The meeting kicked off with SD Bee blocks.
Susan has all but two of her blocks back.
Sandi's herringbone blocks are looking good.
I presented my plan for string blocks in a specific color pattern including red, yellow, orange and pink.
We had a good discussion about potential new Sew-In locations. Amanda will be taking the lead to confirm our options. The general consensus was that the size of the room was most important with location and cost following. If needed, most members were willing to pay a nominal fee for sew-in events. If you have any additional options or ideas, please contact Amanda (platty82 on Flickr).
For our December 1st Meeting we will be changing to a new location. Jen has reserved space for us at UCSD and more details will follow. We will have a short meeting and potluck. The demonstration will be hand quilting presented by Pam. Sewing is optional but there is definitely space for it!
There will be no December Sew-In.
The guild budget discussion and vote was tabled until our Sew-In location/costs is finalized.
The bylaws were also discussed and unanimously approved with two changes; we will add a clause to default to Robert's Rules of Order should the bylaws not cover something. Also we will add in a revision date.
Officer elections were also held and the only change to 2012 officers is the addition of Susan Kephart as Community Relations Coordinator.
We also agreed to sign as a guild up for the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge this year. It will feature the Madrona Road fabric by Violet Craft. Angela D. will be the coordinator of this event.
As a reminder, Jessica is coordinating our involvement in the QuiltCon charity quilt donations. The quilt is due in February but we have not yet received the blocks to start. Some members have already contributed coordinating fabric to complete the top.
Sew and Tell
Theresa's christmas quilt
Jen's two owl costumes
Marisa's banned book book bag
Ilene's millionth quilt from one fat quarter set
Pam's last NICU quilt from SD Bee blocks
Deb's BOM with Sunkissed
and her Christmas door hanging
Dawn's bow tie quilt
Sandi brought bits from the Heather Ross sample sale.
Please bring any donation quilts for the UCSD NICU to the December 1st meeting. Susan K. will be collecting them for donation.
Amanda has put together the wonky stars from our first block collection and created a quilt that is 54 inch square. We had hoped to make a twin size quilt (65x88) so please make additional blocks or let Amanda know if you prefer we just finish at the current size.
Susan K. has started a Flickr discussion for additional charities to direct our donations as a guild. Please add your ideas there.
Alicia demonstrated free motion quilting including using stencils and chalk to mark the pattern as well as tips that have worked well for her.
Raffle prizes and extra purple strips for Sandi's bee blocks.
Teresa won the book, Free-Motion Quilting by Angela Walters.
Marisa won the Heather Ross mermaid notepad donated by Sandi.
We hope to see you at the November Sew-In on the 16th and the December meeting on the 1st!