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2016

December Meeting: December 10, from 10-12 noon ****note the time change***

 REMINDERS FOR THE MEETING:
Location Amberleigh Clubhouse (need directions?  contact Jane Elbert)
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PROGRAM  Christmas Luncheon & Gift Exchange (trivet wrapped in fat quarter)
HOSPITALITY   Pot Luck - if you haven't signed up (or you have forgotten!), contact Jane Elbert
THEME:  Wear your favorite Christmas sweater (or hat, or scarf, etc etc)
BRING
Gift Exchange – Christmas Trivet, wrapped in Fat Quarter  (see details below)
Donation Quilts – NICU and Nursing Home
Show & Tell

Trivet Exchange We will have a trivet exchange at out holiday brunch.  If you would like to participate, make a trivet using the following instructions:
Click here for instructions on how to make a trivet for the trivet exchange

"Lovely as a Tree"
Out 2015 Challenge Quilts "Lovely as a Tree" will be displayed at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. If you did not make a quilt last year for this challenge, you can still make one to be part of the exhibit. Quilts need to be completed by February 2017, but quilt information including title, maker, dimensions (length x width), and insurance value need to be submitted to Heidi by early December 2016.

Click here to view the official "Lovely as a Tree" challenge guidelines

Here are the entries submitted in 2015

Colleen

Jane

Mildred

Donna

Laura

Linda C.

Boni

Heidi


November Meeting: November 12, from 9-12 noon

REMINDERS FOR THE MEETING:
Coffee & breakfast at 9:00
Meeting at 9:30
Lunch and Program

 
Program         Pillow Case Day
        For Pillowcase Program Please Bring:
Hospitality      Jane Phillips and Janet Carson (breakfast)
            Boni Simmons and Kay Watson (lunch)
 
Library Quilt   Dorothy Holland
 
THEME:    Wear your favorite Quilting Tee-Shirt
 
BRING
Dues ($20) for 2017 Membership
Your Ideas:  2017 Programs; Committees; Website
Donation Quilts – NICU and Nursing Home
Show & Tell
For Pillowcase Program
"Lovely as a Tree"
Out 2015 Challenge Quilts "Lovely as a Tree" will be displayed at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. If you did not make a quilt last year for this challenge, you can still make one to be part of the exhibit. Quilts need to be completed by February 2017, but quilt information including title, maker, dimensions (length x width), and insurance value need to be submitted to Heidi by early December 2016.

Click here to view the official "Lovely as a Tree" challenge guidelines

Here are the entries submitted in 2015

Colleen

Jane

Mildred

Donna

Laura

Linda C.

Boni

Heidi


October Meeting: October 8, from 9-12 noon

PROGRAM:
What unusual item do you use in your sewing room that you feel makes your task easier?
This item could be found for normal use in the kitchen, used in the garage, maybe for gardening, a child’s item.
Be creative!
EXAMPLES:
Who would have thought (a few years ago) that a metal measuring tape (from the garage tool box) could be used to make “snap bags”?
Or
A very small knitting needle to pull stray threads/knot tails into your quilt.
RULES:
This cannot be an item traditionally used or made for quilting /sewing.
Bring the item & demo (very short) on how it works.


September Meeting: September 10, from 9-12 noon

PROGRAM:

     "Magic Stack" with Dianna Varoon    
      Class limited to 15 members
      Cost $15 and you must have a copy of the book at the class
      If more than 15 people are interested in class, it will be filled by lottery
      Email Bonnie S. by July 9 to be in the lottery

August Meeting: August 13, from 9-12 noon

PROGRAM:
“Border Banquet” with instruction on measuring and attaching your borders and ideas for making pieced borders.  Please bring quilts with pieced borders to share. 


July Meeting: July 9, from 9-12 noon

PROGRAM: Quilts of Valor Presentation and Pot Luck Luncheon
***Last day to sign up for September "Magic Stack" class***

Please note: the July meeting will be held at the Huguenot Vol. Firestation #2, at 1959 Urbine Rd. off Rt. 60


June Meeting: June 11, from 9-12 noon

PROGRAM: Sewing Machine Cover by Colleen

Colleen has made a handout for everyone.  Click here to view it in Word


May Meeting: May14, from 9-12 noon

PROGRAM: "Strippy Flippy Stars" demo by Bonnie S.


March Meeting: March 12, from 9-12 noon

PROGRAM:
                   4 Patch Primer


February Meeting: February 13, from 9-12 noon    
PROGRAM:
                  
 Quilts of Valor Quilt Day

 Hospitality- Sandie, Dreama, and Darlene

 ITEMS TO BRING:
   
                 Baby Quilt(s)/Nursing Home Quilts  
                           
Show and Tell
                     Supplies for working on Quilts of Valor


January Meeting: January 9 from 9-12 noon

PROGRAM:
                    Orphan Blocks Challenge

&    Hospitality-Colleen, Donna G., and Linda S.

&    ITEMS TO BRING

o       Baby Quilt(s)/Nursing Home Quilts

o       Show and Tell

o       Supplies for Orphan Block quilt making


2015

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December Meeting: December 12 from 9-12 noon

                        PROGRAM:
                                        Holiday Luncheon


November Meeting: November 14 from 9-12 noon

 

PROGRAM:

                 Annual Pillowcase Day


October Meeting: October 10 from 9-12 noon

 

PROGRAM:

                   Sashiko taught by Colleen


September Meeting: September 12 from 9-12 noon

Program:

               Mystery Table Runner by Sharron

                           Click here for a materials list

email Bonnie if you are planning on participating in this program (just so we have a general count)

 

 


RETREAT!!!! October 1-4 Massanetta Springs
Limit 20 spaces

Click here to view info on the 2015 Lotto Block

Click here to view info on the other raffles/prizes

 

Click here to visit the website for Massanetta Springs

 

     August Meeting: August 8 from 9-12 noon

 

 PROGRAM:

                Super Show and Tell


July Meeting: July 11 from 9:30-12 noon

PROGRAM:

                Quilts of Valor Luncheon / Presentation

                            Huguenot Volunteer Fire Dept #2 (1959 Urbine Road, Powhatan)               

                            Pot Luck Luncheon


June Meeting: June 13 from 9-12 noon

2015 Guild Challenge: Lovely as a Tree

Click here to view rules  Challenge quilts due at June Guild Meeting

If you have any Patriotic Pillowcases to donate, please bring them this month.

