20. Find information here -- you can pay online via PayPal or in person at the April meeting. We ask that you please pay in advance so that kits can be assembled before the workshop.

Michelle Bolt led the program for this meeting, giving a presentation inspired by QuiltCon and the "conversation" of modern quilting and other art forms. Michelle highlighted the connection between modern quilt designs and artwork and other art forms and talked about how all these creations come together to have a conversation. This discussion led to a new challenge for KMQG members: a mini quilt that has a conversation with a piece of art. You can find all the details here. Contact with questions.

Okay, that's more than enough business. Yeesh. Let's get to the show and tell!

Cathy Parks

Taylor Opel

Christy Cooper

Rosalind Woodard

Elizabeth Rea

Mary Beth Meadows

Melissa Everett

Sandy Donoho

Rosalind Woodard

Melissa Everett

Patty Ashworth

Phyllis Dermer

Patty Ashworth

Pat Pike

Melissa Everett
Rosalind Woodard