We had a brief recap of upcoming events and deadlines --
Our January meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 9th, 7-8:30 p.m., at The Textile Center. We will have a guest speaker -- Kate Eelkema talking about judging quilts:
"When you attend a quilt show, do you wonder why some quilts have ribbons and others do not? Do you hesitate to enter a quilt competition because you don't know what happens in that judging room? Come and hear a certified judge explain what really happens in the judging room, what it takes to make a blue ribbon quilt, and why it is important to enter quilt shows even if you don' t win."The 2014 Monthly Mystery Quilt-along hosted by Kristin L will replace our monthly block lotto for 2014. She has already posted the initial information and fabric requirements, so check it out now so you don't get too far behind!
Also, the 6.5" unfinished Banner Block is due. Remember it can be any design made with whites and brights.
We also will be making board nominations, with elections at the February meeting. The current positions are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Web Coordinator.
Saturday, February 8th: The Amanda Jean Workshop on Scrap Management will be held at The Textile Center. Watch Facebook for more information on this event.
Thursday, February 13th meeting -- Jen Madsen of Stitch Simple and fabric designer, Josi Severson of Home Fashion Fabrics, will share information on Josi's fabric line and working with organic fabrics.
And the NY Modern Guild Swap is due for those of you who signed up to participate -- 12" finished mini quilt with the theme of "Love".
Thursday, March 13th our Monaluna Modern Meadow Challenge is due.
We then had Show and Tell (click over to Flickr to see the pics) and finished up with a rousing game of "Steal the Fabric". Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting (the weather could not have been worse!) and for sharing your food and fabric. It's always a fun way to end the year. Happy New Year and hope to see you in a few weeks!