Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we had been holding our meetings virtually via Zoom since March 2020. This has made guest speakers and presentations a bit difficult. Beginning in July, we began to hold simultaneous hybrid in-person/virtual meetings. We hope we can begin to again schedule presenters sometime in the future. Stay tuned!
General Meeting August 19, 6:30 PM in-person and via Zoom.
General Meeting July 15, 6:30 PM in-person and via Zoom.
General Meeting June 17, 6:30 PM via Zoom.
General Meeting May 20, 6:30 PM via Zoom.
General Meeting April 15, 6:30 PM via Zoom.
PRESENTATION: QUILTING SUBSCRIPTION BOXES
Susan B. will describe what is included in the following subscriptions:
Sew Sampler (Fat Quarter Shop) https://www.fatquartershop.com/sew-sampler-quilting-subscription-box
Quilty Box (Paper Pieces) https://www.quiltybox.com
Benartex Fat Quarterly http://benartex.com/fabric-club/
A presentation by Alyson Ainsworth, who is a Master Weaver and designs for Chilewich, a high-end store that designs innovative textiles for placemats, floor mats, etc.
UPDATE ON CHICKEN BLOCKS
All the chickens have flown the coop and landed in their new homes! We can’t wait to see how each of the sixteen (16) participants put their blocks together!
This month members will be introduced to the first ever “Scrappy Zoom Mystery Quilt” event. Interested members will meet via Zoom once a month on a day/time convenient to sew together on Zoom. Even if you can’t join the Zoom sewing (zewing?), instructions will provided so you can complete the blocks/quilt.
The Guild is still working together to maintain connections. In December 2020, Lynn DiRusso offered to coordinate and organized two quilting opportunities that would start in January.
Row quilts are groups typically made up of 5 or 6 people in each.
Participants will need to sew together a “row” of blocks of their choice. The
maximum width is 54”. As each row is made, the quilt is rotated to the next person in the group and they sew their row onto the quilt. Keeping the quilt/wall hanging at 54″ will make it manageable as it grows!
It’s going to be great fun to see how these turn in this summer!
To go along with the chicken keeping craze, Lynn also offered a chicken block exchange. The blocks measure 8” wide x 7” high, which includes a 1/4″ seam allowance all around, as with any standard block exchange.
When done, each participant will receive the number of blocks as there are total participants. Each chicken block may face either left or right.
VISIT WITH A MEMBER
Also in January, members will have a virtual craft room tour and participate in a virtual card making class with guild member Ginger Rabesa. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Ginger has taught card making and paper crafting for almost 10 years.
Each participant received all the supplies they needed, except glue, to create a birthday card.