June 29, 2013

June Meeting Recap

-- Sew Original is hosting the Martha Linnel Memorial Challenge, "What's Cooking?"
-- Upcoming Speakers
July: Kathleen Baden
August: Barn Quilt
September: Kelly Wood
October: Lindsay Rhodes
November: Jennifer Mathis
-- TMQG elections are next month! Email Angie (angie@stitchingbystarlight.com) by July 5 with any nominations! The offices are President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer.
-- Alleghany Quilters' Guild is hosting their 17th Annual Show. Visit www.alleghanyquiltersguild.com for more information.
-- Sew-in at Sew Original on July 28, 1-6 pm!
-- Upcoming swaps: Mug Rugs & Travel Pillow
-- Welcome to our new visitors! Cathy & Kara!!

June 21, 2013


Hey this is your Swaptastic Swap mama Colleen checking in!  

I know its been awhile lets just say its summer, I'm finally relaxing,
 and getting all kinds of stuff under control.  
Its been an up and down 6 months.  
An up, finishing a 1994 swap quilt for my Dad!
I want to invite you to join us this month for a Strip Swap!!  
Calm down, we are not swapping Chippendale dancers.

We are swapping 2.5" x WOF strips!  Yeah!

Here is what to do.  Grab a yard of great quilt store quality fabric and cut it into fourteen 2.5 x wof strips.  You will get 14 new to you strips in return.  No signups just bring.  If you want to bring in more than one set please do!

*I will also have the a link up for a Travel Pillow swap by next week.  We will swap the travel pillows in August.

Here is a look at the rest of this years swaps.  

  • Strip swap-everyone bring 14 WOF x 2.5” strips to swap.

  • Sign up for travel pillow to swap in August.

  • Upcoming-blind mug rug swap in September!  Pick a cup or mug other drink vessel and design a mug rug to match !  Bring the drink vessel and mug rug to Septembermeeting wrapped up.  Each person will pick one to keep!  

  • Quilt Angel time!  Bring at least one 6”or larger block to donate for use in a Senior Services lap quilt!  Great time to try a new technique or put leftover blocks to good use! BTW I am out of town in July so if someone will collect them for me I would appreciate it!
    A mix of leftover and donated blocks.

  • Swap travel pillows!

  • Sign up for Art inspiration swap- Bring a picture of a favorite art work, painting, sculpture, photograh, drawing, etc...  We will swap pictures to use to inspire you to create a quilt no bigger than 24 x24. A great way to find art by color is to search' [color] art' . This is a picture I really like from searching 'blue and green art'. The inspiration is endless!

  • Drink vessel and mug rug reveal/swap

  • Art inspiration swap-swap day!

  • Potluck.
  • Bring a handmade decoration with fabric to swap!

Here is a View slideshow of our May meeting!

:o) Colleen
Swap Mama

June 13, 2013

june sit 'n sew...

hi there.
i keep forgetting to post this.  hope it's not too late notice...

the june sit 'n sew is:
sunday the 23rd
sewingly yours
1pm - 6pm

got it?
ok, see you there!!