Join us this Thursday at 6:30pm at the Quilt Basket for our regular meeting AND final planning for the QuiltCon Charity Quilt. Be sure to bring your show-and-tell!
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!
We’ve got an eventful week this week. We kick off the week with our regular meeting on Thursday at 6:30pm at The Quilt Basket. I can’t wait to see all the new renovations they’ve done at the shop! We end the week on Saturday with a Sewing Day, also at The Quilt Basket, from 2:30pm to 6:30pm. There’s no theme for the Sewing Day, so this would be a good opportunity to work on a pillow case for donation or that UFO you’ve been avoiding (I know you have one!). See you on Thursday!
Can you believe it’s been a month since our Ice Cream Sundae Meeting in June?!?! We will have our regular meeting on Thursday, July 10th at 6:30pm at the Quilt Basket. Hope to see you there!
We won’t have the spiffy uniforms or neat-o diner vibe, but we will have fun!
Cassie reminded me yesterday that we’re in June already. WOW. June?!?! What happened to the first half of the year???? The good news is we have our Ice Cream Social planned for the meeting this week. The Guild will pick up the tab for ice cream (I’ll pick it up), but we will need toppings, bowls, and spoons. Just leave a comment with what you can bring so we know that we’ve got it all covered. See you Thursday!
Come sew with us on Saturday, May 24th! We’ll meet at the Quilt Basket from 9:30am to 12:30pm. It’s a great opportunity to work on your Challenge Project, make a pillowcase to donate, or that UFO that’s been hanging out in the closet for way too long.
Did you know that it’s National Sewing Month? We thought it would be fun at this meeting for everyone to bring their favorite sewing tool. We meet this Thursday at 6:30pm. And The Quilt Basket is still our generous host!
I also want to mention that you may want to think about your Christmas projects. You can shop before or after the meeting and receive 10% off. We really do love the Quilt Basket!
OH! And Saturday is a sewing day. I’ve added all of this to the calendar. :-) See you soon!
With highs in the 90′s and rain visiting more frequently, it means we have hit July here in Tucson! And our monthly meeting is this week. Thursday to be exact: 6:30pm. We’ll be at the same location as always. We love The Quilt Basket! And don’t forget to bring your mug rug to swap with the Bakersfield Modern Quilt Guild!
Hi everyone! Hope you’re staying cool so far this summer! Well, cool enough! It’s impossible to stay cool in Tucson in the summer. Our meeting is this Thursday, as usual. (6:30pm at the Quilt Basket! Come early to shop and save!)
This month I will be presenting to the guild. I have some tips and advice for quilting with ‘specialty’ fabrics (rather than the traditional quilting cottons). For this month, due to the heat, I opted to focus on voile. It’s a light weight beautiful fabric that is perfect for Tucson quilts!
Hope to see you there! (And I also have some other fun things to give everyone at the meeting. :D )