Tuesday evening, September 14, a great turnout of Q2 members met for their first meeting of the 2010-11 year. To start the program, Ann Simansky and Patty Rapanos were introduced. Ann and Patty have opened a brand new quilt shop, The Park Bench, in the little shopping center at Swede and Wheeler. A welcome addition to Midland for all the quilters here and those shop hopping around Michigan. It's a bright, lovely shop full of beautiful fabric. I am sure we all will be dropping in and shopping there a lot.
This years Challenge Quilt was revealed by Julie Oman. The theme is "Wish You Were Here" - pick a country and do a 20 x 24 wall hanging in the style of a travel poster. For those of you who didn't get a chance to sign up this month, you will be able to do so at the October meeting. Nice challenge.
Carolyn Freeman and Johanna Frohm are in charge of the Mystery Quilt this year and talked about that. Even the snowbirds will be able to participate in this one.
Nancy Stanley, our president, explained the Rainbow Strip Club of Batiks - that should be a lot of fun, also. A color has been chosen for each month and those participating will bring twelve 2 1/2" strips cut from one yard of batik fabric. In October, the twelve strips will be cut from red batik. The strips you bring in will be mixed with those brought in by others and in November you will take home twelve assorted red pieces.
Deb Badour told us of the classes coming up and there are some good ones. You can check on the left sidebar to see what is offered and hopefully you will be able to sign up for some of them.
Dues ($15.00) are due and accepted by Earlene Albee, our treasurer.
Sit and Sew, a popular spinoff of Q2, has had another change for this month, September. We will be meeting on Friday, September 24 instead of the usual 3rd Tuesday. That is just for this month - in October, it goes back to the usual time.
Leslie Peterson and Linda McGibbon discussed plans for a retreat in Gladwin and a bus trip to a major quilt show next year. Stay tuned and I will post more information on those fun opportunities later on.
Lisa Lien talked of the making of placemats for Meals on Wheels - more will be forthcoming on that also.
And, if you wish to have something posted in our blog, e-mail Julie or Carol. It would be fun, too, if someone would like to put up a post about something - maybe a tutorial or some great hint you have discovered. It can be done!