Monday, December 9, 2013

December Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out to December's meeting last weekend! 

The Yankee gift swap was loads of fun (who would have guessed that a tailor's ham could become such a hot commodity?)

Linda remarked, and I agree that we wouldn't want to give up our sewing machine days, but sitting in a circle and having the chance to engage with everyone was a really nice change. 

We were happy to welcome a new attendee this time; Grace Anna, it was lovely to meet you!

We talked about our February 2014 quilt show (which will get its own blog post tomorrow) and a project some of us are working on making modern quilts from reproduction fabrics. 

I'm curious- for those who came to this meeting, did you find this location convenient?  Did anyone not come because of the location?  I had planned all week to park at Glenmont and take the Metro in, because I so dislike looking for street parking.  But I decided at the last minute to drive in and was so glad, because there was a ton of parking open all around the library.  No problem at all.

I couldn't bring my camera this time, so I'm sorry if we're missing photos of some of the show and tell.  Thankfully Frederick took lots of photos and he captured most of it if not all:

Katie putting a sleeve on a quilt from her book

Aubrie's Labyrinth in progress

Helen's quilt

Mari's quilt- this has a cool name and I can't remember it!  What is it?
Jess's Chuppah made for her mom's wedding
Susan's Liberty Forest
Frederick's sawtooth improv
Linda and Anne's wool pincushions
Helen's quilt - she teaches this design :)
Carla's Link quilt
Our next meeting will be Saturday, January 18th at the Arlington Central Library from 10:30- 4:30.  Heather will be leading an optional sew-along of Elizabeth Hartman's Weighted Pincushion Organizer.  Hope to see you there!


  1. aw, I wish I could have been there but the Fxbg meeting was at the same time and I had to collect QOV blocks. I'm going to try to schedule it more wisely next year. Looks like you all had good fun!

  2. I really liked the format of the meeting, which surprised me a little. Nice to have a chance to talk to so many people and just enjoy ourselves. And the location was really convenient for me. I took the metro...