Thursday, November 22, 2012

Fusible Web Workshop: Sat. Nov. 24 @ 10am. Ochre River Hall

For those who have registered for the Fusible Web Workshop... 
The Fusible Web Workshop starts at 10am this Saturday, November 24th at the Ochre River Hall.

Items you will be required to have:
  1. Pre-purchased Kit
  2. Sewing Machine (with ability to drop feed dogs)
  3. Spare sewing machine needles (just in case)
  4. Sharp scissors for cutting paper and fabric (Because there are lots of tiny pieces; large scissors are not recommended)
  5. Teflon Pressing sheet (** if you don't have one I can lend you one for the day)
  6. Lite Seam a seam 2 (** if you don't have this product you can buy a piece from me)
  7. Thin sharpie marker
  8. Sharp pencil
  9. 12" square piece of your favorite low loft batting
  10. 12" piece of fabric for the backing
  11. Selection of pastel threads for top-stitching, neutral or Superior Thread Monopoly.
  12. Bobbin thread (neutral color; whatever works best in your machine)
  13. Optional:  Iron & Ironing board (this will be provided for your use to share, if you want to bring your own feel free)
Call me ASAP if you have any questions,  Dawn Piasta  (204) 572-6173

For those of you who are not registered for the workshop but just want to participate in the Ochre River UFO day --- come on out there is lots of room! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cool Free Motion Quilting

Check out Amy's bog at Amy's Free Motion Quilting Adventures.  She does beautiful work on her home sewing machine.  Here is a video of her using a ruler with her Janome machine.  I hope someone around here gives it a try. If you see someone who inspires you, don't forget to share with the rest of us!  Email the info to me and I will post it for you.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Raffle Quilt Progress

A mini work bee today and the center of our raffle quilt is starting to take shape!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Online Classes for Quilting

Here are two great resources that our members may find fun and helpful.  Since we don't have a store in town offering classes this is a great option.

Craftsy is a website offering many different kinds of classes.  This is listing of their quilting classes.  I took the "Machine Quilting Negative Space" by Angela Walters.  The great thing is that you can watch the videos when it is convenient for you and leave comments and ask questions.  The class never expires so you can go back and reference it whenever you want.  I bought my class on sale and felt it was money well spent.  They also offer a free block of the month.  I haven't personally checked it out, but it might be just what you are looking for.

Annie's is another website offering crafting classes.  Their list isn't as extensive yet, but it may be of interest as well.  Their quilting classes can be found here.  The "Learn to Machine Quilt" one seems like a great one for people wanting to keep improving on their free motion skills.You can watch a course preview and a video introduction of the teacher to get a better idea of what it will be like.

If you know of any other resources you would like to share please let me know.

Hope you are getting some quilting time in this weekend.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Meeting Highlights

We had a wonderful group of ladies out for the November meeting.  Gloria led the evening while Dawn was in Houston schmoozing with famous quilters. 

Our current comfort block is the split leaf block.  So far we have 15 pairs returned and they are looking wonderful.  Patterns are still available from Lori if you need one.

The UFO Day and Art Quilt Workshop is being held on November 24.  The location has been moved to the Ochre River Hall, as there is more than enough light and plugins for a large group.

The Christmas meeting will take place on December 6th.  You need to bring the following to join in the fun:
  1. A Potholder for the exchange. The theme is your choice.  Please bring it wrapped.
  2. A 100% cotton fat quarter of fabric for the exchange.  Please make sure it is wrapped.
  3. Appetizer or dainties to share. Remember when you share they are calorie free :)
All of our meeting days will also be daytime UFO days.  Karen or Cindy will have the room open at 9:00 a.m.  This will begin on December 6th.

Karen showed some of the Alzheimer's quilts that have been completed by a few members of the guild.  A couple of kits were still needing to be completed. Thank you to those who volunteered to help finish them.

There were only three items for show and tell today. 

Pat made a neat quilting tote bag perfect for UFO days:

Bev perfected her paper piecing with the Christmas wall hanging.  The bias binding was the perfect touch.

I brought this purple diamond quilt, made from a jelly roll and a half.  It has no corners as I ran out of strips!

Gloria brought some of her favorite tools from her sewing room for the evenings program.

Until next time happy quilting!