In addition to the usual ‘changing of the guard’, food, and drink Pam Kidd has asked a friend, Maureen Tritle, to do a wool themed trunk show! She, along with more friends will explain how to work with wool, why it is so fun and how to do it economically. They will show a variety of items ranging from quilts to needle cases.
Pam would like to encourage everyone to bring any wool items they have made to share at Show and Tell.
Pam will be introducing and providing kits for my Chairman’s Challenge at the Tea. Unfortunately, the kits will only be provided to members who have paid their 2022-23 dues. If you bring a guest, to avoid any embarrassment, please let them know.
If you can’t make the meeting or are late paying your dues…no worries! Pam will be keeping a list so that everyone gets a kit!
Dues are due at the April meeting. If you have not paid them yet you can either mail them to our P.O. Box, drop them by Patsy’s shop or bring them to the meeting.
If your dues aren’t received at or before the April meeting you risk not being included in the directory. New directories will be distributed at the May meeting.
Wool Garage Sale…
If you have any wool patterns, kits or wool that you would like to sell we are offering you an opportunity to do so at the Tea! You will put a post-it (we will provide) with your name and the amount you want for your patterns and kits. For fabric, please bring it with a note safety pinned on with your name and price. We will watch over, collect the money, and settle up with you at the end of the Tea.
This is a great opportunity for you to purge a bit and help some one else start their wool addiction!
We will have the usual 50/50, birthday drawing, show and tell, free table, collection of baby and community service items.
Also, please bring your Irish Chain with trapunto projects as we close out the Chairman's Challenge for 2021/2022
In lieu of a program, we will have a sew-in following the business meeting to make placemats for Meals on Wheels. Material will be supplied at the meeting. Please bring tools that you would use for quilting. Following is a list of recommendations to bring to the sew-in. You can just grab some fabric and join us or plot it out! Patsy will be bringing fabric and batting if you just want to bring your machine to sew. Our goal is to have 75 Springtime placemats ready for the April meeting. If we have more, we will work towards our goal of 75 for summer (July disbursement) and 75 for fall (November disbursement). So any colors will work! Placemats do not have to be the technique Patsy is demonstrating at the meeting. We would like a 13"x18" ISH placemat.
Supplies to bring:
Sewing machine and supplies
Fabric Requirements - to make one placemat:
2 - 13"x18" rectangles - one for front, one for back
2- 2 1/2"x13" strips
2- 2 1/2"x18" strips
65" 1" strips or bias tape
1- 1"x18" batting, can be fusible fleece also
UPDATE: Sally has found a different block pattern that she feels is simpler. Please click here for supplies and fabric needed for Tulip #2 and here is a photo of the finished block.
The program for the September meeting of our quilt guild will be Sally Rosenfeld leading a sew-in for those of us interested in paper piecing. Please click here for supplies and fabric needed to complete a block with 3 tulips (click here for a photo of the finished block).
If you have any questions, please contact Sally at email@example.com.
The Stitch'n Sisters Friendship Group has been together since 2009. Although some members are no longer with us and we continue to grow with new members while keeping the group small, we continue to get together to do projects as a group. The August meeting was an example of projects we have completed over the years.
Carole Smith demonstrated PaintStiks Rubbing. She explained and showed the supplies you would need along with a demonstration; some handouts were given which also included resources.
In preparation for our October meeting, there will be a box at each meeting for items for the Family Birthing Center:
Flannel Blankets 36"x42" before rolled over hems or 42"x42" for a perfect square.
Preemie, newborn or size Small 0–3-month sleepers, swaddle sacks (for safe sleeping).
Onesies, socks, hats, cute outfits that are new or gently used without stains.
Quilts, get as creative as you wish. Crocheted blankets or light weight gauze blankets which are a little larger.
Diapers, wipes, etc. we can take to the Chino Valley Pregnancy Center.
Anything you give will be well received.
Thank you in advance!
We are looking forward to our Baby Shower in October!
Barbara Cox and Allison Osborne
The 18 Ash Fork seniors visited us to show the quilts that they had chosen from the quilts that our members made. If you want to make quilts for next year’s students the minimum width and length should be 54x72, but 72x80 is better.
Dagmar Morgan from Turquoise Threads presented our program. She explained how she loved colors, started out knitting as a young girl and always wanted to own a yarn shop. Of course, other life matters got in the way and along the way she had gone to a quilt show. “Oh, what a lovely way to combine colors.” When Dagmar retired from her engineering job, she put together a business plan, looked for a location and Turquoise Threads was born.
Turquoise Threads offers classes, an open sit and sew on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and other exciting events. On June 12th you can buy a kit (2 patterns in 3 different color ways) which they will cut for you so that you can sit right down and begin sewing. Dagmar stated that her vision for the shop is to be a gathering place for all quilters.
This was our Annual Tea and election of officers. Due to Covid and the lack of normal meetings the 2020 Board will be the new board for 2021, except that Lynne Wells will now be Secretary.
If you paid your dues for 2020 you do not need to pay them for this year unless you would like to donate to the Guild.
What a FUN TIME with the many wonderful items that Patsy had put together. Marie did such a great job being the auctioneer. We made $4,703.00; too bad it was only mad money, not real money. But that wouldn’t have been as much fun and success.
Patsy led our group in making the Exploding Pineapple block. She had a step-by-step display on how to complete the block. Below is am example of a quilt using this pattern.
Please join us for our March 9th meeting where we will have a sew-in of making Exploding Pineapple blocks. Bring your sewing machine, fabric and all your accessories to sew for a few hours. Here is a link to the cutting instructions: exploding-pineapple-quilt-blocks.pdf
Following our general meeting, Patsy Franko explained the process for putting student names and Chino Valley Quilters’ labels on the 57 quilts the guild had made for homeless children from local Chino Valley schools. Each labeled quilt is to be put in a pillowcase and checked off as completed. There will be groups designated for each task. The completed quilts were delivered to Laurie Marley after the meeting. The remaining 20 quilts needed are in varying states of completion. Some need pillowcases, some need binding and labels and one needs to be made. The deadline for all quilts to be completed is February 1st.
This meeting was not a meeting, but a Rummage Sale. Patsy Franko brought all her surplus fabric and sold it for $2 a yard. Members were encouraged to bring quilt related items they wished to donate to the sale. All sale proceeds went to the Community Service program. We opened up the sale to the public, so we encouraged members to spread the word to friends and family. Any items not sold at the sale were donated to Goodwill.
Below are photos of two 12 year old students, Grace and Ethan (parental permission was obtained to use their names), who were able to make weekly visits to Joanne Ramsperger's home to work on their quilts since school was suspended due to COVID-19. They both finished this month (August 2020) and both were allowed to use Joanne's long arm to finish their quilts! Joanne wanted their efforts to be recognized and shared. Thank you, Joanne, for your generosity and support.