Diana Jasany, a 15 year old North Carolina Girl Scout, is making twin-sized quilts for teenagers aging out of foster care for her Gold Award Project, the highest level of achievement in Girl Scouts. It takes 42 scrappy 12” blocks to make one quilt and Diana’s goal is to collect blocks from all 50 states. Diana is using Bonnie Hunter’s free pattern “Scrappy Trip Around the World” which can be printed with permission from Bonnie’s Quiltville website. You can follow Diana’s project on Diana’s Golden Needle on Facebook.
If you would like to donate one of these quick and easy blocks to Diana’s project, please give your block to Susan at our July 23rd Anniversary Luncheon to send to Diana. If you would like to donate a second block, we will join them into a Love Quilt from the guild.
To make one 12″ scrappy trip block you only need:
(6) 2.5″ X 16″ rectangles of varying contrasting colors, including lights and darks.
Shown Left: Scrappy Trip Block by Susan
Brown Bag Round Robin
Participants place a pieced or appliqued 12″ block with a selection of coordinating fabrics in an anonymous brown paper bag. We will select a bag, add a round to the center block, return it, choose another bag, add a round, etc. until each wall hanging has three rounds. Sandi Alger (shown above) is coordinating the bag exchange. We plan to reveal our completed Round Robin projects at the end of the year.
Annual Fabric Challenge
Fabric Challenge: Linda Hertensteiner & Paula Klaasen
Linda Hertensteiner (shown above) and Paula Klaasen have selected the theme “Everything’s Black & White” for our annual Fabric Challenge, featuring black and white fabrics. Our challenge is to create a block using the chosen fabrics. Blocks will be on display at our annual quilt show October 16 & 17, 2015 for viewer’s choice voting and will then become our 2016 Donation Quilt. All members are encouraged to participate.
Wool Group Block-of-the-Month
Wool Group members are working together on a block-of-the-month using the book Pennies from Heaven by Gretchen Gibbons. The stitch group meets at 1:00 p.m. each month following our regular guild meeting and is open to everyone.
Pat Knoechel’s highly anticipated annual visit on Thursday, September 18, 2014** at 9:45 a.m. will feature the newest Quilt in a Day publications: The All Star Quilt book and the patterns Honeycomb, Holiday Tree & Wreath, Double Four Patch, Geese in the Garden, Pineapple, Nouveau Wedding Ring, and Chimneys and Cornerstones. As always, Pat will demonstrate easy QIAD techniques in her fun yet thorough and easy to follow style. The brand new All Star Quilt pictured below includes contributions by four quilting celebrities making four different stars: Marianne Fons, Alex Anderson, Nancy Zieman, and Mark Lipinski. For more on the patterns, visit Quilt in a Day Signature Books & Patterns.
**Please note a change from our usual 4th Thursday meeting date.
All Star Quilt
If you enjoy working with wool or are interested in learning wool applique and how to use wool in your quilting, please stay for a short meeting following the January 23rd guild meeting to discuss forming a wool applique group. If you are unable to attend in January, please contact Janet Teel or Johnnie Hart.
Halloween Quilt by Janet:
Pat Knoechel visits our guild each September to share Quilt in a Day‘s newest books, patterns, rulers, and techniques and she will join us this year on Thursday, September 19 at 9:45 a.m. [Please note this is a change from our usual 4th Thursday meeting time.] Pat will present the new block party book Quilts from El’s Kitchen, featuring sixteen traditional blocks named after food or kitchen items in both 12″ and 6″ sizes. The book also includes Eleanor’s recipes. Pat’s quilts promise to be yummy in various fabric collections! Please join us – all visitors are welcome. Admission is $3 for members and guests.
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Members, please help brighten the lives of children by making a “Love Quilt” to donate to DHS at our July Anniversary Luncheon. The quilts should be baby quilt size up to youth quilt sizes. If you have orphan blocks, you can bring them to the monthly Bee meeting to be made into a quilt top. Let’s all help!
We hope you will join us Thursday, September 20 @ 9:45 a.m. as we welcome Pat Knoechel, sister of Eleanor Burns, for her annual visit. Pat’s program and trunk show will feature Quilt in a Day’s newest book Tales of First Ladies and Their Quilt Blocks and the Eleanor Burns signature patterns Braid in a Day (includes free template), Opposites Attract, Mini Dresden Plate (includes free template), Oriental Fan (includes free template), and Storm at Sea. Pat will share a trunk show of her version of each of the quilts and will demonstrate the quick and easy, no-fail QIAD techniques in her fun and inspiring style. Guests welcome!
Update: See photographs of Pat’s quilts here.
Extra blocks from our 2011 fabric challenge were creatively set into a quilt top by Carol Furgason and given away to a guild member at our annual July luncheon. This year’s lucky winner was Roberta Watson. Congratulations, Roberta!
Roberta Watson with the July quilt top.
Great food! Fun games! Good friends! Quilting for 30 Years!
Thanks to Pam for planning the Quilter’s Cruise and to everyone who helped her.