April 2016 Meeting Review

Forgive me for this being a bit late - life happens!

The April meeting was a fantastic feast of everyone's completed 50% Challenge Quilts. There were so many amazing finished quilts - well done everyone! Check out the slideshow, which includes the 50% Challenge, quilted baby quilts and regular Show N Share, to the right or click this permalink.

We also saw 6 beautiful baby quilts fully quilted and welcomed 6 visitors (Roberta, Janice, Sharon, Rhonda, Phyllis and Jean).

Our next Block of Month is the Hope for Hartford, which Elly H. showed us can be made in two color ways depending on how you sew it together.

Elly also issued our next challenge: The 2 Fabric Project, which is due at the July 2016 meeting. The challenge - make a quilt (or tote, jacket, whatever) any size, with just 2 fabrics, just TWO! Note: The binding and backing can be different fabrics from the two used in the quilt.

The Raincross Spring Retreat is just two weeks away and Barbara said she had a few spots left; give her a call if you are interested.

We're all looking forward to our speaker for the May meeting, Shelley Swanland. Shelley will also be giving a workshop on embellishment on Saturday May 21st at the Goeske Center. The workshop is $25 and Shelley will be selling kits to workshop attendees with all the ribbons, threads and assorted embellishment bits you need to complete the workshop for $15. Contact Stephanie Z. to sign up.

Also in May, all members who wear their Raincross Quilt Guild pin will receive an EXTRA ticket for the name tag door prize drawing, so don't forget! Pins can be purchased at the door for $5.

As noted on the blog previously, we have a new snack schedule and I will try to remember to bring some small print outs for those who want to staple it into your membership guides.

One last look: Ken made a huuuuuge stuffed shark which he shared during Show N Share, which became a gift for our own Elly H. Go Elly!

Finally, our door prize winners:
  • Debbie W. = rotary cutter
  • Susan Mc. = fabric
  • Barbara M. = cutting mat and fats
  • Ande B. = Aurifil thread and fats
- Cassandra G.

1 comment:

Carol Holmes said...

Great newsletter! Especially liked the graphics. Thank you Cassandra