Monday, June 19, 2017

May Meeting Recap

CMQG ended May with special guest Jennifer, from Camp Erin, who accepted loads...

and loads...

and loads of quilts for Camp Erin, a free overnight camp for kids 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Each camper gets to take home a quilt made to remind them of their experience at camp - and this year 26 of those campers will take home CMQG quilts! Good job team!

Not a guild to rest on our laurels, we are already onto the next project: the QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt Challenge! We'll be accepting design ideas through July 1st - get more details on our Projects/Challenges page. And while we're on the subject, we've managed to work out a pattern for our last QuiltCon challenge and hope to have that available soon. Here's our first tester:

At our May meeting we also went over some rulers. Maritza, Kim and Allison showed us their favorites:

And now for your May show and tell:

Felicity showed us her first longarmed quilt, done on a beautiful top of her own design

Stephanie is still working on this lively quilt made with some
Anna Maria Horner Fibs and Fables fabric.

The hand quilting she's adding gives it a lovely texture.

Stephanie also played with screen-printed fabrics
and burlap to get this summery patchwork.

Rebecca continued to play with the mariner's compass and different quilting methods.

This experimentation resulted in an awesomely unusual set of placemats!

You may have seen Regina working on her dresden plates at Sew In.
They are finished - we liked her theory four is the perfect
number; more than that and it gets chaotic!

Gretchen finished this bright and beautiful rainbow
mariner's compass earned a round of applause.

Joy finished this lovely Single Girls quilt 

Dahlia's X block quilt reminded us of spring,
what a lovely green, and the perfect amount of it!

Worried your charm pack won't make a long enough quilt?
Here's Abigail's genius idea for stretching it out!

Kim shared a beautiful IPad case she made from a kit on Craftsy

And this top she made with the ruler she demonstrated. Fantastic choice of colors!

Finally, Allison showed off the adorable hedgehog pattern she tested. 

We look forward to seeing you all next Sunday for a special presentation by Timna Tarr - see your email for more information, and save your show and tell for our July meeting!

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