Wednesday, July 1, 2015

June Meeting Recap with Show & Tell Pics

Hi All!

Though we had a smaller group at the June 20th meeting than we'd become accustomed to this year (thanks to the summery weather and vacations aplenty!), it was a great meeting at the new venue of The Falls Church Episcopal.  I wanted to give a big thanks to the crew at the church who helped me pull off the whole thing and who were so kind and gracious to work with--thanks Jim, Terri, Rosemari (a quilter herself!), and even parishioner Helen who stopped by the meeting to check it all out!  The Nicolson Hall where we met was a great space in which to sew and, apart from working out the electrical sharing and table set up for next time, it seems like it will be a nice option for future meetings.  We're already talking about having the charity sewing September meeting there where we will all have space to spread out on the floor, work collaboratively, and get some charity quilting done!

The spacious Nicolson Hall in The Falls Church Episcopal
We had fun seeing (and being inspired by) a great variety of projects that people have been working on!

Clockwise from top left: Ashley's baby quilt, Lisa's fall leaves quilts, Sari's king-sized bed quilt for a friend, Maryjane's aqua Amy Butler quilt.
Clockwise from top left: Cindy's EPP hexies, Pam's Alabama Chanin skirt, Aubrie's paper-pieced log cabin blocks from the Mary Fons workshop, Frederick's tumbling block squares.
Clockwise from top left: More BIG quilts! Jane's happy scrappy quilt, Alyson's memory quilt for her son, Amy's flannel-backed nine-patch quilt, Anna G's Michigan quilt.
Clockwise from top left: Bridgette's mini quilt, Lauren's baby quilt in progress, Anne's Gardenvale star blocks, Linda's dragonfly challenge quilt.
Clockwise from top left: Nancy's Doe triangles, Dara's Beatles needle book, Melinda's AMH rayon tank, Carissa's nephew baby quilt.

Other reminders:

At the end of this month, we're meeting out at Finch Sewing Studio in Leesburg, VA so we hope to see you there for some sewing and shopping--Saturday, July 25th from 10am to 5pm.

Dues for 2015-2016 membership are being collected via the Paypal button at the top of the blog or send a check to Robin.

And don't forget to submit your logo design by tonight (July 1st) at midnight!  Hope everyone has a great Fourth of July weekend and, as always, happy sewing!


  1. Thanks so much for all the pictures!!! It's great to see what everyone is doing!!

  2. Thanks for such a thorough post, Carissa! You did get a good picture of the space!