Monday, July 26, 2010

Time to Sew!

Just wanted to remind everyone that our July Time to Sew is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, July 30-31st!  The fun begins Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.!  Call Joan Phillips for details at 3174!  Hope you can come and enjoy the fun!

Friday, July 23, 2010

We can make a difference!

Quilter Meghan Newirth, born and raised Cordovan, now works at Hospice of Anchorage following her recent college graduation.  We're all so proud of her and her many accomplishments.  I spoke to her today on the phone ... about the camp Hospice of Anchorage holds every fall for children who have experienced the death of someone close to them. 

Camp Erin services children between the ages of  6 and 17 and is offered free to everyone who wishes to participate.  Meghan said that at this time there are 60 children signed up for the 3 day camp held September 24-26th.  They like to give every camper a teddy bear and lap quilt that is theirs to keep when camp is over.  At this time they only have about 20 quilts donated, and most of them are more appropriate for girls.  So ... their need is great ... she is asking that perhaps some of our members might consider making one ... I very willingly offered to spread the word ... hence this post .... here are the details:
  • Lap quilt needs to be at least 60" square, finished
  • Mailed or delivered to Hospice of Anchorage, 2612 E. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99507
  • Need for both male and female themed quilts, asap
We have our monthly Time to Sew scheduled for next weekend, July 30-31.  I now plan to use that time to work on a lap quilt for this purpose.  I know that many of you will join me in this effort ... together we can make a difference!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Popsicle Fun!

The pouring rain ... the cool temperatures (high of 50 degrees) ... didn't stop the summer fun of this group of guild members!  They arrived ready to party!  Most came with precuts, but three brought their stash and used the Accuquilter.
Cece had just picked up her Montana Cartwheel quilt from the long arm quilter and brought it for show and tell.  It was so inspirational for us to see hers nearly finished!  The piecing is beautiful ... the colors are stunning ... and Sheryl's quilting embellishes it perfectly!  As you might recall ... this was a class taught by Peggy Gelbrich during our spring retreat.  Thanks Cece for sharing it with us!
Kelsey brought in a jelly roll project that she designed and began this winter.  It was made using two jelly rolls and a preprinted panel.  It is so inspiring to watch the next generation of quilter's grow and create.

We even had two members participate from a distance ... they were at a cabin, on an island, here in the sound ... here are their popsicles ...
Julie's with a Bali Pop
Terry's with a Jelly Roll

We visited ... snacked ... admired each other's fabrics ... sewed ... rotary cut ... giggled ... a few even got as far as getting their units pieced and auditioned them ...
Barb with a Jelly Roll
Susie's with a Bali Pop
If you were unable to make the party and would like the pattern, two are still available for sale.  Contact Terri at 5581 to purchase.

A huge thanks to Roseann of Rosebud's Cottage!  Without her quick thinking and proactive efforts this party would not have been possible!  We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon because of her!  

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


OK members ... you are not going to believe this ... they are talking about us on Terry Atkinson's Fan page on facebook ... click here to see for yourself! 

You're going to love making this quilt ... it is fun and easy ...reflecting Terry Atkinson's genius for breaking things down into manageable steps! 

Three people who are going to be out of town on Sunday have called and asked to reserve a pattern ... if you can't make it Sunday, but would like to purchase a pattern contact Terri Stavig at 5581 or

Also ... remember that if you don't have a jelly roll or Bali Pop ... you can create your own with our guild's Accuquilter! 

I still can't believe we're on her fan page ... who knew our guild was sooo cool?  We did ... of course! ;-)

See ya Sunday!

Monday, July 12, 2010

It's Summer! Let's have a Popsicle Party!

OMGosh!  Can you believe that we are approaching the middle of July?  Even though our weather doesn't reflect it ... it is summer!  We've decided to celebrate summer by having a Popsicle Party and all guild members are invited!

Here is the project we'll create ...
It's a new pattern by Terry Atkinson called ... Popsicle Sticks!  It is made entirely of 2.5 inch strips ... you can use Jelly Rolls ... or Bali Pops ... or you can cut your own strips with our Accuquilter! 

Here are the Party details:
When:         Sunday, July 18th at 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Where:        Home Ec Room
Cost:           $ 9.00  to cover the cost of the pattern

Supplies:      2.5 inch wide strips, length is either WOF (width of fabric) or 21" long

Nap Size, 48" x 64" needs 46 - WOF strips or 92 - 21" long strips
Lap Size, 64" x 80" needs 74 - WOF strips or 148 - 21" long strips
Twin/Full, 80" x 96" needs 108 - WOF strips or 216 - 21" long strips
Queen, 96" x 112" needs 149 - WOF strips or 298 - 21" long strips 
King Size, 112" x 112" needs 174 - WOF strips or 348 - 21" long strips

Equipment:  You'll only need the usual tools along with your sewing machine.

Questions?  Contact Terri Stavig at5581

Bring a snack to share and let's celebrate Summer!
I'm bringing the kind of popsicles we can eat!