December Show and Tell + Mini Quilt Raffle + Handmade Holiday Gift Exchange Swap

Show and Tell:

Homemade Holiday Gift Exchange:

Mini Quilt Raffle:

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Mel Beach’s “Challenge Yourself!”

We had such a wonderful time listening to our guest speaker, Mel Beach at this month’s meeting. Mel had a wonderful slideshow presentation that helped us learn more about all things quilt challenges. We were inspired to step outside our comfort zone and give new things a try. We were especially tickled by her abundance of amazing quilts from her quilt challenges trunk show she shared with us.

Here are a few pictures from the talk with the lovely Mel Beach:

We highly recommend Mel’s lovely lecture to any other guild (modern or not!) to help encourage quilter’s to take some crafty risks and think outside your creative bubble. Thanks so much again Mel for coming to visit us!

For more information on Mel and her lectures and classes you can check out her website here: http://melbeachquilts.com/

QuiltCon Charity Quilt Blocks

Hey there members!

Here are the details about making blocks for our SVMQG QuiltCon Charity Quilt.

Guidelines:

  • Make a 10″ square finished (10.5” square unfinished)
  • Use all right angles (no curves or triangles)
  • Use only the fabric provided in the fabric bundle handed out by the guild
  • Use the following color groups in the specified ratios:
    • 84% Green, blue, and/or dark blue fabrics
    • 16% Gray, pink, and/or yellow fabric (16 sq. inches)

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Here are some sample blocks Rochelle put together to help you better visualize how the 16% and 84% color combos work together in a single block:

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Thanks so much to Rochelle and the QuiltCon Charity Quilt committee for working together to get these guidelines set up for us.

Bundles are ready for members! They come in 2 block bundles or 4 block bundles. You can get them at the September and October guild meetings.

Blocks are due at the November meeting!