Hello! The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild's monthly meeting in September 2019 was incredibly well-attended! In addition to a wonderful showing from our members, we welcomed some visitors and even picked up one new member. Our guild has grown quite a bit in the last few years, and we're all so happy to share our love of modern quilting with other quilters and crafters in the area.
A quick recap of what happened this month and what's coming up ...
We exchanged brown bags of fabric for our secret holiday gift swap. Members will make a gift for the person whose bag they picked, and gifts will be exchanged at our holiday party on December 14.
Our annual fall retreat at Whistlestop Quilt Retreat in Sweetwater, TN, is planned for October 24-27. Members can sign up using the form emailed to them. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The next Sit and Stitch social event will be Friday, October 18 at Panera (Cedar Bluff) at 6:30 p.m. Bring handwork or design work, grab a drink or bite to eat, and enjoy the company.
One of our members, Cathy, is teaching a class in October at Stitches N Stuff Fabric Shoppe in Powell. You can find information on it here
. The two-day class uses the Creative Grids new Oval Ruler.
Our Featured Freebie this month was shared by Ginger and Liz. It's the Best Nest Organizer Basket from Nancy's Notions, and it's completely adorable. Check out the free PDF tutorial at https://www.nancysnotions.com/media/pdfs/nn/best-nest-organizer-basket.pdf.
We recently delivered another quilt to The Restoration House for a graduating family. We were told that the mom's favorite color is purple, so we used a purple print backing to customize it for her. Thanks to all the members who created blocks, Sarah for assembling the top, and Jennifer for longarm quilting. (The block is from the Sugarplum Table Runner Quilt Along
by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts.)
We also have donated our 2018 QuiltCon charity quilt to the local American Cancer Society group to include in their silent auction fundraiser at the Hope Gala
in November. We hope it raises a significant amount of money for them, and we look forward to hearing the results.
Now for some show and tell from our members!
Next meeting: Saturday, November 16, 10:30-12 at Westminster Presbyterian Church