You know how you’ve been putting off working on your Guild BOM?!? Yes – you! Now you have a reason to get motivated (other than personal pride and satisfaction): free stuff! The Guild has gotten a few free items lately (see above pictures) and Kathy has generously offered to donate fabric from her significant stash to “incentivize” members to complete the BOM. Everyone who finished their blocks will be entered into a drawing for cool fabric and other ransom sewing stuff. So, what are you waiting for?! Glory and fabric await!
We will have our first meeting of 2015 tomorrow, January 8th, at 6:30 at the Quilt Basket. Ann will do a short demo for us. In December, we decided we want to have a way to see things people have made that might get finished between meetings or that we might have made before joining the Guild. So, we’re going to have a “theme” each month for our show-and-tell where everyone can bring something (or a picture of that something) they’ve made that fits into the theme. January’s theme is Pillowcases/Pillows. So, in addition to your regular show-and-tell, come and show off your pillow making skills!
Our QuiltCon Charity Quilt was finished and sent in by Kristi (HUGE thank you to her!!!). It turned out STUNNING! Here’s one of the amazing pictures she took at the Mission.
Don’t forget, charity quilt sewing day is tomorrow (Saturday) at 10am at PCC West Campus Student Life office! All the details are on the event posted on this page.
Here’s what we decided at the meeting on Saturday:
We selected 13 fabrics, getting 1/4 yard of each. Cut square in 5″, 4″, 3″ and 2″, using half of each fabric. If you have background colors, cut 1″ strips for sashing along with some squares.
Here is Cassie’s (really great!!!) explanation, complete with picture:
“I cut a 5 inch strip from my fabric, then cut 2 sets of 5 inch squares, 1 set of 4″ x 5″ rectangles, 1 set of 3″ x 5″ rectangles, 2 sets of 2″ squares and 2″ x3″ rectangles. I left the rectangles because as Susan and I were looking at the quilt picture we decided that some of the shapes (from about the middle up) were rectangles. This way it would be easy to make them into squares, and if we want them to be rectangles – they already are. Just a thought, if you haven’t already cut your fabric, you might want to leave some as rectangles.”
We will have our first planning meeting for the QuiltCon Charity Challenge this Saturday (the 20th) at 2:30pm. The Quilt Basket has one again generously let us meet in their space. You can read about the challenge here. Bring your creative genius and help us design the winning quilt!