Friday, August 7, 2009

Highlights from August 2009 Meeting

Saturday Sew-In date, this Saturday, the 8th, at church.

This is the tax-free weekend. Maybe it's time to invest in a new sewing machine, embroiderer, or serger. State tax, 4%, is exempt.(Off the first $2500 of the purchase.) You still pay local taxes. Visit your local shops today.

Lasissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Shop Hop
August 14th & 15th - Shop Hop - Get your passport, locally. Then visit Amelia's, Fabric Krazy, Quilt Corner, Quilting Niche, Bright Hopes, Borne Quilter, and Mama's Quilt Shop. All shops will be open 9am - 6pm both days, Friday & Saturday. Passports are $5. You receive a $5 coupon to each shop for purchases over $20. There are (11) prize possibilities if you visit all shops and stamp your passport. (Leave your passport at the last shop you visit.)
Each shop has a basket worth $250.00 to give away your chance is generated when you visit that shop. Come join in on all the fun! Passports are on sale now. Talk up a car pool.

Pay Up: And please confirm your reservation with each contact person, either Cynthia or Mary. They, in turn, will contact you with a list of all the participants in each event.

Pay balance for retreat -
The minimum number has been met. Pay your balance to Cynthia McGee. If you are not going, please let her know so those on the waiting list can pay.

Pay for Judy Holley --New York Beauties II class (Sept. 12th ) Supply list is available.
Pay Mary Woltmann --
GSQA member =$20, non-members =$30

Talk to Mary Woltmann if you want to participate in the Christmas exchange of hand-made pin cushions.

Patchwork Pelicans are having a retreat at the Judson Center, Oct. 5-8th $168.75.
**Contact Elaine Gosselin
for information. (wrong contact in the Aug. newsletter)

the new word for today is...... Achromatic: means the absence of color, as in a black and white quilt. Black, white, and grey are terms that represent the absence of hue or color.

which is different from Monochromatic: which means to use different values of the same hue or color in a quilt, ex. green quilt, blue quilt, red quilt, etc.

(Our thanks to Janet Cundiff for a great presentation and hands-on demonstration of color theory and terms). She also recommends: A current magazine, Better Holmes and Gardens Creative Collection: American Patchwork and Quilting, October 2009, 100th Issue, called Get Confident with Color! ($5.99) Her source for some of the information.

Quilt Challenge - a reminder of the deadline.......
The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, is challenging regional quilters to create quilts using select fabrics, designs, and techniques to commemorate the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial. It will be the site of an exhibition Sept. 27- Nov. 20.
Entries will be juried. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places and honorable mention. Traveling exhibit will also include 20 other original quilts.
Deadline for entry is Aug. 17, at the museum. Entry fee is $8. Checks are to be made payable to the West Baton Rouge Historical Association. Each entry must also include a color photograph and label. For registration forms or more details, call (225) 336-2422, extension 16 or visit