Gale Carson is our guest speaker on August 8th with a workshop the following day.
Paper piecing can be in your life with this simplified technique where you don't have to precut fabric, or tear off paper to get perfect points and save on fabric yardage.
In this class you will learn a different way to paper piece that will being joy back in your life! This is a simpler and faster way than the traditional way. Not only will you learn the technique, but using your own choice of color, design your own New York Beauty.
The workshop is a technique based class. Gale will teach a faster, easier, less waste method of freezer paper piecing using a New York Beauty style block as the basis of the class. Students will make several blocks during the class that can become the basis for a quilted item of their choosing such as a table runner, wall hanging or quilt. Gale's method works best with batiks or solids that do not have a right/wrong side.
Workshop is Wednesday, August 9th from 9AM to 4 PM at Mingus View Presbyterian Church in the basement. A supply list will be posted when we get it, as well as information on how to register for the workshop.
Tom Franko from Under Cover Quilting will join us to talk about sewing machine maintenance.
Carol Seagraves Wright from Wright Fabric will talk about how she got started with her online fabric shop as well as her Etsy site.
She will have kits, precuts and fat quarters available for purchease.
May - Wright Fabric will discuss her online fabric business.
June - Tom Franko will talk about sewing machine repair.
July - Patsy Franko will host a Christmas in July Sew In.
Look for a new post as other months are booked. If you have an idea for a program, please let us know.
This month after our regular meeting, we will host a sew-in to make a Dresden Neighborhood Village Mini Quilt! Please bring all of your sewing supplies, including your sewing machine and be prepared to sew for at least 4 hours!
Here's the supply list:
Collection of 20 fabrics, minimum of 4'x10" pieces
Black fabric(s) for rooftops
Yellow fabric(s) for windows
2 25'x25' pieces for background fabric
Fusible webbing for appliqué
24'x24' piece of fusible quilt batting
Please be sure to bring:
1/4" foot for your sewing machine
Rotary cutter with sharp blade
Self-healing rotary cutting mat
Just a few photos from our Christmas Party. Gift exchange and great food made for a great time with friends!
We had an amazing speaker for this month, Janet Nieuwenhoff. Her amazing mosaic quilt style had us all in awe of her artistry. Please enjoy the gallery below, which also included appliqué quilts.
Norma Enfield and Ruth Ordoñez presented a program on Quilts of Valor, including a video and trunk show. If you know of a veteran who would like to receive a quilt, let Norma know. Quilts of Valor meets on the 3rd Saturday each month 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Elk's Lodge in Prescott Valley. Bring your machine and sewing supplies if you would like to participate in making Quilts of Valor.
Patsy Franko directed us on how to make Christmas stockings for the children of the Chino Valley School District. She had already made kits for us to sew together; it was an amazing day since we had so many sewists stay to help assemble the stockings.
Roxanne presented information regarding items and classes available from the shop. Roxanne provided numerous examples of many lovely items and class samples. Roxanne and Sew N Sew support the green bags for kids and Lori Marley’s programs for Chino Valley students. Alterations and sewing machine repair and service also are available through the shop.
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.