Here’s the Sew News for August…
A few more Round Robins were finished up and shown tonight…
But only one completed Block of the Month…
Sheri Easom from The Sewing Center Around the Block gave us a few great tips on quilt binding. She covered both “Susie’s Magic Binding” & ” Invisible End Binding” techniques. In case you missed it, Sheri recommended two videos that cover these techniques.
Invisible End Binding: http://sewkindofwonderful.blogspot.com/2015/02/tuesday-tips-binding-with-mitered.html
We also had time for some beautiful Show & Tell….
Where does time go? It’s August and I have only done two of my Get UR-Done projects, I haven’t completed my 2 charity quilts and I haven’t even started my challenge block, I’m in BIG trouble.
Hopefully you have gotten more than I have done in the past 8 months. This month’s speaker will be Sheri Easom from The Sewing Center Around the Block.
Some reminders to put on your calendar:
Sit and Sew on Aug 29th. Moose Lodge 9-3
Workshop will be on Sept. 19th. Moose Lodge 9-3
October challenge blocks are due. I will attach the guidelines for the challenge again.
Hope you have a productive rest of the month and see you on August 13, with all your show and tell.
Treasures Report for July
Beginning Balance: $2,090.53
-$85.95 (food & decorations)
Ending Balance: $1,863.55
Contributors for Aug. door prizes are:
Please bring two gifts that are sewing related and a value of $10.00 each.
Come join in the fun!!!
Saturday… 19 September… 9:00-3:00 or 4:00… @ the Moose Lodge (215 Green Acres Rd, Fort Walton Beach)
Fee: $10 for members & $15 non-members (includes lunch).
12 assorted coordinated fabrics
— 1/3 of a yard of each
— From each fabric, cut 4 strips 2½” x width of fabric
— 1/4 of a yard
— Cut 4 strips 1½” x width of fabric
— 1 yard
— Cut 5 strips 6¼” x width of fabric
Finished Size: 47 1/2 X 62
January’s Block: 01 Guild Jan 2015 BOM
February’s Block: 02 Guild Feb 2015 BOM
March’s Block: 03 Guild Mar 2015 BOM
April’s Block: 04 Guild Apr 2015 BOM
May’s Block: 05 Guild May 2015 BOM
June’s Block: 06 Guild Jun 2015 BOM
July’s Block: 07 Guild Jul 2015 BOM
August’s Block: 08 Guild Aug 2015 BOM
September’s Block: 09 Guild Sep 2015 BOM
October’s Block: 10 Guild Oct 2015 BOM
Link to the Sew News for July in case you weren’t able to pick one up at the meeting: July 2015 Sew News
The Round Robin quilts turned out great. A big THANK YOU to Carol for giving us a new challenge every month.
This month we had a special guest Diane Holman (http://southernmeanderings.com/). She taught us a little about curved piecing.
Curved Piecing Workshop: Curved Piecing Workshop
It was a very busy night, in addition to the workshop on curved piecing we also had Marcie from the Emerald Coast Modern Quilt Guild visit and share some information about their upcoming retreat.
You can find more about the retreat in my previous post or at: http://emeraldcoastmodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/
And lastly, we always seem to have an amazing group of beautiful quilts ready for Show-n-Tell….