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March 2015 Newsletter

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I hope all of you had a great time at our February meeting, March’s meeting will be a busy meeting as well.

This month’s speaker will be the Nettles talking about paper piecing.

And of course we will continue our Block of the Month and Round Robin.

Edith and her team would like you all to participate in charity quilts this year.  She would like to be able for us to give away more quilts than we did last year.  One way you can participate is by joining us on March 21st for a sit and sew.  Another way is to make as many 9-patch blocks as you would like and bring.  They will have someone put the quilt together.  Or volunteer to put the 9 patches together.

Remember that April 11th is our workshop.  So be on the lookout for more details.

If you didn’t get a card last month for the Challenge I will have them at our meeting.

Happy quilting and send me any suggestions you may have.

Pam

Treasurers Report for February

Beginning Balance:  $1,820.28

Deposits:

108.00     (membership)

80.00     (raffle)

Expenses:

– 19.92    (Cards & tickets)

– 57.23   (paper & color ink for Queens table program)

Ending Balance:  $1,931.13

Door Prize for March Meeting

Please bring two sewing related gifts, at a value of $10.00 each.

Marie Robert

Carolyn Urquhart

Valerie Valade

Addie Lowery

 

 

Just for Fun — Free Patterns Using 2 1/2″ Strips

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Here is a free pattern from Craftsy using 2.5” strips!

Windmills-at-Night-Quilt

Windmills-at-Night-Quilt

 

Wonky Stripes Baby Quilt

http://mleknits.blogspot.com/2015/02/wonky-stripes-baby-quilt-tutorial.html

Wonky Stripes

This video shows how to use up some leftover fabrics, 2 1/2″ and 5″ squares, to make a Floating 4-patch block that measures 7″ and finishes at 6 1/2″ square. This makes a delicious scrappy quilt!

 

Come sew with us on National Quilting Day (21 March)!!!

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Mark your calendars!!!  We’re having a Sit-n-Sew at the Moose Lodge (226 Green Acres Road, FWB) on 21 March from 9:00 until 2:00 …

You can come work an a charity project or bring one of your own projects to work on.  Lunch will be provided by the guild.

If you want to do 9-patches, we will be teaching both of these patterns (follow the links for instructions):

The Dancing Nine Patch found at:  http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2013/06/dancing-nines-pattern-time.html

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Starring baby quilt from Wedding dress blue (yellow stars) found at:  https://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/tutorial-starring-baby-quilt/

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Here’s a couple more 9-patch ideas.

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As usual bring your machine, scissors, pins, rotary cutter, etc.  Anything you think you might need to create quilts!

It’s National Quilting Day so come on out and join us.  Looking forward to a fabulously fun day of quilting…

Pictures from the February 12, 2015 Meeting

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Great turnout for the meeting!!!

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Our February Birthdays

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Sharon Starkis, Linda Holverson, Barbi Ouellette, Barbara Simmons

We are planning a workshop on 11 April with Karen Fisher (the new VP) at the Moose Lodge on Green Acres Road.  Here’s a look at what’s in store…

The cost will be $10 per person, that will include lunch.  More information about this event at our 12 March meeting…

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The Queen’s Tables were a hit!!! I hope everyone got the chance to visit all three tables.

Carolyn Tilburg shared her process for making stars…

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Shirley Ringleb covered a strip tubing technique at her table…

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And Lynda Richardson showed everyone that the curves of the “Drunkards Path” are worth a try…

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Carol showed us the next installment for the Round Robin.

You will need 52 – 2″ squares (unfinished size) to complete this row.

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It was a very busy meeting but we still had time for show & tell…

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January & February 2015-Block of the Month

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Here are the fabric requirements for all the blocks, they are also listed on page 1 of the January block instructions.

Fabric One – 2 1/4 Yards

Fabric Two – 2 1/4 Yards

Fabric Three – 2 1/2 Yards

Fabric Four – 1 1/4 Yards

Each block will start out with an 8 1/2” (unfinished) block, then two more borders will be added to each block so that the block will be 14 1/2”(unfinished).

Link to instructions for January’s block:  Guild Jan 2015 BOM

January Block

Link to instructions for February’s block:  Guild Feb 2015 BOM

February Block

 

Hot Springs & Little Rock

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46th Annual National Quilting Association Show Bus Tour

 

5 days/4 nights

June 17-21, 2015

$689.00 per person based on double occupancy

Triple, Quad & Single Rates are available upon request

Price includes:  Bus Transportation, 5 breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners & 1 manager’s reception, 1 night in the heart of Hot Springs at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 3 nights at the Clarion Hotel in Little Rock.

Hot Springs:  Experience the Hot Springs at Qua Paw Bath House or Time to browse the shops in Hot Springs, try your luck at Oaklawn.

Little Rock:  Quilters will enjoy the Annual National Quilting Association Show day passes & ticket to evening meal and entertainment.  Companions that are not going to Quilt Show can enjoy seeing: Clinton Library & view current Exhibit, Rock Town Distillery & sampling, Visit the River Market area for shopping, drive by the Designing Women’s Home & Governor’s Mansion, Tour the Historic Empress House & Visit the Home & Gardens Celebrity Chris Olsen, Learn all about Olive Oil at Strippagio’s & visit the shops in same area…

$150.00 deposit due at the time of booking to secure a seat on bus & ticket.

Final payment due by 31 March 2015

Cancellation policy:  $50.00 cancel fee from time of booking to February 27, 2015

50% cancellation fee from February 28- April 15, 2015.

100% Non refundable from April 16, 2015 to departure to cover all prepaid expenses for this special tour.

www.tammysjourneys.com

Save $10.00 paying by check

Mail checks to:  Tammy’s Journeys, 217 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Ft Walton Beach, FL  32548

For more information call:  Phone:  850-243-3809

Email:  tammy@tammysjourneys.com

Call for other forms of payments accepted.

Hot Springs Little Rock 17-21 Jun 2015-Flier

St. Andrew Bay Quilters’ Guild presents Quilt Show 2015

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http://www.sabqg.org/quilt-show.html

“Quilts from the Heart”
February 13 and 14, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 5622 Julie Dr, Panama City, FL 32404 (map)

Enjoy a display of quilts, Silent Auction, Quilt Boutique, Sewing Machine Raffle, Vendors and drawing for the 2015 Opportunity Quilt Blueberry Baskets 97” x 97”

Tickets $2.00 or 3 for $5.00.  Drawing to be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

******* Location! *******

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church

5622 Julie Dr, Panama City, FL

Located on the corner of Julie Dr and Hwy 231 – four miles north of the Mall

Admission $7.00

2015 Opportunity Quilt “Blueberry Baskets”

www.sabqg.org 2015 Opportunity Quilt "Blueberry Baskets"

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2015 Opportunity Quilt “Blueberry Baskets”