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Updated information for August 2014

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Greetings and its August and the summer is nearing an end!

Our meeting is August 14 and our speaker will be Dr. Rachel Hutchison who is a chiropractor. She is going to talk to us about how to sit comfortably while we are sewing and other things to protect our backs! I don’t know about you but I could use a lot of help in that area!

This coming Saturday, August 9 is guild day at Ruthie’s in Baker. We have about 6 members already attending but if you would like to go for a free day of sewing and instruction, please call Ruthie. http://www.ruthiesnotions.com/#flou

The instructor is said to be a lot of fun and you don’t have to take anything with you. Ruthie provides all the tools and machines as well as lunch! I don’t think I can make it but maybe another day. Thank you Linda Frick for letting us know!

We had a lively assortment of sewers at our charity workshop in July. Edith has organized the strips of fabric by color! And we have some pillowcase kits and quilt kits ready for you to take. We were also able to get two more rolls of batting at a reasonable price so if you need any, bring your measurements!

Doris Bates has surgery last month and continues her physical therapy at Westwood Rehab on Mar Walt Drive. If you have a chance, drop by to see her. Kerry Kastl is having surgery this month as well. June Scroggin is recovering nicely from her surgery last month. I hope that is it for illness!

See you soon! Carol

Ruthie is having her annual Quilters Guild Appreciation Day event next weekend, Aug 8 or 9. Ruthie called me to find out how many are coming from my guild. Could we send out this information to the members inboxes so they can see it? I don’t think posting on the Blog will get quick enough reaction. I hope we can get enough people interested who would want to attend. Maybe we can get enough people together and maybe carpool. I know Shirley, Cindy, Patty, Becky and I are going together. It would be great to get 15 people and we could get a machine. I kinda need to let her know so she will have enough machines available. She told me there is a Guild from Panama City coming with 33 people on Friday and another one with 17 people coming on Friday. I’m thinking Saturday would be a better day to go since there are so many already coming Friday. And besides, Saturday isn’t a work day so maybe more people would come. Can we ask members to RSVP so we’ll know.

Can we get Pam to send out this notice? This is a link to her website with a list of all the classes she has going the rest of this year. Most of them are free!

Linda Frick.

http://www.ruthiesnotions.com/#flou . This lady was at Ruthie’s earlier this year and was a blast. She has gorgeous fabric and wonderful ideas. It would be a fun day out and a lot of fun.

Calling all quilters! August 9 is a Guild appreciation Day at Ruthie’s notions in Baker. Five of our members are already attending! Can we muster 10 more folks so that our guild can win a free sewing machine? We have selected Aug 9 for the day our guild members should attend. Please call and make reservations to Ruthie and let me know if you can go. I’m thinking this is the year I might be able to attend. I could use a relaxing day of sewing! Carol

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July 10, 2014 Meeting

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July 10, 2014 Meeting

Meeting conducted by Carol Stearns, President

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Guest speaker June Gunnersen showing charity quilts from Holy Trinity Church

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Kerry Kastl has been working on a wonderful program for us for September

featuring Alma Moates who is a quilt appraiser living in Pensacola. Visit her website

to look at the programs she does.

http://www.almarmoates.com/

Her fee is generous but she has agreed to reduce it for our guild if we can line up 10

Folks to have quilts appraised. She charges $45 per appraisal. I had her appraise two of my own quilts a few years ago at the Flying Needles Retreat and she is very knowledgeable. And I appreciated the information she gave me on these treasured items.

I think we owe it to ourselves as a guild to have someone special like Alma speak to us. We have worked hard the past two years, making charitable quilts, pillowcases and stockings and I would love to see us rewarded. We all enjoyed Karen from NanaGirl Quilts who spoke to us early this year and we did have to pay her to come over.

Please let me know by Tuesday, July 15, if you might have a quilt that you would be glad to have appraised by Alma. We can also contact Flying Needles to see if anyone would be interested from there. And then we can advertise in the newspaper if we need to.

Let me (496-1770) or Kerry (650-9611) know by Tuesday.

