Monday, February 10, 2014

COMING IN APRIL

We are so pleased to announce that Charlotte Angotti will be at our guild for a lecture and workshop. 

Lecture: Monday, April 21, 2014
Workshop: Tuesday, April 22, 2014



Meeting hours and location can be found on our website. 
  
Quilters interested in Charlotte's workshop can contact Sarah Sorenson at: sarah6599@bellsouth.net with "workshop" in the subject line.  Additional information will be forwarded to you by our program/workshop coordinator.  The workshop will be open to non-members March 19 on a first come basis.  We have selected Charlotte's "Let Me Surprise You" workshop, where all participants receive a laser cut kit.  Come with your sewing machine plus general sewing supplies and get ready to sew.  

The exact cost of the kit will be finalized in the next few days.  We expect the kit to be between $85 and $95 plus the class fee.  Member fee is $30.  Non-members slightly higher.  

Below are quilts in prior "Let Me Surprise You" workshops. 

 
 
  
 

Here is more information directly from Charlotte's website:  www.quiltmakersstudio.com 

Finally a class that you know you have brought the right things for! In this fun-filled class, a kit of CUT fabrics is furnished. This is a wonderful group workshop for those that just want to sew and not have any cutting or thinking to do.

This class is the most popular class Charlotte offers. It fills quickly and is a SURPRISE in more ways than one. It is a mystery type class. No one gets any hints and yet those who take the class will want to take another. Each class is a different quilt. Rarely are the kits repeated. All kits in class are the same, there is no choice for the students. A relaxed day of laughter and sewing.
 
Supply List
Bring a smile, a kind word, a happy face and you will enjoy the day much more! Cameras are welcome in all my classes. Show and tell of other projects done in my classes are always a treat. Basic supplies that make you happy during class are things you can bring. If you like a chair, bring it, but if you can't, then understand the one you get to use in class is one you didn't have to lug. This goes for lots of other things, too.

Let Me Surprise You!
Seam ripper
Neutral thread
Pins
If sewing machine isn't provided, sewing machine and all that makes it run, new needle and bring extras.
Iron/ironing surface.

LECTURE

Why Aren't You Making More Quilts?
(I know you have the fabric)

Her lectures are humorous, light and yet full of information and real quilts. There are no slides or power point, lights are up and ideas are flowing. Many people can not attend classes, and lectures are a great way for them to get a view of what quilting is all about. Questions are always welcome during the lecture. Bring friends, cameras and be ready to laugh!
 




Wednesday, June 12, 2013

JUDY NIEMEYER WORKSHOP WITH CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR, JUDY WURM

Designer Judy Niemeyer has "wowed' us for years with her stunning quilts and tablerunners.  We are pleased to announce Winter Wonderland Snowflakes will be our next workshop and is now open for registration.
Judy Wurm, a certified Judy Niemeyer instructor, will be with us for a trunk show in September and a workshop on Saturday, November 2.  Because patterns will be pre-ordered and available at the September meeting, participants will need to register before August 26.  There will be pre-cutting instructions so you will be ready to sew the day of our workshop. 

To see other color ways and setting options go to www.quiltworx.com


When: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Where: Paulding Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:30 for set-up)
Fee:  $35.00 includes pattern (templates make two tablerunners)
Registration: Contact Sarah at sarah6599@bellsouth.net

Friday, May 3, 2013

QUILTS OF VALOR

In June Susan Gordon from Quilts of Valor Foundation will be coming to our guild for a presentation.  That evening for each 10th Anniversary QOV block turned in, members will receive a door prize ticket.  Make as many as you would like to boost your chance for some wonderful prizes. 

I hope you all will be busy making blocks over the next few weeks where Susan will leave with lots of blocks. Below are the directions.  If you prefer to have a printed version, refer to the email that went out on March 8.  A PDF was attached to this email from Renee or you can go to www.qovf.org and download one.  It is under the "Free Pattern" section.  Click the words "read more"  and the download will be there. 

If you have any questions or problems downloading the instructions contact Renee or Sarah. 


