Monday, September 26, 2016

September Meeting Recap

Hi, all! 
Here's a quick photo recap from September's meeting. Details to follow (aka meeting minutes) in an email. 

Our business meeting was short and sweet so we could move onto the fun stuff--the block giveaway and show and tell! 

Carolyn found these simple but impactful shadow blocks for us to make. Jane P. won them--we can't wait to see what she does with them! 

Jane also showed off her two WIPs from the Jacquie Gering workshop earlier this week. First, a table runner in progress: 

And then a wall quilt:

Lisa showed off her scrappy rainbow star quilt, made from using the made fabric technique she demonstrated at our March meeting. 

Pam shared a man's dress shirt that she converted into a cute maternity shirt as a gift for a friend.

Stephanie shared a quilted notecard case she made (and then generously donated as a giveaway for the group!)

After the meeting, we moved on to our sew-in, with a sweet project to sew! Karen Kortman from Bernina Sewing Center joined us to teach the candy bag zipper pouches featured in Missouri Star Quilt Co.'s Block magazine. Armed with our copies of the magazine for reference, we followed Karen's instructions to transform our favorite candy bags! We may have eaten a little chocolate too...

Here are Karen's samples:

Karen, sharing her experience:

Stephanie and Claire with their bags:

Lynn and Jane:

Jill, proving that you can sew with a baby attached to you! 

Pat's M&M bag

Jane's Tootsie Rolls

 Pam helped two visiting friends sew candy bags

Shannon's M&M bags

Love Stephanie's purple skittle bag!

Jeanine's Swedish Fish and Candy Corn M&Ms!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the meeting and the sew-in, and another thank you to Karen for coming to make the candy zipper pouches with us! 

Our next informal meeting will be Wednesday, October 19th, location to be determined. Stay tuned! 


  1. Thanks for all the pictures! Looks like I missed a fun meeting.
    Kim M

  2. Thanks for the pictures. It was a fun meeting.