Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sampler Quilt Top - Finished

Good job ladies!!!

Don't forget the extra sewing day on Wednesday January 28th. 9:30 am till 4:30 pm. If you're not a regular member of the UFO group the cost will be $10.00. But that's a small price to pay for keeping one of your new year's resolutions. You did make a new year's resolution to GET RID of some of the ufo's, didn't you?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

January meeting Wed. Jan 14th

This month we will have a stitch night. It is time to assemble the quilt we've been working on in bits and pieces. However... we need 9 more blocks with a white-ish (not cream-ish) background. Please let me know if you can provide one - 12 1/2" unfinished size. This is a sampler quilt, so any block is fine and any colours are fine too, as long as the background fits the white-ish requirement. Get rid of some of those orphan blocks... put 'em in this quilt!

As a little background, the blocks have been collected as the samples of Block of the Month. The 9-patches were made last year in a Relay Race. The railroad sashing strips were made at a sewing day last summer.

I would like 5 gals with sewing machines to do the sewing. And perhaps 3 irons and ironing boards. Everyone will learn my uber-neat way of assembling quilt blocks with sashing and cornerstones with NO STRETCHING OR SKEWING of the sashing.

If you never have an opportunity to come for sewing days, you are welcome to bring your machine and work on something this month! Either one of your own projects or placemats for Meals on Wheels. Bring a project you are stuck on and get some help, if you like.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New York Trip

Hello Girls, Happy New Year

Okay, anyone interested in doing an overnighter to New York State?? Our family went to New York City to celebrate a birthday over the New Years. Of course hit a couple of Jo-annes Fabric stores and on the way back stopped in at the Canal Barn in Fayetteville. It is an old barn converted into a needle work store. The bottom level is for needlepoint and the upper level is for us quilters. It was like shopping in a candy store. The worse part was having Bill and the son waiting in the car for me. At least Brian's girlfriend Nadia enjoyed the place with me, thank goodness someone else in the family sews!!. Anyway..... the gals who worked there were just awesome and boy did they have fabric, some of which I have never seen. I now know the value of working with the better fabrics. I have ordered a back pack pattern which they will send to me later. Please take a moment to see their website. www. I picked up a copy of the local quilters newspaper and will bring it to the next meeting. So... if you have a chance and are passing by, drop in there, its not far off the main drag and well worth the visit. I plan to stop by again in July on the way through to the Poconos!

See you soon by quilting buddies