Monday, January 26, 2015

Tuesday Sewing

We are in a "Winter Advisory" although it looks like all the bad weather (including 2-3 FEET) of snow is way north of us, it's possible we could get a little snow here Tuesday. 

Our Tuesday sewing will be cancelled if Hanover County Schools are closed, so in the event we do get a little snow, just check the news to see if schools are closed - before you make the drive out to Montpelier. Some of you, Terri, Carole, Helen, Nancy and Betsy have a longer drive. 

HOPE to see you all tomorrow! - Becky

Thursday, January 22, 2015

More Quilt Designs

Here are the final quilt designs Vicki did for us. So many possibilities! Thanks Vicki for inspiring us with the quilt designs and to Annie for sharing the pattern. (See earlier post for directions.)

Change the fabrics, to change the look!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sew Together

TUESDAY SEWING - mark your calendar for January 27!

We are on the calendar with Hanover Parks and Recreation to sew the 4th Tuesday of each month - that's January 27. 

Those of us who come and sew together know what a good time it is and welcome others to come sew and visit with us. A cold day might be a good day for us to make soup. Who's coming?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Membership cards

Do we need new membership cards for 2015?  Does anyone feel like these are necessary? 

I rarely am asked for my card in quilt shops, and I'm not sure there's any other reason why these are needed. 

Please respond with your opinion!

- Peg

Sunday, January 18, 2015

More Designs - Annie's Star

Here are some more quilt designs by Vicki using our January Block of the Month. 

Directions can be found here - these 12" blocks are easy to make from 2-1/2 and 4-1/2" squares - great for quilts for veterans.



Friday, January 16, 2015


Here are some pictures from Show & Tell at our January meeting:

Karen showed 3 different ways she used 4-patch blocks. She makes several donation quilts each month, and she's the only person we know who has NO UFOs! 

Karen always creates happy scrappy quilts!
Betsy made a quilt for a veteran using the January block of the month pattern, which she got at Saturday Sewing and went home and got busy chain-piecing this 2-color quilt - sure to be a hit with a veteran!

Another beauty by Betsy - can you tell she likes red and black?

Mary K  made this quilt for a veteran.

Back of Mary's quilt - don't you love how she did this?
Another great scrap quilt made by Peg.

Cathy made this colorful quilt for her granddaughter.

Julie's husband named this quilt FRUIT LOOPS - a great name for our August block of the month.
Julie had it machine quilted and just finished the binding at Saturday Sewing.
CSQ is donating FRUIT LOOPS to QUILT BINGO, a cancer fund-raiser in May.

 We ended the meeting with some nice door prizes, including this
beautiful iridized patchwork dish, made and donated by Vicki.
Peggy was the lucky winner!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

UFO Busting

Vicki here. I'm sorry I missed the meeting last night. I was off learning how to do letterpress printing. So far I can tell you that it's a great field for dyslexics. You really have to turn your brain backwards. Needless to say I had to set mine twice.

Had I been at the meeting I would have been encouraging you to take on the UFO challenge for this year! I think Julie had a great handout for dealing with UFO project and I'm going to up the ante with prizes. I'll draw a winner from everyone who posts a comment on the UFO post each month.

I hope you will consider participating and you will have the bonus satisfaction of finishing some projects!

To join the UFO busting go to this post and enter a comment telling us how many UFO projects you have and how old the oldest one is. So far the UFO count is up to 79 from 4 people!

It turns out that there is one member who is not qualified to enter the UFO contest. At Friday sewing Karen told us that she had 2 UFO projects but on further inspection we learned that they were both started in the past 2 weeks! KAREN HAS NO UFO PROJECTS!!! How does that happen?

Karen, I have a couple of baby quilt UFO projects if you want them. I found them recently and didn't even count them in my own count.