Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Upcoming Programs and Challenges

First, of course, thanks to all who participated in QUILT BINGO yesterday evening. Hope y'all had fun. Big shout out to all who gave us the scrumptious prizes for the winners to choose from, and to Julie, who made it all happen on that gift table, YOU ROCK!

Upcoming Programs:
April - techniques in 20 minutes - we have several topics from applique to foundation paper piecing to pattern creation and maybe one more! So come and interact and have some fun!
May - one of our new members, Rita, will do a trunk show of her work. I, personally, can hardly wait to see more of her quilts.
June - another new member, Diane, whose lovely wool and flannel applique quilts, will show us some of her techniques - bring some of your wool pieces, and create with her!
July - our yummy potluck
We have lots to look forward to!!!

Upcoming challenge:
"Idyll" - Definition: 1. a simple descriptive work that deals with rustic life or pastoral scenes or suggests a mood of peace and contentment; 2. an extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque period or situation, typically an idealized or unsustainable one.

We'll have from now through the spring and summer to put our thoughts into a wall hanging type quilt. Be ready to share in September!

Happy quilting, all!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Do you have a blog?

I (Vicki) was at sewing today and found out that Christa Burr has a wonderful quilting blog and that got me wondering if any other members have blogs. Later in the day Jennifer Raymond visits to introduce us to her new family member and I got her blog address.

I've added a sidebar section with member blog links. If you have a blog please leave the link in the comments and I'll add you to the list as well.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Thank you to Henry Glass Fabrics

I sent the following message to
On behalf of Country School Quilters, Montpelier, Virginia, I want to thank Lisa
for presenting a special program for our quilting group. What a delight she was, giving us a good understanding of what goes into producing fabric. Her enthusiasm and dedication to fabric was very refreshing. It was so very kind of her to share fat quarters with all of us, and I'm sure many of them will be used in our ongoing project of making quilts for veterans at the V.A. Hospital in Richmond, VA.  Last year we made about 60 quilts and are on track for doing the same this year.  Again, Thank you, Lisa, for giving of yourself to come and speak to us!  Becky Brown

Received an immediate reply from Lisa's boss:

Thank you so much for this very nice email.

Lisa is a gem and we are very honored to have her.

Larry Reichenberg

and shortly after a message from Lisa:

Dear Becky and all the Quilters at the Montpelier Country School group:  
Thank you for the warm welcome and for sharing your creativity with me.  It was my pleasure to come and share a few hours with all of you.
I am looking forward to seeing what you create in the future and please if any of the group creates something using Henry Glass, Studio e or Blank fabrics  Let us know. 
We want to know and if you feel you can share an image please send it along with information regarding the creator, the inspiration and the fabrics used. 

We love to post images of what our customers create on our Facebook and blog pages. 

Thanks Again
Best Regards,
Lisa Loessel

And it is official we did purchase Free Spirit and are delighted to add Free Spirit and Westminster to our Family of companies and brands.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

March, 2018!

My goodness, March is upon us. Our March program is Quilt BINGO, requiring a 10” quilt block for participation - square of any size within a square, in red, whit or blue fabrics. With all received blocks, we’ll make a veteran’s quilt, so please come prepared to play for fun prizes. Bring buttons or small candies to cover those spaces on your card.

Also, hoping to see some show & tell from our current challenge, “Embellish the Cloth”! Even if you haven’t totally completed a piece, please bring and share what happened as you worked on this one! We help each other, even when something doesn’t work out as planned!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Our newest member

Jennifer Raymond's baby has arrived!

Morgan Winfield Raymond was born on February 16th at 11:15 pm.  She weighed 6 lbs 10 oz, is very cute, and has lots of dark hair.  Mother and baby are doing well.

If you'd like to help out Jennifer and Michael, Jennifer's sister has created a Meal Train for them:

Monday, February 19, 2018

Tuesday 2/20 at 6:30! Special program

Reminder: our special program on Henry Glass fabric design! Hope you have it on your calendar, and please bring Show & Tell to share with our speaker.