Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January Meeting Recap

What a great start to a new year of the ChattMQG! Janet opened the meeting with a few notes of business. She informed the members that the Board of Directors had approved the Guild’s by-laws. Everyone on our e-mail list should have received a copy of those last week. She discussed an invitation we received from the Tennessee Aquarium to exhibit “nature-inspired” quilts during AQS QuiltWeek in September. The members voted to participate in this event and it was agreed that a committee would be formed. Membership applications were distributed during the meeting and dues were collected. We have 27 ChattMQG members!

Gayle presented the Lottery block for February, the Dresden Plate. We want everyone to get their “modern mojo” on and create a dresden plate-inspired block. There are no color or size restrictions. Here is the link Gayle provided for the paper pieced pattern.

This month our program was Improvisational Piecing. We divided into four teams and with the help of our great team leaders, everyone got their hands on a wide variety of scraps and created their own, one-of-a-kind fabric pieces. What a great time everyone had while learning such a diverse technique.

If you are interested in exploring improvisation further, you may want to check out some of these quilters.
Denyse Schmidt -
Gwen Marston -
Sherri Lynn Wood -
Bonnie Hunter -
Victoria Findlay-Wolfe -
Certainly, this is not a complete list, but will be a good start.

…and it wouldn’t be a ChattMQG meeting without Show and Tell.

1. Gerry Haywood  2. Gerry Haywood  3. Gerry Haywood
5. Sandi Suggs  6. Marcia Taschenberger  7. Denise Ohlman  8. Susan Lawson
9. Josie Dinwiddie  10. Josie Dinwiddie  11. Josie Dinwiddie  12. Josie Dinwiddie
13. Vista Mahan  14. Jackie Cory  15. Jackie Cory  16. Jackie Cory
17. Linda Smith  18. Linda Smith  19. Linda Smith  20. Mary Keasler
21. Melody Johnson  22. Melody Johnson  23. Vanessa King

It was a great meeting! 



  1. I agree Pam it was a great start to our New Year and you all did a wonderful job with the program it was allot of fun..

  2. What a great meeting we had to start the year!! Pam, I love the way you posted the pics this month. Thanks for the wonderful job you do on our page!!!

  3. Yes it was a great start to the new year and looking forward to an exciting year!