Saturday, November 8, 2008

Aprons for the Retreat

Ok Ok Ok I know. The posting here is very pathetic but here are the two aprons you can choose from to make for the retreat.

The first one is a scrappy apron.
It is made from 40 five inch squares (a charm pack). You can also use a bunch of those squares we swapped in the guild last year and before that.
Scrappy Apron
This is a very old vintage design and should be so much fun to make.
You will also need to bring about 1/3 yard of fabric for the ties.
Some stabilizer for the waistband if you like that.
And lining fabric such as muslin. I am guessing about a yard. (can you tell I have not made the pattern yet. )

The second apron is a bib apron that ties all the way around depending on size. It is another one size fits all.
Long Apron
For this you will need to bring:

2 yards fabric ( more if you want to line it)
and thread.
I will have the pattern pieces there.

Also we can make a square apron on point.
Square Apron
It takes about a yard for the front and another yard for the back. If you want to bring coordination fabric for a trim and the ties that would be great too.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

October 16, 2008 Guild Meeting

Another month has gone by and our guild meeting for October came and went. It was a busy meeting since our "5 Fabric" Challenges were due.
Some of the business at the meeting included the Fall Retreat coming up in November on the 14th and 15th. It will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building. We will start at 10:30 am and go until at least 7 pm both days. We were instructed to bring scraps of fabrics, including denim, to make some pot holders that Vea will be demonstrating. Lucy has also posted some aprons on our blog that we can choose from to make. So check them out and bring appropriate fabrics for these. Suzanne asked that we bring Pot Luck for our meals on Friday. Something that reminds us of havest time. Saturday meals will be sack lunch, or snack on left overs from Friday.
Admission is free for members. A major door prize will be given out on Saturday that will be made up of a fat quarter from everyone attending. So don't forget to bring a special fat quarter to put in the stack for this. Any non member attending will be charged $5.00 for the two days.
Bring UFO's, current projects, and whatever you need for these and come enjoy this time to share and sew.

Our guild is still working on "Project Linus" as our main charity. Paula delivered 50 quilts to our Joplin Area Chapter this month. She received some new ideas for us to work on besides quilts. It should be fun to participate in some of these. One includes the use of a special "SkipStitch" Blade that goes on your cutting tool. This pierces holes in fabric like fleece that can then be stitched around with yarn, crocheting a cute edge instead of fringe. She will bring the blades to the retreat, so anyone who wants to bring some fleece to prepare, please do so.

Door Prizes were drawn. As well as our BOM winner, Marcene who won our Dahlia blocks from last month.

Our new BOM was presented by Coralee. It shows "Tessellations". This is a technique of one block overlapping onto the next as in our "Falling Leaves" tessellation block for next month. It is to be made in fall leaf colors of hand dyes/batiks. It will really make a beautiful quilt for the lucky winner next month.

See you all at the retreat. Looking forward to having fun sewing, sharing and just being together.

Keep checking back as I am going to try to figure how to post our Project Linus pictures, Fall Festival pictures and our "5 Fabric" Challenge pictures so they don't take up too much room on our Blog.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

September 2008 Guild Meeting

Our Guild was represented at the Newtonia Fall Festival held in Newtonia, Missouri on September 13, 2008. We had a booth for our quilt show and one for our raffle quilt. Both booths were well attended. We even had a workshop set up where those that wanted could guess the mistake on the Suduko quilt and even color a block for a community quilt.
Our raffle quilt, (shown above) was a sampler with blocks made by our members from reproduction 30s fabrics. We chose to hand quilt it and with the help of our members, 154 hours of quilting went into it. Then it was hand bound by Suzanne who won it at the festival.
It was presented to her on the 18th of September at our monthly guild meeting. She was prepared with a label for everyone who helped with the quilt to sign their names on it. She then presented it and the quilt to our Secretary, Lenore in appreciation for being the sweet and selfless person that she is. It was an emotional moment in our evening.
We learned about "dimensional" quilting during our Program for the evening. Suzanne showed us how to use different techinques and fibers to add layers to our quilts.
Coralee presented us with this "dimensional" block. We can use any color that we feel represents it.

Our BOM block for October is the "Dahlia".

Last month's blocks "Purple Cross" were won by none other than Bobbie. Congratulations Bobbie on winning the blocks that your mother designed the pattern for.
We were reminded that our "5 Fabric" Challenges are due next month. Get busy if you haven't already completed yours.
See you next month. October 16th will be our next Guild Meeting back at the Newtonia Community Building.