Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February Guild meeting

Laurie R.  share great comments a husband could make about his wife's quilts.  Example:  Nice you of color, divine fabric selection,

A big guild Thank You to Ann H. for years of quiet service setting up the chairs for guild meeting each month.

Angie gave a pep talk about the Quilting Retreat that will be held March. 23 - 24.

The fee will include use of the facility, a new sewing retreat lodge built by Thimbles and Threads in Draper, Utah.  It will include the following meals: 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, and 1 dinner.  There will be a trunk show in the evening.  A special class "Summer Stars" by Amber Johnson.  Contact Angie with questions about accommodations and cost.  Transportation will be on your own.

Summer Stars

Debi W. shared a brief story of a recent quilt presentation.  A quilt was presented to a woman who served in the Red Cross in Calcutta India for 3 years during the war.

Angie P. reminder about the February 23rd class.  There is a $5 fee and lunch will be included.  It will be sewing time to work on the 9 patch blocks for the March class.  It would help if you precut strips for the 9 patch blocks.
Precut (60) assorted dark 5 1/4" X 8" rectangles
           (60) assorted lights  5 1/4" X 6 1/2"

 Guild members are welcome to come enjoy great company and free sewing time.  Please contact Angie to sign up and pay your $5 fee.

The workshop class for March will be the wool block of the month basket.
Joyce A.
Shanna G.
Ruth Ann R.

Cheryl gave a rousing pep talk and chocolate to encourage perseverance to see this project through.  Before the March meeting complete your basket to Step #15.  You will need fusible fleece and soft and stable.
A few hints that might not make any sense.  The lining for the pocket forms the top band on the pocket.  
Do not put the grommet in a bulky fabric portion of the top portion of the basket.  The grommets need to be exactly across from each other on the top.  There is no pattern for the embellishments of the top wool band.  I have included some photos of Cheryl's basket.

The red band is the pocket lining
This shows some
embellishment ideas for the wool band
The wool band extends 2.5 inches into the basket.
Put your embellishments on the outside
More basket top
Melanie L.
Framed her applique squares
(She reduced the size of the pattern to fit the frames
Fav 5 was Karen P.  Karen is an "old" new member of the guild this year.  Karen taught at Cedar Ridge Middle School  and attended guild meetings for an hour during her prep hour several years ago.  When her teaching assignment changed she could not attend.  She retired from teaching last spring and is now a "new" member.  Karen learned to sew in her youth and made her own clothes and clothes for her siblings.  She continued to sew for her 4 children.  Now she enjoys piecing quilts.  Her neighbor Anne E. encouraged her get involved in quilting.  Karen has lived in Hyde Park, Smithfield, and Providence.  She has 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls.  Her children live in Hungary, Washington D.C., Phoenix, and Salt Lake City.  Her current favorite technique is learning to paper piece.  She has too many Pet Peeves to pick just one.  Her perfect day would be a day with her family.  She enjoys taking classes and learning new techniques and projects.  She likes to read and checks books out of the library.  She also enjoys new project patterns.  It is great to welcome a new member to the guild.
She passed the basket to Cindy C.

Karen P.
a cute project pillow
from a class

Sue B.  Tips and Tricks
Today Sue shared a couple of ideas to prepare quilt backs for the machine quilter.  
1.  Make sure your quilt back is trimmed and squared up.
    Leave:  3" each side baby quilt or throw
                 4" each side twin
                 5" each side queen/king
2.  Make the seam in the quilt back 3/4 to 1".  Trim away the selvage.  Press the seam open.  This will reduce the chance of having a bulk  bump on the back of your quilt.
3.  If you have multiple seams in the back press all of the seams open if possible.

Julie H.  reminded everyone that the challenge is due in April.  It was to create a project that included an Adorn It fabric and gray jumbo ric rac that was provided.

Joan M. drew the name tag winner and Ann E. won some great thread snippers.

Nearly Insane Jolene showed the new blocks for the month.  Blocks #21 -25 with #22 blocks to choose from.

Next month #?
Nearly Insane Blocks

The Sisterhood of the Nearly Insane

Show and Share

Julie's grandbaby quilt
Challenge project
Laurie R.
Winter Quilt Fest project
Lisa F.
Wool block of the month
Lisa F.
Lisa F.
Tic Tac Toe
Two Handmade Peruvian Dolls
Hand wool spinning
from Peru
Amy M.
Valentine fabric
Laura Lee
Paper piecing practice
sewing machine pocket
Laura Lee
Tea towels
Laura Lee
Christmas Apron
Laura Lee
pot holders
Laura Lee
Pot Holders
Laura Lee
Reuseable fabric "wrapping paper"
Marsha B.
Applique quilt from
Henry Ford Museum Quilts Book
Darcy D.
Great minds think alike
The same quilt design as Marsh B.
Marsha B.
Granddaughter's quilt
Marsha B.
Baby quilt
Dance, Dream, Fly
D'Ann B.
Carma W.
Shanna G & Holly E.
Valentine's Fun
Julie H.
Julie H.
A replica of a quilt her mother made
Kathy K.
Grandsons memory quilt
Jolene R.
Valentine pillow sham

Sue B.
Sue B.

Happy Valentines Day

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