Happy 2015! January: Quilting Beginnings

Happy New Year!
We kicked the new year off looking at quilts past and present. Several members brought one of their first quilts and a recent project and the rest of us had to guess whose was whose. 
Not easy!
Here are a few of the “Old” quilts…..
And some of the New….
Guessing was the hardest part!
We also swapped sewing room notions, Yankee Swap style, with some fierce competition going on. 
Cathy shows off her goodies. 

Susan did NOT want to part with her binding clips….
…so Pam chose another gift and received twice as many! Sorry, Susan!
Pat peruses her options….

Emily is a Pittsburgh Penguins fan and made a quilt to show it. 
Gala made these cute colorblock place mats. 

~ Our sweet friend Alison Glass will be joining us to talk about fabric design and show off some of her new goodies. She’s also bringing her pop-up shop, so save your pennies. You don’t want to miss it!
~ Iris & Gwen will present our 2015 Quilt Challenge. You can take a peek HERE to get started choosing your fabric.
~ There is a Sew-In immediately following February’s meeting to get started on our Challenge quilts or work on current projects. Bring a bag lunch, sewing supplies and power strips. 
~ 2014 Quilt Challenge participants: Quilts are DUE at February’s meeting! Quilts MUST have a 4″ sleeve and a label that includes your name and phone number.  If you will not be attending February’s meeting, please make arrangements to get your quilt to Iris. 

~ February’s Block of the Month is the Scrappy Triangle block. Don’t forget to make extras of this fun block for our charity quilts. 

~ Don’t forget a little somethin’ for your secret pal!
~ Are you on Instagram? Use our hashtag #PeninsulaMQG 
~ Our Facebook Page is new and public to everyone. Spread the link so all your friends can like us! www.facebook.com/peninsulamqg