Wednesday, March 25, 2015

QA Meeting and Spring Retreat Info!

Guild members have been wrapping up those PhDs ...
... literally!  April is such a busy month with the Easter holiday and Spring Retreat that Quilter's Anonymous will have their April meeting this Sunday, March 29th.  The Home Ec room will be open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm with the meeting at 1:00 pm.

Shannon contacted me yesterday and said that Spring Retreat is filling up fast!  Yay!  She needs those of you who signed up at Saturday's Time to Sew event to register online as the committee needs your contact information.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Celebrating National Quilting Day!

Members celebrated National Quilting Day by filling the room with lots of energy, creativity, and laughter!
Debra was busy playing with her pile of scraps ...
... and using them to create beautiful blocks!
Sam was busy layering her projects ... a stunning Quiltworx tablerunner ...
and this super cute baby quilt!
Darlene spent most of her day working on the community raffle quilt.
She shared the recent finish of this beautiful wedding quilt!
Kim was busy assisting with the  raffle quilt ...
... as was Lila!
Barb made great progress on a hand applique sampler ... her workmanship is always amazing!
Diane has been busy with her new long arm quilting business and the community quilt.
This week she pieced and quilted these two adorable quilts for a pair of twin boys that will be arriving shortly!
The one with gray borders was quilted with letters ...
... and the one with brown trim was quilted with numbers.  Sew stinkin' cute!
Torie began her third quilt project ... she was busy learning new skills while piecing star blocks!
Kelsey shared a T-Shirt quilt she recently finished and then got to work on a new quilt for her uncle!
Marcela was especially busy!
She was binding both a patriotic log cabin ...
... and this beautiful purple one!
She also made great progress on a relatively new project.
Angela continues working on her Lucky Stars quilt that features fabrics that her young daughter picked out!
The blocks were laid out and daughter approved!  Sew sweet!
Denna applied borders to her first quilt!
Her king-sized quilt is beautiful!  She is excited to have it quilted!
Shannon was busy working on a wedding quilt for friends ...
She was able to finish the piecing today!
Marianne wowed us with her new and super cute apron!
She has been busy!  Here is a wall quilt finish for a very important family in her life!
She pieced this one to serve as a banner for her church!
We all look forward to seeing her monthly blocks that are a part of the Fat Quarter Shop Block of the Month!  Her teapot turned out adorable.
During the day she finished the blocks for this soon to be finished quilt!
We had a ton of fun with Valerie and her Thimbleberries table runner.  It has been quilted and she was applying binding today!
Because of the table runner's size ... we've been teasing her that she must be making it for her "Sasquatch" (Big Foot) neighbors!
We decided that the best way to gift it to the Sasquatch family was to wrap her in it!  Yes, the silliness was in overdrive as we rolled her up for delivery!

Such a fun and productive day!  We all can't wait for Spring Retreat next month!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Soup's On!

First ... just a reminder ...
We have our March Time to Sew event tomorrow!  The fun begins at 9:00 am!  In the Home Ec room!

Terri S. just made a last minute decision to honor Worldwide Quilting Day by making a big pot of soup!  We can all enjoy lunch together!  Please feel free to bring snacks and goodies to add to the meal!
Spring Retreat Fun - 2014
Also ... don't forget to register for Spring Retreat!  Just click the link found at the top of right margin!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring Retreat Details!

Shannon and her committee have been busy planning our annual Spring Retreat!  It will be such fun!  Here are the details:

The fun begins Friday, April 17th at 6:00 pm.Saturday, continues April 18th, 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.Sunday, and ends April 19th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The event will be held in the Home Ec room.

The retreat fee is $10 and an optional catered dinner is available for an additional $15.  Registration must be done online before April 12th!  Just click the link found in the right margin!

Payment can be made at any guild event prior to retreat or delivered to Shannon at her CTC office.

The committee has planned games, door prizes and a chance to win the "Grand Prize" after clean up on Sunday!

Swap Table
One person's clutter is another person's treasure!

Members are encouraged to bring any sewing/knitting/ quilting items that you no longer use or need and swap it out for something else!  Books, notions, fabric, yarn, whatever!  You can leave items on the swap table and pick out anything you might like.  Any left over items at the end of retreat will be donated to the Salvation Army.  The swap table will be available during the entire weekend!

If you have questions or need further information, email Shannon  at

We'll see you at Spring Retreat!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Let's Celebrate!

We're excited about celebrating Worldwide Quilting Day here in Cordova!
Our monthly "Time to Sew" event is this Saturday, March 21st at 9:00 am in the Home Ec room!
Member Jackie is celebrating as well!  She is celebrating the arrival of a new granddaughter and the near completion of her Jillily's Entwined quilt!
Jackie's original applique images were inspired by the green border print.

Baby Raegan is one lucky little monkey ...
... her grandmother has welcomed her into the world with a beautiful quilt ... made with tons of love!

See you Saturday!  We have sew much to celebrate!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Quilter's Anonymous = Success!

Our second Quilter's Anonymous meeting was energizing ... a sense of accomplishment was enjoyed and felt by all participants!  Success for long-time quilters and newbies alike!
Valerie began working on a Pine Needles - McKenna Ryan project  ... it will be stunning and has a special purpose!
Denna finished piecing her very first quilt!  We're all excited for her!  QA is an opportunity for experienced quilters to encourage and coach those new to quilting!
Lila continued making progress on a project she cut out in 2008!  That is what QA is all about for experienced quilters ... a chance to pull projects from our stash and earn those PhDs!
Diane made great progress on her Kansas Troubles Pineapple ... gorgeous!
Tori arrived with her second quilt pieced!  She certainly has been bit by the quilting bug!
She immediately got busy layering ...
... and by the end of the day, she had finished the machine quilting!  Talk about success!
Terry made great progress on her cross stitch.  Then.  She.  Literally.  Knocked.  Our.  Socks.  Off!
Only a month ago, Terry was talking about throwing this project out.  Yes!  As in putting it in the garbage!  Not only did she finish piecing the blocks and sew them into the top ...
... she machine quilted it herself as well!  Wow!  To think that a quilt this beautiful might never have happened!  Sew inspiring ... and proves the value of a Quilter's Anonymous group!
Sew much fun!  Sew much to celebrate!