PROGRAM: Learning how to make the Quatrefoil Block. 
Bring machines and fabric if you want to make some. 

Click here for materials list and photo of the Quatrefoil Block

What to Bring:

Challenge quilts

Sewing machine and supplies to make a Quatrefoil Block

Quilts for show and tell

Donation quilts for the nursing home and NICU


May Meeting: May 9 from 9-12 noon

PROGRAM:

                Studio 180 Design Ruler Class - "Galaxy"

                Instructor: Phyllis Reeves

                Hours: 10-4

                Kit fee $28.45 (includes pattern and ruler)

                Pre Registration Required-- Class is FULL


April Meeting: April 11 from 9-12 noon

PROGRAM:

    Sit and Stitch -- Bring your own project or volunteer to work on QOV

                                (Please bring your own lunch and drinks)


February Meeting: February 14 from 9-3

PROGRAM: Sew the day away!!!

                                        Sit and Stitch following business meeting until 5:00

                                        Bring any project you are working on

                                        Pizza will be delivered for lunch

                                        Prizes!!!!


March Meeting: March 14 from 9-12 noon

PROGRAM:

                    Quilts of Valor Sewing Day

January Meeting: January 10 from 9-12 noon

 

 

 

PROGRAM:

"Cindy Bag"

Presentation by Cindy M.   

Supply list to be provided at December Meeting

 

                          
CINDY’S BAG (a version of the original Mondo Bag)

The original Mondo Bag uses the Quiltsmart Mondo Bag Interfacing and 2 ½ inch fabric squares.  I am too lazy to do all that fusing and sewing, so I came up with a couple of options.  Please complete the following before the January meeting:


Make four pieced or solid fabric panels (for the outside of the bag) quilted to a piece of batting only.  Sizes of the panels can vary – the 8” x 26” makes a large deep tote.
Quilted fabric panels can be made of strips, any size squares, mix and match pieces*  – be creative, let your imagination run wild!

*When using strips, I sewed the strips on a piece of batting using the sew and flip method.  When using squares, I sewed the squares together and then quilted them to a piece of batting.  You could even do a “crazy” quilt pattern. 
Cut four panels of lining the size of the outside panels after quilting.
Make two handles (any method you normally use) – approx. 2” x 27” finished, ready to be attached to the bag.
Bring the four outside pieces of the bag, the four lining pieces, and two handles to the meeting along with your sewing machine, basic tools, and coordinating thread for top stitching the bag.

(Call or email Cindy if you have questions)


 2014

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December Meeting: Saturday, December 13 from 10-12 noon

Program: Holiday Brunch at Amberleigh Clubhouse 9401 Amberleigh Circle, Richmond VA 23236

                            Parking is available in a lot at the side of the building or on the street if the lot fills up

Election of Officers: Vice President and Treasurer

 
Hospitality Volunteers- Christmas Brunch: Jane E, Kay W, Janet C & Bonnie S

 


November Meeting: Saturday, November 8 from 9-12 noon

Program: Annual Pillow Case Workshop

Bring your machine and join us as we make pillow cases for ConKerr Cancer
http://conkerrcancer.org/home/

Bring your serger or sewing machine and regular sewing supplies: scissors, thread, pre wound bobbins, seam ripper (but we’ll hope we don’t have to use them!) 

Colleen could also use two extra irons, a couple of cutting mats and rotary cutters along with two or three more rulers, big enough to square up the cases.  Please make sure your name is on every thing you bring to share.  

What Else To Bring:
Charity Quilts: both baby and nursing home quilts 
Block of the Month
Library Quilt:  Cindy Moser
Hospitality for breakfast:  Cindy Moser & JoAnna Gammon
Dues check or cash
Supplies for pillowcase day 
Lunch for pillowcase day (if you volunteered to bring anything

We also need lunch. Please let me know if you can provide any of the following items:

Main dish for 10 — 2 people, I’ll bring a tossed green salad  

Dessert for 10 — 2 more people (Thanks Jane E for volunteering to bring one.) 

Fruit and/or cold veggies — 4 people (let me know whether your bringing fruit or veggies) 

Drinks and Ice — 1 person

 
Hospitality Volunteers: Cindy M & JoAnna G

 

Charity Quilt Day: Tuesday, Nov 11  9:30 to 3:30 or so

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch at 1:30 pm November 30

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


RETREAT  October 2- October 5 at Massanetta Springs!!!!

Click here for Retreat Raffle Info

Click here for Lotto Block Instructions


October Meeting: Saturday, October 11  from 9-12 noon

Program: Cutting Bee for Pillowcase Day

                 Lunch will be provided.

 
Hospitality Volunteers: Bonnie S, Kay W & Janet C

 

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch at 1:30 pm October 26

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


September Meeting: Saturday, September 13 from 9-12 noon

Program: Quick and Easy Projects for Gift Giving

                      Lunch will be provided.

Click on the image to view photo of projects
 

Supplies needed:
Basic sewing supplies including: sewing machine, thread to match each project, scissors, small rotary mat and cutter, 12” x 6” ruler (or bigger if that’s all you have…), bobbins with matching thread, fabric marker.  
Credit Card Holder taught by Donna G
1 Fat Quarter,  
Precutting directions:  cut into 5” by long way of the fat quarter, i.e. 5 x 18” or so.
 
Zippered Bag taught by Bonnie S
walking foot if you have one and zipper foot or zigzag foot  
Fabric 1: 2 1/2” x 21” (bring a bit more if you want to try one of the optional ideas) Multicolored small to medium prints work well. Don’t choose a directional print. 
Fabric 2: 9” x 21” to go with Fabric 1.
Thread to match Fabric 1. 
9” (or longer, we’ll cut off any excess) polyester zipper.  
The guild will supply fusible fleece. 
 
