Sunday, September 20, 2015

President's Message - October 2015

As summer draws to a close and we wrap up our travels to see friends and family (and the quilt shops along the way), come to our  October 1st meeting to hear about what your quilting family has been doing and what activities we have to share with you in the coming months.  

Check out the agenda that will be sent your way soon, to find out the details.  

Our speaker for October is Pat Van Burkleo, a local quilter who is passionate about modern quilts.  Even if this art form is not your thing, you will enjoy hearing about his design process.  

As always, I’d love to hear your suggestions—think “River City begins with me.”


Thursday, September 3, 2015

River City 2015 Mystery Quilt - Part 6

Part 6 – Into the Station and No Longer Strangers

Part 1 – Look at the final diagram to see where the parts will go.

1.      Sew a 6 ½ x 66 ½ background strips to each side of the quilt.  Press seams toward quilt center.

2.      Sew the remaining 6 ½ x 66 ½  background strips to the top and bottom of the quilt.  Press seams toward the quilt center.

Part 2

3.       Cut fifty 4 inch squares each from the remaining 4 x WOF block pattern strip.  Make one hundred HST as before and trim to 3 ½ each.

4.      Following the diagram, sew twenty two  HSTs together in one long strip.  Half of the HSTs should face one direction and the other half should face the opposite direction.

5.      Repeat to make one more strip.

6.      Sew to the top and bottom of the quilt center with background fabric facing the center of the quilt.

Part 3
7.      Sew twenty eight HSTs together in one long strip in the same manner as in Step 4. 

8.      Repeat to make one more strip.

9.      Sew these strips to the right and left side of the quilt center with background fabric facing the center of the quilt. 

10.  Sew the 6 ½ x 84 ½ block pattern fabric strips to each side of the  quilt. 

11.  Quilt as desired

12.  Bind using the binding strips cut in Part 2. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

President's Message - September 2015

It's time once again for our annual aauction-fundraiser benefitting the children of Parker House and the guild's educational activities.  

I met with seven Parker House kids last month when Kids Draw for Kids delivered their quilted bed-runners which were pieced from their sea life drawings.  This was the final session following the event of stuffing their own teddy bears and selecting a pillowcase from the ones the guild members put together from Patti Jarreau's donated kits.  They truly enjoyed those hands on activities and were pleased to see their artwork turned into something very permanent and attractive.  

On meeting night the fellowship hall will be open early for Auction set-up, so bring your completed baskets, fabric yardage donations, and books/patterns as early as 5:45 p.m.  If you have questions regarding the auction, please contact committee chair, Barbara Lankford. (h) 272 0421 (c) 235 3203  (e)

While the Auction committee auditors are tallying your bid sheets, we will play Quilto-Bingo for quilting notions.
As always, I'd love to hear your suggestions -  think "River City begins with me." 

See you soon,  Renee 

The Bring List

  • bring Baskets full of Quilt/Fun things to Auction.
  • bring  $$$$$$ and sign your name on the Silent Auction lists.
  • bring $$$ for a new Christmas Lotto Block, return finished blocks for 2 chances. 
  • Lotto Christmas blocks   4 styles (Gingerbread man applique, Pinwheels, Shoo Fly, 8 pointed Star). Turn in to Jackie Wood.
  • NO Birthday table
  • NO Fat Quarter
  • NO Name Tag drawing
  • Sept./Oct. birthdays will be next month.