November Recap and Looking Forward to December

Wow, November happened fast!

First off: I’d like to welcome newcomers Libby, Kerry, and Anita for joining us in November. We hope to see you in the coming months!

And now, just a few reminders from the November meeting before we move onto December…

There are plenty of charities to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims that Quilters can get involved with as Karen Mentioned. This effort by eQuilter is just one of the many that popped up in a Google search. The SBAMQG isn’t joining any effort officially, but we encourage anyone with time to support Sandy victims.

However, our guild IS officially completing a charity quilt for the Austin Children’s Shelter via QuiltCon. The sewing for that quilt will be done on our January Sew Day which will most likely be on January 12th (but this is subject to change). We are still looking for people to help with machine quilting, and possibly a quilt label. If you are interested, contact Tina or Karen.

The SBAMQG is participating in the MQG Madrona Road Challenge, and challenge fabric will be handed out at December’s meeting. Participation in this challenge will require you to commit to deadlines and specific requirements since the fabric is FREE and sponsored to the Modern Quilt Guild. For this reason, adherence to the official deadlines, online participation aspects and the modern quilting aesthetic are mandatory. That being said, it should be a fun challenge!

Also, the December meeting will include a comprehensive demonstration of Flickr! Being proficient in using this photo sharing site is essential to being involved in the modern quilting movement, and Karen and Anne are gracious enough to show us the ropes. You won’t want to miss it! Plus it will culminate in details about our new guild secret swap!

And if you missed November’s meeting, here are some highlights from Sew and Tell (thanks for the photos Karen!) And, as usual, there are lots more on the SBAMQG Flickr group!

And I did a demo on the “Quick and Dirty” Zakka style sewing kit

See you all on December 4th at SueDee’s at 6:30

Keep Calm, and Quilt on!

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