Tissue Holder taught by Betty
Fabric: two pieces 6 1/2” x 7” (Betty says it’s easy, easy!) 
 
Table Runner taught by Colleen
You can choose the size of your table runner.
Small: Top fab - 12 1/2” x 41 1/2”; backing fab - 19 1/2” x 41 1/2” 
Medium: Top fab - 12 1/2” x 58 1/2”; backing fab - 19 1/2 x 58 1/2”
Large: Top fab - 12 1/2” x 104 1/2”; backing fab - 19 1/2 x 104 1/2” 
Matching thread
Colleen says: Basically you need to measure the table you are making it for and decide whether you want it to run the entire length of the table, stop short the of the table ends or long enough to drop off the ends. 

 
Hospitality Volunteers: Linda C & Jane R

 


August Meeting: Saturday, August 9 from 9-12 noon

Program: Supper Show and Tell:

                 2014 Brown Bag Quilt Block Swap return to owners

                 Completed 2013 Block of the Month

                 Completed 2013 Brown Bag Swap Quilts

 
Hospitality Volunteers: Wray H, Wanda B, Kathy B & Dreama C

 


July Meeting: Saturday, July 12 from 9-12 noon

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A LOCATION CHANGE!!!

We will meet at the Huguenot Volunteer Fire and Rescue building at 1959 Urbine Road, Powhatan

Program: Presentation of Quilts of Valor

 
Hospitality Volunteers: Brunch Reception

 

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch at 1:30 pm July 27

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


June Meeting: Saturday, June 14

Program: Mystery Quilt presented by Augusta Cole  Class from 10-4                   

                      Bring machine and sewing essentials.  Lunch will be provided.

                      No cost to members, but registration is required by April 30, 2014

                     Click here to open the supply list "The Mystery of Powhatan" as a printable Word Doc

 
 

Hospitality Volunteers: Carmen M & Boni S


May Meeting: Saturday, May 10 from 9-12 noon

Program: Flower Pounding
                      The guild will provide the fabric and some flower.

                      Supplies to bring: Flowers and small leaves from your yard
                                                     Wax Paper

                                                     Tape to tape the wax paper to the table

                                                     Small hammer or small rock to use for pounding.

 
Hospitality Volunteers: Mildred H, Betty C & Marie D

 

 2014 "Throw Me a Curve" Challenge Quilt due this month!!!

                                    Click here to see Challenge Rules

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch at 1 pm March 30

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


April Meeting: Saturday, April 12 from 9-12 noon

    

Program: Paper Piecing

                  Bring machine and sewing essentials.

 
Hospitality Volunteers: Nancy J. & Heidi D

 

Keep working on your 2014 "Throw Me a Curve" Challenge Quilt

                                    Click here to see Challenge Rules

                                    Challenge Quilts Due at May 10th meeting         


March Meeting: Saturday, March 8 from 9-12 noon

Program: Fabric Beads by Mildred:

    Bring Irons, Ironing Surface, and 1 1/2 x 7" strip of fabric

Prairie Point Flowers by Colleen

    Bring two 4x8" strips of fabric, needle and thread, marking pencils, small ruler, iron and ironing mat

 
Hospitality Volunteers: Darlene W & Linda S

 

Keep working on your 2014 "Throw Me a Curve" Challenge Quilt

                                    Click here to see Challenge Rules

                                    Challenge Quilts Due at May 10th meeting


February Meeting: Saturday, February 8 from 9-12 noon

Program: Disappearing 9-patch Star and Charity Sew-in for Quilts of Valor

                       Bring machine and sewing essentials.  Lunch will be provided.

Keep working on your 2014 "Throw Me a Curve" Challenge Quilt

                                    Click here to see Challenge Rules

                                    Challenge Quilts Due at May 10th meeting

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch at 1 pm February 23

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


January Meeting: Saturday, January 11 from 9-12 noon

Program: Stained Glass Quilts presented by Laura Blanchard

                   Click here to open printable supply list

                        Bring machine and sewing essentials.  Lunch will be provided.

                        No cost to members, but registration is required by December 31

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch at 1 pm January 26

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


2013

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December Meeting: Saturday, December 14 from 9-12 noon

Program: Holiday Brunch

Election of Officers: President, Secretary, Parlimentarian

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch at 1 pm December 29

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


November Meeting: Saturday, November 9 from 9-12 noon

Program: Annual Pillow Case Workshop

Bring your machine and join us as we make pillow cases for ConKerr Cancer
http://conkerrcancer.org/home/


RETREAT  October 3- October 6 at Massanetta Springs!!!!

Click here for Retreat Raffle Info

Click here for Lotto Block Instructions


October Meeting: Saturday, October 12 from 9-12 noon

Program: Cutting Bee to Prepare for Pillowcase Day in November
                        Please bring large cutting mats, rotary cutters, and rulers

 

Don't forget to bring some show and tell.  Here are a few photos from last month's meeting

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch at 1 pm

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


September Meeting: Saturday, September 14 from 9-12 noon

Program: Demonstration on Disappearing 9 patch and 4 patch with Bonnie

    No supplies needed


June Meeting: Saturday, June 8 from 9-12 noon

Program:

Click on images above to enlarge

IT'S SO EASY BEING GREEN Pattern by Debby Kratovill

Above is a picture of the finished quilt and pre-class instructions for the June program.

Friday May 3rd from 9am until about 4pm at the Powhatan Library we will be making baby quilts.

The strips have already been cut and made into jelly rolls all you will need to bring will be your machines and regular sewing needs!

May Meeting: Saturday, May 11 from 9-12 noon

Special Show and tell: Finished Quilts of 2013 Guild Challenge Quilt:  Amish Style Wall hanging... click here for challenge guidelines

MAY PROGRAM SUPPLY LIST

Needle Turn Appliqué – “PEONY FLOWER BLOCK” finished size 18” X 18”.

