Guild Meeting – Janellea Macbeth, Lecturer “Scraptastic Quilts”
May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 p.m. – Sit & Sew:
Sit and sew with friends or spend time socializing during the optional pre-meeting time.
5:45 p.m. – Demos
Some months we have a special member-led demo or learning program planned. This months demo and presenter is:
Peg Dougherty—no waste applique with mirror imaging
6:00 – Refreshments Open
6:30 p.m. – Program:
The presenter for our May meeting is Janellea Macbeth. Her lecture is called “ScrapStashtic Quilts“. You can view her website at www.janelleamacbeth.com/.
Your fabric stash should be fresh, inspiring, and exciting, rather than stale, stagnant and guilt-ridden. For me, this means using up a lot of fabric so that I can buy a lot more, as quickly as possible. The ScrapStashtic System, at its most basic, is a set of rules and guidelines regarding the preparation, storage, and use of your quilting scraps that will allow you both the maxim amount of creativity and flexibility in your scrap quilting, as well as making it easy to have a rapid turnover in your fabric collection.
The ScrapStashtic System is designed to function as a cohesive, stand-alone unit, or to interact with other patterns, systems, and specialty rulers as you see fit. Hopefully, if you are not already a scrap quilter, this system will make it easy to fall in love with using every last piece of fabric that you own. If you already enjoy scrap quilting, this system will functionally support your hobby and provide a basic structure that will allow your scrapping creativity to soar.
If you have more stash than you know how to use, or you are inundated with rumpled scraps that you “should use, someday,” the ScrapStashtic System is a great way to learn how to ‘direct’ your creativity into your scrap quilting. It is also a great way to develop quilting habits that will increase your quilting productivity. Using the ScrapStashtic system on a regular basis will allow you to spend more time enjoying the hobby you love, without increasing the amount of money you spend on your hobby.
Janellea’s book is available on Amazon here: Scraptastic Quilts: Organizing Your Scrap Fabric Stash and ACTUALLY USING IT
Around 7:45 p.m. – Business Meeting
Around 8:15 p.m. – Show & Tell:
Every meeting features a “Show & Tell” time. Bring your finished quilts to display, with the opportunity to show and talk about it to the guild. We LOVE seeing quilts and especially enjoy the stories that go with the quilts!