Big Red Quilt Guild Meeting
August 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Beechwood Reformed Church
Barb Bredemeier, president, opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Barb welcomed visitors and invited them to join our Big Red Quilt Guild. She announced that we have been asked to move our guild meetings to the third Monday of the month so we do not conflict with the food distribution on the last Monday of the month at Beechwood Church. Stay tuned for exactly when this change will occur as we need to contact speakers to see how this will work in their schedules.
The guild officers will be elected at next month’s meeting. As we are still in need of someone to fill the vice president’s role, Barb asked members to seriously consider taking that position or that of treasurer, as Kris Kennedy would then move into the role of vice president.
Betsy Muir showed us the first block for the Every Other Month of the Year challenge and encouraged members to participate. We will have a total of six blocks, each due the next general meeting. Thus the August block will be due in October. The pattern will also be on the BRQG website. Each block will be 12 ½ inches (Blockheads II by Moda). Members may use fabric from their own stash of either modern or traditional design.
Kathy Ryzenga, program co-chair, reminded us that September 23 we will meet in the lodge at 6:30 p.m. to cut and/or sew charity quilt kits, so bring your sewing machine, sewing supplies, and/or cutting supplies.
In October we will have Nancy Clark McNally giving her presentation of “What Was I Thinking?” Her Tuesday workshop class, October 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Lodge, will be Machine Quilting with Rulers.
Barb Sucher, program co-chair, discussed the November wool felt project Jackie Bailey will be leading.
Then Barb S. introduced Jane Sassaman, quilt artist, fabric designer, pattern designer, and writer of articles and books. Her slide presentation, entitled A Fabric Romance, showed her use of vibrant colors, contrasts of shapes, and inspirations from her garden and other nature settings in her various designs. She also showed six of her quilts, noting how she uses interesting stitching and backing fabrics. Her Willow quilt has been listed as one of the 100 best quilts of the 20th century.
Following a short break, seven people participated in Show and Tell, displaying eleven projects.
Drawing for door prizes concluded the meeting at 8:40 p.m.