June 2017 Meeting

The blog is quiet, but we have been busy over the summer. Watch for more meeting recaps over the next couple weeks!

junemeeting1-1 Mae finished the orange charity quilt for Fisher House

junemeeting2-1 Susan A's gorgeous Cotton and Steel creation

junemeeting3-1 Susan's version of Kaffe's Seed Packet Quilt

junemeeting4-1 Susan A played with the "T" block and had a secondary pattern appear

junemeeting5-1 Cassie slays a dragon quilt for a new baby

junemeeting6-1 Cassie made a prayer pocket quilt for a friend

junemeeting7-1 Carol is already sewing for Christmas. The fabrics are great.

junemeeting8-1 Sarah's daughter will be the lucky recipient of this lovely wedding ring quilt

junemeeting9-1 Karen, our newest member, made this Amish stunner with the requisite "mistake"

junemeeting10-1 Dena's Anti-Gravity quilt defies belief

junemeeting11-1 Susan W finished one of the charity strip quilts we did on our last sew day

April 2017 Meeting

Creative Lines Quilting brought a trunk show to demonstrate what you can do with a computerized long-arm. They also do long-arm freemotion quilting. They do beautiful work.

Free motion off-center squares


Improv curves with swirly edge-to-edge quilting


Walking in a Winter Wonderland embroidery with custom quilting


Stars quilted with waves

  To see more, check out their Facebook page. We had a demonstration at our last sew day with the Quick Curve Ruler. It's a fun tool to try.

by Susan W


by Susan A


Cassie completed most of this top at the sew day - it's a free pattern! Get the pattern for Papillon here.


Quilted by Cassie - This top was from the teaching samples at the class (note that the same quilt is on the wall behind her). She pieced the blocks into a quilt, and then quilted it.


Double Wedding ring by Susan W


Lobster bag by Susan W, complete with zippered pockets inside.


Flying Geese Pillow by Sara


Flying Geese Quilt by Gayle


by Gayle


Star Pillow by Gayle


Improv mini quilt by Gayle


Red, White, and Blue Charity Quilt, blocked pieced together by Beth


Poppy Quilt by Beth


Popcicle Parade Quilt by Melanie - her own pattern! You can purchase it here


Pineapple Quilt Block by Bernice


Simplish Quilt Sample by Kathy using the Indi-glow fabric line. Kit available at the Quilt Basket.


A close-up so you can see the faux flange binding.


Opening Reception for our Quilt Exhibit at the Library


May 1 – 31, 2017

Joel D. Valdez Main Library 101 N Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 Hours: Monday – Thursday 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5 Parking is free on weekends. First hour free on weekdays.

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday May 6 from 3-5 www.library.pima.gov

Click here to RSVP on Facebook

October Meeting

   Our October meeting is this week - Thursday the 8th at 6:30pm. We meet at The Quilt Basket (shout-out to the Quilt Basket! They are simply amazing to work with. We are so grateful for all their support!!!). Hope to see you Thursday!

Upcoming Sew Day

   Hi everyone! I just wanted to be sure everyone gets the invite to our October Sew Day - October 2nd from 1pm to 8:30pm. It's a Friday and most of us will get there after work. We will order dinner (on your own) or bring something. And if anyone wants to bring a dessert to share, that would be great! Bring any project you'd like to work on AND remember: We're each making name tags! For the last several years, we've used disposable name tags at each meeting. But now we're ready to upgrade to something creative, unique and permanent. The only two "rules" are: it can be no bigger than 3x5 and must use at least one of the Guild charity quilt fabrics. (I'll bring what I have left to the Sew Day so you can pick some up if you missed the meeting.) I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

June Meeting

  Its time for June's Guild Meeting. 6:30pm on Thursday, June 11th. As always, we meet at the Quilt Basket. This month's show and tell theme is Your First Quilt or Most Recent Quilt. Bring one of these (or pictures!) to share in addition to your current projects. If you're working on the BOM, bring your finished blocks to be entered into the drawing. Last month, we had some fantastic prizes! Hope to see you Thursday. 


     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!

March Meeting


It's meeting week! Thursday. 6:30pm. The Quilt Basket. The theme is "mini quilts" so bring your mini quilts to show and tell! Kathy will demonstrate paper piecing for us and we can pick up our Gravity books and start choosing fabric. See you then!

Shop Hop

2015 Shop Hop   Let's go to the Shop Hop!! We will meet in the back parking lot of The Quilt Basket on Saturday, March 7th at 9am so we can carpool down to Sierra Vista. We will plan to visit as many shops as we can fit in and end our day back at The Quilt Basket. Hope to see you then!

January Meeting

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.   IMG_3459.JPG