Show and Tell -
Jan showed her Beyond the Block quilt
Rachel showed her current charity blocks she made
Pat showed her 4 Patch Stack and Whack top
Deb showed her Stack and Whack top
Diane showed her iron caddy and her Starry Night stack and whack quilt, and her kitchen window top for the Riley Blake challenge
Crystal showed her mini quilt and a Stacked Squares quilt
Upcoming Meetings -
Upcoming Sewing Saturdays:
May 16 - Open Sew
June 6 - Open Sew - Library Quilt Assembly Day (bookshelf & houses)
June 27 - Open Sew - Charity Quilt Assembly Day
July 18 - Open Sew
Library Quilt Assembly Day - a bookshelf quilt - Please go through your scrap fabric and bring in assorted strips of fabric scraps. We will do a black background for the quilts and possibly brown strips of fabric to create the bookcase. The strips should be bright and light colors.
For the houses quilt, we’ll need random green squares/strips/etc for the grass as well as random whites for the sky.
The charity quilts that were just taken down from the library will need to be washed then delivered to St. Judes. Diane and Pat will deliver the quilts to St Judes.
We have the window display the library for July. It will need to be assembled on July 1 and removed on July 31 or first thing Aug 1. Pat and Deb talked about it while hanging the quilts this past time and thought how cool would it be to do a quilt from start to finish - showing fabric, then assembled blocks, then blocks sewn in to strips, then a quilt sandwich, then a finished quilt. The quilt(s) would be charity quilts when completed. We will need a bunch of blocks to pull it off but it would be a really cool display.
We all loved Crystal's Stacked Squares quilt and talked about doing that block for a future charity block. More details to come at the next meeting.
Next year’s retreat will be April 1-3 at the Red Rooster.
The current cost is currently $195.
Minimum for Red Rooster - 12-23 people. Please extend the invite to friends and family, whether they quilt, scrapbook, paint, needlework, etc.
The Rooster has been sold however the new owners want to continue with the retreats, exactly as they are currently being held. The new owners are from New Orleans so possibly expect a cajun twist to the meals.
Demo - Deb - how to clean an iron using a knock off Magic Eraser called Scrub Buddies purchased at the Dollar Tree. It cleaned two of Pat's really dirty irons to look like new! Diane suggested that after cleaning the bottom, you heat the iron and rub it on waxed paper for a gliding surface. The Scrub Buddies can be found in the kitchen area of Dollar Tree, near the sponges and gloves.