Thanks,

Carol Stearns

 

Members recovery from illness

Doris Bates fell and broke her hip and was in hospital.  Not sure if she is still there or not.  Her daughter will be bringing some things on Saturday to the workshop.  June Scroggin had surgery to remove her thyroid on Monday, no cancer.  She is doing well.  I visited her yesterday.  I sent Doris a card.  Carol

 

SIT AND SEW ON SATURDAY

We have reserved the Moose Lodge on Saturday, July 19. It is short notice but please come and sew with us! I am working on pillowcases and stockings and maybe a charity quilt or two. We will have strips and fabric for strippy quilts! If you need some batting for a project, stop by to get some! Lunch will be provided by the guild. What better time to spend on a hot July Saturday than in air conditioned comfort with your sewing friends! Come and join us! Carol

 

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Updated information for July 6, 2014

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SIT AND SEW ON SATURDAY

We have reserved the Moose Lodge on Saturday, July 19. It is short notice but please come and sew with us! I am working on pillowcases and stockings and maybe a charity quilt or two. We will have strips and fabric for strippy quilts! If you need some batting for a project, stop by to get some! Lunch will be provided by the guild. What better time to spend on a hot July Saturday than in air conditioned comfort with your sewing friends! Come and join us!

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Happy July 1st! I’m looking forward to a long weekend and celebrating the fourth of July. Our guild meeting is June 10 at Holy Trinity at 6:30. Our speaker will be June Gunnersen who is a member of Holy Trinity and she is going to tell us all about the quilts that their guild makes for Lutheran World Relief.
This month til the end of the year we will concentrate on charity. Remember, we will be drawing for $25 from the Charity Quilt Basket! We’ve scheduled a sit and sew on July 19 at the Moose Lodge to work on charitable projects. We have lots of 2.5 inch strips to do a strippy quilt or other strip type quilt. We will have batting available so if you need some, drop by. We can work on pillowcases, bags and stockings as well. Or if you just want to come and sit and sew with us, come on. Let’s have some fun and fellowship! 9:00 until 2 or 3:00. Guild will pay for your lunch.
So far this year, we have collected 42 quilts, 64 pillowcases and 24 bags. We’ve raised funds through our Trash to Treasure event and we are ready! Let’s do some sewing! See you on the 10th and the 19th! Carol

Marie Roberts report

Jun 28

Previous balance. 2111.11
Expense
Drinks and ice. 14.10
June mtg
Deposit 290.00
Sale. June mtg
Current balance. 2387.01

First City Bank. June 26th

 

The donators for the July meeting

Marilyn Pryor
Karen Fisher
Tina Brogles

August Meeting

Sandy Sterman
Vicki Christian
Jeanne Ashworth

Please donate two items- sewing related to value $10 each for the drawing

Your participation is appreciated  Funds raised go to the charity projects

 

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June 12, 2014 Meeting

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Meeting June 12, 2014

We had a simply marvelous and fun evening at our first ever Trash To Treasure/Birthday event on July12! If you missed it, you missed some great bargains and a whole lot of fun! We had some show and tell and a few announcements but mostly shopping!

I showed my completed round robin quilt and your task is to add a 7” or so border, and finish it up!

Next month we will start concentrating on our charity efforts and will be scheduling a charity work day. Details to come. Enjoy the pictures of our fun event!

Carol

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Maria Roberts report

Beginning  balance.  2139.86
Expenses                      140.75.
Income.                        112.00
May 27 balance.          2111.11

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Finished round robin

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June Meeting 2014

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TRASH TO TREASURES

Remember ladies, our June Birthday meeting is going to be a wonderful “Trash to Treasures” event. I use the word Trash as in “one woman’s trash is another woman’s gain”, and it certainly will be a gain. I have seen some of the wonderful items that are being bundled up for the Donation Walk. There are really some nice items being offered; rulers, patterns, fabric bundles, embroidery friends and much more. There is also a .50¢ table – yay. All proceeds from the guild sponsored event will be going into our Out Reach and quilting Programs.

Tickets for the Donation Walk are $10.00 for 15 tickets. Drop your tickets for your favorite items. Winners will be announced at the end of the evening. There are going to be some very lucky people! If you wish to bring a snack for shopping energy please do and get your shopping shoes out! The Guild will provide the birthday cake.

We also have 5 or 6 ladies who are taking tables to sell their own treasures to another lucky person. Remember, to get a half table space the price is a yard of brightly colored or kids fabric. The proceeds from what you sell are yours to keep.

As another reminder this year’s challenge is a nine-patch quilt – it may be a traditional nine-patch or modern, your choice, but it must be a nine-patch using 14 different fabrics. Backing does not have to be one of the 14. A 2.5” square of each fabric needs to be pinned to the back of each quilt. In order to qualify, quilts must to be quilted and bound.

