Friday, July 15, 2011

Quilts of Valor Info!

Just a reminder that the star themed blocks for the service project should be made in the patriotic colors of red, white and blue.  They would like the blocks done by August 30th.  This is such a great service project ... check out the website here ... and a big thanks to Kay A. and Darlene G. for organizing this for us!

Open Sew Cancelled!

Open Sew for this weekend has been cancelled.  The guild will be holding a membership meeting in the near future.  If you have questions contact Dawn Jewell.

Important Announcements!

The fun begins this evening at 6:00 pm in the Home Ec room and 10:00 am tomorrow!  Don't miss out on the fun!

Kay A. and Darlene G. have been working on a service project activity for us all to participate in.  We will to constructing a quilt for the Quilts of Valor project.  They are asking that members construct a star themed block, 12.5 inches unfinished.  They would like them turned in by the August Open Sew event!  If you have further questions, feel free to call them.

There are only 4 spots remaining in the Blue Ridge Beauty class and 10 in the Cathedral Stars...if you haven't registered so immediately!  We begin opening registration statewide today!  You won't want to miss out on this!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hawaiian Designs Inspired Us All!

Keri Duke of Keri Designs was here in Cordova this weekend!  Those who attended her trunk show Saturday, enjoyed her humor and marveled at her designs!
Keri's designs are not limited to traditional Hawaiian quilting...she designs comtemporary Hawaiin quilts, needlepoint, cross-stitch and embroidery patterns.  Each and everyone stunning.
Keri was a joy to spend time with and made learning needlepoint and Hawaiian applique' fun!  Many members gave up the sunny weather to learn new skills!  She removed all the inhibitions that we felt and replaced it with confidence ... the sign of a great teacher!

It was fun to have a bit of show & tell ... we all got to enjoy this beautiful Cathedral Windows quilt in progress!   Beautiful!
Everyone who took Keri's classes learned a lot and have begun beautiful projects.  We are all so grateful to Dotty, from The Net Loft, for bringing her here!  It was a very inspiring weekend for all involved!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

An Opportunity to Explore Hawaiian Quilting!

Keri Duke, Hawaiian quilter, will be offering two opportunities for local quilters this weekend!  She will have a trunk show and lecture on Saturday, July 9th at 3-5 pm upstairs at The Net Loft.
On Sunday, July 10th, she will be offering a 6 hour workshop on Hawaiian applique' techniques.  The class fee is $35.00 plus the kit you choose.  The workshop will be held again upstairs at The Net Loft and begins at 1:00 pm.  Dinner will be a potluck. 
For more information on Keri and her designs, visit her website.  You are sure to be inspired!  If you have further questions or would like to sign up for her workshops contact Diane Ujioka at 424-5555 or send her an email.
Make sure you check this out ... it is a wonderful opportunity you won't want to miss!