It was great to see old and new members at the February Meeting! Welcome to our guests who joined us for the first time - we hope you will consider joining our Guild for 2015!
|Showcasing our Quilts!|
Ice Breaker Question of the Month:
"How do you Hang your Quilts?" Here were some suggestions....
See you next Month! (Sewing Day is the same day as our March Meeting!)
- Velcro Command Strips by 3M
- Corsage Push Pins
- Home Depot Wooden Lattice with eye hooks
- Traditional Sleeves
- Ladders (antique apple picking ladders and custom made ones)
- Quilting Clips
Sewing Day Announcement!
We will host an Open Sewing Day on Saturday, March 7th from 10-2 at The Cumberland Public Library (same room our monthly meetings are held in). Sue A. will lead a workshop in "Slice and Insert". This workshop is optional. Feel free to bring whatever you want to work on and please bring irons/boards/extension cords, and bag lunch, etc... An email RSVP form will be sent out to current paid members separately this week.
Log Cabin Challenge:
Our guild's current challenge is "Modern Log Cabin". The only rule is you must create some quilted item using the structure of a log cabin. You are encouraged to think outside the box and make it Modern! For example, wonky blocks, One huge block, modern fabrics/colors, etc... Please click here to get to our RI Modern Quilt Guild Pinterest Page for inspiration. Due: April Meeting.
Committee Reports: our newly formed committees got together to brainstorm and share their ideas with the group.
Charity Committee - We will use extra log cabin blocks in pinks, purples and teals to create a new charity quilt. More info to come. Everyone is welcome to contribute.
Activities Committee - Fat Quarter Swaps, Vendor presentations, monthly demos are some of the ideas this committee has lined up for us. A Sewing Day and workshop is scheduled for March 7th (see below for more details). March Fat Quarter Swap will be the color GREEN.
Special Events Committee - Field Trips are being planned for MQX in April, Pine Tree Quilt Show in Maine in July, Essex Junction, VT Quilt Show. There is interest in planning a RIMQG Quilt Show in 2015. A committee will be need to be started. Stay tuned for details on these events.
Modern Quilt Bee:
The 2nd Quilt Bee has begun. We will look forward to seeing the Hives' blocks next month!
It was announced that Leslie purchased enough extra fabric for the Modern Quilt Cottage Garden Challenge to allow 8 extra quilters participate in the national guild challenge. You must be a paid 2015 RIMQG member to be eligible.