Friday, January 22, 2010

2010 Calendar for the Quiltin QT's

Our calendar today looks like this...
February 13th - Teacher - Laura - Scripture covers and chicken paper weight
April 10th - Teachers - Stephanie K. & Sheila M. - Christy P. - This class will focus on
new ideas for blocks/projects like a "pineapple - cheat" strip on the diagonal, and paper piecing.
June 26th - Teacher -Laura "O Holy Night" this is a Nativity Wall hanging that uses
paper piecing. Please allow 4 hours for class.
August 14th - Teacher - Sandy C. - Place mats!!
October 9th - To be Announced - possible gift ideas - holiday-etc.

There will be announcements on materials for each class as they come. If you have any questions Please call Laura or teacher. :) We have allowed time between classes so that you can work on projects and ideas. Hopefully we can work in a "quilt show" or two!

Happy sewing and may your fabric stash be loved!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Scripture/Journal Cover and Log Cabin Chicken

What a wonderful time we had getting together today. So many ideas and not enough time to schedule everything. oh my oh my. It was so nice to see all those who were able to make it.... Janet, Carol, Katie, Sandy, Sheila, Stephanie, Linda, Christy and me.. 9 girls today.. Great!

Our first project will be Scripture/Journal covers and a log cabin chicken paper weight/pin cushion using foundation quilting. The class will be on February 13th at 9:00am at the church building.

Bring the following..

* 8 strips of various fabrics 1 1/2" wide by WOF (Width of fabric, 44" to 45")
* fusible fleece, cut a rectangle 9" x 21" (2 pieces if making two covers)
* coordinating fabric (The lining should be somewhere near 13.5" x 8.5" -DO NOT PRECUT. We will do this in class.
* matching ribbon. 1 strand 12" if two strands, 24"

Bring your sewing machine and supplies. If you have a serger and would like to serge edges, let me know. I'll bring mine as well that others can use.

We also will need several Irons and boards... !

For the chicken, bring scraps that are lying around. If you don't have scraps, we will have plenty that you can use.

Please call me with any questions. This is a very fun project and I super enjoyed making the covers. Going to figure out this chicken from Katie! If you would like to see the pictures larger, just click on them. :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Year.. new fun!

Welcome to 2010. I am excited about all the new projects and sharing we will do together.. Just Love it!

This Saturday, January 16th we will be having a planning meeting at 9:30am at the church building. Bring your calendars, ideas and projects you would like to share. No machines and seam rippers required for this get together! I have seen some really cute projects and hope that some of you will teach one class this year. NICE! The hard part, trying to decide what to do. I vote for Katie Johnson's Baby Pinwheel Quilt with Prarie Points on the inside border!!!! (now, we have not shared this info yet.. but I saw her's and want to make it!)

Our meeting will last as long as you want it to, but you'll be home quickly and still have your Saturday to play/work/prepare/lounge/eat bon-bon's/sew or what ever you need to do.

See you there!