FABRIC:

1 – 19” x  19” piece of fabric – neutral (this can be one piece or a 12 inch center with borders to make up the 19 inch square).

1 fat quarter – for the leaves and stem

Several scraps for the flower – the flower has 7 petals you can make the all one color, make the different shades of a color or make them all different – up to you! (5 of the petals are approx: 5 x 3 inches in size the last 2 are 2 ½ by 3 inches)

THREADS:

Match to the flower petals and stem fabrics

OTHER ITEMS:

 Appliqué straight pins IF you have them otherwise Small straight pins will be fine

Appliqué needles IF you have them otherwise needles with the smallest “eye” that you can thread

A fine point sharpie or a mechanical pencil

Scissors to cut fabric and paper

Thimble if you use one

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch Cancelled due to Easter Holiday

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


April Meeting: Saturday, April 13 from 9-12 noon

Program: Machine Appliqué by Donna

Members should bring their sewing machine and basic sewing supplies.
Donna will provide a square and a star to practice with.
Bring any other shapes they want to practice with.  Please have them fused to a background.  
Stabilizers will be provided.
Call Donna if you have any questions.

Keep working on your 2013 Guild Challenge Quilt:  Amish Style Wall hanging... click here for challenge guidelines

March Meeting: Saturday, March9 from 9-12 noon

Program: “Quilt it!”  Presented by Sandie, Heidi, Mildred, and Merci

Supply list:
Sewing machine
1 - 10”x10” piece of striped fabric
1 – 10”x10” piece of fabric with a motif/design that is at least 3”, cut so the motif/design is in the middle
Darning/open-toe foot
Walking foot
Dark top thread
Bobbin with dark thread
Safety pins
Marking pens/pencils if you have them
**Batting and muslin for practice will be provided**
Optional: Stencils, anything machine quilting related that you have to share, ask questions about, or practice

Keep working on your 2013 Guild Challenge Quilt:  Amish Style Wall hanging... click here for challenge guidelines


February Meeting: Saturday, February 9 from 9-12 noon

Program: Biscuit Quilts

Supplies needed:

Nine 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" pieces of muslin or any other cotton fabric (will be inside/won't show)
Nine 5 1/2" x  5 1/2" pieces of fabric, matching or scrappy, doesn't matter
One 10 inch piece of fabric
Top thread and bobbin thread to match your fabric
Sewing machine
1/4" seam foot if you have one

Keep working on your 2013 Guild Challenge Quilt:  Amish Style Wall hanging... click here for challenge guidelines

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch at 1 pm

At Powhatan Library Meeting room



January Meeting: Saturday, January 12 from 9-12 noon

Program: Fabric Bowls
We will be making small round bowls using INN-SPIRE PLUS to mold them into shape. They can be ironed flat for storage and then reshaped for use.

SUPPLIES TO BRING:
(2) approx 12 X 12 “ squares -- Fabric of your choice (I used Valentine or Christmas or whatever you want)
Marking pen- to trace pattern
Scissors- to cut this out so NOT your best pair
Thread- to satin stitch/zigzag stitch around the edge of bowl (might want to bring a couple different colors to audition)  
Sewing machine

Supplies provided:
INN-SPIRE PLUS
Pattern
Freezer paper
Correlle cereal bowls to be used for molding (we have 10 bowls)
Irons

Keep working on your 2013 Guild Challenge Quilt:  Amish Style Wall hanging... click here for challenge guidelines


 2012

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December Meeting: Saturday, December 8 from 9-12 noon

Program: Annual Guild Holiday Luncheon

Start working on your 2013 Guild Challenge Quilt:  Amish Style Wall hanging... click here for challenge guidelines

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch at 1 pm

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


November Meeting: Saturday, November 10 from 9-12 noon

Program: Pillow Case Workshop

Bring your machine and join us as we make pillow cases for ConKerr Cancer
http://conkerrcancer.org/home/

Lunch will be provided

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch at 1 pm Sunday, November 25

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


October Meeting: Saturday, October 13 from 9-12 noon

Program:  Iron Carry Bag

Caddy Pad Iron Tote
by Sisters' Common Thread

http://sisterscommonthread.com/products.html

 
click on image for larger view

Materials Required:

 

Caddy Pad Pattern

21”x 28”          Main Fabric (preshrunk) for tote body,  plus

Two 4”x 14”    pieces for handles

 

21”x 28” Heat Resistant Ironing Board Fabric

 

Two 21”x 28” Insul-Bright® or Warm Tater® insulated batting

 

Two 1” or larger decorative buttons (shank buttons work well)

9”    ¼”-wide elastic

¼ yard      contrasting fabric to make about 90” of binding  (Usually cut 2 ¼” to 2 ½” wide)

 

Tools Needed:

 

·         Scissors, pins, rotary cutter, ruler, mat, mechanical lead pencil, eraser

·         An acrylic ruler 7 or 8” wide is helpful for marking

·         Sewing machine,  walking foot if you have one, threads to match main fabric and contrasting fabric, and access to iron and ironing board  (Note: Bobbin thread will show on the outside of the tote)

 

At Home:

On a piece of paper, draw an 11 ¾” x 5 ½” rectangle.  Cut out rectangle to use for template.

 

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch at 1 pm Sunday, October 28

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


September Meeting: Saturday, September 8 from 9-12 noon

 Program:

Pineapple Block Workshop

Lunch will be provided

Click here for Supply List

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch at 1 pm Sunday, September 30

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


July Meeting: Saturday, July 14 from 9-12 noon

Program: 

Picnic at Marie's. 
Bring a dish to share and your swim suit!

Keep Working on your Bucket List Quilt Project:

                                                By that, I mean make the quilt you have always said "someday I'll make one of those". 
                                                Think outside of your comfort zone and try something new. 
                                                It can be one block, a wall hanging, a table runner or quilt BUT it must be finished - quilted and bound. 
                                                Finished projects due in August.


 June Meeting: Saturday, June 9 from 9-12 noon

Program:

Chenille Scarves
Jane will teach us how to make chenille scarves. 
After the program, stay and work on your scarf or work on your bucket list quilt. 
 

