Thursday, March 29, 2012

Block of the Month

If you're like me - you're just now working on the block of the month.  Just a helpful hint for those who don't like math.

The half square triangles need to be squared up to 4.5"' squares
The 2 rectangles when sewn together should be 4.5" squares
the Center background block should also be 4.5"square.

The sample block shows a white color for the background and a dark brown or dark matching color for the other half of the rectangles.

The total block should measure 12.5" unfinished or 12" finished.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Charity Quilt Workshops - Come Join the Fun

We are having COMFORT QUILT WORKSHOPS on the following dates: 3/27, 3/30 and 3/31 from ll-? at Mary Jane Loya's will be potluck..........come and enjoy the fun we have - you don't know what you are missing! 

We have inherited more fabric from 2 ladies who have passed away and some of the fabric we have donated to other charities.............we've had a lot of fun going thru the 'stashes' that we have been given


We will be getting more fabric from these ladies................can you believe it! 

I want to thank Mary Jane for hosting these workshops at her home - she gives over and beyond................and also to Charlotte Meade who washed the 5 yr. old stash (her washer was going for 12 hrs.) and she folded the fabric into lg. quantities, lights, darks, etc.  What volunteers-I hope the guild knows how dedicated the workers at these workshops are!  We are so blessed!

AND you should see some of the quilt tops that have been donated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And would you believe that we purchased some more fabric yesterday...............HA!  But we actually did - we needed some backings, children's fabric and misc. other stuff!

I want this year to be our largest 'comfort quilts' made ever!  Come help us!

Thank everyone who has come to work at these workshops, made quilts, quilted quilts etc.  We could not have had the yr. we have had if it were not for YOU!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Please comment below if you are interested in attending any of these workshops or contact Mary Jane or Sheila.  Thanks.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Monthly Update

Please check the the show and tell and committee pages for updates.  Sorry it took so long.

By now you should have received your newsletter - either by snail mail or email.  If you are a member and you did not receive it, please contact me.

Don't forget there is another comfort quilt workshop weekend on March 22 and 23 starting at noon and goes to whenever they are done at Mary Jane's house.  Contact her or Sheila Ockey for details.  I hear they have way too much but they also get a lot done.

Our next meeting is scheduled for April 5th where local quilter Juanita Carnes will be having a trunk show.  Because this is around Easter, we will not be having a workshop in April.

Don't forget Best of the Valley Quilt show is in April too.