Tuesday, June 3, 2014

May Meeting Recap (+ show and tell!)

We held our May meeting on the 14th at Bernina Sewing Center in Kalamazoo. 

A couple highlights from the minutes:
1. Elections! A BIG thank you goes out to Holly and Mary, who are stepping down from our executive board. Our guild wouldn't be what it is without your roles in our first year of existence! 
Congratulations to our elected board, unanimously approved at the meeting, serving from May 2014 through May 2015:
President: Stephanie
Vice-President: Jillian
Treasurer: Terri
Web Coordinator: Carolyn
Secretary: Joanne

2. Guild retreat! Scheduled for November 14-16. Find preliminary details here, and watch for more details both here on the blog and at the July meeting.

3. Upcoming online challenges! I (Lisa) will be posting the Challenge for the July meeting soon, as well as details about the text fabric swap for the July meeting (with fabric to be used for the September Challenge).

4. Sharon and Pam shared two different binding techniques--thanks ladies!

Here, Sharon demonstrates her preferred method:

And Pam shows hers:

And now, onto everyone's favorite...show and tell!

Jill shared her finished quilt made from the wonky star blocks. 

Lisa shared her finished quilt (except for hand stitching the binding, which has since happened) from the improv herringbone challenge:

Stephanie shared her liberated medallion work in progress from the Gwen Marston workshop:

Stephanie also shared some adorable zipper pouches she's been making:

And a few more (I think she had 4 of the pencil version?):

Pam shared her liberated medallion from Gwen's workshop:

Terri shared a piece she made at a class at the AQS show in Paducah:

Mary shared her small studies piece from Gwen Marston's workshop:

Joanne shared 3 quilts she's made:

Joanne's second quilt:

And Joanne's third quilt:

Jane shared her liberated medallion piece from Gwen's workshop, made primarily with Kaffe Fassett fabric:

Jane also shared this modern Christmas quilt top she finished:

Jackie shared two different star block projects in progress: 

And Jackie's second star project--great fussy cutting!

Jill shared a saw blade quilt she's been making for her dad:

Tina shared a baby quilt she made from a pack of 2" squares she won:

Connie shared a purse that Joanne made for her:

As well as her piece from Gwen's liberated medallions workshop:

Lisa shared her small studies piece from Gwen's workshop:

And her liberated medallion piece:

Carolyn shared a hexagon piece that she made and hand quilted:

Holly shared her small studies piece:

And her liberated medallion piece:

Teri brought in several projects to share: First, a drunkard's path design:

This neat lantern-looking design:

Love the scrappiness and the colors in this quilt of Teri's:

Wonky bullseyes from Teri:

And one last one from Teri:

Sandy shared her hexy project in the works: great color scheme!

Mark your calendars for our next meeting on July 26! More details to follow.
And...if I made any mistakes in the information about the show and tell pictures, please leave a comment letting me know so I can fix it!


  1. OMGosh! What a fun group. Wish I could have been there, and I thank you so much for all these wonderful pictures. You all are so productive. Wish I could have taken Gwen's workshop too. I love all those pieces. Great show and tell! Thanks.

  2. Thanks Lisa for the great post and pics

  3. Lisa, you are amazing. Thanks for posting this. You rock. I will try to pull my weight better this year!