November 24, 2014

Next Meeting Tuesday 11/25

Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 25. There is a lot going on! First off, it's our holiday party. So bring something sweet or savory. If you'd like to participate, you can bring a holiday decoration item for the swap. Anything goes! Also, remember to bring your eight pointed star for the QuiltCon charity quilt. Check out Katie's blog post for more information. We are gathering supplies for Senior Services. They are looking for nonperishable food and toiletries. There is a detailed list in the last meeting recap. We are drawing the winner of the raffle quilt made by the amazing Kelly Wood during the meeting. Tickets are one dollar each or six for five dollars. Whew, I think that's everything!! See you there!

October 30, 2014

October Meeting Recp and November reminders

Our October meeting was all about using the Accucutter to speed up the cutting process. I did have a few ladies ask me about dies that were not at the meeting and I will be glad to bring these back at the November Meeting -- If there are any dies that you are interesting in trying out please let me on Lee know so that these arrangement can be made (or you can comment on this posting).

Another thing that we talked about was the upoming charity challenge project for Quilt Con in 2015. I am still needing blocks to be able to assemble this top -- I currently only have 2 but I know that some members were not able to attend the meeting. If you are able to make blocks for donation you can contact me through email (karma.willow.designs @ and we can meet up -- I will need all blocks by 11/7 so that they can be assembled and ready to pass along the quilt top to our Wonderful Kelly Wood for quilting. Also a big THANK YOU to Cynthia as well for donating the backing for this project.

At the meeting we discussed the upcoming holiday celebration that will be next month's meeting. We are requesting that everyone bring a dish or snack to share and bring some show and tell. It would be a good idea to put a comment below letting others know what you are thinking about bringing so that we will have a good variety.
Ornament Pillow DIY
We will also be doing a swap of holiday decor items at this time -- open swap, no partners. If you want to participate bring in a holiday themed item like a pillow, wall hanging, or table runner. I am in the process of creating a pinterest board of ideas for this as well.

The other component of next month's meeting is bringing in nonperishable goods and personal care items to donate to senior services. This is also a great time to bring in those charity quilts that you have been working on all year. Here is the wish list that they have on the Senior Services Website -- they also mentioned housecleaning products and items like socks, undershirts and underwear last year. 

Wish List

How You Can Make a Difference

Senior Services gratefully accepts community donations of items for low-income, homebound older adults. The following basic items are needed throughout the year:
Food Items:
Small canned hams
Canned chicken
Canned tuna or salmon
Peanut butter
Canned fruit or fruit cups
Nutrition supplements like Boost and Ensure
Personal Care Items:
Denture adhesive
Denture cleanser
Denture holders
Washable or disposable bed pads
Adult diapers
Cleaning wipes
Plastic trash bags
Nail clippers
Lip balm
Thank you for considering a donation! 

I know that's a lot to take in but the November meeting is all about fun and fellowship so I hope to see you all there with goodies, swap items and donations for our charity. 

September 29, 2014

September 2014 Meeting Recap

-- Quilt Con Sposoring Charity Challenge
The quilt has to be made by the entire guild. Charity Coordinator will be posting about the specific color and block requirements. The block needs to be of an 8-point star any size (6" - 24") any type. The block needs to have a white background. Please bring your completed blocks to the October meeting. 
--Upcoming Speakers/Meetings:
October- This meeting will be an Accuquilt cutting party. Let us know which dies you would like to use. This meeting will be in the regular location at the South Fork Recreation Center.
November- This meeting will be the Holiday Party. This will be a chance for everyone to bring a pot luck dish, chat, and hang out with friends. There will also be a holiday themed swap, more details to come at the October meeting.
--Presents for speakers: you can sign up at the next meeting to make a gift for our speakers.
-- Emails: If you are having trouble receiving the blog emails or national guild emails, please let us know.
-- New Raffle Quilt- the quilt was made by Kelly Wood. A photo will be up on the blog. Tickets are $5 for 6 tickets or $1 for 1 ticket.
-- We now have new officers for 2015 and the vote was unanimous! Congratulations Liz Bowen, Lee Monroe, Sherri Collette and Ann Monroe!
--Name Tags- if anyone is new to our guild and would like to swap name tags let us know and we will pair you up with a  partner.
-- South Fork is having their annual Fall Carnival on October 24th, they are asking for candy donations.
-- Guild Dues are $25 for a year, they are due by the January 2015 meeting.

We would like to thank Sara Lawson for speaking at our September guild meeting about interfacing and showing off her incredible bags!

September 28, 2014

The Modern Quilt Guild Challenge

As I mentioned in the meeting the national guild has put forth a challenge to make quilts that will be going to a children' charity and they want each guild to submit one quilt for QuiltCon next year. The quilt must only use the colors that were selected by the National Guild in this post
The quilt must also use alternate grid work for the layout. 
Super stellar "Rainbow Punch" wonky star quilt by Mjdechenault.
Lovely Rainbow Wonky Stars quilt by Laurraine Yuyama or Patchwork Pottery.
After some planning with Lee it was discussed that the best thing to do would be to have each person make similar blocks using the same background fabric color. A block that has a great deal of variety and would be great way to showcase the individual members in our guild is the 8 point star with a white background fabric. I have pulled a large number of examples and put the in a pinterest folder that you are welcome to use for inspiration. Feel free to make the blocks any size between 6 inches and 24 inches to the meeting next month on October 28 so that we can start working on an awesome layout for out submission. 

Here are a few of my favorite examples. 
block-- Colorado Star-- 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars by Carol Doak.Constellations by Lizzy House | Star Quilt Blockpaper piecing star block 15 by wombatquilts, via FlickrMartha Washington Star, part of Quilter's World's FREE Quilt Block of the Month. Get the download here:  "Like" the Quilter's World Facebook page so you don't miss a single monthly installment:
Liberated (emergency) Baby Quilt {tutorial} back (apr 3, 2012)
Can't Wait to see what all you guys come up with.