Friday, January 25, 2019

January Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday! It was wonderful to see so many new and familiar faces at the first meeting of the year.  We covered quite a bit of information and had a great time.

Members filled out surveys with ideas for future programming. This information will be reviewed by the Board and will help us plan upcoming meetings and special events. Thank you to everyone who completed one!

There was a brief update on the  2019 KMQG Quilt Show. The show will be held at The Arts & Culture Alliance's Emporium Center on Gay Street. The opening will be Friday, April 5 and the show will run through the end of the month. Details were sent to members and more information will be posted here in the coming months.

We discussed the next quilt block to be used in our next charity quilt for The Restoration House.  Instructions for the Susannah Block and details, including the color palette and due date, can be found in this post.

Susannah block made by Elizabeth Rea

We took a few minutes to write down our 2019 quilting and sewing resolutions. This is an annual tradition for our guild. Each member lists 5 resolutions which are then handed over to the secretary for safe keeping until the December holiday party where we read them aloud and see how well we did. Prizes will be awarded for those who complete all their resolutions!

And of course we had Show & Tell!

We started things off with our completed 2019 QuiltCon charity quilt. The quilt is called "Friendship Bound" in honor of the quilt which inspired it. That quilt, named "Tennessee Friendship", is featured in the book The Quilts of Tennessee: Images of Domestic Life Prior to 1930 by Merikay Waldvogel and Bets Ramsey. 

Be sure to check out the spectacular quilting on our quilt by Jennifer Grace!

Friendship Bound

Pat Pike's Sampler Quilt from the 2018 Quilter's Planner

The back of Pat's quilt

Lori Gibson

Sarah Elliott

Sarah's last minute Christmas quilt

Misty Benson's Halloween blocks

Phyllis Dermer's mini quilt

Phyllis's cat blocks

Yvonne Fisher

Cathy Parks

Celia Shanks' house blocks

Erin Keegan

Ana Gonzalez

Next meeting: Saturday, February 16 from 10:15 to 12 at Westminster Presbyterian Church