|Happy Birthday to you!|
finished size 10.5"
finished block 9.5"
finished block 6.5"
Bring 5 1/2 " red, white and blue squares. Variety is the key.
February workshop will be Cobblestones - Under the Garden Moon. It will be taught by Amy from American Quilting. The pattern includes a template to assemble the 9 patch blocks. The class will be February 22nd.
The mini class after guild was tips on machine binding taught by Melanie L.
February will be aprons from men's shirts by Marilyn G.
Challenge projects will be shown in April with prizes awarded.
Tips and Tricks
Sue showed a thread keeper that she uses when traveling. She also had a zipper pouch will tools that she likes. She shared some information about thread that she likes.
She uses an Egyptian Cotton made by Aurifil, which has a smaller weight. The smaller weight allows more thread to go on the bobbin and especially useful for quilting projects.
Binding Sue shared information on binding widths. She likes to adjust the binding width to the project. On a wall hang in she cuts the binding 2 inch width and sews it with a 1/4 inch seam.
You can also cut it a 2 1/2 inches and use a 3/8 inch seam.
Block of the Month All 8 of the small appliqué blocks should be completed and sewn together with 1 inch strips between for the next guild meeting.
Fav 5 Colette M. was featured today. This is her first year in the Needles and Friends Guild. She recently retired from teaching school and is enjoying sewing and quilting. She grew up in Fillmore, Utah and attended Utah State. She had 5 children in 7 years. She learned to sew as a young mother sewing clothing for her children. She now has 20 grandchildren.
She shared quilts that had special meaning to her.
|Quilt blocks pieced|
by her grandmother
which she set together
|A crazy patch quilt|
made by her mother
She made one for each of her grand-children
|Center embroidery for each quilt|
Collette loves to read. She makes lists and crosses off completed tasks. She likes chocolate. She collects quotes and saying. Her pet peeve is running out of bobbin thread! Welcome Colette. Next month will be Karen P.
|T-shirts for each family member|
to celebrate surviving
very difficult challenges
Diane Wilkinson from Utah Quilt Guild shared a lot of information on projects. Visit their website for more information. I would probably just confuse you if I tried to relay all of it.
Quild Retreat This year the guild will have a retreat instead of a shop hop. It will be at Thimbles and Threads in Draper, on March 23 -24. The cost will be $150 which will include two days and 1 night lodging and meals. There will be a trunk show. The list was passed around to get a count of those interested.
Please remember to wear your Name Tag
draws the name of the
The blocks for next month.
great sewing machine
snowman pillow sham
Yeah, I finished it!