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February News Letter

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Welcome to February Quilters.  Hope you all have had a great start to the New Year.  Our February program will be “How many ways can you make a heart block” so don’t forget your heart block, any size or shape.

I’m hoping all of you are going to participate in the block lottery and the round robin this year.  Maybe you will learn or master some new or different skill sets.

Make sure you bring your Get UR Done list.  Please put your name on it as well as the project name.

Also, please remember if you have not paid your dues please do so.  The new information guide and guild cards will go out after this month’s meeting.

If you have something that you would like to see us do at our meetings please send me an email so that we can explore the idea.

Happy Quilting

Pam

Round Robin directions

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Round Robin 2016 Month 1

Center block is a 12.5” square of fabric of your choice.  If you want a coordinating last border, you would need about a yard of fabric.  This is your chance to use up that pretty yard you bought on sale and didn’t know how to use it!

You will need two coordinating fabrics.  Cut a 2.5” strip by width of material from each of the fabrics.  Sew the strips together lengthwise and cut into 4.5” sections.  Cut 8 of these sections and reserve for Clue 2 next month.

Happy Sewing!  Carol

© A Schauer 2016, All Rights Reserved

© A Schauer 2016, All Rights Reserved

© A Schauer 2016, All Rights Reserved

© A Schauer 2016, All Rights Reserved

Quarter Log Cabin

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Quarter log Cabin

© A Schauer 2016, All Rights Reserved

© A Schauer 2016, All Rights Reserved

© A Schauer 2016, All Rights Reserved

© A Schauer 2016, All Rights Reserved

Quarter Log Cabin

ter Log Cabin

Top part of the block will be BLACK

Bottom part will be KONA WHITE

The center piece will be a RED

 

 

Cut 1- 2 ½ Red square

 

 

Cut 1- 2 ½- Black square

Cut 1- 2 ½ x 4 ½ Black strip

Cut 1- 2 ½ x 6 ½ Black strip

Cut 1- 2 ½ x 8 ½ Black strip

Cut 1 -2 ½ x 10 ½ Black strip

 

Cut 1 -2 ½ x 4 1/2 White strip

Cut 1- 2 ½ x 6 ½ White strip

Cut 1- 2 ½ x 8 ½ White Strip

Cut 1 -2 ½ x 10 ½ White Strip

Cut 1 -2 ½ x 12 ½ White Strip

 

Sew together:  see top diagram above

Should be 12 ½ square block when complete.

 

Stiches Quest has Kona at $8.95 and Benartex at $6.29

Block Lottery rules

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Block Lottery Guide lines

 

Every month we will have a block lottery.  Participation is voluntary, and everyone who chooses to participate makes one (or more) of the featured block.  Entry into The Lottery is $1 for each block with one block equal to one chance, or four blocks equal to four chances, etc.  The winner receives ALL of the blocks.  Occasionally, we may have so many blocks that we divide them, allowing for multiple winners. The block lottery allows us to branch out of our comfort zones, expand our skill levels and have a little fun.  You will be surprised of how many blocks you can receive with only one entry. If you have any suggestions of blocks that you would like do, please send me an email.

 

The rules are simple:

  • The Lottery is open to all members in good standing.
  • Please use only quilt shop quality fabric (no big box fabric stores with the exception of designer lines).
  • Take your time to construct your block well; use 1/4″ seam allowances unless otherwise instructed.
  • Blocks should be the correct size.
  • They colors should be in the theme of the sample given.
  • Each block + $1 is one entry in the drawing.  You may submit as many entries as you would like.
  • Please label your block with your name, somewhere within the seam allowance.  An address label stuck to the back also works.
  • Past winners can still contribute, but please understand until we see a finished pieced top (or project) from your winnings; someone else will know the thrill of winning.
  • If you have any questions please contact me Pam 376-8283