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.
October 1, 2014 is the deadline for entering this year’s October 17 & 18 quilt show.
Please enter your quilts now. We can accept Registration Forms postmarked by October 1st. Download a form here, then send them to Sue Semler. All instructions are on the form. Six quilts allowed per person with no registration fees. Cash prizes will be awarded. Pre-registered quilts will be delivered to Claremore Community Center on Thursday, October 16th between 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. for the show and picked up Saturday, October 18th between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.
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
Congratulations to Velma for winning this year’s July quilt top, made with the extra quilt blocks from our 2013 fabric challenge. The blocks were created by various guild members and arranged by Judy H. and Sandy A. Beautiful!
The Wool Group has been alive and active, meeting at 1:00 p.m. after our regular guild meetings. So far, the group has shared lots of ideas and sample projects, received instruction on how to hand-dye light wool using darker shades of wool, had a lesson on needle-felting, and made wool needlecases. Members are currently working on wire-frame Christmas trees made from old Army (and Navy) blankets, which have been cut into strips and fringed. As the holidays approach, we will concentrate on making decorations for our trees and also penny rugs for them to sit on. The group is open to all guild members and friends, and there are no dues. We are just happy to share our knowledge and supplies. Come join us!
Wool Needlecase (Click on photo to enlarge)
Wool Christmas Tree, Decorations, and Penny Rug
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~Contributed by Linda Hertensteiner
Stop by Booth #71 at Quilt Tulsa 2014 on June 6th & 7th to see our beautiful award-winning donation quilt Garden Party and to visit with guild members about our guild, our upcoming October quilt show, and to purchase chances on this amazing quilt.
The quilt show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Central Park Hall at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds, 4145 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, OK and is sponsored by Green Country Quilters Guild of Tulsa. See over 350 quilts, shop vendors from near and far, meet featured quilt artist Gwen Marston, and much, much more. Find details and print a $1 off admission coupon on the guild’s website.
The guild’s beautiful 2014 donation quilt recently won two ribbons at the Muskogee Guild’s annual quilt show, a blue First Place ribbon in the group category and a purple Judge’s Choice ribbon. Congratulations to all guild members who created a block for the quilt and especially to Judy Haines for setting the blocks together and for her exceptional machine quilting. We will give the quilt away on Saturday, October 18th at our annual quilt show. Tickets are available from any guild member or at our guild meetings.
We thanked Velma for her service to the guild as 2013 President by presenting her with quilt blocks. She said she will probably make three or four quilts. Thanks!
My Furry Valentine, an annual dessert tasting and silent auction to benefit StreetCats, is Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 South Peoria, Tulsa, OK. Advance tickets are available online via StreetCats‘ website or pay at the door for an additional $5/ticket. The auction includes the cat quilt made and donated by guild member Nancy Adams. You can see the quilt and purchase chances on it in advance at StreetCats, 6520 S. Sheridan, Tulsa, OK, open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Great job, Nancy!
See photos of the winning quilt entries in the recent Oklahoma Winter Quilt Show and the grand prize winners on the QSC website. Next year’s show will be January 8-10, 2015 in Oklahoma City.