Show and Tell:
- Deb showed
- her finished Auburn oriental garden quilt top that she was working on at the last sewing Saturday
- her wonkey pinwheels quilted with hearts and swirls
- Two charity quilts – one in cool colors cut down from a queen size and the other in bright colors
- Finished quilt that was going to be the shortcuts block of the month
- Deb also showed Karen's quilt backed in Zebra print that had been hanging in the library
- Deb also showed a strip of LED lights from Inspired LED. They can be attached to the throat of the machine and provide excellent additional light (way better than lamps etc.). The strips are 21" long for $30, but for an extra $15 ($45 total) you get an extra power source so the strip can be divided and used in two different machines (great if you wanted to get with a buddy to purchase). The lights also last a really long time.
- Pat was very busy and showed 9 projects!
- Charity quilt made out of the rainbow blocks (left over from the rainbow slice blocks plus a few extra)
- Butterfly charity quilt
- Very modern quilt with lots of negative space called Ready, Set, Go! made from the reds in the donated charity fabric.
- Quilt called Piece of the Puzzle
- Her Rainbow geometric one with lines of shapes in each color
- Cool color zig zags – this was Pat's first one. She said she saw the pattern and wanted to make it
- Another quilt from the charity fabric that Pat added bright solids to
- A lattice quilt top with lizzard fabric. We all loved the lattice
- A bunch of Christmas ornaments for the tree and the start of a white yo-yo garland. Pat has invited everyone to help make white yo-yos to add for the Christmas tree decorations.
- Patsy showed her yellow and grey baby quilt, quilted with adorable ducks
- Sherrie showed
- a red and turquoise orange peel table topper
- a few bright economy blocks
- last month's challenge using the economy block. She cut the block into quarters and reassemble
- November 22
- December 6
- December 20
- Dec 9- Christmas party- bring something yummy to share and a small sewn item (doesn’t have to be quilted) for our gift exchange. Gift should be wrapped in a fat quarter.
- December 1 Will be the library Christmas tree decorating. Coordinate with Deb Richey if you can help.
- December 9 – Guild Holiday party
- Feb 19-22- Quiltcon in Austin, Tx
- March 13-15, 2015- Guild Quilting Retreat at the Snowbird- The price is $175. There is a minimum of 6 people to attend. A deposit is due after the new year.
- The officer positions will be coming up for vote in November. They are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. None of these positions takes much time and you can self nominate. Please consider taking an active role in the guild. There have only been a few officers (the same folks each time) for the last few years. Please contact an officer if you would like to have an officer position.
- President – runs the meetings tries to coordinate things
- VP – assists the president
- Treasurer – collects dues, periodically updates membership list, deposits dues/gets bank statements, does guild taxes (a 2 question postcard)
- Secretary – takes minutes and posts to the weebly website
- Additional committee chairs also available (charity blocks, challenge, photographer, etc).
- Lisa’s quilt is on a Redstone Federal Credit Union commercial- click here to watch it.
Library Update – Quilts are down at the moment. Previous contact has left the library. Quilts will start being hung again in January. Patrons and library staff are loving the quilts – they get lots of compliments on it and we get lots of PR. There are about 15-20 quilts at a time.
A vote was held to see if charity quilts should be used for the library quilt display and it was unanimous that hanging charity quilts was acceptable. It gives the charity and our guild positive exposure.
Library has told Deb we'll get a good spot for our tree this year.
Charity Quilt Block Update – Our current block is the Economy block. Click on “Current Charity Block” link for instructions for making the 12” finished size blocks. There are two links, one for calculating various sizes and one just for 12” blocks. Please bring your blocks in when you have them made.
Charity Quilts- 14 quilts were donated on August 28th to the St Jude’s childrens cancer clinic. They were so well received and very grateful to have these to hand out to the children. Our next charity quilt assembly day will be in January 2015. It’s a fun day of group creativity not to be missed! Click on the "Charity Quilts" link on the home page for pictures. Click here for more information about the clinic.
Demo- Deb showed how to hang a quilt flush with the wall and without a hanging sleeve. After investigating Magnificient quilt co. hangers that were too expensive, Deb came up with her own solution.
- Go to Lowes to the metal shapes and rods (apparently Home Depot does not carry the correct thing, so it needs to be Lowes)
- Find flat aluminum rods 1/16" thick and sandpaper the ends
- Safety pin across the back of the quilt with saftey pins bottom side facing the top of the quilt (otherwise they will show over the top)
- Slide rod through the saftey pins. If quilt top is long enough, you may need double the rod which is why 1/16" is important because 1/8" wouldn't fit doubled up.
- Make sure the rods are inside the safety pins and tape the overlap of the rods in at least two spots (Deb just used regular scotch tape).
- Put up Monkey hooks where you want to hang the quilt (hooks that slide into drywall with just a little crooked edge sticking out)
- Hang on monkey hooks
Christmas Challenge: We will be making a small quilted Christmas item for our gift exchange in December like placemats, coasters, ornaments, wall hangings, etc.