Thursday, February 6, 2014

January Meeting Notes

We had a great meeting January. "Sew-And-Tell" was awesome. We had some beautiful items shown, but I was a slacker and forgot to take pics!

One that sticks out in my head is Krystal Bockholt. She shared a beautiful story and a project she had taken on to help an organization called Tiny Tears. They make tiny diapers and buntings for tiny babies that have left this earthly life much too early. She is on a personal mission to make 365 sets! What an amazing goal! Here is a link to her Facebook page if you would like more info:

Our tip of the month was by Allison Babcock. She talked about a light box app she found on her iPad for tracing. What a great idea and much a cheaper option than a larger light box. Here is a link to her blog where she explains it more.

Marion explained our BOM: Block of the Month
*6 inch finished block every month
*unfinished size should be 6.5 inches
*everyone interested in signing up to design a block should 
*designs should be original, or a free download from the internet 
I started a Pinterest board for ideas on what to do with our finished blocks. If we can all connect on Pinterest we can all post to that board and collect ideas.

January's block was designed by April Mazzoleni called Fun Dip. Here is the link to the pdf.
Can't wait to see everyone's block! When you get yours completed post a pic on our group Facebook page! Here is one posted by Lisa! 

Konda talked to us about our UFO Challenge:
*sign up for 3 projects & 1 swap out
*3 deadlines: (May, August, & November)
*Be Specific. What does "Done" mean to your project? Is it have the top pieced? Is it quilted & bound? Is it 50 blocks completed by deadline? 
*We discussed prizes. Fat quarter coupons for deadline prizes. Grand prize drawing.
*Donations of notions, patterns, fabric, etc. be accepted for the Grand Prize basket 

We also discussed and collected dues. We decided on $10 for the year.

Don't miss our next meeting, the 2nd Saturday of February, 8th at 10:30! Invite a friend and don't forget a "Sew-And-Tell" 

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