Sunday, January 18, 2015

2015 Time to Sew "Kick Off"

Wow!  What a day!  The first "Time to Sew" event for 2015 was inspiring in every possible way!  We'll begin this post with our new members!
New to Cordova ... new guild member ... but not new to quilting!  It was great to meet Sally and see her Buggy Barn star quilt!  Welcome Sally!
Long time Cordovan ... new guild member!  It was sew fun to spend the day with her! Welcome dear friend, Torie!
Somewhat new Cordovan, spanking new quilter, it was only her third or fourth time using a sewing machine!
She made great progress on her first quilt, Popsicle Sticks!  Welcome to quilting and the guild Denna!
Marianne charmed us all day by wearing her super cute apron!  A walking ray of sunshine!
She shared the first block of the Fat Quarter Shop's "Snapshot Quilt Along" with us!  The January block is called, Let Them Eat Cake!  Some of us are tempted to join in ... Marianne's block was so inspiring!
Marianne also worked on and finished her Granny Square quilt!  Beautiful!
Angela was busy working on her Lucky Star blocks.
She is making great progress ... it will be stunning!
Terry was busy ... working on her Jillily wall quilt!
Beautiful results Terry!
Darlene is starting the 2015 quilting year with purpose!  She spent the day working on her first applique' project which she intends to donate to our annual Tea and Auction!  Learning a new skill and using it as an act of service!
Darlene also shared with us her design plan for this Alaska themed wall quilt ... it is going to be beautiful!
Sam finished piecing together her Quiltworx's table runner!  It is a show stopper!
New long arm quilter Diane did a gorgeous job on Sam's quilt!  What a great team ... what a great quilt!
Diane spent the day working on her Jillily "Overture" quilt!
With stunning results!
Debra had fun using her new sewing machine...
... and made great progress on her "Popsicle Sticks" quilt!
Susie shared her recent finish!  It was a show stopper ... gorgeous!
Cece also spent the day working on her Jillily wall quilt ...
... with wonderful results!
Valerie is making amazing progress on her Farmer's Wife quilt!  Her goal is to make a block every day ... and she has accomplished more than that so far!  Next month we are going to force her to lay out all the blocks!  Sew inspiring!
She also applied the binding on this adorable Valentine's quilt!
Barb is amazing ... on sew many levels!  Look see!

Yes!  She recently pieced together all five of these quilts with blocks that she hand embroidered!
What talent!
What an accomplishment!
Plus ... this is the scrap quilt that she is currently working on!  Barb is off the charts wonderful ... she organizes our monthly Time to Sew events and has volunteered to continue doing that in 2015!  She is not only a super quilter, but she is also a super guild member!  Thanks so much Barb!

Happy 2015!  Happy Quilting!
Oh ... and meet our youngest guild member ... Lucy!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Fun in 2015 Begins!

Meet your Executive Board for 2015!
President - Valerie 
Vice President - Neva
Secretary - Cece
Treasurer - Marianne
Member @ Large - Sam

With their leadership the Cordova Northwind Quilters' Guild is looking forward to another successful year in 2015! 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Annual Membership Meeting & Time to Sew!

First Time to Sew of 2015!

Saturday, January 17th
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
High School Home Ec Room
Thank you Barb & Terry!
We all appreciate what they have done in organizing our monthly Time to Sew events in 2014 and beyond!

Annual Membership Meeting
A new year!  Time to elect new officers and develop our Program of Work!

Program of Work Session - This is where we brainstorm and consider our priorities for the 2015 membership year!  This will begin promptly at 6:00 pm!

Annual Business Meeting - President Sara H. is currently developing an Agenda.  If you have items that you would like placed on the business meeting agenda, please contact her by email at

Elections - A huge thank you to our current Executive Board for all they have done to make our guild successful in 2014!
President - Sara Hottinger
Vice President - Kim Kiml
Treasurer - Diane Ujioka
Secretary - Cece Wiese
Member-at-Large - Barb Hanson
 Please consider serving on the Executive Board in 2015!  Many hands make light work!  If we all take a turn, great things happen!

2015 Membership Registration
The 2015 Membership Form link is available! You'll find it in the righthand margin!  In less than two minutes you can fill in the form and the guild will have your contact information.  Dues are $20 and can be paid at the business meeting or mailed in! 

We have so much to look forward to in 2015!  Please attend the meeting on Saturday and be an active part of process!   

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Post Christmas Creativity!

The final 2014 Time to Sew Event was productive, inspiring and fun!
Sam was busy working on her Quiltworx table runner ...
... and shared one that she recently finished machine quilting!
Darlene was hard at work ...
... finishing this top for a wedding gift ...
... and nearly finished this baby quilt!
Lila was working on a baby gift as well!
Roseann used the Accu-Quilter to cut strips for a king-sized log cabin quilt she is working on.
Marianne shared a lot today!
She showed Sam and Barb how to sew zippers!
She recently made a bag out of sewing themed fabric!
She created customized pockets for the inside!  A bag designed to carry everything needed for a day of sewing!
She brought in an Advent Calendar that she made a few years ago!  So creative!
A zipper bag she made for herself!
We were all impressed with an antique Grandmother's Flower Garden Marianne brought to share!
Love the fussy cut hearts on this one!
Marianne finished all the blocks for this sampler!
She spent time working today on these Granny Square blocks!
Barb has been especially busy too!  Not only did she plan today's event ...
... she also finished her Trellis top!  Congratulations Barb!  And thanks for organizing today!

The first Time to Sew Event in 2015 will be January 17th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm!
Our annual Program of Work Membership meeting will follow immediately afterwards!

See you all in January!