Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Our regular August meeting, scheduled for August 13, will take place on schedule.
We will use the July block lottery block for the August meeting. This will give us time to make those cute umbrella blocks if we've got a lot planned for the summer.
Meanwhile, be gathering up your scraps to bring to the August meeting for the Anniversary Scrap Swap. This is the guild's 5th anniversary, so be ready for some fun!
Saturday, June 11, 2016
For the July block we thought everyone needed an umbrella to keep the hot rays of the summer sun off of your head. So to do this we are presenting to you the April Shower’s block from Craftsy. This is a free block and we made a few modifications in the actual block. This block will be a fun block to get rid of some of your scraps and be bright and happy.
The colors will be your choice with the exception of the background and the umbrella handle. The background will be a neutral tan/sand or beige modern color. It may have a print on it but it must “read” neutral in the above colors. The handle to the umbrella will be in black.
Follow the directions for the block on Craftsy with the following changes: instead of cutting the handle 1 ½ by 5 in, cut it at 1 by 6”. Then to make the background adjust to this size, cut 1 square 6” instead of the original 5”. Also from the background fabric 2 strips 1 ½ “ by 9” instead of 8 ½ in. You will have a little extra but this makes it easier to trim back to the final unfinished block of 8 ½ or finished block of 8”.
As always, the aesthetic is modern and if you have any questions please feel free to contact Elaine or Susan!
Your block lottery team,
Susan and Elaine
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Natalie brought the meeting to order at 10:10 and asked for a moment of silence. Our new member, Linda, introduced herself. Several members had birthdays in May and received a birthday FQ lollipop and a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday."
Cindy talked about our next charity quilt effort which will be our annual charity quilt for Fisher House. The theme is wonky houses. Use beachy colors and the colors of sky, grass, and sand. Think of the houses you see when you walk along the beach. The quilt is due in July, so please bring your blocks to the June meeting.
Today is our mini Shop Hop and Sew-in. Dawn from A Quilter's Place has ordered some jelly rolls for our Jelly Roll Race in June and has purchased a sandwich tray for our visit. She is also offering guild members a 20% discount on your purchases today.
Check the blog for more information.
Anne Marie won this month's block lottery. It was the Tidal Pool Block by Molli Sparkles
Two members presented finished block lottery quilts:
Credit needed here please - whose finished quilt is this?
As mentioned on the blog, since this is a Sew Day, we will be selecting door prize winners every half hour throughout the meeting.
There were many ideas discussed. It was decided that in the 3rd quarter we will make drawstring bags for Ronald McDonald House. The tutorial is by Jeni Baker of In Color Order. The tutorial is here.
Our 4th quarter project will be a quilt for the QuiltCon charity challenge.
Participating in these charity efforts is always strictly voluntary.
There were many items shared for Show and Tell.