Sunday, March 30, 2014

Camp Quiltathon! Spring Retreat!

Double Trouble or Twice the Fun!
Your spring retreat chairpersons have been busy making plans … let's celebrate spring!  Camp Quiltathon is only days away!  This is a "Loose Ends" event!  Get out a project in progress or start a new one!

Camp Directors Valerie and Terri have been busy planning a fun filled weekend!  You'll have loads of time to work on your projects!  They have added bonus activities to help with the camp themed experience.

General Information

Online Registration
It is important that you register in advance!  For planning purposes we need to know who and how many to expect.  Space is limited and we want to make room for everyone.  Just click on the image labeled "Camp Quiltathon" and type in your information.  If you do not have a cell phone, just enter your home number.  Your email address allows us to send you last minute updates!  The $10 retreat fee will be paid when you arrive at camp!

Special Events
Several fun events and competitions have been planned for members to participate in!  Each day begins with a Sewing Warm-Up project!  There will be Sewing Olympic Events to help break up the day!  Also, fun-filled competitions that last the entire retreat!  All events come with prizes and notoriety!

Commemorative Quilt
Member Dixie asked if we would organize a quilt for Jerry made by Julie's friends.  If you would like to participate, please bring batik scrap fabrics in masculine colors.  The pattern requires 2.5 X 18 inch strips.  We will use our Accu-Quilter to cut the strips from donated fabric.

Potluck Dinner
Members always look forward to our retreat potlucks … we know how to feed ourselves very well! ;-)  In keeping with the camp theme, the guild will provide Pigs-In-A-Blanket (hotdogs baked in bread dough), Terri is making baked beans, Valerie is providing potato salad, and guild President Sara will be bringing S'mores bars!  Please fill in the menu with any dish you'd like to share!  

We all enjoy the snacks everyone brings to sustain us while we sew!  Bottled water, coffee and tea will be available.   Keeping with tradition … there will be Chee-toes! Hee-hee!

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 4th
6:00 pm             Camp Arrival and Check-In
6:00 - 7:00         Set-up, Socialize, and Snacks
7:00                   Announcements & Sewing Warm-Up
                          Sit and Sew
11:00                 Lights Out

Saturday, April 5th
9:00 am             Doors Open
                          Sewing Warm-Up
                          Sit, Sew, and Snack
12:30 pm           Lunch on Your Own
2:00                   Sewing Olympics Event I
                          Sit, Sew, and Snack
4:00                   Commemorative Quilt Project
6:00                   Potluck Dinner
7:30                   Sewing Olympics Event II
                          Sit, Sew, and Snack
11:00                 Lights Out

Sunday, April 6th
9:00 am            Doors Open
                         Sewing Warm-Up
                         Sit, Sew, and Snack
11:30                Lunch on Your Own or Leftovers
12:30 pm          Sewing Olympic Event III
                         Sit, Sew, and Snack
3:00                  Pack-Up and Cleaning
4:00                  Awards & Door Prizes

Later this week we will post a "Camp Packing List"!  Stay tuned and don't miss out on the fun!  

Friday, March 21, 2014

International Quilting Day!

We celebrated International Quilting Day last Saturday with a "Time to Sew" event!  Those who attended inspired and encouraged one another!  Love that about the guild!

Another new member … Shannon!  Welcome!  Shannon grew up here in Cordova, graduated from high school, went off to college, and built a career.  She recently brought her wealth of experience and moved back home, to share her many skills with us!  
She is an avid quilter … and brought a few of her recent finishes to share with us!  Beautiful quilts!
Such talent!  We're so happy to have her home and involved in our guild!
Sam was busy putting the binding on her gorgeous star sampler quilt that was recently quilted by one of our local long arm quilters!
Member Roseann was busy making gifts for the students in her son's graduating class.  They will be sew appreciated!
Barb made great progress on her second "Seasonal Table Runner" by Quiltworx!
Valerie recently finished this adorable wall quilt!  Such fun!
Our second to youngest member (her infant sister took over the role as youngest) made a special appearance!  She wore a selvage necklace and had to have her own guild name tag!

We held a brief business meeting to discuss details for both the Spring and Fall Retreat!  Spring Retreat is just around the corner … April 4-6!  Space is limited so register soon to reserve your spot!  Click on the photo to find details and register!  More details will be posted here on the blog soon!  Stay tuned!  You won't want to miss the fun!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Celebrating and Taking Care of Business!

We are celebrating Worldwide Quilting Day by hosting a Time to Sew event!
When:    Saturday, March 15th
Where:   Home Ec Room
Time:     9:00 am - 6:00 pm

An informal business meeting will be held at 1:00 pm during this event!  We will be discussing Spring Retreat, Fall Retreat plans and other committee work!  It is promising to be an exciting year for our guild, you won't want to miss the details!