Saturday, September 19, 2015

september meeting recap.

The 2015-2016 LIMOD Year is off to a great start! Everyone's improv projects were so unique and really fantastic! If you were unable to make the meeting, here's what you missed:

We started the meeting with a short film "Made in Japan" which detailed the process of how fabric is made. If you would like to see it (and it's definitely worth the watch) you can find the film on the Cotton and Steel website here.

We swapped improv projects! The photos don't necessarily do these fabulous pieces justice, but they will give you a hint of what we shared:

Julie's bag for Kim

Judy's table runner for Julie

Laurie made a bunting. . . 

. . . and a bulletin board for Carol

Carol's tote for Lisa

Lisa's cheerful table runner

Lorraine received a gorgeous quilt!!

 And Lorraine made this fantastic clutch for Laurie

Stella got this awesome sewing machine mini from Elise

And Madelyn received this cute improv pouch
Irene made a whole collection of improv pieced coasters

Suzi made a stunning art quilt for Angie

And Angie made this awesome Kaffe sewing machine cover for Suzi.
Elise received a great table runner made with improv pieced rainbow starflowers

 and here's Victoria holding up her tote from Marie
So much fun! Everyone really enjoyed working in the improv style! And making a prize for someone else -- though a little stressful (especially when using their fabric!) -- is also super rewarding!

Lorraine was the only member to take on the Generation Q block challenge, and she did an awesome job of constructing a difficult block!

We also had show and share, which can be found on the new Gallery Page. (See the tab in the header above). Show and share pics can also be found on our Instagram account, so hopefully you are following along there!

Carol introduced the new Skill Builder Block of the Month. We've created a tab on the heading of this website "2015 Block of the Month" so you can access instructions easily.

And finally, Carol was the winner of the first destash raffle. We didn't get a shot of her with all of her winnings, but this will give you the idea, since Carol has been one lucky lady lately!

Great meeting, ladies! See you in October!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

september meeting.

The September meeting is less than a week away! Can you feel the excitement in the air? We have a lot of fun things planned for our first get-together of the new guild year. Here's what's on the agenda for Tuesday night:

  • Improv Scrap Swap: it's time to swap improv projects with your partners! Last time we had a swap it was a lot of fun, and we are looking forward to seeing all of the great ideas you had for each other's scraps! 
    • If you are unable to make the meeting, please try to give your project to a friend to bring to the meeting. Or drop your project off at Pieceful Quilting ahead of time. We would like everyone who participated to have the experience of receiving a swap project at the meeting!
  • Short Film: Have you ever thought about how all of that glorious fabric sitting in your stash was made? This interesting short film will shed some light on the topic "How Fabric is Made."
  • Membership Renewal: It's the start of a new year. That means registration fees are due. The fee for this year will be $50 (a bit higher than years past). The goal is to bring you great speakers, quality programming and better events with the additional funds.
  • Skill Builder BOM: This year's Block of the Month will be geared toward building skills. You will learn new techniques; modern concepts for creating your own "grid" design; how to reduce and enlarge a block pattern; and have a lot of fun!
  • Generation Q Magazine Block Challenge: Did you work on your Generation Q block? You remember. . . the winner from our block-design contest during our last meeting? Bring us your blocks (if you made one), and we will collect the blocks to make a quilt for charity!
  • Show and Share: What have you been up to this summer? Please bring projects to share, big and small.
  • Raffle: Each month, one member will destash for a good cause - LIMOD! Raffle tickets will be 1/$1 or 6/$5. All proceeds collected will go toward making the guild better and brighter! Bring some spare change and you could walk out a winner. Remember: One Gal's De-stash Is Another Gal's Treasure! 
Can't wait to see you on Tuesday! We've missed you!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

as the sun sets on summer. . .

Hello, everyone!

We hope that you all had a fantastic summer and are looking forward to a new year at LIMOD! This is just a quick reminder that our first meeting of the new year will be on Tuesday, September 15th. So, if you haven't had the chance to work on your improv swap project -- the time is now! We'll be back with more exciting news about the year ahead, but wanted to gently remind you that your swap partner will be looking forward to seeing what you've made with her scraps. . .and we don't want anyone that participated to be left out!

We'll be back with exciting news about the upcoming year after the Labor Day Weekend. Till then, enjoy what is left of summer and have fun working on your improv projects!