The President’s Challenge block for next month is a bowtie block. Carol shared an example of a finished block using this technique.
The tutorial for making the challenge block may be found at Sew Many Ways by clicking here.
Laura Gamble has agreed to sew the patriotic quilt with the 30 finished star blocks from the challenge in July. Hopefully, we will have a Quilt of Valor to donate.
We had a fantastic turnout for our August meeting and are up to 69 members.
Programs: Jessie and Carmen
Marie did a wonderful job talking to the membership about the history of the Silver Threads Quilt Guild for this month’s program. She shared some quilts made by the guild members from long ago.
Carmen reminded the membership of the Silver Threads Quilt Guild 2013 Challenge Project.
She reiterated that only black and white fabrics are to be used along with only one other color (and that third color cannot have gradations of color tones).
We have received the following donations:
- 28 bags
- 2 soft books
- 79 quilts
- 17 soft toys
- 100 pillow cases
Thanks to all of you who made donations. Also thanks to those of you who went to the Saturday workshop where we made quilt-as-you-go quilts from strips. Thanks also to the Moose Lodge for letting us meet there and for the great food. Remember—if you took a kit to make a charity quilt time is running short, so please finish up as soon as possible. We are all so lucky to have such wonderful members in our guild who care about each other and are always ready to help others.
Twelve strippy quilts were shared during the guild meeting before turning them over to the charity committee for distribution.
Thank you to Pam for pitching in to take pictures with your cell phone during June’s absence.
There was some discussion about signing up for the blog and confusion about the term blog vs website vs newsletter. The following information from June will hopefully answer your questions.
The word blog is short for web log. It is an informal website frequently updated with new articles (known as posts) and is a much more personal way to communicate. Think of these posts as dated entries like a diary/journal. Each post is arranged in reverse chronological order. When someone visits our blog, they see our most recent post first. It is easier to upload new information to a blog than it is to a website.
A website is more static than a blog in that the information does not change as frequently. Websites are not set up in chronological order but rather from the perspective of selling a product or service of some sort. It is much more business oriented and not at all personal. It is not practical for us to have a website as what we do changes frequently and does not stay the same.
A newsletter can take many forms, electronic or printed. It is merely a recap of what has happened and/or what will happen within a group and is produced at the regularity established by the group. For our purposes, we publish the newsletter on our blog once a month at the beginning of the month so we can plan for the new month and understand where we’ve been in the near past.
Subscribing to Our Blog
Members and/or visitors can subscribe to our blog so they are informed when new content is added. To subscribe, look on the lower right-hand side of our blog and enter your email in the space provided. You will be asked to verify that you wish to subscribe. Subscribing is free and provides you the ability to quickly know when our guild has new information for you on the blog site. This saves you from having to go to our blog site to see whether we have anything new to read.
Chris Maher announced that the Flying Needles Quilt Guild retreat is the last weekend in February and they are looking for local instructors only. Please let her know if you are interested.
Show and Tell
The following photos depict lots of sharing done at this month’s meeting.