Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monthly Meetings and Sit and Sew Dates

The Friendship Quilters meet on the fourth Monday of the month in Richland Center Wisconsin.

If you are new to quilting or an experienced quilter we would love to have you join us.

Our members possess a wide variety of talent and are always willing to share our knowledge and passion for the art of quilting.

Examples of some of the projects that our members enjoy working on are:

  • Traditional Quilt Design
  • Hand and Fused Raw Edge Applique
  • Hand Quilting
  • Modern Quilts
  • Art Quilts
  • Machine Quilting for Home and Long Arm - Two of our guild members have long arm machine quilting businesses.
  • Fabric Dyeing - Wool and Cotton
  • Embroidery
  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Tatting
  • Button Collecting
  • Scrapbooking

4th Monday of the month 7:00 pm - No meeting in December, Third Monday in May.
Doors open at 6:00 pm for fellowship
Meetings start at 7:00 pm

Sit and Sew:
3rd Monday of the Month
9:00 am until?  Bring a sack lunch and any project or hobby you enjoy.

Annual Quilt Show First weekend of October: Saturday and Sunday during Center Color Fiesta (follow signs)

Meeting and Sit and Sew Location:
Town and Country Presbyterian Church
345 S. Cairns Ave
Richland Center, WI

See our schedule listed on the tab above.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

September Guild Update and Quilt Show

  Hope you are enjoying the great fall weather.  We had a great meeting on Aug. 22. with 19 people present for the meeting followed by a fun Show and Tell Time.

Quilt Show:   Saturday Oct. 1st from 10am to 4pm and Sunday Oct. 2nd  12:00pm to 4:00pm at Schmidt Woodland Hills.     (Free Admission)

I passed a sign up sheet around as to what was going to be brought for the show, at this time we have:  19 quilts, 2 to 3 twin size, 5 wall hangings, 2 table toppers, a jacket and 2 or 3 small items.   SO.....I think  need several more!!!!   Set up will be on Friday Oct.29, tentative time 1:00 (to be discussed at the next meeting).    We will need help to set up.  We'll have a sign up sheet to work at the quilt show, 2 hour shifts.  We hope to have 3 people per shift.  Don't forget we need Cash and Carry items to sell.  We also plan to sell some of our library books.  We will need some one to choose, price and set out the books.  If you will not be bringing your display items or cash and carry items to the set up on Fri. Please bring them to the Sept. meeting.  Don't forget to write up your info card to be displayed with your item.     Hope that covers the quilt show...... get it????.... "covers".

Quilt Show 2012   It will be "Red & White",  which can include red work.    

GRACE Bags;  it was decided we would make bags, of many sizes and shapes, at our sleep over, Jan. 20 / 21, to be sold with the proceeds going to GRACE .  The Jan. meeting will be that Sat.( the 21st.) at 10:00.   More plans will be made for the sleep over later.

A block of the month project was agreed upon.  The pattern "Patchwork Panache" can be copied at  blockcentral.com  .   Anyone wishing to be involved is to print their own pattern.  Those with out internet need to find a buddy willing to get it for them,   It was agreed that some may chose not use the large center square so we will begin with the outside 16 inch blocks.  I will have one  (Sunrise Surprise) to show you  at the Sept. meeting. 

After seeing a demo on how to make "perfect half square triangles" it was agreed that anyone wishing to can make these half sq. triangles for a exchange. Go to quiltingandwhatnot to find the paper base to stitch and cut through to make the perfect size.  It was agreed to make 2 inch (finished)  using "red and white" (no added colors, just red and whites), to give us incentive toward the 2012 quilt show.  We'll put 12 in a bag to exchange.  If you bring 4 bags you'll get 4 bags. ( Be sure to pre wash your fabric and leave the paper base on.) 

A change to the calendar;   As we will have the sleep over in Jan., we have moved Pam's demo to Feb. as Carol D. will not be available. 
I will be asking for a Christmas Party committee to plan the Christmas Party for Nov.

Next meeting is Sept. 26      Jan Culp will be joining us and will demo "The Cotton Theory".   Hope to see you then.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

August Updates from Amy

July Meeting highlights:

* Anita volunteered and was elected amongst cheers as Vice President!  Thank you and many blessings Anita!
* Attending theater;  "Annie" at R.C. High School, Aug. 4  meet for dinner at Fiesta Fe at 5:00 theater to follow.  (We had 12 for dinner and everyone greatly enjoyed the play!)
* Everyone agreed the "Day about Town" was great and we thank all the ladies who hosted and Lorna for the craft project.  Several had on the wool bracelets they had made.
* Quilt Show;  Oct. 1 , set up Sept. 30.  Anita will contact Schmitt Woodland to check if Ann had made contact and if need be give them info. ect.  At Aug. meeting we would like to have a sign up of how many items you plan to exhibit. We need 40+ items. Also remember we need items to sell (Cash and Carry).  Just a reminder we have talked of having a "Red Work" theme for 2012. 
* I requested we change the meeting date in May as it would be on Memorial Day.  It was voted and approved to meet on the 3rd. Mon. in May (the 21st). All other meetings will stay at the 4th Mon.
* Grace Projects; I was informed that our baskets were sold for $75 and $85.  Thanks everyone.  I suggested we might try something different this coming year. Bags are so popular I suggested we  make bags, (purses, totes of many sizes and patterns) to sell.  It was discussed and thought we could sell them at the local bank much like a bake sale.  Everyone is invited to bring your bags and/or patterns to show and discuss at the Aug. meeting.  We will decide then if this is something we want to do. 
* It was voted we do not need refreshments severed after meetings although anyone is welcome to share a treat for birthdays etc.
* Sue's Sweat Shirt/Jacket Class   Sat. Aug. 13  9:00 to 4:00  Cost $5.00  You will need a mechanical pencil, don't forget a T-shirt that fits well to be used as a pattern and scissors for cutting paper plus you usual class supplies, sewing machine, thread, etc. (you all know what you need).  We can order out for lunch or bring a bag lunch. 
* Just a reminder; Oelwein Retreat 2012 is set for April 19-20-21.  $175 includes supper Fri. and Sat.  Add another day, Wed. for $50. 

