Fourth Meeting of the FVMQG December 16, 2010

Our fourth meeting held December 16, 2010 at Quilt Essentials with 17 members in attendance!
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Wow! What a great meeting we had on Thursday, December 16, 2010! 17 members were in attendance, decked out in their finest comfy jammies and sewing wear!
We started the meeting with a fun show & tell, lots of great holiday projects and challenge tree block projects were shared.

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After a hot chocolate and goodies break, (big thanks to everyone who brought some delicious treats to share!) we got into our sewing project of a Disappearing 9-patch. Everyone brought at least one pre-sewn 9 patch block and Theresa demonstrated how to slice them and re-arrange them into a new quilt top, that looks much more complicated than it is and makes a great quilt top layout! We arranged the blocks into 4 separate tops, and we quickly ran out of time to do the actual sewing but 4 members volunteered to bring the sorted and labelled (thanks to everyone who helped design, layout and sort and sew the blocks) piles of blocks home and stitch them into tops to be brought back to the next meeting- thanks to all who are sewing! Member Nancy so generously offered to quilt them- thank you!
The quilts will be going to the Jean Petty Legacy Home in Kenya, Cynthia will be in touch with the coordinator to get some details on when we can ship our quilts to them- most likely spring time in the New Year. Also she will be sending photos of our quilts to the organizer as they are done and will report back with comments from their side. Member Michelle finished the first donation quilt and it is beautiful and she did an amazing job on finishing and quilting it- a huge thank you to her for taking this on, and to everyone who helped to make it! It will be loved and appreciated by a small Kenyan child very soon.

We then awarded door prizes- huge thanks to everyone who donated a prize!- we had lots to give away making it a fun-filled holiday meeting! Then a group photo was taken and that concluded the meeting. (Insider’s joke, “Say “Poop!”)

We thought everyone could use a break after the holiday rush so no challenges were introduced this meeting but we will have some fun things coming up in the New Year including a Mystery Quilt project being coordinated with great help from member Nancy, scrap swaps, a new monthly Featured Member profile on our website, speakers and more! If you would like to coordinate a project, event, demo, tutorial, presentation, just let us know- you can email us, post your ideas in the ideas thread in the forums on the website or tell us about your idea at an upcoming meeting and we can help make it happen- the sky’s the limit!

We also wanted to send a huge thank you to Theresa and Quilt Essentials for being such a wonderful host to our group, we’re so thrilled to have her and her expert advice, generosity, and her keeping the store open for our meetings so we can indulge our fabric obsessions! THANK YOU Theresa!

Stay tuned and have a great Holiday season! Thank you for being such a great part of the group and we’ll look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Next meeting will be Thursday January 20, 2011.