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March 13, 2014 Newsletter

President Carol opened meeting and Kerry introduced guest speaker

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Guest speaker, Karen Williamson from Pensacola. 

She provided an awesome trunk show of quilts, outlining her quilting journey over the past 40+ years. She is also in charge of the Pensacola guild’s show this year (April 11-12).

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Each of her quilts tells a story known as “Folk Art.”

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Membership – Pam Martin provided gifts for 10 March birthday members and the group wished them all “Happy birthday.”

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Linda Frick said block of the month for March from Quilters Newsletter magazine’s website entails Y-seams. 

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For those unfamiliar with Y-seams Linda has provided the following sites for you to search so you can learn more about sewing Y-seams.

These blocks are from this site:  http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/index.html    It is the Ooh-Rah Block-of-the-Month.

I just googled    How to sew Y seams in quilting  and got plenty of suggestions.    Should have done this before I did the block though!

 This is my results page of the Google search. https://www.google.com/#q=how+to+sew+y+seams+in+quilting

  from the search:

 I did find this tutorial on Craftsy.   http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/10/easy-y-seam-tutorial/

  Short video on Jenny Beyer site.

  http://www.jinnybeyer.com/quilting-with-jinny/tips-lessons/detail.cfm?instanceId=71DAA699-0AFE-8A90-85D38BA999BD18D8  

  A whole boatload full of stuff on Pinterest.  http://www.pinterest.com/judylesak/more-quilts-y-seams-inset-seams/

  You tube video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQA28NnH_S0  I like the pivoting on this one, but it doesn’t secure the first seam very well.  It says to rip out a couple stitches!!!

 This has some good pictures   http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?p=1373

  Star block done by hand  http://sentimentalstitches.net/instructions/hand-piecing/sewing-y-seams-eight-point-star-quilt-block/

 This Kaye Wood one is wonderful.  I may redo mine her way.  http://www.quilt-video.com/2009/02/13/perfect-y-seams-with-kaye-wood/

 yet another….. http://www.shecanquilt.ca/2013/10/elizabeths-easy-y-seams-2013-fal.html

Linda Frick also shared information about two upcoming classes at Ruthie’s shop:  April 3, 4, 5 is a longarm class for $44 and April 24, 25, 26 will be a class with Mary Fons. Check Ruthie’s website for details.  She also  announced the guild will have a workshop on Saturday May 3, 9am-2pm, at the Moose Lodge, a mystery quilt.  Participants need to bring a jelly roll plus 2 yards of background fabric.  Lunch is $5, and RSVP to let the guild know. Karen will teach the class and will assign pre-homework.

 

Charity

From  Edith Bullock, the  Guild will have a sit-and-sew Saturday March 15, 9am-2pm, at the Moose Lodge. Approximately 15 people will attend.  Another “strip quilt-as-you-go” workshop; batting and backing will be available. Still taking donations of fabric, especially light-colored strips. In addition to the quilt, kits are available to make tote bags and pillowcases.  Awards for first quilt finished, most pillowcases, and most duffel bags.  Lunch is free.  Please bring extension cords, machine, iron & board, ruler, rotary cutter and mat, neutral threads, and needles.

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This month’s President’s Challenge – Add a 2 ½ inch strip to the block.

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Show & Tell:

Sheila Paxton showed a charity quilt in bright colors with rectangles alternated like bricks.

Jessie Gaskin had her “Etchings” pillow and matching quilt, which were “not modern enough” for a challenge in another guild!

Chris Maher modeled the lined cape she made at the Flying Needles retreat.

Sandy Sterman had a charity quilt in pastels and a sunflower quilt.

Patty Roof made a brightly colored quilt with a charm pack.  She and her daughter-in-law each made a quilt together.

Lynn Salsman showed her “Waves of Glory” quilt – very patriotic!

Pam Martin showed off the almost-completed quilt for her friend’s baby’s room.

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Kerry Kastl discussed this year’s challenge – the 9-patch with 14 colors (for 2014!). 

She displayed two different 9-patch quilts to give people some ideas.  Not every block has to be a 9-patch but there must be a recognizable 9-patch in the quilt.  Also, a 2-inch piece of each fabric must be included on the back.

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We had raffle and door prize drawings after guest speaker conducted by  Marie Robert and Carol Stearns

Chris Maher announced Flying Needles will have a QOV workshop April 24, 9am-2pm, at the Niceville Church of Christ (bring a lunch).

Treasurer – Marie Robert requested another donator for April door prizes. (which I believe someone volunteered)

 

A closing note from president Carol Stearns

“The round robin blocks that are coming in to guild are amazingly beautiful!  This month’s row is to add a simple 2.5 inch strip out of a coordinating fabric!  Our program this month was awesome.  Karen Williamson from www.nanagirlquilts.blogspot.com gave an amazing program and shared about 20 quilts she has made through her quilt journey.  Our sit and sew workshop held at the Moose Lodge on Saturday, March 15 was a rousing success!  We made over 20 pillowcases, several bags, and 6 stripe quilts for a good start on our charitable efforts.  I spent the day sorting through our fabrics and cutting out pillowcases.  Edith has really done her part by putting together more than 50 pillowcase kits and bags that she will distribute at the next guild meeting.  On a sad note, one of our longtime quitters and friends, Jeannette Alexander, passed away early Sunday morning.  Her family has donated many of her fabrics and notions to the guild for use in our charitable projects.  Only another quitter can appreciate the value of a fabric stash and how it takes over our life.  Rest in peace Jeannette and thank you.”   

(Post by PJ Kobos, pjkobos@ymail.com)

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