Minimum Size: At least: 45″ x 60″
First Place: $75.00 Second Place: $50.00 Third Place: $25.00

Maximum Size: At least: 78” x 88”
First Place: $100.00 Second Place: $75.00 Third Place: $50.00

GET READY FOR SOME FUN!

Who doesn’t love shopping for bargains? And there will be plenty of bargains at our Trash to Treasure birthday party at Holy Trinity on June 12. Below is Kerry’s post from last month but I’m including a few more details.

1.There will be so much shopping going on we will not do honing our skills this month.
2.We are also tabling our round robin quilts until July. I have finished mine and will show you the finished product and instructions for next month.
3.If you would like a half table to sell some of your own wares, call Kerry at 650-9611. You will need to donate a yard of bright or kid friendly fabric to reserve.
4.I will be at Holy Trinity at 4:00 on June 12 for those who want to set up.
5.Doors will open at 6:00 for shoppers. Donation tickets are $1.00 each, 6 for $5 or 15 for $10. Remember all dollars raised will go to support our charitable efforts.
6.Guild will provide birthday cake and drinks but you may bring finger foods to snack on if you prefer.
7.There will be a short business meeting and show and tell sometime during the evening! Come for some fun and shopping!

Carol

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May Updated information

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JUNE 12, 2014 GUILD MEETING
TRASH TO TREASURES

Remember ladies, our June Birthday meeting is going to be a wonderful “Trash to Treasures” event. I use the word Trash as in “one woman’s trash is another woman’s gain”, and it certainly will be a gain. I have seen some of the wonderful items that are being bundled up for the Donation Walk. There are really some nice items being offered; rulers, patterns, fabric bundles, embroidery friends and much more. There is also a .50¢ table – yay. All proceeds from the guild sponsored event will be going into our Out Reach and quilting Programs.

Tickets for the Donation Walk are $10.00 for 15 tickets. Drop your tickets for your favorite items. Winners will be announced at the end of the evening. There are going to be some very lucky people! If you wish to bring a snack for shopping energy please do and get your shopping shoes out! The Guild will provide the birthday cake.

We also have 5 or 6 ladies who are taking tables to sell their own treasures to another lucky person. Remember, to get a half table space the price is a yard of brightly colored or kids fabric. The proceeds from what you sell are yours to keep. If you would like a table or a half, please contact Kerry Kastl at 650-9611.

As another reminder this year’s challenge is a nine-patch quilt – it may be a traditional nine-patch or modern, your choice, but it must be a nine-patch using 14 different fabrics. Backing does not have to be one of the 14. A 2.5” square of each fabric needs to be pinned to the back of each quilt. In order to qualify, quilts must to be quilted and bound.

Minimum Size: At least: 45″ x 60″
First Place: $75.00 Second Place: $50.00 Third Place: $25.00

Maximum Size: At least: 78” x 88”
First Place: $100.00 Second Place: $75.00 Third Place: $50.00

Looking forward to seeing you on June 12 if not before – Kerry

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May 8, 2014 Meeting

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Silver Threads Quilt Guild –  Meeting  8 MAY 2014 6:32PM.  Meeting conducted by Carol Stearns, President.

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Several tubs of fabric donated to guild , invited all to help themselves.

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Carol asked those who brought their zigzag quilt from the mystery
workshop to display their quilts.  She noted it’s a free Moda pattern that
will be linked on our blog.

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Linda Frick displayed this month’s Ooh-rah block from QuiltersNewsletter.com
and displayed her block, done in red. 

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Honing your skills – Shirley Ringleb displayed how to use a strip tube
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Carol displayed the next round, which is two strips, 2 ½
inches each, and a 4 ½ inch square in the corners.  Then she drew names for
people to select the next round.

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Program – Pam Martin asked 4 quilters to display their first and latest
quilts and tell a little about themselves.  Thanks to Kathy Weathers, Edith
Bullock, Sherry Painter, and Pam Martin for sharing their quilting stories.

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Show & Tell:
Carol showed a totebag (dark red & black) and a star/9-patch with pink
ribbon fabric.
Sheila displayed the raffle quilt she won from the Pensacola quilt show.
Carolyn U. showed a dahlia corsage; a charity quilt in brick style on the
diagonal, a totebag, and a dark brown Dresden plate quilt.
Jeannie A. showed a baby quilt of alternating dark and light strips,
quilt-as-you-go, that won a blue ribbon in a Crestview show recently.
Edith showed a jungle baby quilt.
Kay H. made a quilt for her dad using layer cake blocks.
Addie showed her quilt from the Flying Needles retreat this year (chevron /
patriotic).
Valerie showed a small “houses” quilt made of 9-patch blocks; an embroidered
snowman quilt with bright blue & white sashing; and her 2013 retreat quilt
in vibrant colors.

