Sunday, September 17, 2017

August 2017 Meeting Recap

The KMQG's August meeting included an exercise related to the guild's design for the QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge 2018. Everyone brought their colored pencils and markers, and we colored a design mock-up to get the creative juices flowing.

It was really interesting to see how different the same design can turn out based on fabric choice and placement. The group has voted on a design and palette, so there's more to come on this project front. 

As for other news, plans are coming together for the guild retreat at The Lodge at Douglas Lake from Nov 9-12. If you're interested in attending for 1-3 nights, email for information. Cost is $50/night if we have at least 12 attendees. (The price per night goes up slightly with fewer than 12 attendees.)

Our favorite part of any meeting is always show and tell, and August was a particularly impressive one!

Melissa Everett - from the Sherri Lynn Wood workshop we hosted in July

Hyoung Kim - from Emily Doane's Color Wheel Workshop held in May

Megan Boatwright

Sarah Elliott rescued this vintage quilt top from a thrift shop in Michigan

Sarah Elliott designed this pattern, In Good Company, for Moda Bake Shop. Find the free pattern at

Cathy Parks - from the Sherri Lynn Wood workshop we hosted in July

Michelle Thompson

Michelle Thompson

Pat Pike
Yvonne Fisher

Yvonne Fisher

And finally, we showed this quilt (below) in last month's meeting recap, but now it's quilted and looking even more beautiful! Jennifer Grace used her longarm machine to quilt our Cool Butterflies charity quilt, made with blocks sewn by members. The quilt will be bound and given to an upcoming graduate of The Restoration House of East Tennessee, the local nonprofit that the KMQG supports.