Call to order [Olivia]
Oliva called the meeting to order and welcomed the new members and guests. Next month’s meeting will be on the 2nd Sunday, April 8th due to Easter.
Treasurer’s Report [Katey]
Katey provided the treasurer’s report. We will not be posting the accounts balances online. However, any member is welcome to ask for the information and it will be provided at each meeting. 2018 dues of $35 are payable to Katey. We now have the capability to take credit card payments in person via SQUARE. You may pay online from the website via Paypal. (Paypal and Square dues are slightly higher to cover the cost of associated fees.) Cash and personal checks are accepted as well.
We have magnets, vinyl stickers and buttons for sale. See Katey to purchase them.
Magnets are $5 each
Stickers are $1 each
Buttons are $1 each
All paid members will receive a button and a sticker as part of their dues, please see Katey to get yours. The stickers and magnets are weatherproof, so feel free to advertise the guild on your car. We can accept credit card payments for both merchandise and dues via our new Square reader.
Also, check out the new Zazzle site for custom shirts, bags, cups and more! The guild receives 10% on the purchase price of every item.
Social Events [Olivia]
We are planning a swap with the West Atlanta MQG- More details to come.
Upcoming Quilt Shows and Events
If you have a show or event that you would like the guild to know about please contact Christie (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can get it added.
The Palmetto Quilt Guild Inc. presents Quilt Festival 2018 March 23, 24 & 25, 2018
Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort
40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island, SC
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Admission: $10 (Multi-Day Pass) (Free Admission for children under 18 years of age)
The Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop March 22 – 25, 2018
Various quilt shops participating including our very own Tiny Stitches. This year’s theme is Oceans of Notions
2018 Quilt Along [Ella]
Ella shared the 2nd block from her quilt along with us -stipey goodness. Find the directions under News>Quilt Along.
Don’t forget to bring your completed blocks to the April meeting to be entered into the drawing for a small prize! (I think Ella said it was going to be an Easy Angle Ruler.)
Use #AMQGQAL2018 and #ATLMQG on social media to share your progress!
March Program- 10 for 10
We are starting a new segment for our meeting called “10 for 10”. Any member can speak on a topic for ten minutes in return for a $10 Tiny Stitches gift card!
Topic #1 Binding with a Flat Felled Foot by Nikki
Only a few days before her due date Nikki amazed us by showing us how she uses a Flat Felled Foot to machine sew down binding. She did a great job of turning the corners and joining the ends too!
Topic #2 Faux Piped Binding (2 Color Binding) by Christie
Completely done by machine! No hand finishing required.
- Cut fabric 1 ½ inches wide for main binding fabric. Cut fabric 1 ¾ wide for accent fabric. (This always seems backwards to me. The fatter fabric ends up showing less.)
- Sew each color of fabric strips end to end as you normally would for binding. Make it long enough to go around the quilt. Press seams open.
- Sew the 2 long strips together. Try to stagger the seams between different strips.
- Press toward the piping color (the fatter strip). This will end up “filling” the piping. Pressing the other way would give a flatter look, if you prefer. Press carefully, take your time. If you are not careful, the fabric gets lost in the crease and the pipe looks uneven.
- Sew binding onto the BACK of the quilt using the ¼ inch foot. Main binding fabric should face down, all you can see is the accent color.
- Stop ¼ from the end and miter corners as normal. Continue and join ends like you typically would.
- Flip to the Front.
- Use Edge Joining Foot to “stitch in the ditch” between piping color and binding. Notice how the stitching will show on the back as a parallel line to the binding, about ¼ inch away. Consider your bobbin thread color. If it matches my quilting then I don’t find this line bothersome. Depending on how the mitered corner is folded, the Edge Joining Foot may be tricky going around the corners.
- Ta Da!
Topic #3 Quilt Blocking by Brian
Brian shared his tips on squaring up a quilt that he used when creating his Mail Chimp quilt. Make sure to check the length of your diagonals as well as the length of the sides to make sure that your quilt doesn’t end up like the shape of Tennessee!
Topic #4 Linda’s Jelly Roll quilt
Linda showed us her technique of sewing jelly roll strips into a square and slicing it up into triangles to make this complicated looking colorful quilt.