Friday, March 19, 2021

Annual Membership Meeting- Saturday, March 20th @ 6:00pm

 



Please join us for our virtual annual membership meeting this Saturday, March 20th at 6:00 PM.


This meeting will be held on teams, and can be accessed with the following information:

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All are welcome to attend!

Come help us plan for 2021!

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Christmas in July Event

We need a little Christmas ...

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Right this very minute!



Our world has been turned upside down! That can actually work to our advantage!  Making it easier to celebrate Christmas in July! We need a bit of silliness ... albeit from a distance!  

Members Sarah and Terri had made plans for a huge Holiday event at the City Center ... but Covid-19 got in the way of those plans!  They have put their heads together and come up with a plan!

Mark your calendars for July 25th and 26th!  A virtual retreat has been planned!  If possible dedicate some time each day to quilt!  Here are some of the fun planned for that weekend!

Secret Santa Fun!

Spread some cheer!  Give a gift!  Participate in our Secret Santa event!  You will be assigned a NWQG member!  Gifts can be handmade or purchased ($20-$25). And should be delivered some time on the 25th!
  

Festive Fir Quilt-A-Long!

This fun filled quilt comes in three sizes and can be made with any style of fabric!  Terri made this in June when she came across the pattern on Instagram!   
Terri's 18 inch wall quilt

She recorded the process here if you would like to see how easy it goes together!


The pattern was designed by and is available at Sew Brainy Designs!  


To participate, you will need to purchase the pattern.  Click this link to purchase the pattern!


The three sizes are an 18 inch square, a 31 x 33 inch wall hanging and a 63 x 67 inch lap sized quilt! 


Yardage is somewhat minimal, and many of you can use fabric from your stash for the tree parts, or there is time to treat yourself and order some beautiful new Holiday fabrics! If you have the Instagram App, search #festivefirquilt to see many versions of the design!  

Loose Ends!


This pandemic has loosened all types of ends! But we're referring to the quilting variety! You've earned a quilting break!  

Zoom Meetings!

How to dress for Guild Zoom meetings! 😂

We miss one another!  We miss our Time to Sew events!  Sew, we'll be scheduling four Zoom meetings over the weekend!  A chance to see one another for a bit of Show n' Tell, share what you're working on, and answer any questions some might have about the Quilt-A-Long!

Door Prizes!


Yes!  Door prizes will be drawn at each Zoom meeting!  Must be present to win!

Registration!


Make sure you're on our list!  We need you to register!  Click this link to register!  We need to know whether or not you are going to participate in our Secret Santa event and to share information about the Zoom meetings!  


Sarah and Terri are excited about the alternate plans they have made for this event and hope you'll join in their silliness!  If you have questions contact Sarah at trumblee4@hotmail.com or Terri at tsdillydally81@gmail.com!















Thursday, June 4, 2020


Thanks to all of our guild members who participated in our quilt along for the Plaidish Quilt and the Feather Your Nest Table Runner.  We shared pictures of the projects on our Instagram account and enjoyed seeing everyone’s projects.  While we definitely miss our monthly Time to Sew events, and the chance to visit, share and create together, we were able to share and create together in this virtual space. 

Our first Quilt-A-Long was the Feather Your Nest Table Runner by Monica Curry.  This was a fun and modern project led by Marcella through our first Zoom demonstration for the guild.  Several members shared their runner tops and one completely finished this super fun paper pieced project.


Amber choose beautiful whites and grays for her feathers.

Sarah chose shades of gray surrounded by white for her elegant runner.

Marcella, our demonstration leader, had a gray background with bright jewel tones for her feathers.  She completed her runner with some awesome machine quilting.

Teri chose beautiful bright ombré fabrics with gold accents for her fun feathers.



Everyone did a great job making this beautiful runner.  The winner of the $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop is Marcella!  Enjoy!

Our second Quilt-A-Long was for the popular scrappy Plaidish Quilt.  This one is great way to use your scraps.  Two members finished their tops and they couldn’t be more amazing.

Kay made this beautiful scrappy blue and yellow version of the Plaidish quilt.  



Teri’s Plaidish quilt is bright and colorful and simply so fun!


The winner a $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop for this Quilt-A-Long is Teri!  

Thanks to all members that participated and joined in some virtual sewing time with each other!!  These projects are amazing and unique.

Friday, May 22, 2020


PWSAC is working hard to get masks for their employees, but their order is constantly on back order and they have a large group of employees scheduled to come this way.  They are looking for some help and are hoping they can get 100 masks from our local quilters to meet their needs.  If you are able to help, please contact Amber Thompson or message the Guild on Instagram to donate any masks you can.  Thank you!

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Emergency Need!

Guild Members!  We have been asked to fill an urgent need.


The Coast Guard ship in town is in need of 46 adult sized masks!  They can be any style and shape.

Many of you have been making them for family and friends, so use what ever pattern and materials that you have been using.

If you're new to making them, Bonnie Hunter has a great tutorial here.  Like many of you, I have been making them and have used this pattern here.

Finished masks are to be delivered to Angela, the Physical Therapist at the hospital.  Your help is needed and appreciated!  Thanks in advance!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Group Quilt Class and Another Drawing!

We have another super fun activity planned for everyone this weekend!



Marcela will be doing a group class to demonstrate this beautiful Feather Your Nest Table Runner by Monica Curry of Cut Stitch and Piece.  You can purchase and download the pattern by clicking HERE.  The demonstration will start this Saturday at 1pm using the Facebook Messenger app.  To join in the fun, here is what you need to do:

  1. Message Marcela on Facebook to let her know you are going to participate so she knows to add you to the group chat.  You can also send her a text message. 
  2. Purchase and download the pattern.
  3. On Saturday, April 11th at 1pm join the Messenger group and enjoy the demo with the group.
  4. Share pictures of your progress on Instagram by tagging us @cdv_northwind_quilters or by email through April 30th to be entered into the drawing for a gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.  If you finish your table runner and post photos by April 30th, you get a second entry!

This online class and drawing is only open to our Guild members.  If you are not a member and would like to join, please use the form in the right hand column and follow the instructions for dues in the form.

We hope to see you all there!  

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Quilt-A-Long and a Drawing


We are definitely missing our times to get together and sew and visit.  With both our March and April Time to Sew Events cancelled and our Spring Retreat postponed until further notice, our members have been coming up with ideas on how we can still sew together while social distancing. Since we can’t get together and quilt, we have some fun online events to keep us sewing together and sharing with each other.


Let’s get started with a Quilt-A-Long featuring the free Plaidish quilt pattern from Kitchen Table Quilting, which you can find and download Here.  This is pretty simple with no online meetups required (unless you guys want one-we can make it happen!) and you can create at your own pace.

Here’s how it works:


  • The Quilt-A-Long will run from today to May 31st.  You have that long to participate and complete your project (officially-we all quilt at our own pace so don’t feel obligated to rush yourself!).  
  • Periodically share your project with the Guild by posting photos on Instagram and tag us @cdv_northwind_quilters OR email me your photos at sevans7429@gmail.com.  
  • When you have completed your quilt top (just the top!), post a picture in the same manner. 


For everyone who participates and shares their progress (at least a seam sewn) with the Guild, you will be entered in a drawing for a gift certificate to Fat Quarter shop!  For everyone who completes a top, you will be entered a second time.  We will draw on June 1*.

Stay tuned for some more fun projects and gatherings coming your way!


**Please note the drawing is only open to current Guild members.