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Monday, June 20, 2011

Places to look for fabric

I told you about a new website at the meeting but I forgot to tell you about it on my last post.  This website is called Find My Fabric. I haven't used it and don't know how good it is so someone needs to try it out. 

If you are looking for a fabric and can't find it locally, go to this site and see if you can find what you're looking for and let us know what you find out. 

Another website that  I'll put on the blog is called Quiltshops.com. It is 250 shops that you can also look for fabric on.  I have used this site alot and love it. 

You can access both of these sites by clicking on them from the right hand side of the blog...websites of interest. 

I will be adding other things to the blog periodically, so check back often.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

June 2011 meeting-Lots of community service going on!

This month's meeting was a working meeting.  We had our usual business meeting, show and tell and then we got down to work.  A big thank you to all that helped!  We got alot done!

Martha is hiding behind the little wallhanging. This is the July strip added to the bottom. This is turning our really cute, great job, Martha!

Sharon's Row by Row

Some cute summer blocks! This is going to be a really cute quilt!

Joyce showing off her friendship quilt.  I love the borders!  This block was really fun to make too.

Joyce's granddaughter likes this fabric and Joyce doesn't have any in her stash?  Does it look familiar to any of you?  Do you have any extra?  If so, please contact Joyce.

Ruth worked on this quilt at retreat.  She found our real quick that she did not like doing flying geese the way that the pattern called for.  There are alot of different ways to do flying geese and I have several tools to show concerning these.  Do you have a favorite method, if so, please share it with the group...

Bev showed this little quilt that Jackie made.  I just love these floating four patches...

Irene's beautiful One Block Wonder quilt.  Great job, Irene!

Sharon's owl. Too cute!

 Sharons' working on wool and loves it. 

We had a good meeting and got alot of work done. For those of you that missed coming, we had a great time working together to get our community service work done. What's that old saying, several hands make light work? I don't remember it exactly but it was true in this case. There were 46 walker bags cut out and all of them were worked on. We finished about 10 completely and the others were sent home for the members to finish up. We had a great time visiting while we were working. Several people sewed, while others cut, trimmed, turned, put together or ironed. Everyone had a job and the work went fast. Thanks to everyone that came and helped !!! We get our individual quilts and sewing done all year and we have a good time doing that but it doesn't hurt to give to others less fortunate than ourselves. If you did not participate this time, there will be other ways to contribute during the year. I will be passing out more walker bag kits to sew together. I will be asking the members to make them all this year. Won't you consider making one or two during the year??? They are easy and quick to make. If you have light weight left over batting and don't need it, please consider donating it for kits to make these walker bags. It takes light weight batting that is cut 13" X 33" and it would be helpful too if you cut it to that size. All help is appreciated! Also, if you have any fabric you no longer want or need and you want to donate it for this, please bring it to the meeting.
Next month, we will be working on Covers for Kids and the kits will be given to us by the guild. We do not have to quilt these little tops, we just make the tops. Although, if you want to take it home to quilt it and finish it, it is very helpful too. Please come and help us and share the fun of doing something helpful for others that need our help and talents.

Members getting ready to sew.

Our fearless leaders....

Thanks, ladies. Have a great month and keep those machines humming. Until next time....happy sewing!