Monday, September 21, 2009

September 2009 Guild Meeting

The Newtonia Battlefield Quilters met for their monthly guild meeting on September 16, 2009 n Newtonia, MO. We had 13 of our members present to enjoy the meeting and evening together.
Pauline won our "Hollyhock" BOM blocks. Our October block is to be the "Sunflower". The background is to be a pale green print or plaid cut in 12 1/2" block. The petals are to be various yellow prints with dark brown center.
We will also be exchanging yellow/gold floral prints 6" squares.
The program of the meeting was book reports on our favorite quilting books. Several were described and new techniques were shared from these. Lucy's favorite book was a great story which she read to us. During show and tell, Bobbie showed us her tablecloth that she made from her fruit and vegetable fabrics for our "Harvest Bounty" Challenge due in October. She will be out of town and wanted to show it to the guild. Very nice, Bobbie.

The Newtonia Fall Festival is Saturday the 26th of September and we will be involved in helping and enjoying this day. Everyone is welcome to attend and take advantage of the activities and food that will be presented there. Come by and see our booth with our lovely raffle quilt and yard sale.
That is all for now.

Monday, September 14, 2009

August 2009 Guild Meeting

It is already September so I guess I need to get on the ball and get August meeting posted before our September meeting arrives.
We met on August 20, 2009 at the Newtonia Community Building in Newtonia, MO. We had several members absent, but enjoyed visiting with the members who were in attendance.
Paula won our "Butterfly" BOM blocks and she received some really pretty ones. Next month BOM is the "Hollyhock" seen here on "country red" background. The flowers are to be made in yellows or pinks and detailed centers with "french knots". Up to 3 flowers can be used, more would make the block crowded. Outline stitch in like or contrasting colors to give the desired look you want.

The "jewel tone" 6" fabric squares were exchanged and we look forward to next month when we will exchange "tone on tone florals".
The program part of our meeting was presented by Rebecca.
She introduced some of us to the technique of "Mola". I can see how this would be a beautiful, but involved project.
This technique involves the layering of different fabrics and the use of needle turn applique'.
It is really pretty when finished, so those that are up to a larger challenge are welcome to try it.
Our Newtonia Fall Festival is coming up on the 26th of September. Our raffle tickets are on sell for the two sided quilt that was made as our fund raiser for the year.
We were also reminded that our "Harvest Bounty" challenges are due in October. Be working on your fruit and vegetable fabrics.
That will wrap it up for now. Our next meeting is on September 17, 2009. Our assignment is to bring our favorite "quilting book" for our annual book report meeting. Check back next month.