Thursday, April 18, 2019

Favorite Notion Swap

Simply wrap and bring your favorite ($10 or less) sewing notion to our June Meeting. There will be no sign so we will draw numbers at the meeting for those participating in the swap.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Charity Opportunity with My Very Own Blanket

We have teamed up with My Very Own Blanket to help them make blankets. There are 2 different ways we are helping them...

#1 We are helping them sew coaster to help them with marketing, to get donations to help them make more blankets. You can help by coming to one of our monthly meeting and picking up coasters to sew. Then bring back the sewn coasters to the next meeting or drop them off at My Very Own Blanket during their hours.

#2 Meeting at the My Very Own Blanket center and sewing on tag to the blankets or anything else that needs done while we are there. They have everything you need there but your welcome to bring your own sewing machine, rotary cutter, etc with you!

If you have questions please email Leigh at Leigh3467@gmail.com

Meeting times @ My Very Own Blanket
April 20 10am-Noon
May 11 10am-5pm
May 14 10am-Noon
June 15 10am-Noon

***The center is also open Mon-Fri 9am-Noon your welcome to go then also!




Photos By Edy 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Interleave Challenge

The Interleave technique is taking 2 block, cutting them into strips, alternating them and sewing them into one block. Here’s a link to an in depth tutorial. 
                   http://lorrie.cranor.org/blog/2014/01/19/how-to-make-an-interleave-quilt/

Here is a quick picture tutorial. 



Use this technique to create a completed piece (quilt, mini quilt, pillow, tote bag, etc.).  The reveal will take place at our May meeting.  We will vote for our favorites and give out some prizes.  

Due: May meeting 
Requirements: 
-Must be a completed piece (quilt, mini quilt, pillow, tote bag, etc.)
-Must be a dues paying member to participate in any challenges or swaps

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Block Raffle

Block Name: Ohio Star

Fabric Colors
      -Background- White or white on white
      -Main Fabric- Red and blue 

Tutorial: You can use any tutorial as long as it is 12" finished block (that's 12½" unfinished)
Examples: 
https://www.mybluprint.com/article/tackle-the-beginner-friendly-ohio-star-block

**The more blocks you make the more raffle tickets you get

Due at March 28th Meeting





Saturday, January 26, 2019

One Month Goal Challenge

We are going to switch it up this year and do a One Month Goal Challenge (OMG).
Each monthly meeting you will be signing up 1-5 projects to get finished by the next months meeting. You will then need to bring that finished project(s) to the next meeting to show and get put in the OMG raffle. For each finished project you bring to the meeting you will get one raffle ticket. So the more you finished the better your chance is to win that months OMG raffle! You will need to bring the finished project to the meeting so plan accordingly.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Picture Inspiration Challenge

Michelle Wilkie wrote a blog post called “Same But Different” about how a group of quilters used one picture as their inspiration.  It was interesting how varied and unique all of the quilts turned out.  You can read her blog here:  https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/resources/same-different

This is the picture we will be using for the challenge.  Use this photo as inspiration to create a completed piece (quilt, mini quilt, pillow, tote bag, etc.).  The reveal will take place at our March meeting.  We will vote for our favorites and give out some prizes.  We’ll also take a moment for everyone to give a brief explanation of what elements in the picture inspired their piece. 


Photo Credit: Darci Matheny


Due: March meeting 
Requirements:  
·        Must be a completed piece (quilt, mini quilt, pillow, tote bag, etc.)
·        Must be a dues paying member to participate in any challenges or swaps


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

November Bee Block

**This is due at the November meeting but is here in case you want to start early**

Name: Cynthia C

Block Design Name: Half Square Triangle block with accent

Link to block tutorial: N/A follow the directions below in the pictures

Color Selection Low volume print, soft greens and blues, turquoise. 

Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
Not picky. No "saturated" prints.

Directions
Two blocks please. Took me about 30 minutes, fabric selection to finished. Each block: Cut 2 squares 7". One square of low volume, one of print. Also cut 4 - 2" squares. Take low volume square and colored square,  sew 1/4" around the edges. Cut into 4 pieces on the diagonal. Sew the 2" block in the opposite color (blue) to the green point on the angle. Trim press and make into block. Do not trim the blocks.  So you will have 2 blocks: outer fabric is low volume,  middle is green or blue, center is opposite blue or green. Approximate finished size is 8-1/2"


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