Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Quilting Fun on Saturday!

Our June Time to Sew event is on Saturday, June 16th!  Details can be found in the right margin!

Let's Sew!


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Q of V & More!

Quilt of Valor Service Project
It has been a wet and dreary May, but on Saturday the sun came out and so did our members!
Thanks to the efforts of Kathleen and Kay, we had a mission that enabled us to create an equally beautiful day indoors!  They co-chair our Service Committee and organized a Quilt of Valor event for us!
They made a few sample blocks ahead of time help us envision the quilt!
Members raided their stashes and brought scraps of red, white and blue fabric.  Our guild's Accu Quilter made short work of cutting up all that stash!
Before long log cabin blocks were appearing everywhere!
Everyone pitched in and found a task to do!
Some members focused on sub-cutting the units!
While others were busy piecing!
By 2:00 pm we had 48 blocks done and had determined the layout!
Kay and Kathleen immediately got busy and pieced the top!  It truly was "A Quilt in a Day"!

Show n' Share
Because our Q of V went together so quickly, members had time to share finished projects and make progress on current ones!
Kay shared a recently finished sampler quilt designed by Pat Sloan!
Tory finished a Missouri Star design and Marcela machine quilted it for her!
Marcela does beautiful machine quilting, here is some detail from the back of the quilt!
Torie was busy adding borders to another sampler!
Amber spent the afternoon making a travel bag!
It was fun to see it come together!  The results are beautiful!
Marcela joined Amber and was making the bag along with her!
Both finished them by the end of the day!  What a great way for friends to spend a day together!
Barb continues to make great progress on her hand applique' blocks!
Marianne shared a quilt top she had finished piecing while out of town!
She used log cabin blocks to create the shape of a grand piano for this quilt top.
She then pieced the keyboard!
It was added to the piano and another quilt top was done!

As always, our Time to Sew event was inspiring and productive.  A huge thanks to Kathleen and Kay for organizing our Quilt of Valor!  It was a wonderful way to spend sewing time during Memorial Day weekend!  We are all so excited that it will be given to a local veteran!  

Monday, May 21, 2018

Quilt of Valor Service Project

We're celebrating Memorial Day with dedicating our May Time to Sew Event to making a Quilt of Valor for a local veteran!
Kathleen & Kay with a recent Q of V finish!
Kathleen and Kay have organized this service project for us! 

  • Saturday, May 26th
  • High School Home Ec Room
  • 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Members are asked to bring red, white and blue scraps on Saturday!  We'll be using the Accu-Quilter to cut our stash into strips to build our log cabin blocks!  You can find the block instructions here, just click the link!  Members who are unable to attend Saturday, are encouraged to make blocks at home!  A total of 48 blocks are necessary to make the quilt!  If you have questions, contact Kathleen (kritchen@ctcak.net) or Kay (blueberryhill@gci.net) !  


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

April's Time to Sew!

It was a grey and rainy day, but in the Home Ec room the quilt related creativity filled the room with sunshine!
Cece was busy working on a block of the month project!
Amber applied binding to her recent quilt!
Cutest flannel backing ever!
Angela made great progress on her current quilt! 
Marcela was busy machine quilting a top!
And before the day ended, she had it bound!  We all loved the piecing done around this panel!
Sam added the finishing touch, binding, on this quilt as well!  Fun for all when helping members celebrate a finish!
Sam also added borders to her mystery quilt block project!  Sew much to celebrate!
We have an opportunity to extend our fun!  All members are encouraged to participate in The Net Loft's Bird in Hand project!  It will be such fun to see handmade birds, who have "migrated from all corners of the world" on display at the Cordova Center's Museum Art Gallery!  Submissions will be accepted up to Sunday, April 29th at The Net Loft!  Here is the link for a registration form!  Let your creativity be a part of our community's Annual Copper River Shorebird Festival!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A Quilty Troll Fest!

Our Annual Spring Retreat was built around the movie Trolls!  Our retreat co-chairs know how to take anything silly and apply it to quilting!  And it worked!
The committee splattered the entire Home Ec with Troll themed decorations!
But the biggest hit were the Troll headdresses!  Too fun! 

Many members attended and filled the retreat with fun!  A few could not spend the entire weekend with us, but all had a great time!  Enjoy the pics!

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A huge thank you to the entire retreat committee for hosting a fun and successful event!  Everyone left the event well fed, exhausted, having made progress, and inspired!
What a great way to celebrate the coming of spring!