Sunday, June 6, 2010

2010 Stash Busters

Stash Busters - a new competition to decrease the amount of yardage in your stash

Between the months of January-November, 2010, tally and record the amount of any fabric yardage that you use, donate, or sew. That yardage amount is then, "BUSTED", liberated from your stash. Get credit for using fabrics. Alice Fredlund, record keeper, will record the amounts as you send them in.

*Use this email address Some type of prize awarded at the conclusion.

Simple rules from Alice:

1) Give me your full name… (I'm still learning them all.)

2) Each stash amount used, can be as small as a quarter of a yard, (.25), no inches, no fractions.

3) Use decimal points, i.e., 1.25, 1.5, and 1.75, to make it easier on the data compiler.

4) The honor system is in place! I trust all of my quilting sisters! May the best stash buster win!

President's Message June 2010

Hi Everybody,

With Memorial Day here, I guess it is safe to say that summer has officially started! I have been brainstorming on ways to stay cool and I think I have come up with a winning idea. We should stay inside our wonderfully air-conditioned homes just sewing and quilting! Or, at the very least, do that during those HOT, crispy afternoons!

I know we are all looking forward to the June program with Robin Waller. She loves vintage fibers and quilt history. We are happy for her to share that knowledge with us! You will like her program!

June offers lots of opportunities for us! June 12 is the Rosebud Auction (sponsored by GSQA) at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Metairie. What a great way to spend a Saturday---eating a delicious meal with friends and having chances to win some wonderful auction items! I hope to see you there!

(June 18 - 20) The 13th Biennial GSQA Quilt Show at Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell. I heard there are over 300 quilts! Several of which come from River City! I hear the words, "Road Trip"?

And speaking of extra fun things, how is that fabric busting coming along? E-mail Alice with details at

Don't forget to bring your "guy" quilts to hang and for show and tell this month!

I hope everyone enjoyed last month's program on finishing steps for your quilt. Many thanks to Debbie, Nina, and Melanie for the wonderful demos! I went home inspired to try out their methods.

I want you, the members of River City Quilt Guild, to know what an absolute treasure you are to me. Your knowledge, your talent, your willingness to give and share with others is unequaled.

Thank you for allowing me to be your president.

Happy quilting!