Friday, June 17, 2016

30 Years! Time to Celebrate!

Hey Cordova Quilters!  We have a lot to celebrate!
We have accomplished sew much during our first 30 years!  Remember quilting when rotary cutters and rulers didn't exist?  Early members do!
This photo was taken by the Cordova Times in 1987 when we celebrated our 1st anniversary!  You may recognize a few of these "teenagers"!  Like quilting, our guild has evolved and grown over these past 30 years.  We have come a long way and accomplished many great things!
It is time to party!  And we decided to plan a party worthy of our success as a guild!  There is a ton of fun in the works!
Shannon Evans is planning our quilt show!  It will be our third one!  We are so grateful that Shannon and her committee have taken on the task!  The quilt submission form is already available here in the right side column.  Once you know what quilts you want to enter, please fill it out and submit!  Look for more Quilt Show details here on the blog in the near future!

Thirty years is an accomplishment that merits an "over the quilt top" experience!  We have planned a fun two day event!  Instead of one "Quilt Rock Star", we've invited two!  Yes!  Double the fun and double the shenanigans learning!
Roseann Kermes wears many quilt related hats!  Her experiences touch every area of the quilt industry!  Until recently, she owned and operated an AP&Q top ten quilt shop, Rosebud's Cottage.
Currently Roseann is working as a consultant for several quilting publications and businesses.  A few of us got to visit her studio in 2011, it was an amazing and inspiring experience!

Wool waiting to be kitted up for our class.  Photo by Roseann Kermes
When she isn't traveling, she is busy designing!   We've asked her to plan a Wool Applique' class for us!  We will spend a day with needle and thread in our hands as we learn new techniques and tips!
We'll begin the day by creating this sweet little pin cushion!  Roseann likes to begin her instruction with a "warm-up" project!  A great way to learn basic skills!
The primary project will be this adorable 9 x 11"  holiday themed penny mat!  The heart and holly design is repeated at both ends of the mat.  This sweet mat will brighten our homes during those long winter evenings in December!  Roseann will be bringing all the supplies for both projects as precut kits!  The cost for both kits is $45 and will be due to her at the beginning of class.  Equipment requirements for the class will be posted later.
 Quilt Rock Star, Sherri Falls of This n' That fame is also coming to share her talents!  Many of us have been using her patterns and designs for years!  She is a master at patchwork design and piecing!  She has planned a busy and productive sewing day for us!
  Our day with Sherri will begin with the construction of her "Crafty Basket"!  This is the perfect bag for organizing and storing our many projects while in progress!  What fun!

For the second half of the day ... Sherri has given us several options!
We can choose a project from her new seasonal book, Holiday Wishes!  Click here to view a youtube video that showcases all the designs in the book that you can choose from!  Our options do not stop there ...

... we can also choose to do a seasonal mini quilt!  What fun!  Sew many wonderful choices!

General Details

This Celebration is all inclusive.  Everyone will be participating in both classes!  All efforts will be made to make it possible for you to be in the same group as those you have invited to attend!  There is a place to notify us of that on the registration form.

When (specific times will be announced later)
Friday, July 29th                Potluck, Introductions and Trunk Show

Saturday, July 30th            Blue Group - Wool Applique'
                                           Green Group - Bag & Patchwork Piecing

Sunday, July 31st              Blue Group - Bag & Patchwork Piecing
                                          Green Group - Wool Applique'

All events are being held at the Cordova City Center.

The guild is absorbing 50% of the costs for this event.  The cost for current guild members is $130.  The fee for nonmembers is $150 and will include membership for the remainder of 2016.

Patterns and Supplies
Forget-Me-Not Fabrics will have all the patterns and book available for purchase.  They will also have the notions necessary for the bag.  And of course, they have a wide selection of fabric.  Be sure to contact Diana early to ensure that the patterns and materials you desire are available.          

The link for the registration form is available in the right column.  Fill it out soon so that we know how many to plan for!  Payment can be given to Marianne Pitchford or to Valerie Covel at her CEC office!


  1. Really happy to see this amazing anniversary party. Congratulations to all. Recently attended my friend’s store anniversary party at one of venue New York. She made best arrangements there and that was loved by the attendees.


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