Meeting Information -Monthly Meeting
Date: November 15, 2018
Location: Primitive Gatherings, Murrieta, CA Time: 6:30 PM
Attendees: 10 Members, 1 Guest (Yahaira Pelaez)
Board Members Present: Jan Prytz, President; Jessica Rittgarn, Vice President of Meetings; Madelynn MacRunnel, Treasurer; Taylor Darby, Secretary; Angelica Jones, Vice President of Social Media
Board Member Absent: Susan Long, Vice President of Charity Projects
- Dreu – announced a Primitive Gatherings deal
- Primitive Gatherings is offering a calendar of events with coupons and patterns included for customers who buy $30 or more worth of product.
- Jan Prytz – Announcements:
- Modern Quilt Guild competition deadline is November 30th
- Next meeting is our Christmas party at Primitive Gatherings
- The gift exchange item is a soup bowl cozy
- Jan posted photos and a pattern on the TVMQG website
- We are doing a different method of exchanging gifts so please bring your soup bowl wrapped attractively
- Bring snacks to share (munchies)
- Bring 3 fat quarters
- We will also have a BOM and show and tell, but the format will be more informal than our average meeting.
- Dues are $40 and are due to Madelynn in January.
- We voted for 2019 officers. Our 2019 officers will be:
- Jan Prytz, President
- Jessica Rittgarn, Vice President of Meetings
- Madelynn MacRunnel, Treasurer
- Taylor Darby, Secretary
- Angelica Jones, Vice President of Social Media
- Susanne O’Hara, Vice President of Charity Projects
- There is a local organization called Vina de Lestonnac (or “Sisters”) that hosts quilt retreats. The board will look into possibly organizing a retreat there.
- Tips: don’t book on the weekends because it’s more expensive. Rooms 114, 113, and 101 are the best rooms.
- Treasurer’s Report: The account balance as of as of November 15th, 2018 was $1026.10.
- Jessica Rittgarn – Announcements:
- Our charity quilt sew-in will be December 2nd charity challenge sew day at Jessica’s house.
- Raffle Ticket WINNERS:
- Jessica Rittgarn: The Men Behind the Quilts calendar
- Nancy: Timeless Treasures charm pack
- Madelynn: Primitive Gatherings gift card
Show and Tell
Attendees sharing items - All beautiful and creative projects shared! The group enjoyed seeing all them too! See the TVMQG Blog posting for pictures.
Jan – showed us a quilt she made using fabric she bought while she was in Norway. It is meant to be a quilt to remember her trip by. She also showed us the finished from the last meeting she submitted to QuiltCon “Two-color Challenge”. Nancy did the quilting.
- Jessica – showed us some mini stockings she made using panels from The Piecemakers in Costa Mesa. The stockings are part of an advent calendar. She also showed us a Disappearing Nine Patch block she made from her scraps.
- Nancy – showed us a quilt top she made for her husband using a Frond kit from QuiltCon. The quilt was music themed and had A LOT of little pieces.
- Taylor – showed us the finished charity quilt she quilted.
- Sue – used her son's old army uniforms to make stockings. She also showed us a pink and grey chevron quilt she made for her sister using chenille
- Linda – made a giant quilt using Hoffman’s “Dream Big” panel she showed us at a previous meeting.
- Yahaira – showed us a Christmas advent calendar she made. She also showed us a jellyroll quilt top she made with Angelica’s help. She also showed us a pink and grey baby quilt top she made.
- BOM is a paper pieced Christmas Star: See the TVMQG Blog for the pattern.
- ACTION ITEM: All members are requested to bring in the BOM for next month’s meeting.
- REMINDER: instructions are up on the blog.
- Block needs to be 12.5 in, but the pattern isn’t 12in. So make a border or find another solution to make it 12.5 inches.
- Angelica gave a presentation on paper piecing
- When choosing fabric for the project remember; it is more difficult to orient small pieces of fabric and directional fabric. Consider using larger pieces of non-directional, fabric when learning to paper piece.
- Print out the pattern.
- Check for seam allowance on paper pattern and make sure they are visible.
- Note on the paper pattern which fabric will be used for each piece.
- Cut out individual sections of the paper pattern making sure not to cut off seam allowances.
- Set your machine to a smaller stitch than normally used on your machine. (longer stitches will not perforate the paper enough and the paper will be difficult to tear away when done)
- Lay fabric face down.
- Sections should be numbered starting with “1”. Find number “1” and place paper piece face up onto the fabric. Cut fabric around a paper piece.
- Fasten a piece of fabric to paper however you choose (i.e. hold it, glue it, pin it)
- Lay a large piece of fabric for second section face down onto seam between sections “1” and “2” making sure it will cover section “2” when it is flipped back over.
- Sew along the line on the paper piece between sections “1” and “2”.
- Trim excess fabric in the seam allowance, open seam, and roll flat.
- Repeat steps “j” through “l” for the paper piece “3” and sew along the paper line between section “3” and previously sewn piece.
- Continue with consecutive pieces until the pattern is finished. Once each subsection is assembled, individual subsections will need to be sewn together along paper seam allowance.
- Rip paper out when done.
Upcoming Meeting and BOM presentations
NOTE: The block can be made in any fabric color desired. The instructions are on the TVMQG Blog. Block needs to be completed to measure 12.5".
- Bring wrapped soup bowl, 3 fat quarters, BOM, show and tell