Thursday, December 12, 2013

December 2013 Meeting - Recap

Our December meeting this past Saturday at Ryco was jammed packed. We opened up formal membership for the 2014 year and we are off to a great start with sign-ups. If you were not there you will be able to sign up next month or see our "membership page" on the right side of the Blog to download forms and mail in.

We all enjoyed our Fat Quarter Swap coordinated by Coco, who came up with a very clever and imaginative way to select our gift. Thanks Coco! Thanks also to Ryco for the surprise gift certificate for one lucky winner!  Here are some photos:

Next on the schedule was "Show and Tell".  Despite the busy holiday season, we had several people showing off their creations......

Our challenge for this month was to bring in a 10 x 10 Free Motion Quilting Square.  There was lots of oohing and ah-hing over the variety of designs we all brought in.  Tara offered to gather them all together into a binder for future meetings as a reference tool for ideas.  We had fun discussing the thought process behind our designs.  Here are the samples we all shared:

January Challenge:  In keeping with the Free Motion Quilting Theme, we are asking everyone to use only Whole Cloth to show off your blossoming Free Motion Quilting skills. It can be table runner, small quilt, pillow or larger if you are so inclined. Be BRAVE and FEARLESS! 

As 2013 is nearing an end, and some of us are assuming our new responsibilities as RIMQG Board Members, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Carole Ann and Tara for all their hard work and dedication in getting RIMQG off the ground and running!  We are all very excited to be a part of this wonderful group and are looking forward to a terrific 2014 Quilting Year.


Next Meeting: January 11, 2014  2:00 pm at Ryco, Lincoln, RI

Happy Holidays and Happy Quilting!