Sunday, September 24, 2017

September 2017 Meeting Recap

We had an enjoyable September meeting, with a good balance of business and sewing for our latest charity quilt project. First, the business.

The KMQG Fall Retreat will be held at The Lodge at Douglas Lake in Sevierville from November 9-12, 2017. Our retreats are always a lot of fun, and members are looking forward to a few days of distraction-less sewing and creating. Would you like to join us? Good news! We've opened the retreat up to nonmembers, so reserve your spot today! You can stay 1, 2, or 3 nights at a cost of $50 per night. (The price may change slightly if the group size is less than 12.) If you're interested, sign up using this form. A 50% deposit is requested at time of reservation, with the balance due by October 21.

Holiday Swap
We've decided to organize a little swap between members, with gifts to be exchanged at our holiday party on December 16. Watch your email for more information and email if you have any questions. 

The KMQG will make a monetary donation to Westminster Presbyterian Church in appreciation for the use of their meeting space at no charge. The church is raising funds to build a pavilion on the property.

Officer Nominations for 2018
Nominations are open for KMQG officer positions for the 2018 calendar year. Elections will be held at the December 16 meeting, with roles and responsibilities transitioning in January. If you're interested in holding an office or have questions about any of the positions, please email Offices are: Community Chair, Special Events Coordinator, Education Coordinator, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Next Meeting: October 21, 2017 from 10:15-12:00 at Westminster Presbyterian Church

And if you've read through all of that and lasted this long, it's time for show and tell!

Jean Bentley

Hand-painted textile by Melissa Everett

Screenprinted textile by Melissa Everett

Hand-quilted artwork by Misty Benson

Phyllis Dermer - Quilt 1 front

Phyllis Dermer - Quilt 1 back

Phyllis Dermer - Quilt 2 front

Phyllis Dermer - Quilt 2 back

Sandy Donoho

Sandy Donoho

And that's not all! The meeting wrapped up with a sew-in to finish assembling our next charity quilt for The Restoration House of East Tennessee. We used Angela Pingel's Cracker Scraps tutorial for these blocks.