Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Iceworm Arts & Crafts Show!

Happy Iceworm Festival!
Our Secretary, Shannon, is serving as Chairperson for the Iceworm Arts & Crafts show this year!  All are invited to share their creations for display during this event!

Here are the details:

  • Location - Pioneer Square (old public library)
  • Bring items on Saturday, February 4th between 8:30 - 10:00 am
  • Items will need to be picked up between 4:00 - 4:30 pm that same day.
If you have questions contact Shannon via email at icewormfestival@gmail.com

Monday, January 23, 2017

January Time to Sew Fun!

There was a lot of energy in the room on Saturday as members arrived with plans to make progress on their projects!
First things first ... Barb wowed us with multiple finishes for "show and tell"!

Barb inspires us all!  She spent the rest of the day starting a new project!
Susie made great progress on her Gingham Stars quilt!
We all found it hard to believe that Angela's twins are 9 months old already!  She finished the quilt top for her baby girl!
And managed to get a lot accomplished on the quilt for her baby boy!  Super mom and quilter!
Denna brought her "Row by Row" project and began piecing blocks.
She was able to end the day by adding a row to her quilt top!
Shannon was also busy piecing blocks!
As always, she made great progress as well!
Sam came with quilting goals for the day!
She bound this adorable baby quilt!
And added the borders to her Montana Cartwheel!  It is gorgeous!  Stunning!

Our day was filled with sewing, progress and encouragement!  What a wonderful way to begin the 2017 quilt year!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Our annual business meeting was well attended!  While reflecting on 2016, we all agreed that our 30th Anniversary year was a huge success!  We all owe a colossal thanks to the Executive Board, Committee Chairpersons, and all members who pitched in!  We have so much to celebrate because of the work of our members!  And 2017 promises to be equally fun! Plans have been made and members have volunteered to create another year of quilting fun in Cordova!
Executive Board for 2017
President - Marianne P.
Vice-President - Kay A.
Secretary - Shannon J.
Treasurer - Denna F.
Member at Large - Marcela W.

Committee Chairpersons for 2017
Time to Sew - Barb H. & Sam G.
Quilter's Anonymous - Terri S. & Marcela W.
Spring Retreat - Valerie C.
Scholarship - Terri S.
Service Project - Kay A. & Kathleen K.
Fall Retreat - Diane U.
Tea & Auction - Marcela W.
Rock Star Retreat 2018 - Marianne P.

All members are welcome to participate on any committee that interests them.  If you would like to assist contact either Marianne or the committee chair!  Many hands make light work!

Membership for 2017

Registration for your 2017 membership is available now.  Just click on the link in the righthand margin and fill out our simple form.  Your dues payment can be turned in to any Executive Board member or sent to our mailing address as listed on the registration form.  All are welcome to join the fun!

Iceworm Festival Arts & Crafts Event
Shannon is also involved in organizing our local Iceworm Festival.  One of her responsibilities is the annual Arts & Crafts Show!  If you have an item to display please contact her on the Iceworm Festival Facebook page or at CTC!  The event will take place in the old library facility!  Quilts and any other crafted items are welcome!

January Time to Sew Event
Our first 2017 Time to Sew Event is this Saturday!  Barb and Sam will be opening the Home Ec room at 9:00 am!  Snacks are always welcome!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Yearly Business Meeting

Happy 2017!  Happy Quilting!

Annual Business Meeting
Thursday, January 12th
Cordova City Center
Education Room
6:30 - 7:30 pm

We will be making plans for 2017 and electing officers!  

See you there!

Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 QA Blast Off!

New year!  New quilting goals! We began 2017 with confidence in our ability to either begin or finish quilts that have been dancing in our dreams!  What a launch!
Sam shared a collaboration quilt!  Her sister did the cross-stitch for the medallion and Sam did all the piecing required to finish the quilt!
This close up photo showcases the both the hand stitching and the wonderful machine quilting by member Diane U.  Beautiful example of how working together produces stunning results!
Sam spent the rest of the afternoon working on the borders for her Montana Cartwheel quilt!  By the end of the day, she had applied her narrow black border!
It is so fun to celebrate quilt beginnings with one another!  Diane was busy cutting out a new quilt for her youngest brother ... lucky man!
Barb arrived with three completed UFOs!  She accomplishes sew much!  Two beautiful table runners!
And an adorable, hand embroidered baby quilt!  It is great to begin the new year with finishes!
Barb spent the day working on her hand applique' project, Grandma's kitchen.  This quilt is intense, but the results are amazing!  Barb's handwork inspires us all!
Valerie brought her latest Kim Diehl project!  Stunning!  She spent the day working on the appliqu├ęd borders!  A gorgeous project in progress!
Marcela came with to QA with specific goals.  That is exactly what QA is all about!
This mother of two small children finished a quilt top!
And got a good start on two other quilts!
Amazing effort with spectacular results!
Tory has completed the units for this Bonnie Hunter Leader & Ender quilt!  Wowser!  She spent the day auditioning fabric  for the block borders and center square!
A decision was made!  And the results are extraordinary!

What fun!
  What inspiration!
  We are encouraging one another
 as we shoot for the stars in QA!

Friday, January 6, 2017

New Year! New Fun at Quilters Anonymous!

A new season of Quilters Anonymous begins this Sunday, January 8th!  The Home Ec room will open at 11:00 am!  We will conduct our first meeting at 1:00 pm and continue sewing until 5:00!
We will be doing things a bit differently in 2017.  However, our goals remain the same!  QA is a quilting, guilt free gathering to work on any project that pleases us!
As quilters, we are by virtue of our craft, dreamers filled with good intentions. Our QA group is a place where we encourage one another in all quilting pursuits ... many of us chose to make progress on a current UFO or to begin projects we've dreamed of doing!  To address these quilt desires of our heart, we are going to use the All People Quilt format.  It is such fun to accomplish progress on projects that have been seeking our attention!

A Personal Journey and Invitation

As most of you know, I am a firm believer in the power of Leader & Ender projects!
Ever since finishing my red version of Bonnie Hunter's Blue Ridge Beauty, I have wanted to make more monochromatic (single color) quilts!  It has been a personal goal of mine to make one of each primary and secondary color.  But other quilt projects and activities have prevented me from making any progress toward reaching that goal.
Also, as many of you know, I love the study of color and am a committed follower of the color industry.  Pantone's color of the year for 2017 has provided me with new resolve to make my next stash busting, single color quilt!
Like I did with my Red Ridge Beauty, I intend to use fabrics from my stash of green and neutrals.  I will be using a wide spectrum of greens.  Every thing from yellow-green (lime) to blue-green (teal or aqua) and all the shades, tints, and tones of green in between!

For inspiration, I found many scrappy green quilts on the internet!  Here are just a few.

The pattern I plan to use for this quilt has been chosen and I intend to construct it using the Leader & Ender process!

You are welcome to join in!  I plan to use Sunday's QA meeting to begin cutting out this quilt!  I will be bringing my green /neutral stash and you are more than welcome to use my stash in a green quilt of your own!  
 This invitation is open to all members!  I will be bringing fabrics to our January Time to Sew event as well.  If you're unable to come on Sunday, it will not prevent you from participating!  Diversity is the key to scrap quilts, so I encourage you to bring your greens and neutrals to share as well!  The more we share the bigger dent we can make in our stash and the more beautiful our scrappy green quilts will be!
 While cutting and sewing my green quilt, I plan to dream about summer and all the green that surrounds us during those long summer days!

See you Sunday!