Thursday, September 7, 2017

August Meeting Recap

Great seeing so many of you at the August meeting. We made good progress on our QuiltCon 2018 top and sent many blocks home to be sewn into rows. If you took home a row, please have it ready for the September meeting. If you can't make the meeting, please leave your finished row(s) in the CMQG closet at Gather Here before then.

We have a lot of great events planned for the coming months - check out our Meetings/Events page for updates. There is still room in the Latifah Saafir workshop (perfect your paper piecing and curve sewing!) and it's open to anyone, so bring a friend! SewBoston 2017 also has some spots left - this was a fun event last year with amazing door prizes and lots of fun folks. I'm still working my way through the pack of 30 colorful zippers I took home! ALSO - descriptions for the Anna Maria Horner workshops are up on the Meetings/Events page now. Registration will open on September 20th at 10am, so make sure you know what your first choice will be before then.

One more reminder that lottery blocks are due at the September meeting and triangle challenge tops/quilts at the October meeting.

And now, for your show and tell:

Jessica HAND SPUN this yarn for a friend's fabulous pink pussy hat!

Jane used her Tula Pinks for this sweet quilt intended for her grandkids' nap room
(I want a nap room with a Jane-made quilt!)

If you've had your eye on the constellation quilt pattern,
Stephanie made a quilt that should convince you it's worth it!

Laurie pieced this top for a friend getting married.
It will act as a guest book, where guests can sign in the white spaces!

This is the back, because there are a lot of guests!

How sweet is Rebecca's traveling jewelry case
made for the Michael Miller challenge?

Ali's busted through her (blue) scraps stash to piece this
fun quilt-as-you-go picnic blanket

Allison got creative with her circular ruler to make this cool helix pattern

Julie finished her Atlantis Wing quilt, based on
the thermal blankets that covered the first space shuttle.

Hildy's color effects, so mesmerizing I forgot to take any notes on this one!
Reva finished this block-of-the-month beauty

Kathy made this quilt for her niece who is off to college. Phenomenal color picks!

Reva made this beautiful sling bag, perfect for a new season!

Reva also finished this bright jelly roll top, using 2" strips.

Julie made this lovely pillow top for her daughter off to college.

Julie made a vibrant quilt for the daughter who is living on her own for the first time.

Rachel finished this sweet baby quilt for her baby, due in October.

Christine had the brilliant idea to make a bag out of this tester hand appliqued block
before she committed to a whole quilt (she decided she's all set!).

Christine started this wonderful quilt with skills learned in the Chawne Kimber workshop.
She's finishing it off as part of the Welcome Blanket project. 

Kim finished her awesome patchwork city quilt, after deciding
she wasn't going to show up for another quilting retreat with this top!

and finally, Lisa is highly recommending this tiny
sewing machine that she got as a gag gift from Laurie.
"Perfect for sewing in the car."

Hope you're enjoying these first days of fall, and happy quilting!

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