April 6 meeting recap

We had a great April meeting and are pleased to welcome a new member, Denise McCulloch! Lora shared some great work and demonstrated the ruler quilting technique she used on this gorgeous quilt. IMG_1958

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Almost everyone had some show and tell; we’ve been busy!

Coming up we have our first mini-retreat sew day on April 30 at the Downtown Branch of the Alachua County Public Library. Stay tuned for a post with all the details and directions coming very soon!

We decided that we will work on the charity quilt challenge for QuiltCon. The theme is “playing with scale”; we are going BIG! The color palette and all the details are on the MQG website linked to above. We’ll share ideas and examples of blown-up motifs at the May meeting. If you have fabrics in the palette, please bring them to the meeting.

June meeting recap!

It was great seeing you all last night
If you couldn’t make it here is the recap….
-I talked a little about the online group for QuiltPatternTesters where you can sign up to test designers’ quilts.
-I’ll continue to keep everyone posted on the new challenge with FreeSpirit’s Habitat line of fabric.
– If you’re interested in submitting original quilt designs to magazines let me know which one and I can help you find the contact to send your idea to. 
-and show-n-tell of course…..