Friday, February 26, 2010

Placemats from Orphan Blocks - tutorial

One of the projects that our guild has adopted is making placemats for Meals on Wheels. At our last meeting we had so many pillowcases presented to Sue's Quilt 'n More Store, it seems no one made any placemats.

Let's remedy that for the March meeting. Here is a link to Three Creative Studios - they have an EXCELLENT tutorial on their 'free projects' page. Turn your orphan blocks into placemats! You will see it near the bottom right hand corner of the projects page.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Where are all the quilt shops??

Ladies, I thought I would pass on some info about my recent trip to Florida. Just like always I look at our route and plan out which quilt shops I will stop at on the way. I am allowed ( %%$*!!) to find ones that are no more that 5 miles off the beaten path. In total around 5 plus the bonus ones that a visitor centre gave me (not updated I may add). All together my hubby drove me to 9 shops. In my total unbelievable surprise 7 of these shops had closed. The stores I did visit mentioned the economy had destroyed so many small businesses and to call ahead next time. Sooooo, I just want to pass on that info. Call ahead so you don't waste your time. We did end up laughing a lot, me blaming Bill for calling ahead to warn them I was coming and not to let me in. Very disappointing thats for sure. Also some states still has material in Walmart and some do not. Again very disappointing. I did purchase what I wanted but still cannot find orange sequins!! go figure. The shining point of the trip was once again Jo-ann Fabrics. It was literally the only shining point, we were in Florida for a week and saw sun for about 10 hours in total and the temp got up to 12 one day. I think we need to later in the year.

Happy sewing gals, see you next meeting


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Moda Bags

We had a great response to our Secret Sister Exchange using a pattern from the Moda Bake Shop web site. This will go on our Program for next year.

Here are some closeups:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Feb 10 meeting

Tonight we will be exchanging our little Moda bags in our Secret Sister Swap. This should be so much fun!

Afterwards we will have a lesson on quilt battings by Helen. What goes in between the layers really does make a difference.

Hopefully the snow does not keep too many gals home. 7:30 - see you then!