SUPPLY LIST FOR CHENILLE SCARF

For the reversible 6x72 inch scarf:

            2 yards of 2 coordinating fabrics

For the one color 4x55 inch scarf:

            2 yards of one color

NOTE:  If you opt to make the reversible scarf, there will be enough fabric left over to make 2 one color scarves.

Suggested fabrics:  woven fabrics in plaids or checks----homespun; non printed flannel; lightweight denim.  I have only used homespun as it frays well and makes interesting scarves.

8x24 in ruler and a 6x12 in ruler

Small pair of VERY SHARP narrow point scissors and a pair of regular sewing scissors

Chalk marker

Matching thread for your fabrics and 2 wound bobbins

Mat and rotary cutter

Pins

Walking foot for machine

Clover slash cutter----VERY HELPFUL

Retails for about $15.   Are very hard to find.  Not at JoAnn’s or Hancock

Keep Working on your Bucket List Quilt Project:

                                                By that, I mean make the quilt you have always said "someday I'll make one of those". 
                                                Think outside of your comfort zone and try something new. 
                                                It can be one block, a wall hanging, a table runner or quilt BUT it must be finished - quilted and bound. 
                                                Finished projects due in August.

 

Sit & Stitch Sunday
NO SIT AND STITCH THIS MONTH

 

Blue Ridge Quilt Festival

June 20 – 23, 2012

for more information visit www.BRQFestival.com

Quilts for All Seasons 2012 Quilt Show June 22-24, 2012
Tidewater Quilters Guild would like to invite your Guild to our biennial show
For more information visit www.tqgva.org/quilt_show.html


 May Meeting: Saturday, May 12 from 9-12 noon

Program: Challenge Quilts  "Landscapes Around the World"
                 
 Click here to read Challenge Guidelines

                  Bring your Completed Challenge Quilts to Show

                       They will be collected and displayed in local libraries over the summer!

Items to bring to May Meeting

Block of the Month

Brown Bag

Baby Quilts

Challenge Quilts

Antique quilts, knitting, crochet, notions etc.

Keep Working on your Bucket List Quilt Project:

                                                By that, I mean make the quilt you have always said "someday I'll make one of those". 
                                                Think outside of your comfort zone and try something new. 
                                                It can be one block, a wall hanging, a table runner or quilt BUT it must be finished - quilted and bound. 
                                                Finished projects due in August.

 

Sit & Stitch Sunday
May 27, 2012  1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Powhatan County Library

NO FUSS – NO FRILLS

Come and work on whatever you like,

or just come and keep us company!

Lots of tables and plenty of space, for cutting,

basting and laying out projects!

 


April Meeting: Saturday, April 14 from 9-12 noon

Program:  Trunk Show and Lecture by Dalen and Mitzie Keys

 

Writer of Children's books and matching quilts. 

They will speak and do a trunk show. 

For more information visit their web site   www.dalenkeys.com

 

Keep working on you 2012 Country Piecemakers' Challenge Quilt "Landscapes around the World"
                     Click here to read Challenge Guidelines

Keep Working on your Bucket List Quilt Project:

                                                By that, I mean make the quilt you have always said "someday I'll make one of those". 
                                                Think outside of your comfort zone and try something new. 
                                                It can be one block, a wall hanging, a table runner or quilt BUT it must be finished - quilted and bound. 
                                                Finished projects due in August.


 March Meeting: Saturday, March 10 from 9-12 noon

Program: Tool Travel Case

FABRIC CUTS:

1 – 10” X 23”  BACK/FLAP

1 – 10” X 23”  LINING

1 – 10” X 16”  BACK POCKET

1 – 10” X 13”  MIDDLE POCKET

1 – 10” X 10”  FRONT POCKET

1 – 10” X 23”  BATTING

1 – 10” X 5”    BATTING

1 – 1” X 3”      VELCRO

Matching or Contrasting Thread

Click here to view instructions

Keep working on you 2012 Country Piecemakers' Challenge Quilt "Landscapes around the World"
                     Click here to read Challenge Guidelines

Keep Working on your Bucket List Quilt Project:

                                                By that, I mean make the quilt you have always said "someday I'll make one of those". 
                                                Think outside of your comfort zone and try something new. 
                                                It can be one block, a wall hanging, a table runner or quilt BUT it must be finished - quilted and bound. 
                                                Finished projects due in August.

 

 

Sit & Stitch Sunday

March 25, 2012  1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Powhatan County Library

NO FUSS – NO FRILLS

Come and work on whatever you like,

or just come and keep us company!

Lots of tables and plenty of space, for cutting,

basting and laying out projects!

Lancaster Spring Quilt Show
at the Host Resort in Lancaster, PA  March 14th - 17th, 2012
Visit http://lancasterquiltshow.com/ for more information


 February Meeting: Saturday, February 11 from 9-12 noon

Program: Bring antique quilts to share with the group. 
                     Bring any old notions or new notions and tell us what they are.
                     Share a tip with the group  1 tip per person.  Please email them to Colleen. She will make them into a "Guild Tip Book" 
                     Get involved and join the fun!

Brown Bag Quilt Block Swap begins this month! 

                     Bring a 12 inch quilt block.  Each month we will exchange blocks and participants need to make a block to go with the original block. 

                     This will continue for 6 months. 

                     Be sure to send your blocks in with a friend if you can't make it to a meeting

Keep working on you 2012 Country Piecemakers' Challenge Quilt "Landscapes around the World"
                     Click here to read Challenge Guidelines

Keep Working on your Bucket List Quilt Project:

                                                By that, I mean make the quilt you have always said "someday I'll make one of those". 
                                                Think outside of your comfort zone and try something new. 
                                                It can be one block, a wall hanging, a table runner or quilt BUT it must be finished - quilted and bound. 
                                                Finished projects due in August.

 

 

Sit & Stitch Sunday

February 26, 2012  1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Powhatan County Library

NO FUSS – NO FRILLS

Come and work on whatever you like,

or just come and keep us company!

