Friday, April 7, 2023

Meeting Minutes for March 23, 2023

Whetstone Library

19 people attended, including 1 first time attendee.

Leigh posed the question, “do you keep your scraps?”

All people did keep scraps. Most threw away very small scraps, but kept bigger pieces.

Name tag drawing – wear your name tag each month and receive a ticket. A ticket will be

drawn for a prize.

2023 dues of $10 are now due. Cash only.

April meeting fabric swap will be Ruby Star – cut 1 yard of fabric into fat eighth (9 x 22), fold

those 8 pieces and place in a zip lock bag with your name of it. You will receive back 8 pieces

of swapped fabric.

April meeting – have sewing stuff you want to get rid of? Bring it to the April 27 meeting to

sell to other members. Please remember to bring cash if you are interested in buying.

Basket swap due at April meeting. Swap partner name was received at an earlier time.

Challenges – Bonnie is heading up the guild challenges this year. At the January meeting, a

piece of the color of the year fabric, Crush was handed out to those who want to participate.

The challenge is to use the Crush color in any type project. 12 members participated in this

challenge and showed their completed projects. Photos on FB.

Next challenge is to take a traditional block and make it modern. This challenge is due at the

May meeting. Bonnie showed some books that talk about this method. She suggested Tula

Pink, 100 modern blocks. The modern block you choose should be used in a finished project to

qualify for a prize.

Block Raffle – Scattered Petals was the block raffle for the March meeting. 7 people brought

blocks and a winner was chosen.

Katy did a demonstration on how she uses her scraps. As a real estate agent, she makes a lot

of wristlet key chains. She gives these out to clients and to other agents. She also makes a lot

of chap stick holders, business card holders, drawstring bags. She has posted a video on FB.

Thanks for the tips, Katy!

Show and Tell was cut short when the group was asked to evacuate the building due to

suspicious packages being found.

Instead of a mystery quilt this year we are going to be doing a sew along quilt. We will all be

working on a string quilt. Each month you will be bring one or more blocks in to show the club

at the monthly meeting. There are no rules for what method you follow just that you complete

one block each month. Some Themes are scrappy, rainbow, same color family, and selvages.

Another way to help your design is to look up #stringquilts on Instagram.

Other comments by attendees:

Michelle mentioned a trip to Amish county quilt shops called Quilting Cuisine. It is April 20 and

21 from 9 am to 5 pm. You would need to purchase a quilt passport for $12 and this would be

stamped by participating shops. Locations include Sugarcreek, Berlin and Millersburg.

Next meeting:

April 27, 2023

6:00 pm begin time

Please note earlier begin time.

Old Worthington Library

820 High St

Worthington, OH 43085

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