June Newsletter

Hello Fellow Guild Members,

Summer has finally arrived!  At this month guild meeting we are having the No Sweat Spring Cleaning Swap.  Bring your scraps or unwanted fat quarters and get something new!  All the details are below and I hope to see you on June 20th at 7pm.  Also, this month we are having a survey at the Guild meeting, so please try to come a little early so you can complete the survey.

If you have any events you would like to include in the next newsletter, please forward that information to wamquiltguild@yahoo.com.  As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Kerrie  

June Meeting

Although there is no swapping or sew-in planned for this month, we do have some interesting things going on!  The next meeting will be on May 16th at Fabricate Studios starting at 7pm.

Your Favorite Notion

We did this last month and everyone was not able to share so, bring your favorite notion to guild this month and share your knowledge on the usefulness of it!  My favorite notion is my seam ripper!  Mine is not special just useful!

No Sweat Spring Cleaning Swap

Have you ever gone through your stash and said, “I will never figure out how to use this.” or ” What was I thinking!”  Well this swap is for you!  It is time for Spring Clean up ladies!   Someone’s trash will be another’ person’s treasures!  Here are the rules:

  • You have two options you can bring unwanted fat quarters or scraps
  • If you bring fat quarters remember what ever you bring is what you will get back.  For example, if you bring one fat quarter you get one fat quarter back.
  • If you bring scraps bring a gallon ziplock bag full.  All scraps are welcomed.
  • You have the option to bring either fat quarters or scraps or both!  It up to you!

This swap will be held at the June 20th Guild meeting.  Allegory is our Swap Coordinator and has created this easy and fun swap.  If you have any questions please email me atwamquiltguild@yahoo.com

Name Tag

Don’t forget to create a name tag as we are still getting to “know” each other!   Name tag must be stitched up!

Art Spark Quilt Challenge

The Northwest Ohio Modern Quilt Guild has challenged us to participate in the Art Spark Quilt Challenge.

The Challenge: Visit your local art museum and find a piece of art that inspires you.  Any piece!  A sculpture, a piece of glass, an oil painting, anything!  Classic, baroque, modern, contemporary- your choice!

Rules:

  • Must be quilted and consist of 3 layers
  • No embellishments
  • Minimum perimeter of 48 inches (any shape)
  • Grab a picture of your inspiration.  Please not museum, artist, medium and title of piece.

Prizes:  Winners will be picked randomly from the Flickr pools.  Enter as many pictures as you would like but only picture/quilt per person is eligible to win.  Prized will be provided by sponsors.

Deadline:

-By July 1st, 11:59 PM EST upload a photo to the Flickr Art Spark WIP group
-By August 1st, 11:59 PM EST upload a photo to the Flickr Art Spark Finished Projects group.

This swap will be held at the June 20th Guild meeting.  Allegory is our Swap Coordinator and has created this easy and fun swap.  If you have any questions please email me atwamquiltguild@yahoo.com

Georgia Celebrates Quilts  

This is something to be excited about!  This quilt show is the largest judges and juried quilt show in Georgia and is hosted by East Cobb Quilters Guild.  You can visit their site to learn more about the event.  The show will be on June 14- 16 at the Cobb County Civic Center (548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060) The show times are; Friday 10 am to 6pm, Saturda) 10 am to 6pm and Sunday 10 am to 5pm.

If you would like to join a group of us going, email me!

Guild Library

As of yet, no books have not been donated to the library.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us about book donations.  If you are unable to complete the form just bring the books!   We are excited to provide an opportunity for us to share the wealth of information.

Our library will be ran by Ms. Kay and as you walk in for our next meeting you can give your donated books either to her of myself.

  • To donate a Book:  Please complete the Book Catalog Form.  All fields are important, include the cost of book (in case it needs to be replaced).
  • To Request a Book:  Starting April 1st you will be able to view our catalog and request to borrow a book by completing the Book Request form.
  • The Process:  Once your request is received, a email will be sent to verify if the book is available or if you name will be on the waiting list.
  • Check In/Check Out:  Books will be checked in at the beginning of guild meeting and checked out at the end of the guild meeting.  You will have use of the book until the next meeting, when it will need to be returned.   If you would like to keep the book an additional month you will need to fill out another book Request form.  You will be able to keep the book unless someone else is waiting for it.
  • Items to Donate: Although I have mainly talked about books, we are will be accepting patterns, videos, magazines or any type of sewing information you are willing to share with the guild.
  • Purchase Request:  If you would like for the guild to purchase a particular item, please forward that request to watlmqglibrary@yahoo.com
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