Thursday, May 4, 2017

Scrappy Slabs Improv Class with Heidi Sheneberger

Scrappy Slabs Improvisational Quilt Class 
with Heidi Sheneberger
Saturday, June 24th
Vista Village
3300 Carpenter Road SE Lacey WA 98503

$45 registration fee, includes a box lunch from Meconis

Sign-ups are currently for SSMQG members only, but will open to non-members after the June meeting, if the 15 spaces haven't been filled.

The class can be paid for here on the blog, or at the June meeting.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April Sew In

Our next Sew In will be:
Saturday April 15
Annie's Quilt Shoppe
  2505 Olympic Hwy N #220, Shelton, WA 98584

 Contact Cecile if you have any questions:)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Retreat reminder

There are still full weekend spots available for the retreat (April 27-30)
If you'd like to attend, please pay through the link here on the blog.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

HST Charity Blocks

Charity Blocks:

At the March meeting, Cecile and Bethany shared methods of choosing color palettes for quilts.  The palette chosen for the charity blocks this time comes from a picture posted to Design Seeds.  
{ mental vacation } image via: @fairynuffflowers

We’d like you to make four patch half square triangle units that are assembled randomly using the color palette.  The HST units should be 5.5 inches unfinished sewn together into a 10.5 inch unfinished four patch.  I started with eight 6 inch squares sewn into HST units to make two blocks.  Without rhyme or reason, I assembled the four patches.  

The final quilt will be similar to this one.  20150221_155349.jpg

Please bring blocks to the May and June meetings.  Thank you so much for your contributions.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

April's Polaroid Block Swap

For those of you who missed March’s meeting, our next swap is called the Polaroid Block Swap! You may have noticed these cute blocks on social media, but they are small, fussy cut blocks that are framed in white to look like a Polaroid. If you want to participate, all you have to do is to make 10 fussy cut Polaroid blocks and bring them to the April Meeting. They are super quick and easy to make, and a great way to search through your fabric and scraps for cute things to fussy cut! Look for things like animals, flowers, objects, etc. and try to use different fabrics or different parts of a same fabric so that you have ten different blocks. Although you can easily make them without, I made my own fussy cut template out of template plastic and tape, to make fussy cutting much easier. I also know you can buy pre-made fussy cut templates. Anyway, a pdf of the instructions of two different ways to make the blocks are posted on Facebook. They really are a super quick project! We will be swapping them at the April meeting. 

Also, if you want to participate in the April swap, I am asking you to bring fabric (a fat quarter and up to a half yard) of your own fabric or a bag of scraps (please only larger scraps as the items may not use small size scraps). This swap will be for your sewing room (a useful sewing room item, so not a mini quilt or anything), so choose fabric you want to look at daily in your creative space! This will help your swap partner with color and fabric inspiration, and they will supplement as they see fit. I will give more details at the April meeting, so please just bring your fabric if you want to participate. Let me know if you have any questions!

Friday, February 24, 2017

March Stated Meeting

Our March stated meeting is:

Wednesday, March 1st

@Ruby Street Quiltworks

Please Bring:

 2017 Dues if you haven't paid yet. You can also pay here on the blog.

Brick Swap- If you signed up to participate in the brick swap (5x10 in rectangle), don't forget your 17 bricks in a small scale floral, and 17 bricks from a text fabric.

Any progress you've made on the QAL

Star blocks for the Quilts of Valor charity quilt

Your list of 6 UFOs you'd like to finish this year

Sew & Show

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February Sew-In

Our next sew-in will be:
Saturday, February 11th
at Canvas Works 
from 11-4
Bring whatever project you are currently working on. Stephanie has kindly volunteered to mentor during this sew-in, so bring any questions you might have!