May Meeting Reminder

 Hello Fellow Guild Members,

Please remember we are having out monthly guild meeting on Thursday May 15, 2014 at 7 pm.  Here is the agenda:

  • 10 for 10
  • Everyday Inspiration Challenge is Due! Bring your entry to be photographed!  Remember it should be quilted and bound with a picture of your inspiration.
  • Show and Tell
Also please remember we have a sew in on Saturday May 1Zi[p[7th.  You can still sign up at the guild meeting on Thursday. Lastly, here is an event schedule for the next couple of months:

May:  Everyday Inspiration Challenge  & Sew In
June-  Zipper Pouch Swap
July- Modern Quilt Challenge Due
August- Sew In

 As always,  please sign up to share a technique for a 10 for $10.  We are booked for March and need a volenteer for April, and May.  Be thinking on that! We love learning from members first! 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.


Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Quilty Mothers!

Kerrie

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February Newsletter

 Hello Fellow Guild Members, 



February’s guild meeting was a great success! Ali Winston did a wonderful presentation of her book Quilt Lab and our 10 For 10 presenter Melanie proved us with directions to make the Microwave Pot holder.  I will be posting those directions soon!  Show and tell, caused us to clap and cheer our fellow guild members.  Make sure you check out the Facebook page for pictures.  

Here are the Announcements: 

  1. We are official members of the Modern Quilt Guild!  If you have not received an email from “The Mothership”  please contact Robyn.   If you have a individual membership already, please contact Robyn.  Take some time and check out the discussions boards.  There is a lot of great quilty information out there to be devoured.  If you can think of any ideas to make better use of the MQG resources, please share.  
  2. Membership Fees are due in March.  The $60 Membership fee will be due at the March 20th meeting by cash or check. For more information on membership and membership dues, please click here.  
  3. The Everyday Inspiration Challenge is posted here and has been extended until the May meeting.  Your quilt will be judged by Heather Jones and a prize will be given to her top pick.  Read up and get inspired!  Bring all your questions to guild. 
  4. The Sew-In will be on March 15th.  If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to attend the sew in, please send me an email.  All sew in information will be listed here
  5. Pillow Swap in March!  Bring a pillow that will fit an 18 inch pillow form to swap.  Roll up your pillow case and tie it with a bow so there will be no peeking! 
  6. Quilty Events:  
    1. The Quilting and Sewing Expo will be happening from March 13-15.  More information can be found here
    2. Shop Hop will be happening from March 15th-22nd.  More information can be found here.  

Below you will find out all the events at the March 20th Meeting.  

  • 10 for 10 with Diana and myself, paper pieced Single Girl ring.  
  • Pillow Swap.  
  • Membership Dues are due.  
  • Show and Tell 

As always,  please sign up to share a technique for a 10 for $10.  We are booked for March and need a volenteer for April, and May.  Be thinking on that! We love learning from members first! 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  
 

January Newsletter

Hello Fellow Guild Members,

January’s guild meeting was a great success!   It was great seeing everyone again.  2014 is bound to be a great year for our guild.  We have a new challenge with a guest judge, an upcoming sew in, some exciting 10 for $10’s and of course Show and Tell!  

Our next meeting will be on February 20th at 7pm.

At the meeting, the decision has been made to join the Modern Quilt Guild.  The $60 Membership fee will be due at the March 20th meeting by cash or check. For more information on membership and membership dues, please click here.

Below you will find out all the events at the February 20th Meeting.

  • 10 for 10 with Melanie Palumbo
  • Ali Winston will be presenting her book Quilt Lab,  Purchase here for book signing
  • Show and Tell

Please make a note about the following: 

  • The Everyday Inspiration Challenge is posted here.  Read up and get inspired!  Bring all your questions to guild.
  • All sew in information will be listed here.  Be ready to sign up at the February Meeting.

Lastly, please accept my apology for posting the newsletter so late.  Is is way into February   I have been busier then I expected.  As always,  please sign up to share a technique for a 10 for $10.  We are booked for March and need a volenteer for April, and May.  Be thinking on that! We love learning from members first! If you have any events you would like to include in the next newsletter, please forward that information towamquiltguild@yahoo.com.  As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Kerrie

December Newsletter

Hello Fellow Guild Members,

This month’s guild meeting was a great success.   We really know how to have a good time!  We would like to thank everyone who contributed to us having a such a wonderful spread!

Our next meeting will be on January 16th at 7pm.  Below you will find out all the events at that meeting.

  • 10 for 10 with Diana Taylor
  • Robyn’s January Challenge
  • Show and Tell
  • Guild Business:  In our next meeting we vote on becoming a member of the Modern Quilt Guild. Please do the following prior to the next meeting:
    1. Please read the document MQG Membership Explained
    2. Post your opinion in the comment section of this post.  Our leaders will read the comments prior to the January meeting.
    3. Consider, joining the MQG may increase our yearly dues and the possibly of providing a “sponsor” for members who are unable to pay the yearly fee.

