About Crazy Quilters of Cape Cod

Formed in 1993, The Crazy Quilters of Cape Cod is a group of quilters and crafters with similar interests. The Crazy Quilters of Cape Cod offer many fun and educational activities to its members. The guild meets the third Thursday of the month, at the Gus Canty Recreational Facility, 790 Main Street, Falmouth, MA. Doors open at 6:00, the meeting starts at 6:30. PM. Members may participate in lectures, workshop, demonstrations and other group activities. The guild also offers shop hops, show bus trips, open sew and small group instructions. Guests are always welcome! NOTE: Since February 2020, the Guild has been holding meetings via Zoom.

Measure Twice, Cut Once

What a great meeting this month! We’re slowly starting to get back to normal. Ten members were present in-person and ten members were watching via Zoom.

Guild members Susan Berteaux and Holly Santangelo provided demonstrations on using specialty rulers and ways to cut flying geese. Both presentations were well received and were found to be helpful in cutting and sewing more complicated pieces. For details and links to products and instructions, go to our EVENTS page.

In addition, the row quilts that members have been working on over the past 8 months were revealed. To view the beautiful and amazing end results, go to our EVENTS page.

Choosing the Right Thread & Needle

One of our members shared an interesting and informative article from the Aurifil blog Auribuzz about selecting the correct thread and needle combination to achieve the results you want. The article features Yvonne Fuchs who describes herself as a “former aerospace engineer turned modern quilter, designer, and technical editor.”  Yvonne has her own blog QuiltingJetGirl.

You may find this article very helpful when taking on your next project, whether it be machine quilting or taking on your first thread painting project.

https://auribuzz.com/2021/08/13/thread-matters-pairing-thread-weight-and-needles/amp/

We Have a Winner or two, or seven!

The Barnstable County Fair may have come and gone but we want to take this opportunity to thank all the guild members who worked to intake, arrange, and sat with the quilt exhibit this year.

We also want to congratulate the Crazy Quilters of Cape Cod members who entered ribbon-winning quilts this year:

  • Joan Carpenter
  • Lorraine Gentile Haynes
  • Elga O’Dell
  • Micki Tor
  • Cathy Williamson
  • Lori Crawley
  • Lynne Kinch

The Special Categories for the 2022 Barnstable County Fair are:

  • Jungle Fever
  • Black and Blue

Here is a display of the beautiful entries from this year’s Fair:

We’re In Person Again!

Hybrid In-Person/Zoom Meeting

We’ve been given the OK to meet in person once again. This will be the first in person guild meeting in 17 months. As usual, we’ll be meeting at the Gus Canty Community Center, 790 Main Street, Falmouth. Guild members who feel unsure about the in person meeting will still be able to join us via Zoom using the usual link.

We’re still offering free memberships for the 2021 calendar year so if you’d like to join us, click HERE for more information.

Bring a project you’ve been working on for Show & Tell.

DON’T FORGET! There’s a fair in the air! The Barnstable County Fair is next week, July 19-25 at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway (Route 151), East Falmouth. Members from our guild as well as other Cape guilds will be on hand in the Exhibit Hall to answer questions about quilting and the quilts on display. Hope to see you there!

Free 2021 Membership

2021 FREE MEMBERSHIP

​Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Guild has been meeting via Zoom since February 2020. Up to this point we have not been able to invite presenters but hopefully that will change. We have continued to meet and share projects we are working on and ideas/planning for upcoming meetings/events.

Would you like to join us?

Since we aren’t sure when we may be able to meet in person again, we are waiving our normal $20/year membership fee and offering FREE membership for the 2021 calendar year. Come join the conversation. Go to our Membership page to download a Membership Form.

A Work in Progress

As with any quilting project, it takes time to decide what you want to make. You may need to consider your skill level and whether you want to stay with what you know or try something a bit more challenging. You might consider who the quilt is for, what pattern(s) you might want to highlight, do you want a traditional look or modern look, not to mention your fabric and finishing choices.

So it is with our new Crazy Quilters of Cape Cod site. I took over the site earlier this year and working with what we had, discovered there were better and more cost effective options. It’s a learning curve, that’s for sure, but hopefully it will become a more informative site for our members and friends near and far.

Thank you for stopping by!

Ginger

CQCC Website Coordinator