Friday, November 10, 2017

November Quilter's Anonymous Meeting!

Sunday, November 12th
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
High School Home Ec Room

Cordova Quilter's Anonymous

Monday, October 30, 2017

Tea & Auction Updates!

Our Annual Tea & Auction is just days away!  Here are the updates!

Auction Items

Please bring items early if possible, as that allows the committee additional time to get the paperwork done!  They can be dropped off at CEC during office hours.

Table Decorations

We still need 8 volunteers to decorate a table.  The City will provide each table with white tablecloths.  Each table requires 8 cups and small plates, cream & sugar bowl and one or two teapots. Finger foods will be served, so flatware should not be required.  The tables will be available to decorate from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Please sign up by using the form found in the right margin, so that the committee can plan accordingly!  Thanks a million!


As you may recall, last year we ran very low on treats to serve with tea.  Please bring finger foods, as that prevents us from having to keep track of flatware.  Bring your snacks ready to serve with the containers and utensils needed!  Please deliver no later than 1:30 pm!


Please invite family, friends, and coworkers to attend ... and SHOP! 

Marcela and her committee have been working hard to ensure our fundraising is successful!  Thanks to everyone for their efforts! 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fall Retreat Fun & Upcoming Events

A weekend that included fabric, fun, and food was enjoyed by members during our Annual Fall Retreat!

Loose Ends 

Tori worked on multiple projects ... all with stunning results!

Kay was busy putting binding on a sampler that just returned from the long-arm quilter and piecing an adorable wall quilt!

Marianne was on a mission.  She made a weighted quilt, auction items and a new bag that will be traveling with her soon as she is attending International Quilt Festival in Houston!

Amber W. spent the weekend on her "Frozen" quilt!  The paper pieced snowflake blocks are stunning!  This quilt will truly be a treasure!

Angela began the weekend cutting and by Saturday afternoon the beautiful blocks began to take shape!  There are a lot of pieces in every block and the results are stunning!

Amber T. pieced a quilt top and made three bags!  All in one weekend!  We all marvel at how much she accomplishes!  She was the last to unthread her machine, she just wanted to keep sewing!  We had to take a photo of her still sewing after everyone else had packed up!  Too fun!

Denna was busy making a Christmas wall hanging, it is sew cute!  She also completed three bags!  Denna plans ahead and has more bags prepped and ready to finish at home!  You go girl!

Marcela wowed us with the progress she made on two quilts during the weekend!  It was inspiring to watch her piece together so quickly the 60 degree shaped stars!  She made it look easy!  Such talent!
Sam made great progress on a UFO and then caught the zippered bag bug!  She quickly made multiple bags!

Barb had fun at our spring retreat learned a quick technique for making nine patches in any size!  She took those blocks and pieced together this beautiful fall themed table runner this weekend!  It is beautiful!
Kathleen was scrapping it up while making Minnesota Hotdish quilt blocks!
She was also celebrating a recent finish that was quilted by Diane, a local long arm quilter! 

Diane was busy cutting out and began piecing this fun quilt destined for her young grandson!  We are all excited to watch this quilt come together!

Mini Workshops

Marianne taught everyone to make "wide-mouth" zipper bags!  It was such fun to see everyone's version, bags in every size and color!  Great fun!

Marcela taught us all how to make "Folded Star" Christmas ornaments!  Using those little sequin pins gave us a great case of the giggles!  The ornaments were fun to make!  They are beautiful!

Thank You
A heart-felt thanks to Diane and her committee for all they did to made Fall Retreat fabulous!  Fun was had by all!

October Time to Sew
This Saturday, October 21st!  Details are in the right margin!  A great opportunity to work on personal or auction items!

Annual Tea & Auction
This important fundraiser is November 5th!  That is only two weeks away!  Marcela and her committee are busy making plans!  Please volunteer to decorate a table!  We need 12 tables to host this event!  Sign up in the right margin!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fall Retreat Updates!

For general information concerning the 2017 Fall Retreat, please refer to the prior blog post by clicking here

Here are some updates to that former post:

  • A light dinner featuring sandwiches from Meat Freaks will be available Friday evening.
  • Saturday afternoon will feature a Wide Mouth Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Marianne.  In order to make one you must bring two fat quarters and a 12 inch (minimum) zipper.  Marianne will have zippers available to purchase, if you do not have any.
  • Sunday afternoon will feature a Christmas Ornament Tutorial by Marcela.  For that project you need a light, medium and dark fabrics.  From each fabric you need two, 2.5 inch strips that are width of the fabric.  Marcela will have available all the supplies necessary to embellish your ornament!
Diane and her committee want to remind everyone to bring snacks to share and something for the potluck on Saturday!  

Don't forget to register!  The link is in the right margin!  See you tomorrow!  

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Time to Sew, Fall Retreat & Quilter's Anonymous!!

Just a reminder that Marcela will be hosting Quilter's Anonymous this Sunday, October 8th!  Details available in the right margin! 

Our September Time to Sew was a small group, but came with an abundance of inspiration!
Barb was busy doing handwork!
Marianne has already finished a few auction items!
Her aprons are adorable!
Marianne finished piecing her Tula Pink Holiday quilt! 
We all loved how she fussy cut the center of each block!
Her Nine Patch is completely finished ... it even has a label!
Denna is also celebrating a finish!  This quilt was given as a wedding gift ... what fortunate newlyweds!
The highlight of the day was when Baby Evan made his first visit to a guild event!  He and Mom Shannon are doing great ... Grandma Susie's feet haven't hit the floor yet! 

Fall Retreat is under two weeks away!  Be sure to register using the link in the right margin!