Latest News – 3/18
Check out the Challenge Quilt photos from last month’s meeting!
Best of Challenge: Nancy Mirman
Best Use of Color: 1st-Susan Fasnacht, 2nd-Leslie Forrest, 3rd-Nancy Mirman
Best Embellishments: 1st-April Russell, 2nd-Joan Citron, 3rd-Carla Wdowski,Nancy Mirman
Most Creative: 1st-April Russell, 2nd-Carla Wdowski, 3rd-Rebakah Glacy
2019 Challenge Quilts Coordinator
We are looking for someone to volunteer to coordinate next year’s Challenge. If you have an idea for the Challenge, that’s great, if not the Board may be able to help you with ideas. We have guidelines and procedures to guide you through the process. It’s a great way to get involved with the Guild that doesn’t take a tremendous amount of time. If you are interested, please contact Susan Fasnacht, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lecture – Julie Neu – Finding my Voice – My Quilting Journey
In this trunk show you will hear about Julie’s twenty year quilting journey from paper templates cut with a scissors to creating original designs and working as a quilt artist. Learn about what it took for her to find her voice and see the quilts that have come from that journey.
Still openings in Julie Neu’s workshop – Creative Play – March 21 – open to non-members
Check out upcoming workshops here! Maria Shell’s are now open to non-members.
2020 Raffle Quilt Coordinator Needed
We are currently looking for a Raffle Quilt Coordinator to oversee the raffle quilt for the May 2020 Quilt Show. Past experience has shown the following general schedule to work well:
– getting the design approved by the Board by the end of this year’s guild season, June 2018
– setting up for construction over the 2018 summer months
– overseeing the piecing, quilting, and binding thru the 2018-2019 guild season and summer
– getting the quilt photographed over summer of 2019
– presenting the finished quilt to the membership at the September 2020 guild meeting.
If you or a group of friends are interested in overseeing the construction of this raffle quilt, contact althea nolan, email@example.com for details.
Strips for Comfort Quilts
If you need to clear some space in your fabric stash (or have some ‘Ugly Fabric’ leftovers), Comfort Quilts is collecting the following sizes in quilting weight cotton only:
– 2.5″ x 41-45″ strips (width of fabric)
– 5″ squares and 10″ squares
Drop off at the CQ table or give to any Comfort Quilter to deliver, no scraps please. Thank you!
Members whose last names begin with O,P,Q,R please bring snacks. Thank you!
Check out the new books and magazines! Books/magazines/DVDs are checked out for one month. Please be considerate and return outstanding items.
Now accepting gently used magazines and books to sell at the Quilt Show. When donating magazines please remember to remove your address label and group magazines by title. Bag securely.
Contact Narci Medina, firstname.lastname@example.org for any information or to help out at the library table.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
EQ Sig… will meet at 5:45 at the back of the cafeteria.
Paper Piecing Sig… will meet Wed March 14 10:00-1:00 at Fabric Mart
Art Quilters SIG…will meet at 5:45 before the guild meeting. Art Show challenges “Connections” are due this month.
Landscape SIG…will be Saturday March 17th from 1-3pm at the FABRIC MART in Yorktown.
Long Arm SIG… will be on April 7th at Helen May’s home..
ImPrOv Sig… Join us for a demo of finishing techniques for small quilts.
Eunice Gough wants to pass along information about a touch based sewing system for the blind and poorly sighted developed by Tammy Roussell, https://www.mitsykit.org/about-us/
Old Quilt Show Posters
If you have any older quilt show posters or raffle quilt pictures (pre-2014), please contact me or email me a .jpg copy for the website, Thanks, Karen Carlson, email@example.com