I am sure everyone has seen that our meeting day has changed to the third Wednesday of the month, making this month's January 15. (Thanks to Diane for emailing everyone!)
Last month we had a fun cookie night as we went through our meeting. Lots of yummy treats were shared along with hot chocolate
We went over dues for the next year. Dues for current paying members will remain at $25, dues for new joining members will be $35.
Our quilts that we donated to the Jersey Shore Arts Center were a hit!! Our group quilt will be hung here in the building for all to enjoy. We have also been asked if we can display quilts, to be changed monthly, at the center. We can set up a signup so we know who will bring a quilt when to be hung for the month. It is a great way to show what we do and maybe get some more interest in our group.
We would like to set some sew days, possible a Saturday or Sunday, once a month here at the arts center. It will be a great way to get others opinions and advice on what we or working or or even work on charity projects together (like NICU quilts).
Since we didn't have a queen bee last month we asked everyone if they could bring a 12.5" square baby block in the colors of yellow, blue, and white to be made into NICU quilts for donation.
In January we will be starting as a group a Tula Pink quilt along using the 100 Modern Quilt Blocks book. You can purchase it as an e-book or hard copy. You can also find it in the library of you would like to take a look before you buy. Each month we will randomly choose 3 blocks to make for the month. You can choose to make 1, al 3, or none. It is all up to you. There are great blocks in the book and it is a prefect scrap stash project since it uses so many tine pieces.
Show and Share:
We also had our gift swap. We each made a quilted item to swap.
Lots of great items were swapped!
I know we have added more to the list of queen bees, but I don't remember the order so I will add them when I find out. But for now, this is the current order.
Queen Bee months:
Can't wait to see everyone on the 15th. Stay warm!