Lots of tables and plenty of space, for cutting,

basting and laying out projects


January Meeting: Saturday, January 14  from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME:

Program

Quilt as you go baby quilts

Cut backing and batting 40 X 52.  Cut strips the width of the fabric. 
Can use part of a panel like I did or any color combination you like. 
This is very easy and fast.  Don't be afraid of the quilt as you go method. 
Nothing to match, just straight sewing. 
Lunch will be provided.

 

Keep working on you 2012 Country Piecemakers' Challenge Quilt "Landscapes around the World"
                     Click here to read Challenge Guidelines

Start Working on your Bucket List Quilt Project:

                                               By that, I mean make the quilt you have always said "someday I'll make one of those". 
                                                Think outside of your comfort zone and try something new. 
                                                It can be one block, a wall hanging, a table runner or quilt BUT it must be finished - quilted and bound. 
                                                Finished projects due in August.


2011

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December Meeting: Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME: Bring in a wrapped Christmas ornament to be exchanged among members and also a cookie cutter.

Elections will be held for President and Secretary

Holiday Brunch!!!  Bring a Delicious brunch dish to share with everyone.

Drawing will be held for the Guild Quilt Raffle

1. Make sure you bring in your RAFFLE QUILT TICKETS (sold and unsold) and the money. If you are unable to attend the meeting give them to someone to turn in for you (you may also drop them off at the S&S).
2. Dues ($20.00) need to be paid at the December meeting in order to Vote for Pres. & Secretary. 
3. Please make sure you respond to Linda's e-mail with a yes or no reference each position.
4. If you are participating in the Exchange - Ornament and/or Cookie Cutter, wrap each in a Christmas Fat Quarter, there will be a table at the Brunch set up for the ornaments and one for the cookie cutters.

Start working on you 2012 Country Piecemakers' Challenge Quilt "Landscapes Around the World"
                     Click here to read Challenge Guidelines

 

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch at 1 pm

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


Welcome to the 4th Annual “Oh my Gosh - is it December Already?” Workshop

WHERE:    Powhatan County Library

WHEN:    December 2, 2011

TIME:     8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (call Colleen if you are coming late in the day-- just in case we are starting to close up before 8PM).

OK – DETAILS – for all of you “procrastinators” bring whatever you need to finish, work on anything you want or just come, eat, and talk (keep the rest of us motivated!).

Come when you want and stay as long as you can! I will provide a hot lunch. But feel free to bring a snack to share ---(we will need lots of energy)!


 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch November 27 at 1 pm

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


November Meeting: Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME: Bring in a Christmas toy to be donated.

Member's Auction 

The auction will feature items dealing with sewing (fabric, books, patterns, notions) or other needlework (yarn, threads, books.)  
Members may also contribute items already made---quilts, table runners, purses, knitted items for babies, etc.
All donations must be received before the auction on November 12.  Please call Colleen or Kay if you have a donation or bring it to the library on November 11, when the auction will be set-up.  
Members are encouraged to bring a friend for a fun morning.  Please let Colleen know the number of guests so refreshments can be planned.
 
 In order to streamline the Auction process, I have borrowed several procedures from "REAL AUCTIONS"!
#1 - Items have been packaged in groups (in see through Bags). We have approx: 50 bags!
#2 - Once the Auction begins, items will be held up for bidding only. No description of the item will be given.
        So Please come early to view items prior to the business meeting and then again during the short break after the meeting & before the AUCTION begins. Make a note of the Item(s) you want to bid on!
#3 - Payments will be made at the CLOSE of the Auction, by cash or check.
 
Meeting Reminders:
#1 - Don't forget we will be collection NEW TOYS for the "Christmas Mother" Program.
#2 - We also have a new batch of quilt block charms for sale, (prior to the meeting) $5.00 each.

 

 Last Sunday Sit and Stitch October 30 at 1pm

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


Thursday November 3, 2011

Country Piecemakers Fall Field Trip to

Lavender Fields Herb Farm

                 Click here  to view details

                 Must sign up for trip by October 25

October Meeting: Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME: Bring in Halloween/Fall socks to be exchanged among members.

Program: Lecture by Sulky Threads -- Threads, needles and stabilizers

                    Lecture will be about 90 minutes

                    Handouts will be provided!

                    Lots of samples to look at!


September Meeting: Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME: Bring in a school supply (pens, paper, crayons, etc.) to be donated.

Program: Bargello Christmas Table Runner by Kim of Rose Patch Creations

       There will be a kit for this class.  Kit will be $30 and includes everything except binding fabric. 

       It is a Quilt as You Go Project.  Finished size 20x42

       Contact Donna with any questions.

 

Sign up to reserve your kit at the AUGUST MEETING!!!

Kit 1

Backing choice: burgundy or cream

Kit 2

Christmas Tree Backing

Kit 3

Striped backing

September 16-18 Goochland Field Days of the Past
For more information visit:  http://www.fielddayofthepast.net/index.html
Members will be set up at the Old Log Cabin demonstrating quilting techniques
Member made quilted items will be for sale.

Raffle Tickets will be available

2011 Guild Raffle Quilt
Individual members made the stars for this beautiful quilt

              
Click on the photo to see a larger view

September 29-October 2 RETREAT at Massanetta Springs!!!!


August Meeting: Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME: Bring an item (be creative) in a brown paper bag.

Last Chance to Sign up for the Bargello Christmas Table Runner Program to be held in September

                Table runner samples will be at this meeting for you to see

                Kit fee $30  See below (September) to view photos of kit choices

                Kits are available to all members even if you are not able to stay for the program

                Contact Donna if you have questions

Program: Super Show and Tell

2011 Brown Bag Swap revealed and returned to original owner

Show and Tell of completed 2010 Brown Bag Swap Quilts

Show and Tell of completed 2010 Block of the Month Quilts

Finished Projects from February's UFO program

Sew-In Day Friday August 19 from 9-5

        To make items for the "Field Day of the Past" Fund Raiser

        (More Details to come)

Last Sunday Sit and Stitch August 31 at 1:30

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


September 30-October 3 RETREAT at Massanetta Springs!!!!

