Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Hi Quilt Guild
A fun-filled mini-retreat is planned for 7/17/21 from 9 AM. To 4 PM. Bring your lunch. Snacks, and drinks provided. All are welcome. At lunch, we will have a game please bring 10 5x5 squares – 5 light and 5 contrasting for lunch fun.
Plans for the day are to work with Carla Klop shortcut sheets. You may choose to do one or all four work on your own or with a buddy. We will work on flying geese, ½ square triangle, ¼ square triangle, and hunter star block. At the end of the day, we will gather to share our discoveries. Go to https://www.kitsbycarla.com/shortcut-sheets1.html for more information and tutorials.
- Bring your machine, rulers, mats, pressing stick (if you have one), etc.
- Rough material size needed.
- ½ square- 2 fat quarters contrasting colors
- Flying geese- 2 or more fat quarters or ¼ yard piece of contrasting fabric.
- Hunter star- ½ yard of 2 colors, 1/3 yard of 2 other coordinating colors.
- Quarter square triangle- ½ yard or 2 fat quarter of contrasting fabrics and ½ yard or 2 fat quarters to add to it.
- Bring enough for one or all. The amount of fabric need is a general amount. Or just bring fabric to cut while here. Tutorials have more information. Precision in cutting and sewing a scant ¼ inch makes her techniques work.
Or just join us for the day and sew.
We will meet at Jan’s home.
209 Mulberry Lane, Mansfield.
To get there from Wellsboro take rt. 6, turn right at E. Mulberry Hill Rd before you get to rt. 15.
From rt. 15 and Mansfield go towards Wellsboro (pass under 15) take the first road to your left E. Mulberry Hill. Cross Valley and go up the hill to the first left. If you miss it take the 2nd left. Mulberry Lane is a circle, the university is usually still in sight.
We are looking forward to a wonderful day. Have questions, call Nancy (570-662- 7389) or Jan (570-404-2797)
Nancy and Jan
We had a great meeting in June. It was so nice to be together and share our love of quilting with others who feel the same way.
President Sylvia kicked off the meeting with her usual humor and candor. She is concerned about the number of open positions for next year. Please consider serving your guild by volunteering your time. We currently have 106 members on our roll. Although we are not a large organization, without participation, we will be unable to do all of the fun things that we do.
Jan gave our treasurer's report. All is well.
During our Tips, Tricks, and Techniques session, we only had 3 items:
- Sylvia shared that you can use a crocheted scrubbie to clean your cutting mat. She suggested just rubbing the scrubbie on the dry mat. It picks up a LOT of fuzz and loose thread.
- Ellen shared that she had learned the hard way to NOT iron over disappearing in or chalk.
- Jackie (a guest) shared that you can mark dark fabrics with the edge of a sliver of soap.
We next discussed our exhibit which will take place next year. The label has been put on the raffle quilt and Cathy took it to be photographed. Sylvia reported that the shots turned out wonderfully. The post cards, raffle tickets, and other materials to promote the event have been ordered. As in the past, raffle tickets will sell for $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets. Stay tuned to know when you can have tickets to sell.
One Day Workshop
Jan and Nancy will be hosting a 1-day workshop at Jan's house on July 17th from 9 am to 4pm. Please bring your own lunch. Snacks and drinks will be provided. We will be treated to a "Discovery Retreat" using short cut sheets from Carla Klop. You are encouraged to bring some scrap fabrics so you can try out the techniques and share your opinion on them. After we eat lunch we will take a break from sewing to play a round of LRC. Please bring 10, 5-inch squares for this game. 5 of your squares should be light-colored and 5 should be dark-colored. Oh, what fun this will be!
We are aware that the online form links from these blog pages are not working correctly and hope to correct that soon.
Jackie, Ellen's sister and our guest at the meeting was first up for Show & Tell, she showed us a cute quilt in an hour glass variation. I was particularly taken with the backing. PENGUINS!
|Once again, Cathy's neighbor used her quilted art as an inspiration for his own art project.|
|The applique on Deb's 12 Days of Quilting quilt was amazing.|
|Amazing use of color on this batik fabric quilt!|
|One block wonder with a variation on the layout.|
|Maureen shared her very cute Dr. Seuss quilt with us.|
|Brenda made this pillow from fabric left over from a quilt.|
Orphan Block Program
Finally, it was time to play with the orphan blocks that we brought for the meeting. The guidelines were simple, we divided into 4 teams, each team selected some orphan blocks to use to design a charity quilt. Plain/blender fabrics were provided to serve as background for the proposed quilts. At the end of our creative time, we shared our ideas with the group and one person from each team took the blocks home to assemble into a quilt top. There were a lot of wonderful ideas, some quilty fellowship, and just plain ol' fun shared among the members present. I can't wait to see the completed projects.