Saturday, November 21, 2015

Beautiful BLUE!

November is all about BLUE!  The review on Novembers meeting will be up in a few days.  this post takes longer because of all the great "Favorite Things" everyone shares at our meeting.
Soooo take a look at these facts about the color blue.  You might want to search out some of your own interesting facts about the color blue.

So whether your a "Devil with the blue dress on" or a dancing in your "Blue Suede Shoes".  There is something for everyone to love in the color BLUE!
(check out the pinterest page "All Things Blue".  Link is on the sidebar.

Happy Thanksgiving Ladies!  

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October Meeting in Review

Friends, thanks so much for the beautiful Show and Tell you brought and for reaching out to a new friend. This group has the kindest women of all walks of life and we all have something to learn from each other. I appreciate it when you share some of yourself either through a quilt or a quick conversation with the person sitting near you.

I will get a list of long arm quilters made, it's in the works. Please comment below if you have someone to add.

We were so treated to have Emily Herrick come give us a trunk show. She specifically brought her color spectrum quilts to go along with our theme this session, weren't they beautiful? All of her patterns can be found at her etsy shop CrazyOldLadies. If there's a pattern you saw today that isn't in her shop right now just send her a message through the etsy site.

Photos of all of the quilts she showed can be found in this post. She had a second tote to share that we didn't have time for, so what a talented and prepared quilter!

Remember next month to bring more exchange blocks, they will all be due December's meeting and can be picked up in January.

Also next month is YOUR Favorite Things, so bring something you have made or been given that uses quilt fabric. We will make a list of all tutorials to share with the group. I will also be giving away one TV Tray Ironing Station. See you all in November!

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Energy of ORANGE

Here are a few interesting facts about ORANGE.  What a delicious color to experiment with!  Octobers meeting post will be up shortly.

Friday, September 25, 2015

September Meeting in Review

What a lovely month to discuss all things yellow. Thanks to everyone who came and shared a part of themselves and their friendship with our group. We are a bit big right now, and we appreciate people introducing themselves to someone new. 

Joylyn worked on a string-pieced quilt from V& Co.'s YELLOW book. Remember Blue is out in October and Purple will be out in November. If a certain color is out the day you want to pick up your free copy, we will keep ordering them in. Everyone's just so excited it's hard to keep up.

She also worked on this pineapple, mainly using Carmen Geddes' 1.5" fusible grids.
The inspiration came from a quilt done by Jackie Padesky, she will email you the pattern if you just ask for it.  Find her on Instagram under @jackiepadeskyquilts. (The pattern was free when I requested it, things may have changed by now but give it a try). 

Syd also chose a project out of the YELLOW book, this sweet bag.

And Anna made this beautiful felt bee using Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Sew and Bestow. And she is gifting this in an online swap. Amazing. 

Mainly we enjoyed the mother-daughter team from Suppose Quilt Shop in Preston, Idaho. A big thank you to both of them for bringing such beautiful quilts, old and new, to share with us. I especially loved how both of them encouraged us to label our quilts for posterity.

Here are a few of their treasures. To see more, I have included all of their quilts in our Show and Tell flickr group. Remember that if you took a picture of the Napoleon Dynamite tribute quilt, please do not post it online, out of respect for their wishes.

Next month we will have other great trunk show by Emily Herrick and also be discussing the color orange: the perfect fall color! 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Celebrating YELLOW

September was a pretty fantastic meeting.....we will be sharing a recap with you shortly, but for now here are a few tidbits about YELLOW.  If you missed the meeting you can always find the printable materials here or on the facebook page.  ENJOY!!

For those of you waiting for a "15 Min. of Play" book.....
we have a few in stock now!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Scrappy Log Cabin Block Exchange

We are super excited about our first ever block exchange!  I first saw this idea a few months ago on instagram and later on a blog hosted by Lissa Alexander who blogs as modalissa.  Here is a link to the post she made in response to questions about all the fun blocks followers saw popping up on her feed.

Here are the rules we will be following for our group.  If you have any questions you can ask them here or on the Facebook page.  If you missed meeting or for some other reason didn't get signed up, you can request to participate here, or on the Facebook page, or at the September meeting.  After that the exchange will be closed.

A Few Words about GREEN

Welcome to Session 9....Wonderful World of Color!  Every month we will have a one page handout relating to the color of the month.  If you miss meeting, forget to grab one, or lose the one you grabbed, we have you covered.  You will find one here on the blog, or in the documents section on the Facebook page. Hope you enjoy!