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Other Important information

Addie Lowry announced Flying Needles is having a Slash Your Stash workshop
quarterly and invited Silver Threads to joint them.  June 21, 9am-5pm, at
the church across from the Niceville H.S.  Also this year:  Sep 20 and Nov
8.  She also gave an early hint at next year’s retreat.

 

Carol announced the June “Trash to Treasure” meeting and birthday party.
(1) You can sell fabric or notions, whatever – keep it sewing related,
please – and you keep the money.  You can buy one-half a table for the fee
of one yard of bright or kid-print fabric for our charity projects.  (2)
Another table will have items from Jeannette Alexander’s donations – will
have donation tickets and a drawing for these items.  Funds will go for our
outreach projects.  (3)  There will be a donation table – stuff you don’t
want but don’t want to sell.  (4)  Annual birthday party – guild will
provide cake.

Annual birthday party – guild will provide cake and drinks; members
bring finger foods.

Sign-up sheet for door prizes July-November was passed around.

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New Information April 2014

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Silver Threads Workshop, May 3,

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New location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where we meet for guild

Date: May 3, Saturday

Time: 9:00 to 4:00

A delicious sandwich lunch from Publix will be provided.

Please bring a drink that you prefer. The Guild will provide water and tea.

You will need the usual sewing supplies

A small cutting board with small iron would be useful

Please bring extension cords and plug strips if you can.

You will need 1 jelly roll and 2 yds of background fabric

Cut your background fabric into 6.5 by WOF strips prior to class (10)

Bring a 24” ruler and rotary cutter and anything else you might need.

May 8 Guild Meeting, Thursday, 6:30 at Holy Trinity

We are collecting fat quarters to be used for the June Birthday event. Please bring a nice quilt store quality fat quarter to donate at the May meeting.

For our program in May we would like to hear from you, our members. Please

Think about these questions and your answers:

1. How long have you been quilting and what got you interested?

2. What are your favorite projects?

3. What would you like to learn in the future?

June 12, Trash to Treasure Event, Thursday, 6:30 at Holy Trinity

We are have a trash to treasure event for our June meeting and birthday party. The guild will provide cake and something to drink. Bring finger foods if you would like. Here are the details.

If you would like to rent a table space, cost is 1 yard of brightly colored or children’s fabric. You may display and sell anything you have and the funds are yours to keep. Sign up at the meeting in May or call Kerry Kastl.

  1. There will also be a table of door prize items for which you can buy tickets. Each item will have a jar next to it where you can deposit as many tickets as you would like for a chance to win that item. If you have something you would like to donate to this effort, please do so. Funds raised will go for charity quilting supplies and to buy Burger King cards for our charities to take children out to eat.

You know that one quilter’s trash is another’s treasure so lets have fun in June!

Carol

Treasurers Report

Beginning Balance.  $ 2407.36

Expense
3 rolls batting.      299.97
Quarterly Drawing.    25.00
Printing supplies.        89.21
Workshop Patterns.      58.36

Income.
Workshop registration.  125.00
Door Prize.                        50.00

Ending Balance.          2139.86

Door Prize. Donators

Ruth Christiansen
Carmen Guffey
Pam Martin
Pat Nieber

Please bring 2 prizes, sewing related, value of $10.00 each

Other Information

Kudos to Laura Gamble for cutting and assembling 80 plus Christmas stockings
from Jeannette Alexanders stash and others!  What an effort of Love Laura!
Thank you!

Carol

Instructions for Stockings

Christmas Stocking Instructions

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April 10, 2014 Meeting

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April 10, 2014 meeting

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Pam Martin showed the house block for Carol’s President’s gift – she just wants the quilt blocks and will assemble them. Blocks are due by September meeting.

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Attached is the block that we are making for carols presidents gift.  If you still need the background fabric I will bring more to our next meeting.  Remember to sign your block.  Please have completed blocks to me by our September meeting.

Please remember to pay close attention to the roof portion of the instructions.

 

April birthdays.

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Treasurer Marie Robert announced current balance $2,082.39. Needs sign-up for July, August, and September drawings.

