Thursday, April 19, 2018

July Sew In

Our next Sew in will be July 28 1:30-6pm at Whetstone Library. Everyone is welcome to come even if they cant make our regular meeting. This is an open sew in so bring any project you would like to work on. Machine or hand sewing/knitting

Things to Bring
-you sewing machine
-anything you need for your project
-a snack to share
-something to drink (no red drinks)
-extension cords
- We will be using the tables and chair at the library but you are more then welcome to bring extra    tables or chairs.
- items we will have people to sign up to bring- irons, ironing boards, & cutting mat

Song Title Challenge

Make a mini quilt, pillow or a sewn item that represents a song title. Bring it to the June 28 meeting were the members will vote which one represents the song the best. There is no sign ups for this challenge.

Example: Its 5 O'clock Somewhere- you could make a mini quilt with a drink on it and a parrot on it

2018 UFO Challenge

UFO Challenge 2018
It's that time again. Sign up for the UFO Challenge! UFO (unfinished object) is a project you have already started and have yet to finish. It's probably been sitting in the back of your mind, taunting you, for months or even years. Well no more! You're taking that sucker the last stitch! 😄

Unfinished means any degree of incomplete. You could have bought a pattern, fabric, started piecing/cutting or even be half way done with the quilt. You can enter up to 5 quilts.

Prizes, you ask? Oh yes, there will be prizes. We'll do drawings at the August and November check ins among those who have brought completed projects.

And don't forget about our July Sew-In. What a great time to work on that UFO and be encouraged by your fellow members.
1. Sign up by May 24 2018 (our May Meeting)
2. For Members only, so pay those dues!
3. Bring your UFO to the May Meeting, if you are not able to make the May meeting please post to our Facebook page, or post on Instagram and tag cbusmodernquilters #cbusmqchallenge
4. Bring your finished UFO to the August or November meeting to be entered for a prize.
Please Sign up HERE.

May Bee Block

Name: Cynthia H.
Block Design Name: Drunkards Path
I like how she registers the middle by folding the quarter circle and the background to make sure the fabrics are centered. Please check your email for a PDF of the pattern!
Color Selection
Pick a main color that you'll use for the (4) squares: Pink (up to Blush) or Red (up to Maroon) or Orange (up to Yellowish Gold). Within the color-way you chose... For each of the (4) squares , please use fabrics saturated with mostly shades of that color- High Chroma. (So no multi-color fabric nor fabric with white background) Choose a different fabric for each of the (4) quarter circles. Going for scrappy within the color-way. Please use Kona White for the background.
Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
Get inspired from these: Allison Glass- sunprint, igsignia ; Anna Maria Horner- color on color plaids/homespuns, crosshatch , sealing wax, daiquiri solid pallet from Anna Maria's website is good for inspiration; cotton and steel- blenders such as: Dottie Tangerine ... Add It Up Lip Gloss... Poolside Shaken Pink ....Rifle Paper Co. Wonderland Metallic Follow ... Macrame Owl Bead There Tomato ... Kujira & Star Trajectory Star... ; Tula Pink- color on color blenders; Art Gallery Fabrics- Prisma Elements Rad Rhodonite , Pastel Thrift Bibliomania ; Cloud 9- Organic Brush Strokes Trellis Coral , Organic Gather Sunshower Orange ; Alexander Henry- Once Upon A Time Heath Yellow/Red, Hot Pink and Old Rose; Amy Butler- Splendor Mighty Corners Cherry
Please make (4) 7 inch-ish drunkard path squares -- but don't sew them together into a block or trim them down. I will trim them down to 6 1/2" and play with them to either do a sampler or some other trad-modern arrangement.
Links to example of the quilt block or fabric you would like us to use.
Please email me at if you have any questions. THANKS!!!!