Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tuesday Sewing

We are fortunate to have access to our meeting room 3 times each month:
- the meeting on the 2nd Tuesday
- the second Friday and following Saturday for sewing days 
- the 4th Tuesday also for a sewing day.

At the meeting we discussed that this day isn't used much and determined that's because a lot of people don't know about it!

I'll make an effort to post a reminder here on the blog before the 4th Tuesday each month and this is your reminder that we have the room this coming Tuesday, November 22! 
This is a great room for basting quilts or just to be able to spread out a project. We do have a stand up design wall, cutting mats, a couple of rulers, irons and ironing boards.

Come sew (or baste) this Tuesday of you want.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Our Flickr Site

A big thanks to those who take pictures at our meetings and share them on our Flickr Site. 

It's always nice to go back and take a good look at quilts from our meetings and you do this from our blog.

Scroll down and look in the column on the right until you see the box where you can subscribe to the blog by email (a great way to always get what's posted). Just below the box you will see Our Flickr Site click on that and you can enjoy many months of programs and show & tell. You will see Kitty's name at the top, because she's the one who set it up for us. Thank you, Kitty and everyone for sharing pictures. 

So sit back in your comfy chair and enjoy the quilt show.

Monday, November 14, 2016


Our November Block of the Month will be for another veteran quilt, still keeping with the Red/White/Blue fabric theme. We will be making a simple square in a box. The fun thing about this block will be the variety in the sizes of the square in the center - the more variety the better. 
Basic construction: Add strips to a square so your block measures 9" (I will trim them)

Some ideas - various size squares and combinations of fabrics. (Use prints and/or solids, your choice)

Sample block

I've cut some squares and will bring them to share. We will need 56 blocks for our quilt, so please, make 2 or 3 blocks and have fun thinking INSIDE the box. The more variety in the fabrics, the better. 

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, November 10, 2016


Sewing is Friday and Saturday (Nov 11 & 12). Bring your own project (and lunch) and have fun sewing and visiting with friends.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Nov. 15 Meeting

Does everyone have their calendar marked for our meeting on Nov. 15?  (Date change, due to election)

The program by Marcy will be
"Consider a Quilt Challenge Group"

From Marcy:

For the past 10 years, I have participated in a quilters’ challenge group. The last 2 years we’ve been doing charity quilts. The numbers of participants has varied from 5 – 7. Organically, the group works like any other group – sometimes it works for people, sometimes not, and we give each other grace a lot of the time! But here’s the thing, I originally asked if I could join the group after seeing 1 or 2 quilts that they had already produced. What I saw for myself was the possibility of real growth beyond projects I might choose on my own. Also, the closest anyone in the group lived was approximately 2 hours away, a “safe distance” – no one would see me fumble around, while I “tried on” different ideas! Depending on your desire to try something new, get out of a rut, or wake yourself up with a deadline, a challenge group can really help and provide so much more in the way of inspiration and friendships!!!!

Marcy will be sharing a lot of ideas and quilts.

Please bring quilts you have made with a Quilt Challenge Group (Round Robin style, etc.) to inspire and encourage others.