March 29, 2013

Invite from Davie Quilt Guild

April Special Program

Monday April 8, 2013
Note:  This special show replaces our normal 3rd Monday meeting

6:30 p.m. Fellowship      7:00 p.m. Meeting
Davie County Senior Services
 278 Meroney
Mocksville, NC 27028
(Next to Davie Hospital)

Special event

Patricia Knoechel, sister of Eleanor Burns, will join us to promote 
Eleanor's new book - 
Quilts From El's Kitchen.  

Guest are always welcome.  There is no charge for this event.
(This is a nice group of talented quilters. kw)

March 23, 2013

March 17, 2013

LQS Happenings

Hiya Quilters!
Don't forget this month's meeting is Tuesday, March 19 at Christ Church, 2252 Queen St, Winston-Salem, NC. Our program this month will be presented by the amazing Lisa Alley. Bring show and tell and any Senior Services quilts or tops you have! We always welcome visitors!

Here are some updates regarding our local quilt shops:

Seen at Sewingly Yours:  "Comma" yardage!

Are you working on your Solids Challenge Quilt for Sew Original? Remember they are running a special on solid FQs for this event!

Gina at The Little General has some amazing classes planned:

Beginner Applique on April 17, 24 and May 1 Learn to applique and make Denyse Schmidt's gorgeous Flowering Vines quilt while you're at it! Instructor: Kathleen Baden

Voile String Quilt, Saturday, April 13 & 20, 4-6:00
Voile makes the softest quilts! In this class, you will learn how to make a string block, as well as tips for sewing with voile. We will discuss fabric selection, color choices and foundation piecing. This is sure to be a quilt you want to keep for yourself! Instructor: Lee Monroe $50

Pretty Little Pouch, April 14, 4-6:00 The perfect little pouch for pencils or makeup! You will love making these for yourself or as gifts!! Don't fear the zipper, this is a very easy pouch to make! Instructor: Lee Monroe $25

Noodlehead 241 Tote, Sunday, April 21, 1-6:00 This adorable tote is the perfect size for everyday use! You'll learn bag construction and finishing techniques. It's as fun to make as it is to carry around town! Instructor: Lee Monroe $50

Beginning Quilting, May 11, 9-6 & May 12, 11-5:00 Want to learn to make a quilt? This class is for you! You'll learn all the basics- from cutting to piecing to locking your seams to sewing rows! You will make the quilt top in class. This class is for beginners or quilters looking to perfect their skills!! Prior sewing experience is suggested. Instructor: Lee Monroe $125

Understanding the Rainbow, April 13 & 20, 1-3:30 Want to learn different ways to put together colors for your quilt? This class is all about color! From learning basic combinations to trying out different ways to create a palette, you'll leave with a new understanding of color. During the second class, we will begin a wall hanging based on your newfound knowledge! Instructor: Lee Monroe $50

Baby Churn Dash, March 18, 25 and April 1 Are you a confident beginner? Ready to learn to make half square triangles? The adorable Churn Dash class is for you! Instructor: Kathleen Baden $75

March 9, 2013

Spring break ideas

Feeling like a road trip? Annette has received information on 2 fun events:


“Celebrate Quilting”
Roanoke Civic Center Exhibit Hall
710 Williamson Road
Roanoke, Virginia
Friday, April 5 9am-6pm
Saturday, April 6 9am-5pm
Admission: $5.00 Children 12 and under free
Fran Kordek is the NQA Certified Judge.
In addition to quilts by featured artist, Linda Fiedler,
190 quilts will be on display
the guild challenge quilts.
vendors, viewers’ choice and a drawing for challenge blocks.
Come buy, vote, and take a chance.
Find out more about us.

Greetings from ARTworks- 
the proud host of another innovative quilt show, April-May 2013. Please share with your colleagues, because Spring is a great time to play in Beaufort SC, Queen of the Sea Islands. 

Modern Quilt Exhibition @ ARTworks in Beaufort SC, April-May 2013

The Modern quilt is simple, uncomplicated and contemporary. The Beaufort Modern Quilt Guild is 24 members who strive to achieve and build on this aesthetic. They are having their first exhibition in the gallery at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center in April and May. The gallery is free to browse Tuesdays through Saturdays and special events, including a panel discussion on Saturday, April 6 at 4pm, about Modern vs. Traditional quilts with noted sewists, and a reception on Saturday, May 4, 6-8pm, open to the public.

