Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Veterans quilts #14 - 21

You all were very busy piecing tops for veterans this summer! I have quite a pile here to get quilted. I hope to get through all of these by the September meeting. I'll take any other that you have in September and that will be the last that I will take for this year. I'm going to quilt as many as I can before my new longarm arrives but after that I'll be working only on my own quilts until early in 2015.

Here are the ones I've finished since the last meeting. These bring the tally to 21 for the year. You will see 4 homespun quilts. Those were pieced by a blog friend and they need volunteers to bind them. Patty did include the binding with the quilt tops.

If you want to pick up a quilt before the September meeting just give me a call or and email.

Enjoy the show! #22 is loaded and ready for quilting.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Upcoming Quilt Shows

There are 2 quilts shows coming up in our areas soon:

 The 2014 Richmond Quilt Show
Saturday though Sunday, September 20 & 21, 2014
Saturday, 10 to 6, Sunday 11 to 5
Commonwealth Building at the Richmond International Raceway
$7 adults
$3 children 16 and under
$5 group tickets (five or more) in advance through rqgshow@gmail.com

Orange County Quilt Show
October 4, 10 - 5
October 5, 11 - 4
Prospect Heights Middle School
Admission: $5

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Quilt label products

I need a recommendation for products to make quilt labels.  I know we had a program on this several years ago, but I can't find my notes.

I have several quilts that will be going to people I don't know, and I'd like to include labels with washing instructions.  It would be much easier to create the labels on my computer rather than writing them out by hand.  I'm looking for information on products that you've tried and liked, and also information on products to avoid.  I want something I can use with an inkjet printer. 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Member Survey - Scheduling a visit to the Valentine Richmond History Center

At the meeting last night Karen passed on some information about the possibility for us to visit the Valentine Richmond History Center. She has mentioned this in a couple of past meetings. The VRHC has an extensive textiles collection that includes about 200 quilts. She talked to them about the possibility of us getting a private viewing of the quilt collection. It would also include a tour of the house and galleries. We would schedule it sometime on the fall, maybe late October or November.

We can schedule a private tour of the house and collection but it requires 20 people minimum at $20 each ($400 paid in advance). Marian Moody and I (Vicki) have both been on such tours at the museum and both feel that $20 is a very small price to pay for the experience.

Before we schedule anything we need to survey the members to see if you are interested So please reply to this blog post answering 2 questions.

1) Do you want to go on the tour and willing to pay $20 to do it?

2) If the answer to #1 is yes, do you care/prefer if the tour is schedule for a weekday or Saturday? The tour will happen during the day. It's probably easier to schedule a week day but that may impact some members ability to attend.

Please let us know what you think.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Sewing

As always sewing with friends is a lot of fun. We are sewing and sharing vacation advice for next summer.

Julie is finishing her Autumn Breeze quilt top.

Karen is pin basting quilts.

Betsy is making hundreds of tiny half square triangle blocks.

They are all going into this quilt.

Nancy is fusing applique for her quilt borders.

Terri and Carol are sewing all of the bingo blocks together.

I (Vicki) am working on the same blocks that I have been working on all year.
We expect a larger crowd tomorrow.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Meeting Photos

We've been remiss in sharing the photos from recent meetings so let's play some catch up today. Here are photo albums from the May, June and July meetings. You can check out the photos any time by clicking the Flickr link on the sidebar.

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May slide show including photos from Becky's program on participating in block of the month programs.

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June slide show.

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July slide show.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Friday and Saturday Sewing this weekend!

Our 2 days of sewing at the Montpelier Center is this Friday and Saturday. I've missed the last 2 months so I'm looking forward to seeing you there this weekend.

So pack up your sewing stuff and come sew from 9 a.m. - until 3 or 4 p.m. Bring your lunch or go to Subway or Domino's which are nearby.