Spaces for the Improv Flower class on Oct. 22nd with Mister Domestic are going to be opened to non-members. If you are interested in signing up, and haven't yet, there is a Paypal button for the class in the sidebar.
NATIONAL GUILD BUSINESS QuiltCon
Challenge Quilt – the bow tie blocks that we got directions and fabric
for last month. Patti is coordinating, she’s asking for one block sewn
per directions, and another block with bits dropped out. Blocks due by
November. Instructions are very clear, it’s easy and fun to do.
LOCAL GUILD BUSINESS
Mister Domestic will be teaching his Improv Flower class Sunday Oct 22
at Vista Village, 1-5 pm, $45. (Plus $10 extra for his Etsy pattern, a
little detail we didn’t know earlier, sorry.) Signups were today, you
can also pay via Paypal on the blog. It’ll be open to the public this
week, so if you have any quilting friends, invite them! Supply lists
were handed out, but they can also be emailed. We have 10 people signed
up now, we’re aiming for 15. He says he can handle 20. So invite all
your (really nice) friends.
Destash Garage Sale Sept. 23 at
Vista Village clubhouse, 10-4. Patti is coordinating. You can sell
notions, fabrics, patterns, quilts, magazines. 60% of proceeds go to
you, 40% go to the guild. BYOcb (cash box). Anyone can sell, even
people not in the guild.
Finish Along: UFO #5 was due today, but
feel free to keep working on it! No more UFO assignments for this year
due to the onrushing Christmas holiday.
leadership positions will happen in November. We can absolutely share
positions. Oh, and if you’re not here in November, don’t be surprised
if you’re nominated to be co-something bwaaa haaaa haaaa. (Just joking.
Or am I?)
Love, prayers, and healing energy was sent to Stephanie Serrano, who has health issues now.
Swaps – 3 Items on a Shelf mini-quilt swap. It just has to have 3
items. Can be appliqued or paper pieced or whatever. Put some thought
into it – maybe take one item and roll with that (like they like baking,
you do 3 baking items), instead of 3 random unrelated things. You can
do more than 3 things if you want. Due in November. No size limit.
Kara is coordinating, and she has questionnaires. If you’re not here
and want to participate, call Kara at 208-709-2959,
quilts – keep working on the blocks in SSMQG colors, and/or the blue
half-square triangles. Details in previous minutes. Also, doll quilts,
15 or 16 inch, would be fabulous for a charity at Christmas.
CALENDAR Sew-ins, Sept. 22 (Friday) at Ruby Street, 4-8 pm. Binding demo 4-5 pm. Barb says it’s a brand new technique. No sew-in in October, we’re doing the Mister Domestic class.
Portland Quilt Show. There is a bus trip for WA Stars. Cost is $35
down and back. Leaves at 6 am, back at 8 pm, on a Thursday, spending an
entire day at the quilt show, stopping for food at the Vancouver food
court. More info on the WA Stars website. Signup has to be by Sunday.
Does not include the cost of the ticket to the quilt show.
15 lecture and trunk show, Scott Hansen from Sultan WA Blue Nickel
Studios, the Mad Color Scientist, urban folk/modern design. $10, St.
Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Lacey near Sacred Heart. Sept. 16 a
class, painted forest. Class is $50 for nonmembers, plus the cost of
WA Stars quilt show is coming up! Theme is A Starry
Starry Night. At WA Land Yacht Harbor event center in Lacey. Over 200
quilts on display, plus vendors, plus food, plus a quilt store selling
quilts, vendors for patterns, fabrics. The challenge quilts are 8
inches by 15 inches. Cost is $5. October 13-14. This is the biggest
local quilt show.
Lacey Library currently has a quilt show. The end of the month, there will also be a display of vintage sewing machines.
Also a display of quilts at Fish Tail Brew Pub. There until the end
of September. There is a wide variety of quilts on display, it’s a nice
SHOW & TELL
SHOWCASE by Amy (with a 5-minute movie of her presenting a quilt to Makhosi Cindy in South Africa)
For those of you thinking about joining the September swap "3 Items on a Shelf", here are some ideas to get you thinking about it. This swap will be a fun way for you to test your design and layout skills in order to create a custom mini quilt for your swap partner. It's gonna be so much fun!
At the Sept. meeting, anyone who wants to participate will fill out a personality card to assist your swap partner. Then you will create a mini quilt with 3 "objects" on it based on anything listed in your partner's personality card. These "items" can be appliquéd, paper pieced, or traditionally pieced, or any combination. Also, the objects don't have to be "on a shelf" either, just use your best judgement on how to tie your objects together. There are plenty of free patterns on Pinterest or Craftsy. And even more for a few bucks a pattern. There is no size limit on the mini quilt, as the patterns will probably determine your quilt size.
If you want to participate but won't be at the next meeting, let Kara know (or comment on here) and she will email you the personality quiz. See you at the September meeting!
Supply List __Improv Flower pattern from Etsy (required)..see below for Etsy link & coupon code.
__ Fabric Supplies according to pattern. __ Rotary equipment: small personal size works best, for example: 12”x 3” ruler, 18” x 12” mat, 45 mmrotary cutter w/new sharp blade. But bring what you have, no need to buy something extra. __ Sewing machine __ Thread for piecing __ Small Iron & board or mat
*Basic Sewing Supplies – any supplies you think you need to finish your project and have a successful day in class
– Sewing machine in good working order and knowledge of how to use it with power cord & foot pedal, extra machine needles, feet, bobbins, pencil/paper, tape measure, rotary equipment, seam ripper, pins, etc.
Please be courteous to other students, bring your positive attitude and learning spirit to class and leave perfumes and colds at home.