Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 2015 Guild

Laurie opening the meeting with a little magic, "It's a quilt! It is not a blanket."

I am going to post the meeting in a little different order than it actually occurred.  I will post things that apply to upcoming projects and supplies needed first.

Joan M. had new Name Tags for the year.  Members are encouraged to wear their tags to meetings and there will be prize drawings each month.

Guild workshop October 27th 10:00 a.m.  It will be a class taught by Sandra Workman from Pine Mountain Designs.  The project will be a "quilt-as-you-go Improv Bag"
Items needed:  1/2 yard Soft and Stable by annie
A variety of fabric scraps of any size.  Mix it up.
1/2 yard lining fabric
1/4 yard binding

Bring your sewing machine and supplies

November Mini-class, November 10th

Joleen R. will be teaching a block building board.
Materials needed:
Foam board
Warm and natural batting
2-2.5 inch decorative tape (to cover the edges, choose something fun)
Spray adhesive

Something to cut your board to the desired size.  Size determined by the size of block that you are working on.

Joleen mentioned that the foam board and table could be purchased at a dollar store

Christmas Social, December 8th, 10 a.m.
The social will be held at the Logan Golf and Country Club house (710 North 1500 East, at the mouth of Logan Canyon)  The cost is $20 per person.  There will also be a raffle for a Christmas quilt with the proceeds going to Sub-for-Santa.

There will be a display for homemade Santa's.

This is an example
not the actual quilt for the raffle

Projects for the coming year

Modern Friendship Raspberry Kiss
The backgrounds will be low volume neutrals.

Challenge Project, Julie H.

The challenge is a create a project using this fabric and Rick Rack.  The projects must be completed for the April meeting.  Be creative you can make Table Runners, Bags. or anything you can create!

Here a couple of examples of past Challenge projects:

Block Jack  
We will not be doing Block Jack every month.  This month is a airplane which is foundation pieced.  Do not trim the blocks after they are completed.
Block jack means that you complete the block and bring it to the next guild meeting.  The names of everyone who made a block are entered into a drawing and the winner gets all of the blocks.

Row Quilt  Contact Judy B. for more information
The quilts are using Farm Girl Vintage, by Lori Holt
Those participating are to provide 3 yards of their background fabric.

OCD presented by Jolene H.
This project is a two year project which will come from the book "Nearly Insane"
Participants must purchase the book.  The fee for the templates for the paper pieced blocks is $30.  Each block will be graphed and ready for use.
The goal is complete 5 blocks per month.
Jolene held a workshop after guild on foundation piecing.

Camera Shy
display of the book

5 blocks for the month

Block of the Month,  Cheryl C.
The block of the month is a sewing basket.  Cheryl prefers to use light Heat and Bond on the back of her wool appliqué to secure the edges.

Fav 5
Sandy S. was featured for Fav 5 this month.  She was a super trooper because she is still recovering from knee replacement less than 1 month ago.  I think she also casually mentioned that she moved and had 3 weddings in the last year.

Levi quilt from her Mom's fabric

Take 5 Quilt
featuring 5 fabrics

Mother's Day Quilt

A beautiful cross stitch quilt made by her mother
Her favorite quilting technique is repetition.  We look forward to getting to know her and wish her a speedy recovery from knee surgery.

The next Fav 5 will highlight Seila J. from Pleasant View.

Tips and Tricks
Sue B. shared a tip and a tool.

 The tip is to cut away the heat & bond on an appliqué to elimate stiffness and extra thickness.

Sue recommended an
"Add a quarter ruler" for paper piecing

The ruler has a ridge for the 1/4 inch marking.  Sorry I don't remember the brand or name.

Quilts of Valor
Debi and Alice shared information on several presentations that were made over the summer.  
Richard McClean and his wife Linda attended.  It was wonderful to meet them.  When Debi asked to borrow the quilt to show the guild he resounded "This is my quilt" and if it goes I go.  So we were delighted to have him attend.  It was great to hear a little of his story.  His wife is a quilter.
Richard with "his" quilt

Donna Valdez
State Quilts of Valor Chairman

Two quilts were presented on September 16th to two younger veterans who life in the Pleasant View area.
A quilt was also presented to a 92 year World War II vet at the Hill Air Force Base Museum.  He has served as a volunteer and was being honored for his service there.

Show and Share

Sue B. was absolutely giddy because she completed 11 projects.  Way to go Sue!

Sue B.

Katie C.
phone photo proof
The photo of the quilt is at the end of the blog
It refuses to move where I want it to!

Joleen R.

Julie H.
Double Wedding Ring

Kathryn G.

Kathryn G.
Machine embroidery

Kathryn G

Lisa F.

Lisa F.

Lisa F.

Lorene P.

Beatrice S.
Alice C.
last years friendship blocks

12 years of English paper Piecing

The edge of the quilt

Carol S.
completed hexi quilt from a workshop last year
some of the fabric came
from Oklahoma to complete the quilt

Cheryl C.
amazing half-square triangles

zoomed view

Melanie L.

The back of the quilt

Carma W.

Shanna  G.
Last years block of the month
aplique project

Service Opportunities:
CAPSA needs 24 twin size quilts.  Kim T. brought a pizza box quilt kits.

Zan Merrill requested help with 600 eye glass cases to take to Mexico for donated eye glasses.
There are made with an 8 inch square of light to medium weight fabric.  Hem one edge with a 1/2 inch seam.  Fold in half right sides together and and top hem edges together.  Stitch  one long side and bottom edged with a 3/8 to 1/2 " seam.  Turn bag right side out and your are finished.
Any cases that you make can be brought to guild in November. 

Happy Fall Quilting

Katie C.
quilt for her granddaughter's dorm room

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