Quilts of Valor 10th Anniversary Block
Cutting and Assembly Directions
Cut (4) 2 ½" Blue Squares
Cut (2) 3" Blue Squares
Cut (2) 3" Red Squares
Cut (4) 2 ½" x 4 ½" White Rectangles

To assemble use ¼" seams throughout; start by drawing a diagonal line on the back of the red squares. Place the red and blue squares right sides together and stitch ¼" inch on either side of line. Cut on line. Press open. Do this to both squares. Square to 2 ½". Sew the red and blue HST to the 2 ½" square and press towards the blue. Sew this unit to a White Rectangle and press to the White.

After assembling four of these units as per picture assemble using block picture above. Your unfinished block will be 8 ½". Please do not square your block. It should not look like the picture above as the picture is generated and shows no seam allowances.
Guidelines for 10th Anniversary Block 1. All blocks must be Red, White/Cream and Blue. (You may use any color way.)

3. Do not trim your blocks.
4. Unfinished blocks should be no smaller than 8 ½ "square
5. Blocks received by July 1 will be distributed at the National Leadership conference.
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans
touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a non-profit organization established and operated in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bonnie Hunter Workshops

For all of you that have been patiently waiting for details about the Bonnie Hunter workshops scheduled in February 2013, we now have the information.  Bonnie has so many wonderful quilts, it has been difficult to narrow down the choices.  After discussing options with Jackie and Barbara, it was decided to offer one from her older series and one from her newest book just released-String Fling.  Starting time and additional information will be forthcoming as it gets closer.

Sign-up begins Monday evening at our October meeting.  If you are a guild member, each workshop fee is $45.00. Payment is due at the time of sign-up. For non-members requesting to take the workshop we will begin a waiting list and in the event we do not fill these workshops you will be contacted.  Non-member fee is $55.00 and will not be due until the time a spot becomes available.  After February 1, 2013 we will not be able to refund any paid fees but will try to find someone to take your spot and put you in touch with them. 

Monday, February 18, 2013
Love Shack



          Tuesday, February 19, 2013   
                        Jamestown Landing




Supply sheets are available on Bonnie's website www.quiltville.com.  Look under the lecture/trunk show tab and you will find information for both. 

If you have a question, give me a call or drop me a email at sarah6599@bellsouth.net


Happy Stitch'n,
Sarah

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Blue Ribbon Member Debra Hall






Congratulations to guild member  Debra Hall  for winning six ribbons at the North Georgia State Fair!  Here are pictures of her entries.  Way to go Deb!

Monday, August 27, 2012

September's Twilight Pumpkin Patch Placemat


September's meeting will be a hands-on project where you can let your creativity flow.  The guild will be furnishing the foundation to make one placemat.  If you enjoy the process and want to make more, supply information will be available at the meeting. 





What to bring: 

Lots of 2 inch squares! 
  • Approximately 75 two inch squares in a variety of blues
  • Approximately 50 two inch squares in a variety of oranges, golds, yellows, and rust
  • Two or three green two inch squares for the stems
  • A Clover Mini Iron or other LOW voltage iron
  • A few pins for the diagonal pieces that will be sewn at home
  • A large ironing surface or piece of Warm & Natural batting (25 x 17). Bring a larger piece if you have it available so it will cover your entire table and help out your quilting friends.
  • Extension cord for your iron
If you can, bring a few extra squares of your colors to place in a basket in case we have visitors.  We want them to enjoy our meeting and be able to participate.  This will also help if you do not have enough variety.  Put one in...take one out! 

This project will be completed at home.  No sewing machines needed at the meeting.

If you have any questions, contact Sarah at sarah6599@bellsouth.net

See you in September!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 23 Landscape Workshop

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Silver Comet Stitchers



I hope everyone is planning to attend our landscape workshop with Ben Hollingsworth.  He will be speaking at our meeting on Monday, June 18 and teaching at the workshop on Saturday, June 23. 

If you have not yet signed up, contact Sarah Sorenson at sarah6599@bellsouth.net for additional information and the supplies needed.