Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fall Retreat Supply List and Homework!

Retreat is only 5 weeks away!  Twenty-two members have registered!  Two spots are still available!  Come and join the fun!  Jill recently sent supply lists and precutting assignments!  We are all so excited!

Trellis Supply List

  • Machine in good working order with thread
  • Basic quilting supplies: rotary cutter, rulers, seam ripper, scissors, etc.
  • Trellis pattern
  • Fabrics listed on pattern
  • Jillily Studio appli-Glue
  • Jillily Studio Poke-a-Dots
  • Clover brand tailor's awl
  • Clover brand 9 mm (3/8") bias tape maker
  • Freezer paper 18 x 24 inches
  • Paper cutting scissors
  • Spray starch
  • Small stencil brush size 1, 2 or 3.
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Thread to match appliqué fabrics
  • Creative Grids small square ruler for trimming blocks (optional)
Supplies are available at Forget-Me-Not Fabrics and directly from Jill's website.

Trellis Homework

We are expected to come to class with squares cut as listed in the pattern under Cutting and Quilt Center.  Some are 3 inch squares and others are 2 1/2 inch squares.  Do not cut any of the appliqué pieces!  Reminder:  The guild's Accu-Quilter has a 2 1/2 inch strip cutter to assist in cutting the 2 1/2 inch squares.

This pattern gives us the choice between using wool or cotton for the appliqué.
Overture General Supply List
  • Home Sweet Quilt book
  • Fabrics listed in book
Supplies for Wool Appliqué:
  • Freezer Paper
  • Embroidery floss to match wool
  • Size 7 embroidery needles
  • Size 11 applique needles
  • 20 seed beads
  • Thimble or Jillily Studio Poke-a-Dots
Supplies for Cotton Appliqué:
  • Freezer Paper
  • Jillily Studio Appli-Glue
  • Tailor's Awl
  • Spray starch
  • Stencil brush
  • Size 11 applique needles
  • Matching Thread
  • Thimble or Jillily Poke-a-Dots
Again, supplies are available from Forget-Me-Not Fabrics or Jill's website.  Call Diana at Forget-Me-Not Fabrics if you plan to purchase your supplies locally, as she has a limited supply and is taking names to reserve supplies as they arrive.  Wool appliqué supplies are available at The Net Loft and Dotty is giving retreat participants a 10% discount!
Jill's book that contains the Overture Pattern.
Overture Homework

We are expected to come to class with our pieces cut as described in the pattern on page 26, EXCEPT, do not cut the appliqué pieces in advance.

We're so thrilled to have an instructor of Jill Finley's "Quilt Rock Star" status travel to Cordova and teach guild members new skills and techniques!  So much to look forward to and prepare for!  

Sunday, August 17, 2014

August Time to Sew & Fall Retreat Update!

Our members are amazing!  Every month their projects are so diverse ... and sew inspiring!
Early in the day Barb was busy working on a stained glass creation!
She also shared this recently finished table topper!
Angela was busy starting a Lucky Star quilt with fabrics her daughter picked out!  Such fun!
Angela and Diane U. shared a recent finish!  Diane U. has gotten herself a long arm and this is her first custom quilting done for Angela's Lone Star!
They were both sew excited about their collaboration ... and we were all impressed!  Simply wonderful!
Diane was busy paper piecing!
The borders for her Glacier Pines quilt are in progress!  Her top will soon be finished!
Lila brought in a couple of finishes as well!  A Quiltworx top ...
... she worked on the binding all afternoon.
Another Quiltworx finish for Lila!
Debra worked on making mittens from recycled sweaters!  Such fun!
Later she made a lot of progress on her Popsicle quilt!
Sam was on a mission ...
... she is making pillow cases ...
... for the tenants in our local nursing home!
Darlene worked on a wedding quilt ... beautiful purples!
She also shared a Lucky Stars top she recently made that included many fabrics from Turkey.
Terry made great progress on Halloween themed wall quilts!  They are adorable!
Valerie finished the blocks for her black and white version of Bonnie Hunter's Blue Ridge Beauty!
We all helped her celebrate the quilt and her empty project box!  Whoot!  Whoot!

Fall Retreat is just over a month away!  Jill allowed us to extend the enrollment ... even with that addition there are only 2 spots left!  If you want to participate ... do not delay!  The blog will have an update later this week that will include a supply list along with some homework to be completed before class begins!

A cheerful poppy quilt that Barb also worked on Saturday!  Thanks Barb for organizing these monthly events!