Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May Meeting Recap

Not all forty seven of us are in this photo, but this group shot will be sent to 
Make Modern Magazine where we will soon be a featured guild. 
Make Modern is an online magazine published in Australia.
Our May meeting was busy and fun with preparations underway for summer meetings and workshops, mini-quilts ready to mail, Habitat homes almost ready for quilts and even a magazine feature in the works.

Congratulations in Order

Flaun Cline of Spool
Kudos to Flaun Cline (and Maddie Kertay) for their lovely brick-and-mortar fabric store, Spool--home of 12,000 Facebook BadAss quilting fans and followers--being named as one of the ten best quilt shops / fabulous stores in America (if not the world)! You can read all about it in the latest issue of Quilt Sampler magazine. Go by the store and see for yourself!

Patricia Steadman
(Not the Flower Pots quilt!)
We also congratulate Patricia Steadman, whose Flower Pots quilt was chosen for AQS in Paducah, Kentucky. Fabric designer Kate Spain was pleased to see that Patricia had used some of her own collections in the flowers and invited Patricia to write a guest blog post. That's linked in our Facebook page, or you can go read Patricia's post here. You can see a photo of the real Flower Pots quilt on Kate Spain's blog, The Drawing Board.

Habitat for Humanity Quilts

To see all of us with our blocks, check out our Instagram account @ChattMQG 
and watch the silent video. This is a representative sample of the 22 that were turned in.

On Saturday, June 18, three more Habitat homes will be opened for their families. Our members took home scraps from our April program, sewed them into log-cabin-like blocks, and brought them back. They are now in the assembly line to become one of the next three quilts.

The twelve most classic cabins are now sewn together for a throw (60" x 72"). The remaining blocks will be used for another one. This top is ready to be passed along to our volunteer quilter.

Mark your calendars for June 18 because we need to be at three homes at the same time for the quilt giftings!

Photo Directory Update

We have grown since Veronica prepared our directory in February. If you are a new member and have not yet been photographed, please email us a clear head shot and your directory info and we will try to get it in our next update. Use the address in our sidebar and we will forward to Veronica.

Thoroughly Modern Minis

Several of us signed up to participate in a Tennessee swap for modern mini quilts. Six of us brought our minis to guild and we photographed them together before sending them to recipients in the other Tennessee guilds: Memphis Area, Music City, and Knoxville.

Remember to bring the mini you received to our June 11 meeting so everybody can see.

Maison & Objet

We were delighted and inspired by Ann Hurley's program for May. Ann shared an amazing presentation that she created for her business with photos of the latest trends in color and design from a huge trade show in Paris. What a treat to see artistic creations and color combinations straight from the design runway! Thank you so much, Ann, for bringing some Paris our way. 

Show and Tell

Top to bottom, left to right

  1. Flaun Cline front; Flaun Cline back; Flaun Cline; Patricia Steadman
  2. Gerry Haywood, Kate Trundle, Vanessa King, Toni Faidley (front)
  3. Tony Faidley (back), Theresa Kitchell, Theresa Kitchell, Shirley Prince
  4. A row of Mary Keasler's work after she attended the Spool-sponsored Melissa Averinos Faces workshop

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  1. Tony Faidley (back), Theresa Kitchell, Theresa Kitchell, Shirley Prince