Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Name Tag Fun!

Last spring at our general membership meeting ...
... President Sara introduced a wonderful idea!  Guild name tags!  Many members have chosen to participate.  Sara has made it extra fun by adding a "Secret Sister" element to it.  Here are the details:

*  Each participant filled out a card with general information about themselves.
*  Cards were exchanged.
*  The identity of the member you received must be kept secret!
*  Name tags must be larger than 2"x3" and smaller than 4"x6".
*  Tags can be any shape.
*  Use any technique you want.
*  Tags may be pin backed or lanyard style.

Finished name tags will be distributed to their owners at the beginning of our Jillily retreat!

Here are some ideas that Sara found on line!  There is still time to participate ... call Sara @ 5787 for further details!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fall Retreat - Jillily Studios

Exciting things are on the agenda for our annual Fall Retreat!
Jillily Studio is coming to Cordova!  Jill is a "Quilt Rock Star" in multiple ways ... she creates patterns, designs fabric, plans events and teaches quilters everywhere!  She was recently featured in American and Patchwork magazine!  You will not want to miss the fun, learning and inspiration that Jill Finley will be sharing with us!

The fun will begin on Friday, September 26th with a guild "Meet and Greet" Potluck in the Home Ec room at 6:00 pm!  Jill will present her trunk show at 7:00 ... the public is invited!

Earlier this spring, members voted for the patterns Jill will be using to teach us her piecing and quilting techniques.  We will begin with the Trellis on Saturday, September 27th at 9:30 am in the Home Ec room.
On Sunday at 12:30 we continue learning Jill's techniques with the Overture design from her book, Home Sweet Quilts.  What a fun packed weekend!

Immediate To Do List
1.  Register for the class using the link on the right side bar!  Don't delay as class size is limited to 20 participants
2.  Deliver payment by mail or bring to Valerie to reserve your spot!  Only $65 for members and $85 for non members includes two days of instruction!  Make checks to Cordova Northwind Quilters Guild.
3.  Purchase both the pattern and book from either Forget-Me-Not Fabrics or order online at http://www.jillilystudio.com.

Retreat Schedule
All weekend events will be held in the High School Home Economics room.

Friday, September 26th 
6:00 pm  -  Meet and Greet Potluck, members only
7:00 pm -  Jillily Studio's Trunk Show, open to the public

Saturday, September 27th
9:00 am  -  Room open and available.
9:30 am  -  Instruction begins using the Trellis pattern.
Lunch and dinner on your own
11:00 pm - Room access ends

Sunday, September 29th
9:00 am  -  Room open and available.
12:30 pm  -  Instruction begins using the Overture pattern.
4:00 pm  -  Clean up and door prizes (must be present to win)

More details will be posted as they develop!  Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Inspirational Members!

Our members are AMAZING!  What they create is SEW inspirational ... such talent!
Member Shannon began the day making log cabin blocks!
Before we could blink ... she had it laid out!
And by early afternoon it was pieced together!  She hasn't decided on borders, so it was set aside.
Next she brought out this jelly roll quilt that she machine quilted herself.
We were all impressed with the border design she had added.  She cut binding and applied it by machine!  Yes ... she finished it!
Next ... she pulled out this top.  Also a jelly roll pattern.  She shared with us her plans for the borders and began working on them before the day was done!  We were all inspired by her talent and energy!
Sam was busy working on a scrappy binding ...
... for this beautiful quilt that she just received back from a one of our local long arm quilters!  This quilt just sings happiness!  Perfect for the wedding gift it is destined to be!
This fun and scrappy binding will be just like the frosting on a wedding cake!  Gorgeous!
Diane stopped by for a few hours and made progress on the border for her Quiltworx quilt.
Valerie came with a mission ... to quilt her Thimbleberries table topper!
Not only did she accomplish that ... she also cut and applied the bias binding!  Beautiful workmanship!
Terry hosted the event this month ... and we were amazed with what she'd accomplished this past month!
This is the quilt top she was working on today!  So cheerful!
She recently made a few adjustments on the first quilt she made ... Minnesota Hot Dish ... in a Beginning Quilting class in the late 1990's.  So fun to have her bring it in ...
... sew we could compare it to her most recent finish!
Her "Feathered Star" by Quiltworx literally knocked our socks off!  What an accomplishment!  It is stunning!
She ended the day by piecing this top and planning borders!  Such talent ... so inspiring!

Special thanks to Terry for organizing our June "Time to Sew" event!  We all ended the day inspired by the talents of our members!  Just a reminder ... we will not be meeting in July.  Our next event will be August 16th!  Enjoy your summer!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June Time to Sew!

Summer has arrived here in Cordova!
The longer days of summer mean more time to quilt!  Join members this Saturday, June 14th at the Home Ec Room!  The fun begins at 9:00 am!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May Time to Sew Event!

When:        Saturday, May 24th.  9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where:       Home Ec Room

Come and enjoy the fun!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

To Honor Julie

In the midst of our grief … we did what we do best … members raided their stash and got out their sewing machines.

Special thanks to Forget-Me-Not Fabrics for donating the batting and Linee' Perkins for sharing her machine quilting talent.
Thanks to all the members (QBees) that donated fabric and made blocks.  Busy hands help to heal our hurting hearts.  

Sunday, April 27, 2014

April's Time to Sew!

It was a busy day … filled with fun!
We celebrated a Bali Pop finish!
Valerie finished this spring themed top …
… detail of the fun pieced flower block that makes up the border!
She started a new project ...
… and finished it all in the same afternoon!
Barb accomplished a lot!  She bound eight table runners and wall quilts!
 Memories of the Minnesota Shop Hop and our first stop at Rosebud's Cottage!
Making great progress on a new project!
Cece turned her leftover Blue Ridge Beauty blocks into a baby blanket!
Terry was hard at work on her Glacier Star …
Four panels done!  She is half way there!  It will be stunning!
 Mary shared a baby quilt she recently finished!
Fun use of leftover blocks on the backing!
Diane was a woman with a mission!
Mission accomplished!  She left with her Glacier Pines quilt in one piece!  What a wonderful way to end a productive and enjoyable day!  Inspiring!