1. It insulates the cupboard where it is kept.
2. It keeps the economy moving. It is my duty to support
cotton farmers, textile mills and fabric shops.
3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
4. I'm participating in a contest - the one who dies with the most fabric wins.
5. It keeps without refrigeration, you don't have to cook it to enjoy it,
you'll never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose or walk it.
6. Because I'm worth it.
7. Like dust, its good for protecting previously empty spaces in the house.
Like the ironing board, the laundry basket and dining room table.
8. Its not immoral, illegal or fattening. It calms the nerves,
gratifies the soul and makes me feel good.
9. Because it is on sale.
10. But it now, before your husband retires and goes
with you on all your shopping expeditions!
|Rachel shows her Winter Wonky|
|Debbie show the Fall Tablerunner|
|This pillow will be a|
before the Christmas Social
Tips and Tricks by Angela
1. Start a quilters notebook ideas: list skills that you want to learn and skills that you have mastered, list of unfinished projects, a page for each completed quilt, with pattern name, date started, hours (are you kidding?) fabric line, cost.
2. Sharpening rotary cutter blades. Try cutting tin foil to renew an edge in a pinch. Clean and oil your rotary blade. flip the blade to cut on the other side of the angle.
3. Keep patterns in a 3 ring-binder.
4. Learn basic care for your machine.
5. Buy fabrics in sizes that you use the most.
6. Sharpenig scissors is $4.21 at Wimmers. (Cheaper that new scissors)
7. Angela discovered a thread cutter that makes quick work of chain together pieces.
8. Use Pellons new 8 1/2 X 11 Wonder Under in you printer instead of tracing every piece.
9. Create numbered pins to mark what rows. You can purchase ins with large flat heads to number.
|Angela show the Handy Dandy Thread Cutter|
Rachel from Wellsville shared her Fav Five.
Rachel enjoys dirt biking, sewing, painting, scrapbooking. She has collections of shoes, jackets, and is now starting on Precious Moments. She loves Halloween and Christmas. Next month will be another Rachel.
|A cozy quilt for a gifr|
|A beautiful wreath with Rachel in the middle|
Thanks Rachel it is great to get to know you. Next month will be another Rachel.
Angie announced the upcoming Shop Hop 2015. It will be March 18, 2015. The cost is $85 which includes the bus, meals, prizes, and a full day of shopping.
Block of the Month
|Rachel, Lisa, Melanie|
|Lisa, Christina, Angie, Annette, Shanna|
|The two blocks for next month|
Challenge Quilt participants brought their inspiration photo and fabrics.
|Judy's inspiration is the patch work fields|
|Debra was delighted|
to discover help with her Mandarin Chinese caption
|Lyn is using this beautiful art|
as her inspiration for a whole cloth quilt
|Cheryl is inspired|
by a beach cruiser bicycle
|Melanie is also inspired by a bicycle|
Row Robin participants show off their creative additions.
|Annette, Jolene H., Cheryl, Lyn|
|Melanie, Laurie, Emily|
Hear ye, hear ye, the UFQ participants were due to enter their pleas today. Lisa F. the gavel happy judge presided. Each participant declared guilty or not guilty to completing an unfinished quilt by the deadline. My unofficial count was 30 completed projects. Those that were absent were pronounced guilty by the happy judge. The UFQ's were shown during show and share.
The featured Block of the Month was the Pinwheel. Melanie shared some general quilt history and guild members shared some pinwheel projects.
Extreme Show and Share
(because of all the wonderful UFQ's)
Winterfest wool project
ruffled French Market apron
Aunt Millie's Garden Club
|Geraldine's baby quilt|
|Ruth Ann's UFQ|
Two of many wonderful wool stockings
Machine embroidered pillows
looking forward to Christmas
|Holly is behind this fun quilt|
|Holly's cute face and the back of the quilt|
|Bag made of the selvage trims|
|Karren with a UFQ|
|Karren's daughter Abby|
with the next generation of quilters
|Animals from It's a Circus|
made by Dot
|Dot shows the a circus bag for the animals|
this log cabin was made
with 18 fat quarters collected from guild