Next meeting; Aug. 22  I will attempt to teach you a method to make "perfect" half square triangles.  It's so easy, it has to be if I can do it. 
                      I hope to have a schedule of events for upcoming meetings to hand out.  If you have any suggestions please let me know  ASAP.  I think we are flexible to make changes if needed.
                      Hope I didn't forget something, let me know if I did. 

Look forward to seeing everyone,nice to see several are bringing in hand sewing to work on and the Show and Tell is always great!

See you soon, keep creating!     

Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 2011 Newsletter

July Newsletter posted by Amy:

Greetings from Rolling Ground,

I hope everyone had a great July 4th holiday!

I have tried to update all the Email addresses I have.  If you see someone has been missed or you have a new or can correct a email please let me know.

For anyone who was not at the June meeting, I am looking for people to do demo's or teach a project at our meetings, let me know if you can share your talents with us.  I will be setting up a calendar for the year so everyone will know what we will be doing at each meeting (lot's of FUN stuff).  Hope to have the calendar set by the Aug. meeting so let me know ASAP.

At our July meeting (the 25th) Anita will be doing a demo for us. 

We will be electing a Vice President.  Come with out fear, there will be no "Rail Roading", we have a volunteer but she will need your vote of approval. 

Upcoming Events;

Day About Town;  July 16.  First house: 9:00  Darlene K.   If you want to attend and did not sign up contact Lorna so a kit can be made, etc. 

Sweat Shirt Jacket Class;  Aug. 13 with Sue Patch  For more info. contact Sue.  There is prep needed before the day of the class.

Theater Outing;    "Annie" in Richland Center.   I suggest we attend on Thur. Aug. 4 (Give them the first week end to get the bugs out and if your life is like mine week ends are booked.)  Plan to pay your $12.00 ticket fee at the July meeting.  I hope a R.C. resident will volunteer to pick up the tickets as I'm a out of towner.   We can discuss at the July meeting if anyone wants to meet for dinner before the musical.  Sounds like fun, hope you can join me!

Hope that covers everything, If I missed something please let me know!!


P.S.  Thanks for all the kind words and great hugs for Lorna and I.  We will always miss Mom but having friends who knew her and share our loss means allot.  Our guild is very well named, "FRIENDSHIP" Quilt Guild.  Need I say more?   Thanks again and God Bless.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February 2011

Saturday Sewing Day this Saturday Feb 12th at Town and Country Presbyterian Church.  Linda is bringing bean soup and Marcia cheese and crackers to share.  If you plan to attend, please consider bringing a side dish to pass...

Here is a note from Amy to catch you up to date with past and upcoming events: 

Greetings to all,    Hope the big snow is not getting you down,  keep your head up SPRING WILL COME!

We had a great time at the January over night.  Although no one slept over several sewed on Friday night and there were 12 members there on Sat.   Chris D. made some great barbecue and everyone else brought food to share for lunch.  

Some worked on "Quilts of Valor" and some worked on their own projects.  Marcia has batting she will sell the guild at $3.00 a yard and backing for $2.00 a yard for the Quilts of Valor.  If you are working on one and will be quilting it contact her to make arrangements to get batting and backing.    We saw lots of neat projects during Show and Tell.  There was a good discussion about having demo's and guest teachers along with our new more relaxed meeting and sewing time.  Many felt there was no reason we can't have both.  If you would like to do a demo or have a suggestion for a class or teacher let Amy know so we can work on it.

I am looking into a play or musical we can attend as a group for a fun outing.  "A Day About Town" or something like that was suggested, would anyone like to plan this, maybe for spring?  Talk about it at the next meeting. 

Our next meeting is February 28th Cathy V will open the church and former president Pam will preside over the business discussions.  Chris Daly will be doing a demo about adding piping to borders. Linda is bringing treats. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 2011 - Meeting and Overnight

Reminders for everyone: Sleep-over is Friday Afternoon Jan. 21st & Saturday Jan 22nd at the Town and Country Presbyterian Church.  The Quilts of Valor will be worked on during the sleepover - Linda K. is heading this project.  She has the colors, measurements, etc. that are needed.  If you have not submitted your 10 1/2" squares of red, white, blue please bring them to the sleepover.

We will hold our January guild meeting on Saturday January 22nd at 10:00 am.

If you plan to spend the night on Friday please contact Linda K.