Carol created an adorable quilt for charity using the tulip blocks made and contributed by members in response to the April 2013 President’s Challenge.
We had an awesome quilty time last week! First, the guild meeting was sew much fun and very informative! Linda Richardson gave us a very good presentation on the Accuquilt and all the dies and patterns that are available with it.
And then on Saturday, we had a total of 22 ladies who participated in or came by to visit at the Moose Lodge for the first annual Summer Strip and Sew for Charity! We managed to empty a large tub of fabric and strips and 18 sewing machines hummed along, creating STRIPPY quilt as you go quilts! We had a great time.
Marie and Jessie also cut fabrics for pillow case kits; June and Kathy sewed several pillowcases while we were there! I think everyone who participated will agree it was great fun! I really appreciate the effort and, once again, we can thank Karen Fisher and the Moose Lodge for letting us use their awesome room! And of course, those fabulous hamburgers for lunch!
Our guild is blessed with 65 members, 38 of whom attended the July meeting along with two new members—Brenda and Pam.
Previous Balance: $2,841.93
- Dues: $31.00
- Drawing: $91.00
July 12 Balance: $2,963.93
June shared a table runner as an example of the exploding pineapple technique. While a whole quilt top would be a gorgeous way to feature the exploding pineapple design, a table runner serves to teach you the technique and gives you a finished project to take home.
While June made a three-block-design to fit her small kitchen table, workshop attendees can consider making a longer runner. Keep in mind that an odd number provides a better balance.
In this photo, you can see the dark pieces stacking.
Turn your block a bit and you can see how the lighter fabric color stacks.
The Fall Workshop will be held at the Moose Lodge on Saturday, October 19, 2013. While we will provide more details later, cost per member is $15 (non-members $20) which includes lunch and Karin Hellaby’s book Sew Simple Pineapple.
How fun to choose your own fat quarter and pattern from Pam’s Birthday Basket—happy birthday, ladies!
Newsletter/Blog Editor: June
June reports that we have 53 followers for our blog. At our July meeting, we talked about sharing quilting-related products that members have for sale. If you wish to advertise an item, write up a good description and take a clear photo so we can let guild members know what is available.
Program Presenter: Linda Richardson
Some of us have and use AccuQuilt’s fabric cutting systems while some of us have a system and don’t know what to do with it. Linda shared innumerable ideas and dies that can be used to make our quilting efforts happy and easier.
Here are just a few of Linda’s fabulous results using the AccuQuilt cutting system.
Don’t know which cutter to purchase? AccuQuilt has a handy comparison chart to help you.
Show and Tell
As always, our guild members amaze us each month with their creativity.
Summer Sit and Stitch
Our hearts and hands are always willing to help those in need. Twenty-two wonderful women gathered at the Moose Lodge on Saturday and got very, very busy making quilts and pillowcases to donate.
There were fabric cutting stations.
Irons were put to heavy use in preparing the cut fabrics.
Sewing machines whirred away right and left.
Strippy quilt pieces were carefully assembled.
And then it was back to the machines.
What a wonderful day we had together doing something we enjoy and produces joy for others.