Come and hang out with the 1st Thursday Quilters
First Thursday Quilt Night - open to all!
A great social time, show and tell, demo, and optional block
exchange - 6:30 to 8:30. The store will remain open past our
usual 5:00, so even if you can't join the group you can still
See what you missed:
OUR Bee ROCKS!!! Thanks to 100% participation
by its members we won a BOLT yes a BOLT of soft and natural
batting for our group! woot woot. We'll use this for charity
quilts! Maybe starting with the Quilts for kids sew-in on
March 1st -- More details to follow.
Nicole won the Heart blocks and graciously
donated them to Jane.
Can't wait to see the finished top!
Optional Block for March 6th Meeting:
Taking our lead from the Red Hen BOM and Nicoles
quilt, Jane decided on making a house block (Home Sweet Home)
There are no size restriction or color restrictions -- so
the sky's the limit or would that be the Roof's the limit
Some examples -- Looking for inspiration Search
google for House Quilt blocks!
Some peeps were there :) Some peeps were
Jerri, MaryAnne, Nicole, Jane,
Tracy, Julie, Sue, Karen, Bo, Grace, Kay and Sandy
Nicole show us how to create several different Braided Rows.
my pictures aren't the best quality -- so only got a couple
:( BUT, I've attached Nicole's instructions and have added
some examples to the instructions.
here for Braided Row Instructions
Post Cards and Artist Trading
Kay, showed off some of her beautiful hand
which was the perfect lead in
to Artist Trading Cards! These 2.5x3.5" cards will be
our project for the March meeting! We'll have a sew and create
day where we can each make some of these cute little cards.
Come whenever you can and we'll have a end time of 8:30pm
-- I purchased ~75 of the little ATC blanks for us to use
-- and I have some glue sticks, you just bring some fabric,
beads, buttons, ribbon, you machine (optional) you name it!
Since we moved up the ATC to March I've pushed
each of the other 'Coming up!' items back a month.
April - Modern Quilting trends: feature
books available at Red Hen with show and tell; trunk show
of modern quilts that Thursday quilters have made. Optional
Block to be determined by Feb winner.
May - Binding corners and joining binding
ends: Sandy Geho and Bo. Bring and trade the ATC's you've
made. Will do like Christmas white elephant. Block TBD
June - Fat quarter exchange. Demo TBD. Bring
as many FQ you want to exchange. Block TBD
July - Dresden Star demonstration. Nicole
and ?? Block TBD
Sue didn't have a show but she was very excited about her
'tell' :) FINALLY she got herself a sewing table and good
chair! woot woot! AWESOME News!
Show and Tell
Sandy and her bottomless Chubby Charmer
She kept pulling more and more quilt tops
out of this bag!
My first all batik!
Lots of Pretty flowers
Purchased Quilt blocks
Nicole had a couple quits to show, but I can't show
them until after the 15th! Check back later to see
them! They are AWESOME!
in the meantime -- here are a couple of her braid
examples to tide you over:)
Hiding behind the adorable sock monkey quilt is Grace.
This quilt was made using just the scraps from another
sock money quilt! Quilters never waste fabric!