Thursday, February 8, 2018

January Meeting Recap

We held the first meeting of the new year at Georgetown where the new Board members were introduced.  Alyson Olander - President, Cassandra McKee - Vice President, Lynne Mackay-Atha - Treasurer, and Amy Childers - Secretary.    Welcome everyone!

We have some exciting activities planned in 2018!  Here is a quick recap of some of the discussion:

Quilt Music
  • Interpret a music score into a quilt of any size. 
  • All quilts are due to Cassandra by February 14th
  • The show is February 15th - 18th 
CostumeLab Workshop
  • February 10th 1pm - 4pm
  • The class is sold out!
Reception and Quilt Show
The Retreat is coming!
  • March 8th - 11th
  • All machine spots are reserved plus a wait list
  • hand sewing spots and day passes still available
Sherri Lynn Wood is teaching!!
  • May 19th - 20th
  • Guild needs to decide on 2 one day courses or 1 two day course.  Survey to follow. 
    • This has since been decided: 2 classes will be taught: "Layered Curve" and "Patchwork Doodle"
  • Location TBD
Elle has volunteered to coordinate charity quilts and is taking suggestions.  A few charities were discussed.  An organization that provides emergency items to children placed into foster home and also an organization that mentors 5th grade girls at risk of entering the juvenile system.  It is called Space of Her Own and more information can be found at  Amy requested the Guild's assistance in making 13 quilts for the girls in the program.  Details went out in an email but will also be posted to our blog.

Our 2018 Charity quilt has been quilted now it needs a name! (Update: the winning name is Regal Medallion!)  Suggestions were written down throughout the day and a survey was sent for a vote.  Robin, Lynne, and Sari have done an amazing job organizing, piecing and quilting.  Thank you to everyone that participated in making blocks.

There was a lot to see in show and tell this month.  Awesome job ladies!

Amy finished her glam clam top from the Latifaah Saafir workshop.
Diana finished a charity quilt she has been working on for a year.
Elle has completed a baby quilt top.
Lynne made a beautiful rainbow quilt.
Mari completed a baby quilt for a friend.
Ashley completed a baby quilt as well.
Laurie made a quilt similar to one she made before.

Our next meeting will be February 17th, 2018 at Rhizome DC. Look for more details soon. We hope to see you there!

- Alyson, Cassandra, Lynne, & Amy

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