May Meeting Recap and Show & Tell

We're slowly getting the hang of Zoom meetings and, once again, it was really nice to see so many familiar faces and meet a few new members as well. (Welcome, Gretchen C. and Bonnie M-G!)

We went through a few business items first, namely the following:
-Dues for 2020-21 have been lowered to $35 for individual members (from $50) since our costs for the year are lower without needing meeting space and since times are tough.
-Chawne Kimber will be delivering a lecture to our group via Zoom on Saturday, May 30, at 4:00pm. We are very excited, and we'll soon send out details!
-We are still holding small group Sew Ins every Thursday night at 8:00pm and Saturday morning at 10:00am. It's a treat to catch up with just a few sewing friends at a time, so please join!
-We are still having our 10th Anniversary Show, Ten, in a virtual gallery, so please submit those quilts by June 30th!

More information on all of the items listed above can be found in Your Thursday Stitch (we are keeping Zoom links and such private since they are for members only).

Once we went over guild business, we split into groups of 7-9 people so everyone could have a chance to chat. For the sake of time, we did not do Show & Tell during the business meeting but instead posted prompts on Instagram where members could share Show & Tell or email photos to us ahead of the meeting. Here are some beauties, and my apologies to anyone I left off by mistake!

First, some fabulous finishes:

Bonnie finished an improv curves quilt that she started in Sherri Lynn Wood's online class.
Those colors!

Lisa shared her Tropical Garden: Sunlit mini quilt from the Three Little Birds' Show, Garden Party. Check out the detail on that applique!

Linda W. finished a quilt from fabric she had block-printed years ago, after seeing some inspiring work at QuiltCon. So much beautiful texture from both the handstitching and printing.

Tanya made this adorable baby quilt for her nephew.

Mindy's FreshlyQuiltedTP quilt is a beautiful way to mark a strange moment in history!

Heather finished her map quilt from Timna Tarr's class last year, and it is gorgeous. The quilt depicts her hometown of Presque Isle, Maine, and was a Mother's Day gift for Heather's (lucky) mom.

Next up, some quilt tops and WIPs that are coming together beautifully.

More progress on Plaidish! Dara has completed this cheerful, scrappy quilt top.

And Hannah made hers with some distinctive color gradations.

Hannah's also been working on this geometric beauty in neutral hues.

Fantastic work by Robin on this all-solids Showering Stars quilt top.

Nichole has been making these cute "curvelets" from a Jen Carlton Bailey workshop, which she'll use for her DCMQG10 quilt. Hard to tell from the photo, but they are tiny!

Melanie is working on these sweet Nine Patches.

More from Tanya! She finished this Wash Your Paws quilt top in record time. Interested in joining our QAL? Contact Phyliss on IG (@sewtogetherphyliss) to be added to the group.

Audrey G.'s blue EPP beauty just keeps growing!

Cassandra is also EPPing these gorgeous Anna Maria Horner hexies.

And I (Diana) am pleased to have completed my first quilt top in months for our
DCMQG10 show this summer.

Finally, some pretty pouches and profane embroidery! :)

Another great bag by Linda F., who made the Crimson and Clover train case by Sew Sweetness.

Phyliss made two cute Clam Up bags from Patterns by Annie.

And Melissa beautifully sums up how a lot of us are feeling these days :)

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Instagram and/or Zoom on Saturday. It's always so inspiring to see you all and your incredible work.