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  .   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.


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