Monday, October 22, 2012

Carolyn Friedlander's Workshop Details

Hi all,

The workshop will take place at the Dr  Phillips Library (click HERE for map) on November 17. The Library opens at 10 AM; you can be there as early as you want, to set up. The workshop itself starts at 10:30 AM.

Here is the Supply List :

  • fabric for project (see pattern cover HERE  for amounts). If you want to print the pattern cover, click on File, then Download. A copy of the document will be downloaded to your PC, from where you can print it. 
  • sewing machine
  • open toe sewing foot - or foot with good visibility
  • matching thread
  • rotary cutter
  • small cutting mat (around 12" x 12")
  • small ruler with ¼" markings (around 8"-12" in length)
  • scissors for cutting paper
  • pins
  • removable marking tool (Pilot Frixion pen or chalk marker work well)
  • (small) iron. The guild will provide at least one ironing board for all to share, but if you have a "personal" iron, do bring it.
  • electrical extension or surge protector. There will be many of us, so plugs are at a premium!
Click HERE for the fabric cutting instructions. Try to prepare the fabric before the class!

As usual, contributions to our food nibbling menu are welcome. 

Carolyn's $12 kit fee (to be paid directly to her on November 17) covers the pattern and the paper templates.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

October Sew Day

Beth gave a demo on paper piecing and as usual there was plenty of sewing, consulting, talking and eating of yummy food.

PS. as far as what we talk about...what happens at Sew Day stays at Sew Day.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Meeting Minutes October 3, 2012

OCTOBER 3, 2012
10 AM-11:30 AM
22 Members in attendance

The basket was won by one of our new members, Pat.

Maya won the October Blocks.
Rene showed a sample of the BOM for November.  This Great Granny Square Block is to be made with modern fabrics, a white background and a red center. Information is available on the OMQG here.
Jodi collected more quilted kitchen items for Habitat for Humanity. Next month she will make the final collection and then make a delivery of all the items. 

Make sure you let Alejandrina know if you plan to attend the Carolyn Friedlander class and get your check to Michelle. The supply list will be posted online soon.

Ugly Challenge-Participants swapped bags of "ugly" fabric and are to bring back a 12.5 inch (unfinished) square block of any design using the ugly fabric along with any other fabrics the maker wants to use. The blocks will be assembled into a charity quilt.

Charity Projects-We will make another quilt for the Camraderie Group.  Beth will bring red, white and blue fabrics to the October Sew Day and the November Meeting. Jodi will select a quilt pattern. 

Labels for donation quilts- Following a discussion it was decided that OMQG would order labels to be put on donated items made by guild members.  There are many sources of labels.  One used by Kathryn is Sweetwater. Rene also suggested mini cards from Moo.

The Demo at the October 20th Sew Day is of paper piecing.

The Demo at the November Meeting will be with Maya on how to sew on mirrors and other flat objects.

Resources for Online Learning:
Terry recommended Craftsy.
Beth recommended Quilting University.

Mary shared information on Cherrywood Fabrics and their modern fabric line.

Warm and Natural Products were won by and Sue and Kathryn.

VII.    SHOW AND TELL (and requests for suggestions)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

November Block of the Month

The Great Granny Square block is our choice for November.  The tutorial can be found here at Bee in My Bonnet.  Don't be concerned with the tutorial's length; it is just very detailed.  The block is not difficult to piece.

Great Granny Square block

As with our previous BOMs, the blocks should be 12.5" square, unfinished.  You can use any of your modern fabrics for the squares, but make sure the center square is a red and the background strips are white.  Leave a comment if you have any questions.  Have fun!