Remember, only members who are present at the November meeting will be able to vote.

Please remember, we wil not have a December meeting but we can still have a December Show and Tell!  Post your all your show and tell items you are giving as gifts or just happen to finish during the December frenzy the following ways:

  1. On Instagram using the hashtag:  #WATLShowNTell 
  2. On Facebook by posting on our wall.

Lastly, please sign up to share a technique for a 10 for $10.  We love learning from members first!  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

October Newsletter

Hello Fellow Guild Members,

This month’s guild meeting was a great success.   Thanks to all who participated in the Blend Project!  We had a great turn out and hopefully look forward to having similar challenges in the future.

Our next meeting will be on November 21st at 7pm.  Below you will find out all the events at that meeting.  According to our by-laws it is time to Nominate Board members.  here are the Baord Members positions:

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Treasurer
  4. Secretary
Only members who are present at the November meeting will be able to nominate 2014 Board Members.   For more detailed information please refer to the By Laws.

Lastly, we wil not have a December meeting.  Guild will resume on January 16th at 7pm.  At this meeting, a new exciting challenge will be announced.  Also, please sign up to share a technique for a 10 for $10.  We love learning from members first!

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  

Upcoming Events

November Meeting Activities

  • Scrappy Plate Holiday Party!  Bring drinks, sweets or whatever delisious food item you can think of to our Holiday Party.
  • Nominating Board Members
  • Holiday Ornament Swap  This swap is hosted Allegory and she has already provided us with a Pinterest board to get your creative juices flowing
  • Show & Tell  Bring your latest project and share with us your inspirations.  Be prepared for pictures and questions!

New Super Cool Notions

Every month we gab about what we are using.  I thought I would compile a list of those items that are mentioned.

  1. Linda did the 10 for $10 this month and showed us a super quilt technique.  We also noticed her Rotating Cutting Mat!  Check it out here.
  2. Sulky thread was also mentioned.  One member used it for quilting  Here is some more info on that.
  3. Robin mentioned this tutorial on machine sewing hexes.
  4. Here is more info on the Color Shout Catchers to prevent bleeding quilts.
  5. Here is the Rebecca Shift Dress Pattern Theresa was talking about.  There may be some other patterns ypu may want to check out!

Have fun!  If you have a notions you want to share in the newsletter, shoot me an email at wamquiltguild@yahoo.com.

October Member Profile

This month’s member profile is Sandra Warr.

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Let’s see what she has to say:

What project are you currently working on?

Of course there are more than one!  There’s the log-cabin inspired Bee quilt top constructed with Kaffe Fassett charm squares & strip sets from the quilt shop hop that needs to be quilted and bound, a paper-pieced quilt top (also from the Bee Babes) that’s not quite big enough, so I need to make 12 more blocks, and an “heirloom” quilt made from blocks pieced by my husband’s great-grandmother that I’m attempting to hand-quilt.  I’m also making “Prayer Bears” for a church ministry that’s an ongoing project, and whatever clothing my daughter requests.

Where is your favorite place to go in Atlanta?

The Fox Theatre – my husband and I have been Broadway in Atlanta season ticket holders for many years – and The Varsity.

What is your day job?

I’m officially retired, but have recently returned to my pre-retirement job at the State Accounting Office on a temporary part-time assignment.

When did you learn to sew and from whom?

The first thing I remember sewing is a skort (except back then we called them “scooter skirts” – I don’t know why) in eighth grade home ec, but Mom taught me a lot during and after that class.

Do people in your family sew?

My mom made lots of my clothes when I was growing up – even prom dresses.  My sister also sews and my daughter is learning.

Why do you sew?

It’s what I do.  I like making pretty things for other people.

What is your favorite sewn item you’ve made?

A “Belle” costume (from Beauty and the Beast) for my daughter one Halloween.

What is the one thing you hate to sew?

I don’t like to do mending.

October Reminders

Hello Fellow Guild Members,

Thursday, October 17th is our next meeting and we will be starting promptly at 7pm.  The Blend Fabric Christmas Challenge is due at the next meeting!  Make sure you are ready to turn in your project along with any information concerning how you created your item, such as blog tutorial or pattern used.    If you are able to attend the October meeting, contact me to make arrangements to drop off your project prior to the meeting.

The guild sew-in was a success!  We had 12 members come to this event and I cannot wait for the next sew in!   It was great hanging out with you ladies!

Next month, we will have Holiday Party during the guild meeting!  Bring a snack and a hand made ornament to swap for this event.   Of course we will still have show and tell so please bring something amazing to show!

This month, I will be posting the October Newsletter a week after the guild meeting.  I feel this change will help everyone be informed in a timely manner.

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.

I hope to see each and everyone of you at the October meeting!

Kerrie