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Vice President Linda Frick reminded everyone about the May 3 workshop at Moose Lodge, zig-zag pattern, quilt displayed, bring Jelly Roll (or about 40 2 ½ inch strips) and 2 yards of background fabric (pre-cut into 6 ½ inch strips).

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Supply list for workshop
1 jelly roll or 36–2 1/2 strips
2 yards background fabric cut into 10–6 1/2 strips
Will need a 6 x 24 ruler and a large rule like 16 x 16
rotary cutter (make sure it’s sharp)
large cutting mat
***EXTENSION CORDS***
Basic sewing tools
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Carol displayed this month’s Quilters Newsletter block of the month in the Ooh-Rah series.

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Charity – Edith Bullock reminded everyone we’ll have a quarterly drawing for all who make charity quilts this year – Carol Stearns won the first drawing. She has free stuffing for those who make stuffed animals. Pillowcase kits and totebag patterns are available.

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Carol Stearns did a “honing your skills” presentation and this month’s round robin block. The next step for the round robin is half-square triangles all the way around. The alternate way to do HSTs is start with two 4-inch blocks. Sew ¼ inch seam all the way around the outside, then cut diagonally in half twice. Using the easy angle ruler for 2 ½ inch HST: Cut 2 ½ inch strips, right sides together. Use ruler’s triangle marking at the edge, cut apart pairs and sew together. Carol then conducted the round robin drawing for this month’s blocks – Addie Lowry won Lynn’s gift card, and all blocks were selected by the participants.

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Programs Chair Kerry Kastl explained our June birthday party this year will be Rumble Jumble. Bring 1 yard of fabric (children’s bright color) to buy a table space for selling fabrics, notions, etc. Also we’ll have a table with donated items; you can buy tickets to apply for your favorite item(s) and these funds will go to our outreach (Burger King gift cards). We will also have finger foods and birthday cake.

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Kerry presented member Cathy Messner, who gave us tips on preparing your quilt for longarm quilting.

 

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A Thank you letter from  guest speaker Cathy Messner 

Quiltsters,

I would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU all very much for the

gift certificate, it was very thoughtful.  I so much enjoyed sharing my

tips in preparing your quilts to be quilted.

In my presentation I mentioned other longarm quilters in our area,

Sherri Easom, Patty Butcher and Amy Bouchard, I forgot to include Marcy

Gallagher, that was not intentional, like the others she is an

exceptional longarm quilter, as demonstrated in the quilt Jessie shared.

I hope you all enjoyed the program, please feel free to call or email if

you have any further questions.

Happy Quilting

Cathy Messner

Show & Tell:

Linda Frick – yellow and green strip quilt.

Jessie Gaskin – kid “transportation” quilt.

Cindy Ringleb– pink & green floral mystery quilt and a zigzag baby quilt in blue & green

Lynn Salsman – strippy quilt in solids (Amish look!)

Lynda Richardson – Large floral blocks with trellis sashing; Take 5 beach blanket with pink & light blue; block-of-month with applique in borders; picnic table runner with ketchup, ice cream, watermelon, etc.; an Anita Good purse with sunglasses case; and a big tote bag made of black fabric with white embroidery.

Carolyn Urquhart – mini panels (Lynn’s project) in March and April; and placemats.

Cathy Messner – aqua modern style with circles

Marie Robert – strippy quilt from workshop.

Carol Stearns – red/green courthouse steps quilt with stars.

Laura Gamble – pillow panel kid quilt (western theme).

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Other important info:

Pat Nieber’s husband had a mild stroke this week.

Carol Stearns reminded everyone the Pensacola quilt show is this week (Fri & Sat). Also A&E has a new blog with a sale Fri & Sat.

For the Round Robin Blocks, add a 2.5” half square triangle row all around.  Take a 4” square of fabric and sew ¼” around on all 4 sides.  Cut diagonally twice and you have 4 perfect HST’s at 2.5”.  We only have a few more rows to add and I appreciate the participation and seeing all the fun blocks!  Carol

 In June we are having a Rumble Jumble Trash to Treasure Event with cake and finger foods.  If you would like to sell some items, you need to purchase a table space for a yard of bright fabric.  We will also have an table with donated items that you can take chances on.  If you have anything you would like to donate, please let us know,

 

Also, the Mystery Zig Zag workshop on May 3 is still open for the price of $5 for your lunch.  Please let Linda Frick know if you plan to attend.  Thanks.  Carol

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