Monday, October 27, 2014

Tea & Auction Updates!

Members!

Our Annual Tea & Auction is only days away ... November 2nd @ 1:00 pm!

If you are interested in decorating a table for the tea, call Kim @ 424-3224.  Just heard from Kim, only 6 people have signed on to decorate tables, please call and volunteer!

Auction items can be turned in to Kim @ the Forest Service or Diane @ CEC this week.

Remember to bring goodies to share with our guests.

If you want to submit an auction item after Friday, October 31st call Kim @ 424-3224.

The Annual Tea & Auction is always a special event for members and guests ... we have fun, relax and accomplish some holiday shopping as well!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Annual Tea & Auction

Our Annual Tea & Auction is less than two weeks away!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Time to Sew with a Mission!

OMGosh!  It is amazing what a few dedicated guild members can accomplish!  Our Annual Tea & Auction is less than two weeks away!
Sam is a member of the "Large Auction Quilt" committee ... with her leadership and three "worker bee" members ... the mission was accomplished!
We felt the pressure, but in NWQG style, we made it fun!  Valerie was in charge of all math calculations!  We are grateful!
Terry B. is always so productive ... she and her machine put on several miles of stitching Saturday!  Terri S. served as the "guild gopher" ... cutting, pressing, and a bit of sewing!  Sara H. also came by and helped out for a few hours.
The center star layout.
Fortunately, Diane U. had made all the small star blocks in advance.  That made it possible for us to put the top together in one day!  Thanks a million Diane!
It is a king-sized quilt!  Shannon E. volunteered to piece the backing and prepare the binding!  Member Linee' has volunteered to do the long-arm quilting and to apply the binding.  We still need a volunteer to tack the binding down by hand!  Please contact Sam if you're able to help with that!  Whew!  What an effort ... thanks to all who made and are making it happen!  Our members are amazing!
We made time for a bit of show and tell.  Sam is making good progress on this beautiful quilt.
Terry is ready to quilt this adorable Berenstain Bear top!  Sew sweet!
She also has several auction items in progress.
Beautiful!
Thanks to Terry for making arrangements for the day!


Monday, October 13, 2014

October Time to Sew!

We are weeks away from our Annual Tea & Auction!  This monthly Time to Sew Event will be a great time to work on auction items!

  • Saturday, October 18, 2014
  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Home Ec Room
A committee has already begun work on the "XL Auction Item" for the Tea!  Saturday is an opportunity to help them finish piecing the top!

Remember our "Secret Santa" activity last year.  President Sara will have info for those interested in participating this year.  It was such fun ... you can revisit last year's event here.


In case you missed the Name Tag exchange ... here are a few pictures!
My goodness ... we have very creative members!
Each and every name tag a work of art!
We all wore them very proudly!  Thanks go to President Sara for organizing this activity!  Everyone was so pleased with the results!
And while we're preparing for the auction ... the guild recently received this thoughtful thank you note from one of our scholarship recipients, Rita Covel!  Such a lovely gesture on her part ... and a reminder that what we do makes a difference!  Win/win for all involved!

See you Saturday!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Jillily's Overture!

The Overture class didn't begin on Sunday until 12:30 pm ...
... but the room was available at 9:00 so members could choose to come and continue working on their Trellis!




Jill was impressed when she arrived and found all the progress everyone had made!  Each one is different and unique in its own way!  Such fun!
We were excited to move forward as we began working on the "Overture" wall quilt.  Our second Jillily quilt!
We began with the appliqu├ęd center block!
Members could choose to do this block with either cotton or wool.  Jill reviewed her applique' techniques using cotton!  It was great to go over it twice ... there were many questions answered!
Next she shared her techniques using wool!



Again ... such fun to see all the different color choices!  Each and everyone beautiful!
The piecing on this quilt is very different from the Trellis.
Jill demonstrated several tips to improve our accuracy!  Skills we can apply to all our patchwork!
It was such a wonderful weekend ... in every possible way!  Jill was so generous with her time and talent!  She encouraged and empowered us ... not only in our quilting, but in all areas of our lives!
This sticker on a member's machine says it all ... our retreats, here in Cordova, are a very happy place!  Special thanks to Jill for all she did to make our fall retreat exceptional!  We all enjoyed the time spent with her!



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jillily's Trellis

Mother Nature delivered rain on Saturday ...

... but guild members arrived early with their own version of sunshine!











We were all happy to be at retreat ...
... and couldn't wait to begin Jill's Trellis design!
We began with piecing ...
... and mastering that perfect 1/4 inch seam!
Pressing tips ...
... Jill provided us with sew much insight by sharing her experiences.
In the afternoon, she demonstrated her applique' techniques.
Hand applique' is intimidating for many members ... Jill removed that fear!
She also demonstrated how to machine applique' turned under pieces ... quilters enjoy having choices!
By evening ... many tops were coming together!




What a wonderful, busy, and productive day!  Jill was such a joy to be around ... lots of learning ... tons of fun!  We all left Saturday evening excited and looking forward to coming the next day!