Monday, April 15, 2019

April 2019 Meeting Reminder

Our April meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 16th at 7pm!! Doors open at 6:30 if you would like to come early for some pre-meeting sew-cializing!

April Programming: Bring the quart sized bag full of scraps for the challenge. These bags will be swapped around to other participating members. Projects will be due at the July meeting. Use provided scraps + 1 solid of your choice to create anything, anything at all. A pillow, a zippy bag, potholders, a full quilt. Anything at all. We’ll pass out Chelsea’s awesome booklet, and show some great examples. Discuss (as a group) different ways to manage your scraps. 

May Programming: Scrap cutting party!! If you’re like me, your scraps are in a jumbled heap and need some serious attention. Usually, that attention involves cutting to precut sizes - so let’s make a party out of it. Or you can just hang out and chit chat, or cut for another project. 

Show and Tell: Make sure to bring your finishes for show and tell this month. Remember, each item you bring to show and tell in 2019 enters you into a special year-end raffle. Don't forget those WIPs too! We'll be pulling the winners (you heard that right, WINNERS!!!) at our May meeting.

Giveaways and Raffles: Our giveaway item this month is Three charm packs of Robert Kaufman's Valley of the Kings.

Raffle #1
Four half-yards of Longitude by Kate Spain 
Rhomus Dance pattern

Raffle #2

Modern Memory Quilts by Suzanne Paquette

We'll see you tomorrow at the First Baptist Church!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

February 2019 Show & Tell

Everyone has been busy during the cold weather, and several members were preparing for QuiltCon in Nashville!

Carolanne showed us her butterfly pillowcase  from extra blocks with a quilt .... 

and pillow in same blue colorway!

Betsy finished her Gypsy Wife quilt with her daughter -- it is absolutely gorgeous and very colorful!

Alison done at retreat.  Ophelia did quilting and also help from Leslie.


Lorie made up this quilt from donated fabric for a charity quilt. Pattern from Moda Bake Shop and blew up the sizing.

Lorie had a second quilt fully bound she had shown before.  Sarah did the quilting and Leslie bound it.  Will be raffled off for ABLE NH.


Ophelia started with the backing and then designed the front.  She did two and quilted both in sequence, and are donated to charity.  Great colors and design!


Carolyn  showed us a very modern and colorful quilt oriented to a toddler.  So cute!

Carolyn also showed us a tote bag she made!

Patti finished a super cute  Range back-pack (pattern by Noodlehead) to take to Nashville QuiltCon!

Patti also showed us a jellyroll based WIP.

Suzie has a new bright  Range back pack to carry goodies from QuiltCon!  (She actually made 5 of them!)

Suzie showed off the mini-quilt swap she made for QuiltCon -- the theme is pretty obvious!

Suzie made up a pattern designed by fellow guild member Marie, called Nordic Sweater.

This is Marie's mini-swap quilt for Quilt Con.  Pretty colors.

Chelsea showed us a beautiful scrap quilt.

Chelsea also showed a super large cross quilt.

Sarah had several quilts.  This is a baby quilt for a friend, and made a second for the other kid.  All out of scraps.

Briana showed a quilt she started at the last retreat.  


Rene shared with us the mini-quilt with nice bright colors she received from her partner in Sweden.  The binding is "X"d down by hand with an ombre thread.

 RenĂ© also showed a quilt she made from a kit.  Each block has 103 pieces! Wow!  She also practiced her free motion quilting.  She donated it to charity.

Simone announced she is going to be a grandmother!

 Gail showed her trial run mini-swap quilt using Alison Glass's Meridian pattern using Alison Glass fabrics.

This is Gail's actual mini-quilt for her swap mate in Mississippi.  The theme was Mississippi Blues using the Alison Glass handcrafted fabric.

This is the back where Gail tried out reverse machine applique using Anna Maria Horner's method.