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Update for Bargello Workshop

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Workshop:  Bargello
When:  19 Sep 2015
Time:  0900 – 3/4:00
Where:  Moose Lodge 2193
Cost:  $10 for members/$15 non-members
Lunch:  FREE hamburgers/cheeseburgers
Fabric Requirements & Cutting Instructions: Bargello Workshop
12 assorted coordinated fabrics 1/3 yd each
    — From each fabric, cut 4 strips 2½” x width of fabric.
Inner border ¼ yd
    — Cut 4 strips 1½” x width of fabric; join end-to-end and cut (2) 48½” strips & (2) 36” strips.
Outer border 1 yd
    — Cut 5 strips 6¼” x width of fabric; join end-to-end and cut (2) 50½” pieces & (2) 47½” pieces.
Binding ½ yd
    — Cut 6 strips 2¼” x width of fabric; join end-to-end and press in half.
Backing 2⅝ yds
Piecing:
1. Select 1 of each of the (12) 2½” strips and arrange them in a pleasing order. Label them #1 – #12. Arrange the remaining 2½” strips in the same order.
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2. Lay a #2 strip right sides together on each #1 strip, aligning the printed selvage ends. Note that the other end of the strips will not likely be aligned. Pin the 2 strips together
and each end and in the center. Sew together along long edge. Press seam toward strip #2. Check to see that the strips are not bowed (curved).
3. Pin a strip #3 to each strip #2, aligning the printed selvage ends. Sew, and press seam toward strip #2.
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4. Continue, adding strip #4 through strip #12, pressing seams toward the even-numbered strips (2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12).  Repeat steps 2-4 till you have 4 strip sets.
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5. Lay each strip set along a horizontal line on your cutting mat, and trim the printed selvage end along a vertical line on the mat. Sew strip sets together into 2 sets of 2,
sewing the 12th strip of the first set to the 1st strip of the 2nd set, and pressing seam toward #12.
6. Fold strip set in half, right sides facing, aligning the long edges, and making sure that the strip set is not skewed. Sew this final seam to turn the strip set into a tube. Press
seam toward strip #12. Turn the tube right side out. Repeat with the other strip set.
Finished Quilt Size: 47½” x 62”

Pictures from 13 August Meeting

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Here’s the Sew News for August…

EPSON MFP image

August Sew News

August Birthdays…

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A few more Round Robins were finished up and shown tonight…

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But only one completed Block of the Month…

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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.

Susie’s Magic Binding:  http://www.52quilts.com/2015/02/susies-magic-binding-video-tutorial.html or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8N6nv90H2c

Invisible End Binding:  http://sewkindofwonderful.blogspot.com/2015/02/tuesday-tips-binding-with-mitered.html

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We also had time for some beautiful Show & Tell….

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August 2015 Newsletter

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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.

Happy Quilting
Pam

2015 Silver Threads Quilt Challenge

http://silverthreadsquiltguild.com/2015/03/09/2015-stqg-challenge-playing-card-quilt/

Treasures Report for July

Beginning Balance:  $2,090.53

Deposit:

$85.00

Expenses:

-$75.00 (speaker)

-$85.95 (food & decorations)

-$151.03 (batting)

Ending Balance:  $1,863.55

Contributors for Aug. door prizes are:

Sherry Painter

Celeste Driskill

Barbara Simmons

Barbie Oullette

Please bring two gifts that are sewing related and a value of $10.00 each.

Fall Bargello Workshop

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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).

Bargello Workshop

Fabric Requirements:

12 assorted coordinated fabrics
— 1/3 of a yard of each
— From each fabric, cut 4 strips 2½” x width of fabric

Inner border
— 1/4 of a yard
— Cut 4 strips 1½” x width of fabric

Outer border
— 1 yard
— Cut 5 strips 6¼” x width of fabric

Finished Size:  47 1/2 X 62

2015 Block of the Month

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January’s Block:  01 Guild Jan 2015 BOMJanuary Block

 

February’s Block:  02 Guild Feb 2015 BOM

February Block

March’s Block:  03 Guild Mar 2015 BOM

March Block

April’s Block:  04 Guild Apr 2015 BOM

April Block

May’s Block:  05 Guild May 2015 BOM

May Block

June’s Block:  06 Guild Jun 2015 BOM

June Block

 

July’s Block:  07 Guild Jul 2015 BOM

July Block

 

August’s Block:  08 Guild Aug 2015 BOM

August Block

 

September’s Block:  09 Guild Sep 2015 BOM

September Block

October’s Block:  10 Guild Oct 2015 BOM

October Block

November’s Block:

December’s Block:

Pictures from the 9 July Meeting

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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.

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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

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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.

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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….

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