August 28, 2018

Quilter’s Planner

Who wants a Quilter’s Planner?! See details here.

There are two designs this year-both by Camille Roskelley of Bonnie + Camille!

With the guild discount, they’ll be $38 each. Place your order by September 9.

Cover Design

Entering the Forsyth Piecers Quilt Show

The Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Guild Quilt Show is on November 2ndand 3rd 

Here is the ENTRY FORM

Here is some information on entering! 
  • The first two pages of the entry form contain the rules and instructions for entering a quilt, while the third page contains the actual entry form.  When you submit the entry, you only need to send the third page (completed) and a photo of your entry.  The quilt does not have to be completed in the photo but it should give a good indication of what the quilt will look like when it’s finished – i.e., a photo of the quilt top is sufficient.
  • All completed entry forms (and photos) must be submitted no later than Monday, October 1st. 
  • All items entered in the show – including Special Exhibit items – must have entry forms submitted for them.  The only exception to this rule will be items that are displayed in the vendor booths or the Quilts 2 Go area that Gloria Bruce is managing.  If you’re not involved with either of those areas, please submit your completed entry form(s) as soon as possible.
  • Several questions have come up regarding the required hanging sleeve, labeling requirements, and pillow cases that the quilts need to be delivered in.  All submitted quilts must meet these requirements!
  • Another question that’s come up a couple of times deals with entries from people who are members of the Triad Modern Quilt Guild or Beecassos groups, i.e., our special exhibitors.  Members from either of these groups – who have their quilts included in their group’s exhibit – are allowed to enter one quilt in the judged part of the show.  However, this limitation only applies to individuals who are not FPQG members.  If you’re a FPQG member in good standing, you can submit as many quilts as you like.
  • I would also like to clarify when and where quilts will need to be delivered for the Quilt Show.  The earliest time quilts will be accepted is at our October guild meeting on Monday, October 8th.  The latest they will be accepted is Sunday, October 28th at Lisa Alley’s house.  Quilts can also be dropped off at Sew Original any time between those two dates.  Additional details can be found under Item 15 of the attached Quilt Show Rules and Entry Form document. 

August 27, 2018

Meeting reminder and notes from July meeting

August - Sherri Collette: One of our members who has a long arm business will discuss the Do’s and Don’ts of Long Arm Quilting.  See you at South Fork Community Center Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

Notes from the July meeting:
The Forsyth Quilters Guild quilt show registration is in progress. See (link for blog entry) for more information.

The raffle quilt is finished and it is gorgeous! The pattern is All Squared Up by our very own “May Chappell”. Thanks to all who participated in organizing, piecing and quilting! Raffle tickets are available from guild members. They are $1 each or 6 for $5 (Can link blog entry about raffle quilt). Guild members are asked to sell at least $20 worth of tickets.

Upcoming meetings:
September – Bonnie Christine: A fabric designer with Art Gallery Fabrics will present the program.
Details on the program and workshop will follow.

The program was Christmas in July, with members sharing ideas for small items that would be suitable for fall and winter holiday gifts for those that appreciate handmade items. Some of the ideas were:
Simple Life Apron – Simple Life Pattern Company
Artistic Top made from one yard of hand dyed/painted knit fabric -
Little Pop Up Basket with a metal spring
Boxy Pouch by Aneela Hoey -
Maker’s Toe by Noodlehead -
Spoonflower is a local digital printer that will print your designs on various substrates, including fabric -
The Container Store is a source for all things organizing related, including pouches -
Computer Case – Lots of tutorials available online
Zipper Pouch, Clutched, and Cased Clutch Bags by May Chappell -
Scissor Case
Embellished Moda Toweling from Stitch Party Studio -
Walmart also has tea toweling in the craft department that is suitable. There are lots of tutorials for a wide variety of items at -
Cell Phone Pillow – Search for tutorials
Project bags – Use lingerie bags from big box stores and embellish with binding around the edges and zipper. The Dollar Store also has very inexpensive lingerie bags that can be used to corral supplies for upcoming projects.
Thread catcher by Red Hen Fabrics -

As always, we also had a great show and tell in addition to the gift idea show and tell.