Thursday, December 15, 2022

December 2022 Meeting Recap

The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild met on December 10 for our December meeting and Holiday Party.  A great spread of food, and a lovely selection of mug rugs in the mug rug swap.

2022 Block of the Month Quilt Along

No block of the month announced this month - all 10 blocks have been announced now and we are looking forward to seeing the completed quilts.  We saw our first two examples:

Jo's completed 2022 Quilt Along Quilt

Michelle's completed quilt top

KMQG Show 2023

We are now accepting applications for members' quilts to be included in the show which will run at the The Arts and Culture Alliance's Emporium Center on Gay St. in Knoxville throughout March 2023.  Details of how to apply have been emailed out to members.  We look forward to showing a selection of modern quilts.  We will also be showing Mystery Purple Mini Quilt Challenge quilts to see how members use the solid purple fabric provided and incorporate it into a 20 x 20 inch mini quilt.

Sewing Resolutions 2022

We did an end of year recap on how many resolutions had been achieved.  Sherry earned a prize for having completed the most with 4 1/2 out of her 5 resolutions done.  Everyone is encouraged to come up with some new resolutions for 2023 (or maybe roll over some from this year)!

Board Elections

Elections were held for the board officers for 2023.

Show & Tell

A number of inspiring finished and in progress projects were shown.

Michelle showed a thought-provoking wall hanging in which she had used color to document daily Covid case numbers and deaths in Knox county from March 2020 to October 2022. 

Jo showed a memorial quilt made from a gentleman's ties
along with an accompanying mini

Kelly's FPP Christmas bunting


Erin and Janne showed their Mystery Purple Challenge Mini Quilts

Erin (inspired by an amethyst geode)

Merikay and Annie both got into the mug rug making and showed extra examples on top of the ones they swapped.



Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful festive season.

We look forward to seeing you next year at our first meeting of 2023 on January 21 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10:30am.