Friday, July 12, 2019

July Meeting Cancelled Due to Storm

😭 We will not have a meeting Saturday due to the storm. If we reschedule, we will post it here. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

June is Coming Up Tulips!

We had an awesome June Meeting!
Take a look below:

Our June block lottery was beautiful! Even our junior member, Athena got in on the action and won! It was her first win. Congrats winners!

July's Block lottery looks very interesting! SO versatile and of course we have an awesome teacher showing us all the options.

A beach basket was the raffle of the month. Beautiful beachy fabrics and fun goodies to boot!

Time for Show and Tell:

Gorgeous pieces ladies!

Another submission from Wendi for some very deserving Veteran:

Love it!!

We have started a round robin and the medallions are awesome:

We judged a mock art show from a trunk show given by SAQA member Natalie:

We all chose our favorites, narrowed them down to 10 and gave them points as shown below.

This was not only fun but we learned so much. I think we have a better idea now of how judging works. This trunk show was very cool. Many uses of mixed media, fabric dying, and different uses of thread. We also saw how different the binding can be. I know I learned a lot! 

This is a sample that Lisa wanted to use very badly! LOL
Such a great meeting ladies! Thank you!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Program for May - SAQA Trunk Show and Ways to View Art

Exploration of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Trunk Show

Some of the examples that we were given as part of this trunk show are below. These are quilts? Crazy but YES! So amazing.

We referenced the book 
Ways of Looking: How to Experience Contemporary Art by Ossian Ward as we explored the SAQA Trunk Show Quilts.

Ways of Looking on Amazon

Thank you Natalie for the informative and FUN program!

We have many great things coming up in the next few months so look us up! We are on Instagram and Facebook too.

We had a bright and colorful May Meeting!

Check out the door prizes! Each had 9 fat quarters (WOW that's 2 and 1/4 yards of beautiful solids from Moda Bella). Lucky winners were able to choose either a cool stack or warm stack with 3 different values in each color way.

Block Lottery for June is a big block and looks so fun, quick, and easy to do.

Totally Tulips Block. A tutorial can be found on You Tube under Missouri Star Quilt Company. Here are the instructions:

Block Lottery: Sew and bring back for June 2019

Totally Tulips by Missouri Star Quilt Company
Block size: 9 ½” x 17 ½”

For ONE tulip block you need the following:

Background: (Kona Snow)
·        Fabric 1:
o   (4) 2 ½” squares to snowball tulip corners
o   (2) 5” squares to make HSTs for leaves
·        Fabric 2:
o   (2) 5” squares for top half of tulip—lighter value than bottom half

·        Fabric 3:
o   (2) 5” squares for bottom half of tulip—darker value than top half
§   Note: Fabrics 2 and 3 should be from the same color family, with the top two squares being a lighter value and the bottom two squares being a darker value.
Leaves and Stem:
·        Fabric 4: leaves
o   (2) 5” squares in green—use a print that reads mostly green

·        Fabric 5: stem
o   1 ½” x 8 ¾” green solid for stem—any solid green that looks nice with your leaves—(I think the video says to cut this piece 8” long, but that is too short.)

Refer to the video tutorial for piecing instructions.  The video shows how to make an entire quilt, so the following steps will be different when making a single block:

As shown in video, 10” squares of leaf and background fabric make enough HST leaves for two tulips. To make leaves for one tulip, make HSTs from 5” squares of leaf and background fabrics, as called for above. Use the method shown here:
·         Trim your four finished HSTs to 4 1/2 “

Do not add the 2 ½” x 9 ½” spacer piece to the tops of blocks. That method is used to offset the tulips when making a whole quilt.

Check out this awesome "Spring Bouquet" raffle we had:

Fabric roses and interfacing supplies for a Sew Together Bag! 
What more can a quilter want? :)

We are donating dresses for girls around the world in coordination with
All dresses are due at the June meeting! Thanks to everyone who contributed fabric and made dresses.

Our very generous group of sewists brought in a wide range of single serving easy open food items for the food bank at the church.

Looking forward to another great meeting in June. See you there.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

April 2019 Door Prizes!

What a stack!

These beauties were the door prizes for April. It is called Peppered Cory for Studio E Fabrics. It is yard dyed shot cotton. If you look closely, the fabric has different shades in it. Stunning for a solid no? Yes!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

April’s Block Lottery

Look at these awesome and fun X Plus Wonky blocks! They were fun to make and we love what everyone came up with for this challenge. 

April’s Raffle

The April Quilt meetings raffle was, of course, Easter Related. What a cute basket! It was full of goodies like fabric, patterns, a gorgeous orchid and Chocolate. Yum! Who knows what next months will be!