Lotto Block  Friendship Stars:  Scrappy
For each entry  You can make one 12" block  OR four 6" blocks
Click here to print out the Official Lotto Block Instructions
Click here to see online instructions for Friendship Star Blocks (shown in multiple sizes)

Thursday, October 7, 4-7 PM Guild Fund Raiser at Whole Foods

Guild members will be set up at Whole Food in Short Pump selling quilted items.
Contact Donna Goff to volunteer to help, donate items for sale, or  for more information.


January Meeting: Saturday, January 8 , 2011 from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME: Bring in something white that reminds you of snow...be creative!

Keep working on your 2011 Quilt Challenge.  Click here to see the Animal Challenge Guidelines

Program: Baby Quilt Sewing Day

We will make Rail Fence Blocks for Baby Quilts

            bring strips cut 2 1/2 by 6 1/2  (Or just bring  sets of strips sewn together to cut there). 

Lunch will be served!

 

Guild Quilt will be on display at the Powhatan library for the month of January.

Last Sunday Sit and Stitch, January 30 at 1:30

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


February Meeting: Saturday, February 12 , 2011 from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME:  Bring in ten 2 ½ strips by 45 inches to be used for June meeting.

Keep working on your 2011 Quilt Challenge.  Click here to see the Animal Challenge Guidelines

Program: UFO Challenge

               Bring in one or more UFO projects to join in the Challenge. 
               UFO's will need to be completed by August.  Prizes will be awarded!

Sara's quilt will be on display at the Powhatan library for the month of February.

***Not quite the Last Sunday Sit and Stitch, February 20 at 1:30

At Powhatan Library Meeting room

Note date, early due to quilt Festival

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival February 24-27, Hampton, VA

                    Click here for details http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=8


March Meeting: Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME: Bring in a green fat quarter.

Keep working on your 2011 Quilt Challenge.  Click here to see the Animal Challenge Guidelines

Program: Pillow Case Day

Things to remember:

Wear green to the March meeting

Bring a green fat quarter to be eligible for prize drawing.

Bring picture of your mom in an envelope with your name on the outside (for game at May's meeting).

Bring Block of the Month.

Bring Brown Bag.

Bring Baby Quilts.

Bring Show and Tell.


April Meeting: Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME:  Bring in ten 2 ½ strips by 45 inches to be used for June meeting.

Time is almost up...Finish your 2011 Quilt Challenge.  Click here to see the Animal Challenge Guidelines

Things to remember:

Bring picture of your mom in an envelope with your name on the outside (for game at May's meeting).

Bring Block of the Month.

Bring Brown Bag.

Bring Baby Quilts.

Bring Show and Tell.

Betty's quilt will be on display at the Powhatan library for the month of April.

Program: Making Baskets by Colleen

"IT’S A WRAP” BASKET

(4 ½” BASE DIAMETER /  3” HIGH / 7” DIAMETER ACROSS TOP)

MATERIALS

12 yards clothes line (3/16” poly-reinforced cotton)

  • Wal-mart – Mainstay cotton clothes line, 3/16” 100’ long

  • Ace Hardware – 7/32”, 50’ or 100’ long

  • K-mart –Wellington Brand ¼”, 100’ long

(I use the 100’ length in case I want to make project larger after I start)

½ yard fabric for basket

1/8 yard fabric for binding (optional)

Thread to match or contrast with fabric

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

Appliqué or zigzag foot

Machine needles #80 or #90 universal or Sharp sewing machine needle

           (At least two in case one breaks)

Measuring tape

A Stiletto

Straight pins

Sewing Machine (make sure it’s clean) this project produces a lot of lint so start with a clean bobbin area.

Machine extension table (this will make it easier) to hold the bowl as you sew.

 

CLASS PREPARATION

Cut fabric ¾ to 1 inch wide (WOF)

Sew these strips end to end

Coil up (like a jelly roll)

 

***USE as many different fabric strips (to equal ½ yard of fabric) or you can use one fabric up to you and how colorful you want your basket!

 


May Meeting: Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 9-12 noon

                           PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE FIRST SATURDAY OF MAY

DOOR PRIZE GAME: Bring in a pack of seeds to exchange among members.

Program: Animal Challenge Quilts Presentation!  Click here to see the Animal Challenge Guideline

SPECIAL MAY MEETING

“A TRIBUTE TO MOM”

TEA & FINGER FOODS

JOIN THE FUN & BRING:

A FANCY TEA CUP

MOM, A SISTER OR A FRIEND

A FAVORITE FINGER (OR LIGHT) FOOD ITEM

WEAR AN APRON, HAT, GLOVES (ANY OR ALL)

A PACKET OF SEEDS (winner take all)

BOM, BABY QUILTS, BB’S

SHOW & TELL

CONTEST & PRIZES


 2010

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December Meeting: Saturday, December 18, 2010 from 9-12 noon

                                PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE THIRD SATURDAY OF DECEMBER

DOOR PRIZE GAME: Bring in a store bought or homemade pin cushion or ornament to be exchanged. 

Keep working on your 2011 Quilt Challenge.  Click here to see the Animal Challenge Guidelines

Program: Holiday Brunch

Sign up with Donna G. to bring in a brunch dish to share

November Meeting: Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME: Bring in at least ten strips cut 2 ½ inches to be used in charity quilts.  Those who bring strips will have their name placed in a jar for a drawing.  Bring in a NEW toy to be donated.

Keep working on your 2011 Quilt Challenge.  Click here to see the Animal Challenge Guidelines

Sign up for the Road Trip to Millstone Quilts on Nov.18

Program: Guild Auction
                 Click here to view Auction News


Quilt Board Meeting:
If anyone wishes to meet with the board, please contact Colleen so you can be added to the agenda.


C:\Users\Colleen\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\Y8SWXKB4\MC900329212[1].wmf     Road Trip to Millstone Quilts November 18
Be sure to sign up by November 15 !!!

