Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fall Retreat Updates & QA Fun!

Fall Retreat is only a few days away!  Many members are SEW looking forward to a weekend of quilt related silliness and shenanigans!
Sept. QA - Diane begins a new project!

Most of the general information you need can be found HERE!

Here are a few additional details:

  • If you want to participate in the catered dinner Saturday night, you need to register by 3:00 pm tomorrow, September 30th!  The cost is $15.00.
  • Everyone is reminded to bring snacks to share.  The guild will provide coffee, tea, bottled water and paper products.
  • Technique Demonstrations Schedule has been set!  The list appears later in this post so that retreat participants can work their plans around the demos that interest them!
Sept. QA - Valerie makes great progress on her Trellis!

Technique Demonstration Schedule

Friday @ 8:00 pm  --  Easy zipper application, Terri Stavig

Saturday @ 11:00 am  --  How to use batting tape, Shannon Evans

Saturday @ 1:00 pm  --  Expanding Block, Torie Baker

Saturday @ 3:00 pm  --  Leaders and Enders, Terri Stavig

Saturday @ 8:00 pm  --  How to use Bloc Loc rulers, Valerie Covel

Sunday @ noon  --  Five and Dime Block, Valerie Covel

September Quilter's Anonymous Meeting

Sally finished up a pair of pajamas she made for daughter.  Sew cute!
Shannon began the day working on the hand applique' for her Overture wall quilt.
By the end of the meeting, she had framed it and was cutting the borders!
Terry also had needle in hand ...
... working on intricate hand applique'.
Sam spent all day standing at her serger working on a community service project.
We eventually made her sit down!  She is making hundreds of fabric name tags!
Amber has made great progress on her feather inspired quilt!
Denna has begun a new project and learned a new technique, paper piecing!
Valerie also worked on a hand applique' project!
She was busy making color choices for the final two blocks!  Beautiful!
A member of the community brought in an antique quilt that her grandmother made in the 1950's.  What a treasure!  We had such fun looking at the fabric and techniques she used!  And we're all so happy that it is in the arms of someone who gives it the honor and respect it deserves!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

September Quilter's Anonymous!

Our chapter of Quilter's Anonymous took a break over the summer ... we resume' meeting this Sunday, September 27th!
The Home Ec room will be open at 11:00 am ... our "official" meeting takes place at 1:00 pm and the fun continues until 5:00!  Come and share in the support of our members!

The September Time to Sew was fun!  And as always, very inspiring!
Sam and Barb were busy working on a community service project.
Amber was busy building additional feather blocks.
Valerie is making great progress on her 1920's Farmer's Wife blocks!
Shannon was busy piecing together a quilt top!
Susie wouldn't share her project because she was frustrated with it ... none of us could tell, as always she was full of giggles!
Diane is chairwoman of our Annual Tea and Auction and was busy making plans!
Cece had to run an errand, fortunately she left her super cute project behind so we could take a picture of it!
Terry had a couple of amazing finishes to share!  Stunning!
Members have fallen in love with her paper pieced quilt themed wall hanging!  Not only is it finished, but Terry did a fantastic job of embellishing it too!

2015 Fall Retreat!  Don't forget to register!  
Details can be found here!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall Retreat Details!

Fall is here ... it is time for some guild fun and shenanigans!

Our annual Fall Retreat is just around the corner ... literally!  It is time to enjoy a weekend of quilting together!

President Valerie has been working hard organizing this event for us!  Here are the details:
  • Location is the Home Ec Room
  • Dates and times are Friday, October 2, 6-11pm * Saturday, October 3, 9 am - 11 pm * Sunday, October 4, 9 am - 5 pm
  • It is a Loose Ends Event, so there isn't any registration fee!
  • A catered dinner of Caesar Salad, Chicken and Bread is available for $15.  Must register by Wednesday, September 30th to reserve a meal.
  • Must be a guild member to participate.  Dues can be paid at the event! ;-)
  • Fill out the registration form available in the right hand margin of this blog!

Don't Delay!  
Fill out the Registration Form and Join the Fun!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September Time to Sew - Fall Retreat Updates!

Time to Sew is this Saturday, September 19th!  The fun begins at 9:00 am in the Home Ec Room!

2015 Fall Quilt Retreat Update!
A Loose Ends Event!

Friday, October 2nd, 6:00 - 11:00 pm
Saturday, October 3rd, 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday, October 4th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

All activities will be held in the Home Ec Room!

Technique Demonstrations
Through out the event several members have offered to share techniques to those who are interested.  If you have a technique you would like to share or would like one demonstrated please contact Valerie so that she can add it to the schedule.  Currently the following techniques are planned:
*  Use of Batting Tape.
*  Zipper Application Options
*  Using Block-Loc Rulers
*  Simple Block Techniques

Food and Refreshments
Members are asked to bring snacks or treats to share through out the event!  On Saturday, members will have the option to participate in a catered dinner.  Details and fees to be determined.

Online registration will be available once final details and fees have been established!  Stay tuned!

Make plans to join the fun!  
Our members and their projects are so inspiring!  

Monday, September 7, 2015

Quilter's Anonymous - Fall Schedule

Our chapter of Quilter's Anonymous is gearing up for another year of encouragement and productivity!
Mark your calendars with the following dates:
September 27th
October 25th
November 29th
December 13th
January 24th