Tuesday, March 17, 2015

January 2015 Meeting (not quite as belated)

Our January meeting focused on paper piecing, with a detailed and incredibly informative presentation by Jill. 

She made quite a few samples to show us, including GLMQG blocks--how cool are they!?!

Each attendee left with a 2-page handout detailing type of foundation, paper piecing hints, and resources for more information.

She even made a sample of our next planned online activity--this very cool star. However, due to printing issues with the pattern, this block has temporarily been placed on hold.

Thank you to Jill for a great lesson on paper piecing! Whether you were a novice or an experienced PPer, I think everyone learned something from her presentation.

On to the block raffle! The online activity for this meeting was to make a version of a framed niniepatch. We had so much variety! There were more than 35 blocks--what a turnout!

Sandy is the lucky lady who took these blocks home. We can't wait to see how she assembles them!

The meeting concluded with show and tell.
Stephanie shared two pouches she made--this curved bottom zipper pouch:

And a second pouch with a sweet label.

Jackie shared an adorable hedgehog wearing glasses. After seeing it, I think many guild members are planning to purchase the pattern and make their own!

She also shared her "teal conundrum"--a beautiful quilt top she'd made and was looking for quilting advice. We can't wait to see how what she does with it.

Joanne shared this modern quilt she'd stitched and straight line quilted. Great design!

Pam shared an apron she'd made (love the stripes!):

Terri shared a sweet little set she made for her grand niece's doll: a little diaper bag with diapers and a changing pad. So adorable!

Susan shared a quilt she'd made--such great colors!

Claire shared two color study pieces she made in a Nancy Crow workshop. Such tiny pieces!

Lisa shared a small piece she'd made for a "word of the year" challenge:

And a drawstring camera bag:

What a great meeting! See you all in March, when we'll learn about color theory! Be sure to bring some show and tell!


  1. Wow! What a productive group. I love seeing all the projects. Wish I could have seen the paper piecing demo. I love PP.

  2. This is just amazing!! I love those small blocks that Sandy took home. I am also eagerly waiting to see how she’ll assemble them. Your meeting was truly great and the venue was also perfect. Do you know about such spacious meeting venues in Florida?