Saturday, May 27, 2023

June Block Raffle

 Block Name: Modern Christmas Tree Block

Block Link:

the tree & background- red, green, and white fabrics (no Christmas themed fabric)
tree trunks- brown/tan

May Meeting

Meeting May 25, 2023 at 6 PM Old Worthington Library 13 people attended, including 1 first time attendee.

The meeting was opened by Leigh asking each person to say their name and asked the question have you made a quilt inspired by a picture? She asked this as Bonnie was going to talk to us about turning a picture into a pattern to make a quilting project. Some had made this type of project in the past.

2023 dues of $10 are now due. Cash only.

Fabric swap- Kaffe Fassett was the fabric swap, which is one yard of fabric, cut into fat eighths. No fabric swap at June meeting.

Challenge – Turn a traditional block into a modern block. Five members participated in this challenge. Projects included quilt, table runner, wall hangings and pillow. See FB for pictures. Pin cushion swap – make a pin cushion of your choice, put it in a bag and bring to the June 22 meeting and swap with another member. She suggested using crushed walnut shells for filler. A couple of pattern suggestions are on the website.

Challenges – Next challenge due at August 24 meeting. Bonnie did a presentation on turning a photo into a pattern to make a quilting project. This can have a realistic, abstract or impressionist look to it. She discussed the materials and strategies she uses to complete this type of project. Her notes will be posted on the website.

Block raffle - Leigh handed out 2 small brown pieces of fabric to us to be used in the block raffle due at June 22 meeting for the improv tree quilt block. Examples of this block can be found online.

Show and Tell – 6 members shared their projects. See FB for pictures. Instead of a mystery quilt this year we are going to be doing a sew along quilt. We will all be working on a string quilt. Each month you will be bring one or more blocks in to show the club at the monthly meeting. There are no rules for what method you follow just that you complete one block each month. Some Themes are scrappy, rainbow, same color family, and selvages. Another way to help your design is to look up #stringquilts on Instagram.

June 22, 2023 6:00 pm begin time Please note earlier begin time. Old Worthington Library 820 High St Worthington, OH 43085

Monday, May 22, 2023

Pin Cushion Swap

When: June 22 Meeting

What: Bring a pincushion/clip holder (preferably homemade but store bought ok.) Wrap it or put it in a bag. You will be swapping with other member who bought one to the meeting. 

Links to examples: