Monday, December 29, 2014

Meeting Minutes, December 18th 2014

Joanna, Andrea, Barb, Heather, Christina, Joanna, Ann, Katie, Katy, Dana, Nicole, Rose, Elizabeth, Allison, Leigh

Name & What is your favorite part of the Christmas season?

Guild Bee:
All present with bee blocks distributed them to their rightful owner.  The 2015 Guild Bee starts next month. Everyone who signed up should have received an email from Joanna about the 2015 Guild Bee and which 1 of the 2 hives you are in.

Kona color Bingo game
White Elephant Gift Exchange 

New Business:
We are in need of members to sign up for demos for our meetings. Please let one of the leaders know if there is a demo you would like to do. You can demo any technique you would like to. According to the survey results, the most requested tutorial was a hanging sleeve tutorial, but other popular choices were tote bags, hand quilting, EPP, paper piecing, and free motion quilting. We would also like someone to do a curved piecing tutorial.  

Show and Tell:
Ann from Gen X Quilters showed us her 2015 Moccasin Block of the Month Club quilt. If you would like to sign up for the club please visit her website:

Block Raffle for January:
We will be making a heart block. Please think out of the block and change up the colors in the block between white, red and pink. There is a link below for the pattern.
(Example- make the background color red and the heart white or the background pink and the heart red) 

Reminder, you can make up to 2 blocks for the raffle and each block will be a raffle entry!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December Bee Block

December is AnneMarie's month, and she has chosen a Granny Square Block. For instructions and fabric selection, please click on the link to her website:

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Holiday Party!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

2015 Bee

Here is the long-awaited list of participants for next year's bee! As January gets closer I'll rename this year's bee page the 2014 Guild Bee, then create a new page for 2015. The new page will be very similar to this year's and include the list of participants, the rules, and links to the individual posts for each month. I'm very excited about this year's high participation and I hope we'll have another great bee!

Hive #1
January- Joanna Martinez
February- Rose Weckesser
March- Nicole Lorenz
April- Ann Murdock
May- Andrea Arledge
June- Barb Ballard
July- Bethany Rios
August- Jennie Hayes
September- Leigh Morgan
October- Abby Ewing
November- Katy Fineman-Jones
December- Joanna Malachowsky

Hive #2
January- Nicole Lorenz
February- Joanna Malachowsky
March- Helen Vivian
April- Bethany Rios
May- Cynthia Karkut
June- Andrea Arledge
July- Elizabeth Robbins
August- Janna Warren
September- Lauren Wright
October- Heather Post
November- Abby Ewing
December- Joanna Martinez

A couple of things that will be slightly different in 2015:

1. As you can see we have two "hives"! If you signed up to be in both hives, you'll be making one block for each hive each month (for example, I will make one block for Rose and one for Joanna in February). If you're in only one hive, then you'll make a block for the person assigned to your hive.

2. I will be sending each hive an email with a list of everyone's email addresses. This is not intended for communication about block design, etc, but only for the purpose of being able to notify that month's "queen" if you can't bring your block to the meeting. We will still be posting the block instructions on the blog and linking to them on the Facebook group page.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! - Joanna Martinez