Thursday, October 16, 2014

QuiltCon Charity Quilt

We decided on our quilt for the QuiltCon charity quilt at our October meeting.  We decided on a pattern where we frame a fun block with one of the solid colors from the color scheme.

Here is a drawing of the idea of the quilt.

The blocks that make up the quilt are 12.5" x 12.5" and 16.5" x 16.5", which will finish as 12" and 16" squares, respectively.

The center blocks are your choice to make using the printed fabrics in the QuiltCon colors and white.  The background blocks are made of the solid QuiltCon colors, not the white.

*****************New measurements for the blocks since it was brought up that the 5 inch and 7 inch blocks are odd sizes.  We are going to go with 6 and 8 inch favorite blocks.  If you have already created then others, don't worry.  It will all work out.  ******************

The 12.5" block requires
center favorite:
6.5" x 6.5"
4.5" x 6.5"
2.5" x 6.5"
2.5" x 12.5"
4.5" x 12.5"

The 16.5" block requires
center favorite:
8.5" x 8.5"
3.5" x 8.5"
5.5" x 8.5"
3.5" x 16.5"
5.5" x 16.5"

Oh and if you have flickr, we have a JSMQG group here.  You can share your blocks as you create them.

I look forward to seeing everyone's blocks!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Future Sew Ins

We're changing our Sew In procedures to avoid confusion as follows:  
  • The Sew Ins will be held the first Saturday of the month at the Jersey Shore Arts Center, Room 3, 10 am - 6 pm.
  • We've created sign up sheets for members who plan on attending along with lists of that month's attendees.
  • At least six members must sign up to attend by the Saturday proceeding the Sew In; otherwise, it will be cancelled and attendees notified by email.  
  • All of this information can be found under our new Sew Ins tab above.
If you do sign up for a Sew In and then have to cancel, just fill out the form again with the new information.  The attendee list includes the date when you completed the form.  So we'll look at the most recent information.

I hope you like these changes ~ I know they'll make my life easier!

See you at our next Sew In ~ October 4?  Sign up by Sept 27.