Last Sunday Sit and Stitch, November 28 at 1:30:

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


December 10, 2010  Third Annual "Oh My Gosh it is December Already" Sit and Stitch from 8 AM to 8 PM
At the Powhatan Library Meeting Room
Come for a few hours or the whole day!



Quilt Board Meeting:
If anyone wishes to meet with the board, please contact Colleen so you can be added to the agenda.

Last Sunday Sit and Stitch:

At Powhatan Library Meeting room


October Meeting: Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME: Count the number of candies in a jar for a prize.  Bring in your favorite appetizer recipe for our third cookbook.
 

Keep working on your 2011 Quilt Challenge.  Click here to see the Animal Challenge Guidelines

Program: Christmas tree Skirts by Donna G.

Choose your favorite and come to the meeting (with your machine, materials, and basic quilting supplies) ready to sew!

Patchwork

 

Sulky Spiral

 

One Piece

Crazy Quilt

1 yard of three different fabrics,
OR 1/4 yard of 15 different fabrics
freezer paper
COTTON batting 3 pieces about 33" X 46" each
3 1/2 yards backing fabric
Walking foot

 

3/4 yards of 45" wide of four different fabrics
ruffle, if desired, 2 yards
batting 40 X46
Backing 1 5/8 yards

(Colleen has wedge ruler and will bring in October)

1 1/2 yards print fabric  as wide as possible
or can use 1 1/2 yards of plain fabric and fuse/appliqué any scene you wish.  For example, you can create a town, Santa flying through the air, a train.  Let your imagination run wild.
Optional:1 3/4 yard backing and Batting
 
Need Wonder Under Transfer Web
  44" square of muslin
  assorted fabric scraps for crazy quilt pieces

Thursday, October 14, 4-7 PM Guild Fund Raiser at Whole Foods

Guild members will be set up at Whole Food in Short Pump selling quilted items.
Contact Donna Goff to volunteer to help, donate items for sale, or  for more information.

Thursday, October 21, 4-7 PM Guild Fund Raiser at Whole Foods

Guild members will be set up at Whole Food in Short Pump selling quilted items.
Contact Donna Goff to volunteer to help, donate items for sale, or  for more information.

Almost the Last Sunday Sit and Stitch October 24, at 1:30:

At Powhatan Library Meeting room

Please note this is a week early due to Halloween

Darlene will have a quilt on display at the Powhatan Library for the Month of August.





 

Special Thanks to Augusta Cole who inspired us with her trunk show in February 2010.  When participants finish their Curved Log Cabin Quilts from her class, we will post photos here!

Joan

Betty

Barbara

Mildred

Bea

Sara

   


May Meeting: Saturday, May 8, 2010 TIME CHANGE!!! Meeting starts at 12 noon!!!!

DOOR PRIZE GAME: Bring a musical CD (new or used) for an exchange.  Could also play musical chairs for a prize.

Pillowcase Day for ConKerr Cancer: Friday, May 21 from 8-8

Powhatan library meeting room
Last year we made 75 pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer-- can we make more this time?

Last Sunday Sit and Stitch: There will not be a last Sunday Sit and Stitch this month


June Meeting: Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME: Bring a plastic sandwich bag of small fabric pieces to exchange for use in paper piecing.

Baby Quilt committee will have a special prize drawing... bring a baby quilt to donate to be entered into the drawing!

Program: Paper Piecing presented by Michele Holt

Please email theboard@countrypiecemakers.org to let us know which pattern you plan to do so we can have enough copies ready

Bring you machine and general quilting supplies (rotary cutter, mat, ruler, coordinating thread, pins, scissors, etc.)

Laced Star

Materials:
4 colors at least 2" x 8" of each, background fabric strip 3 1/2 " x 24"
(You can just pick you fabrics and bring them to cut at the meeting the minimum amount is listed)

New York Beauty

Materials
choose 4 fabrics that coordinate, from EACH fabric CUT
1- 9 inch square
9- 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch rectangles
8- 2 x 4 1/2 inch rectangles

Quilt Board Meeting:
If anyone wishes to meet with the board, please contact Colleen so you can be added to the agenda.


August Meeting: Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME: Bring a quilt notion, quilt book, or quilt pattern to exchange

Program: Brown Bag Swaps and 2009 Block of the Month Quilts
                    We will share 2009 completed quilts and return 2010 blocks to the original owners!!!
                    We will also show any completed 2009 Block of the Month Quilts!!!


September Meeting: Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 9-12 noon

DOOR PRIZE GAME: School Days, School Days, Good Old Fashioned Ruled Days—bring a quilt ruler to exchange.
Begin working on your 2011 Quilt Challenge.  Click here to see the Animal Challenge Guidelines

Click here to open the Agenda for September

Program: Two Casserole Carriers

Darlene

Supplies needed:
3/4 yard quilted fabric.  Best to have a print on both sides.
2 packages Extra Wide Double Fold bias tape. (coordinating color)
Thread to match bias tape.

If you are really ambitious you can make your own bias stripes from a matching fabric
Sewing machine and sewing supplies

Dreama

1 and 1/2 yards fabric
2 dowel sticks 1/2 thick that are 9 1/2 inches long
1  board 8 inches square by 1/8 inch thick or thick cardboard, thick foam board that would support casserole dish with food. 
 

Thursday, September 16, 4-7 PM Guild Fund Raiser at Whole Foods

Guild members will be set up at Whole Food in Short Pump selling quilted items.
Contact Donna Goff to volunteer to help, donate items for sale, or  for more information.

September 17, 18, and 19 Field Days of the Past, Rockville

Members will be set up to display quilting techniques at the Log Cabin. 

Volunteers are needed to sit back and relax on the porch with a favorite hand quilting project!

Contact Bea or Michele if you are available to help out!

Thursday, September 23, 4-7 PM Guild Fund Raiser at Whole Foods

Guild members will be set up at Whole Food in Short Pump selling quilted items.
Contact Donna Goff to volunteer to help, donate items for sale, or  for more information.

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