Monday, January 14, 2013

January 2013

With the chill of January upon us...brave members of Needles and Friends gathered together in the warmth of friendship and quilts.

 The block of the month club shares their progress.

The newest Block Jo for January.

 Angie gave us the details for Shop Hop

Contact Angie if you have any questions or if you haven't signed up yet and would like to come.

 Darcy will be teaching the workshop this month on whole cloth quilting. Darcy is an expert when it comes to hand quilting.

February's class is going to be a jelly roll quilt taught by Sue Baddley. Be on the look out for a favorite jelly roll, or check your stash!

 The mystery quilt participants are keeping up with their projects.

 Jolene taught us how to use a Fabric Circle Cutter to create perfect circles. This tool can be found at JoAnne's.

 She also showed a stencil from Staples for smaller circles.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy Holidays at Quilt Guild

It was so fun to meet together in celebration of the holidays.

Smiles were wide

 Last minute gifts were being stitched.

 The contributions to our door prizes was amazing.

 There was so many gifts to choose from.

 A little bit of business was done.

COME and Play…the more who play, the more fun for everyone!

1. Cut four 3 ½” squares – civil war fabric (stripe)
2. Cut two 3 7/8” squares – cut in half diagonally – shirting (blank)
3. Cut one 3 ½” square – contrasting civil war fabric (stiple)
4. Cut two 3 7/8” squares. Cut in half diagonally – same fabric as step 3(stiple)
Make four half square triangle units using the shirting and civil war (stiple) triangles
Stitch two half square triangles to one square (striped) civil war fabric. Refer to diagram for placement of triangles. Make two exactly alike: one unit will simply be ‘flipped’ for the bottom row of the block. Sew center row together…referring to diagram. Sew rows together.

Call Linda—563-0244 with any questions.

Make up to 3 for quilt guild BLOCK JO and make more for your civil war at
home sampler quilt. EVERYONE’s a WINNER!

Laurie headed up the pillowcase donation project. The entire box of pillowcases was completed in one day.

 And then it was on to brunch that the committee had prepared for us.

 You had me at the chocolate frosting.


I will admit...I had been looking forward to this trunk show for weeks. Four of our guild's finest quilters put on quite a display.

 The stacks of quilts were amazing.


Thank you Darcy, Marsha, Karen, and Mary. Your friendship, love, and quilts inspired us all!