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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Febuary 26

Louise passed out the ugly fabric for our challenge block today. We are making a 12 1/2 inch block.
Nancy got us started on our 2010 raffle quilt. It will have patch work and applique blocks. The pattern is from the book "flowering quilts" by Kim Schaffer. Blocks are being assigned.
March 4 will be a business meeting. Bring your own lunch.
March 4 Peggy will teach use to do a hexagon place mat.
March 11 Janice T. will teach silk ribbon embroidery.
Our new member, Zelia (Zee) has a long arm and will be interested in doing some quilting for us.
Don't forget to check the photos on picasa and flickr.
I will be out of here March 7th and on my way home to MN. Take care and stay safe.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

class change for Feb 26

Dottie had to leave so we will not be doing the soft side sweat shirts now. We will finish up our other projects and work on the raffle quilt.
Pot luck lunch on the 26th. Please bring a salad or a finger food to share plus your own dishes.
I hope you are signing up for Louise's challenge quilt block. Email her as soon as possible.

Quilt show:
We took in a total of $1490.00 on the raffle quilt and 563 people viewed our lovely quilts.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

February classes

Wow we have 86 members now, and we are still growing!
The quilt show is this Friday and Saturday Feb 8 an 9.

Feb. 12.....Pot Luck bring an ethnic dish from your culture to share. Remember to bring your own dishes.

Feb 12 class.....Starting at 10 am Marilyn will show us how to do the disappearing nine patch. It is a really neat variation on the nine patch. Sew 2 nine patch blocks at home using 2 colors. The color placement should be reversed for the second block. Suggested size is 3 1/2 inch squares. Your unfinished block will be 9 1/2 inches. Bring your sewing machine etc.

Feb 12....Dee will start us making a sweatshirt jacket. Bring a sweat shirt LARGER then you normally wear, 1 yard fabric, freezer paper (if you have some), and your sewing supplies.

Feb 19... Gail will teach us to make a chenille pot holder. You will need 5 layers of flannel and a piece of batting 10 inches square plus fabric to bind and back with. Don't forget you cutting and sewing supplies. You may want to finish up Dee's sweat shirt too.

Feb 26....Dottie will show us how to make a "Soft Side Sweat Shirt". Again bring a sweat shirt one size larger then you wear, fabric, 6 fat quarters or equal scraps and sewing supplies. Here we will cut the shirt apart and lay the fabric in a pattern or what ever and sew on top and we may use decorative threads etc to embellish. She showed us 3 different styles. They will all look totally different. I can't wait to start. Yes, you may us flannel also.