"We'll have about 30 pieces that show how Modern quilters work," said Rhonda Jordan, who owns Tabby Fabric & Studio, where the Beaufort Guild meets. "We've invited the Charleston and Greenville Guilds too, so the public will see a fantastic range of new designs. Modern quilters don't follow patterns so much. They embrace asymmetry and negative space, not just rigid prints and structures. Machine-sewn binding is fine. The show isn't a competition, but our way of displaying what quilting means here and now." Some quilts and related creations will be for sale. For more about the Guild, contact Jordan at 843-379-5700.

ARTworks' gallery is surrounded by artists working in their studios, a black box theater, and the BIG Story Fest from April 11 through the 14. ARTworks is the community arts center of Beaufort, the coolest arts council in the Carolinas, and applies the many creative tools of The Arts to strengthen artists, and enrich audiences, collectors, and visitors through high quality arts experiences and arts education programs 365 days a year., 843-379-2787, @artseensc. 

Note: the Beaufort SC 365 arts & travel app is recommended to help you get around and enjoy, for apple and android devices. 

March 8, 2013

Senior Services Quilts UPDATE!

Our charity coordinator, Kim Johnson delivered 14 quilts to Senior Services of Winston-Salem on Monday, 2/25.  They greeted her with excitement and swarmed all around wanting to look at them.  They spread them all out and were admiring everyone’s talent.  Everyone was so appreciative!  The Senior Services’ staff said they will send us pictures of everyone that would allow their picture to be taken.  The recipients are so grateful and really enjoying our efforts.
They like the small/lap size that is convenient for their clients to keep on their laps. That means quilts as small as 36” on a side up to 48” are desired. And that is great for us, since those smaller quilts are easier to make and quilt.

Look at those sweet faces! I LOVE making quilts for them!
Don’t forget our guild stash, we still have pre-cuts as well as the un-organized fabrics. This is a great place to get your quilt started, or to supplement your own fabrics.

Feel free to experiment on these quilts, try something new. Some easy, fast and fun quilts to make: Scrappy Trip Around the World (uses 2 ½” strips),  the Charm Pack section of the Moda Bake Shop, and look here for many free quilt patterns and tutorials.

March 5, 2013

Swap Mama report

We had a great Rainbow Brick swap at the February meeting! 
 Check out the lovely range of bricks those of us who swapped received!

Our next swap will start at the February meeting.  It is a Zakka swap! 

mug rug aka pin cushion mat and pin cushion jar

 What is a Zakka swap you may ask? Well the zakka design style movement started in Japan decades ago.  

Journal cover
According to Rashida Coleman-Hale in her book Zakka Style the term loosely translates to mean "miscellaneous goods", "many things", or sundries".  
pencil case or eyeglass case

Coleman states how "it has grown to mean a style that embodies a kind of simple charm and uniqueness-something handmade that is useful yet pleasing." (6)

sewing case with pin cushion

    For this swap bring a bag of scraps at least 2” square in size or larger.  Scraps should be modern fabrics you would want to see in a project sewn for you. 

    hot pad 

     Put an index card in the bag with 
  • 1. your name
  • 2.  your email
  • 3. blog and/or flickr and/or pinterest if you have one.
  • 4. list of 3 Zakka items you would like to have someone make you. 
  • 5. Indicate if you want extra scraps back or if person should keep them.

zippy pouch

  •  The challenge is to use the scraps to make one of the Zakka objects listed for your partner.  Additional fabrics are allowed.  Give me your bag at the meeting and I will keep track of who picked whose bag. Items will be swapped in May.

mug rug

Links to ideas for zakka items.

Please add links in comments to other zakka pages.

:o) Colleen

how about a toilet paper holder?

March 3, 2013

Sunday afternoon sew-in

The TMQG held a sew-in this afternoon at Sewingly Yours. We had a small, yet enthusiastic and productive group, as well as a special guest.

 Annette worked on a donation quilt.

Angie cut her Chicopee fabrics for a "Science Fair" quilt by Jaybird Quilts.

Colleen pieced strips for a family member.

Jen FMQed a baby quilt.

Katie basted a donation quilt. (She is really using up pieces from our guild's  stash!)

Sarah basted and FMQed a gorgeous quilt for a friend.
 Lee was piecing Granny Squares, I basted a donation quilt and visited. It was a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Nancy dropped in for a visit. Her sister lives nearby, and Collen invited her to drop in. She showed a gorgeous quilt she had made. It is always so much fun to meet new friends and share our quilts. Hope she comes back soon!