Friday, September 8, 2017

Quilts at The Montpelier Center

The entry hallway at The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education has an area where we display two veteran's quilts. 

Earlier this summer we hung these two quilts where the Marine quilt received lots of attention and compliments.
We changed the quilts today and now the hallway looks like this:
The frame hanging between the quilts tells about our group and our on-going project making quilts especially for our veterans.
Thanks everyone - keep the quilts coming!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Friday & Saturday Sewing

Please come join us for sewing on Friday & Saturday (Sept. 8 & 9).  Bring your sewing and your lunch, or just stop by to say hello!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Horn Sewing Cabinet for sale

A local quilter contacted me today. She's selling this Horn sewing cabinet for $200 OBO. She says it will take a couple of strong people to move it. If anyone is interested you can contact Laura at swellwright at gmail dot com

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Quilt Club Challenge Update

With excitement building, I am asking all participants in our "Alpha-Character" Challenge to bring your projects in for our September meeting. Whatever stage you are in - completed or not - the program will allow us to discuss the creative process the challenge provided each of us.

Next challenges:
Sept/Oct: "Paint Chip" challenge. With lots of colors to choose from, and multiple options, there's no excuse not to join in the fun. If you can't attend the Sept meeting, just let Marcy know with a quick call or email. We hope more of our members can consider joining in for this one.

Nov/Dec: "Postcard" challenge. Put what we learned from Vicki & Estelle (so many GREAT ideas!) to good use, and send/receive a winter greeting to/from a fellow member. Be sure to include your up-to-date postal address when you put your name in the hat as a participant!

Thanks to all our participants!
Marcy George

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Bernina for sale

For Sale: 
Bernina Activa 135 S - Patchwork Edition

Machine is 12 years old with very low mileage (has been used very little). It is ready to sew and does not need servicing.

Machine is a complete package with soft-sided carrying case, accessory box with 12 feet, extra bobbins, manuals and other accessories. The machine also comes with an extended bed, which is not shown in the photo.


Posted for Helen C.  See membership list for Helen's phone number. 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Our photos

Did you know that we have a gallery of our Show and Tell photos from each meeting? Thanks to Margaret Griffiths we have a wonderful record of our show and tell projects!

All of the photos are on Flickr and the link is always on the sidebar of this page. There's an album for each meeting. She recently also set up a separate album for our veterans quilts so if you are looking for ideas for a new veterans quilt this is a great place to start! Both links are on the sidebar of this blog.

I hate to post without a photo so here are 3 quilts that I quilted this week. I'll bring them to the August meeting.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Marcy's idea of starting a Challenge Group is an opportunity to try something new - a new technique or a way of doing something out of your norm. There are NO RULES, you can make anything you like, any size you like. We welcome others to join in at any time. We hope to have our Alphabet Character Challenges completed by our September Show & Tell. At that time a new challenge will be issued.

While my sister-in-law, Heidi, was here last month I was telling her about our Challenge Project (I think she's already a follower of our blog). Heidi's a recently retired middle school art teacher and she has joined our challenge. I took her to the Montpelier Center to see the art display and we went next door for her to draw from the hat. She drew the letter O and it didn't take her long to decide what to do.

We played in my sewing room one day - showing her my applique method of using freezer paper, starch and glue to create. What a joy it was when she sent me the picture of her drawing along with all her freezer paper templates.  Heidi said "I  traced my drawing onto plastic using a marker school teachers use for smart/white boards so it will wipe off with water or a magic eraser sponge. Then I traced the pieces backwards onto freezer paper with pencil. Just wanted to show you the owl! Patterns are in a ziploc, wings are too big. I'll use a plastic box."


Heidi's Owl with Fox drawing

Pictures of our first Challenge Quilts are Here on our Flickr Site as the first 4 pictures in our May Show & Tell. Thank you, Margaret for adding pictures every month of our Show & Tell.  She also created an album for our Veteran Quilts. 
See the "Our Links" in the right column of our Blog - then click on Our Flickr Site for a great little quilt show! 


Friday, July 7, 2017

July meeting notes

This weekend is our monthly sew-in so come on by aand sew with us! If you have any finished veteran's quilts we would love to get them this weekend so we can switch out the display quilts in the Montpelier Center.

The meeting this month is our annual pot luck dinner. Bring your favorite dish to share along with your show and tell.
The meeting starts at 6:30.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

July 7 & 8

Our Friday & Saturday sewing days come early in the month of July so be sure to mark your calendars now and plan to sew, sew, sew and do some visiting, too. JULY 7 & 8 - as sometimes happens our sewing days come before our meeting. 

ALSO: Hanover County has updated our sewing building, with wfii and has mounted a large tv on the wall for use in presenting programs.

  ★★★★★★Happy Independence Day!★★★★★★

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Thanks to everyone for contributing blocks. Collectively, the houses, barns, churches, etc., represent our community! It will be quilted soon and given to W.H.E.A.T. as a raffle quilt.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June meeting notes

Hopefully the third time is the charm for our program this month! Julie and Debbie Quitaquit have schedule Debbie's Quick Curve Ruler program twice so far. Unless it snows, we will finally get to enjoy it this month.

If you are participating in the batik block exchange don't forget to bring your fabric. I don't know what the penalty is if you forget but it should probably involve chocolate.

Other notes:

Friday and Saturday Sewing is this weekend! Come join us to sit and sew all day Friday and Saturday at our usual meeting place. We have cutting mats, irons, extension cords and a fridge and microwave. Stay an hour or all weekend.

Virginia Quilt Museum: The next time CSQ volunteers at the VA Quilt Museum is July 29th.  Would be great if 4 members could volunteer.  There is an Artist Reception for Phase II exhibit that day. Also the farmer's market behind the museum should have lots of just picked produce.  

A sign up sheet will be passed around at June meeting.  Check your calendar, and help support the museum by volunteering.

Veteran's Quilts: The photo above is of 4 veterans quilts that I (Vicki) got quilted this month. At the meeting I'll be hitting you up for money to buy more batting and backing soon.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

House Blocks

Thanks to everyone for making such adorable blocks representing our community.

The last of the blocks were given to me over the weekend and now I will begin assembling the 49 blocks, sashing and borders. This has truly been a group project and I appreciate so much participation and a special thanks to those of you who made multiple blocks. 

Here are the final blocks:

I plan to bring the quilt top to the June meeting where we can decide how to have it quilted. Until next time. . .
Happy Sewing, Becky

Wednesday, May 10, 2017