Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January Recap

First and foremost, congratulations to Carolyn - her hand quilted Floating Hexagons wall hanging is going to QuiltCon!  We wish you the best of luck!  Keep us posted.

Shannon's Round the World for her mom's kitchen -
and a jelly roll race quilt top.

A Bargello quilt by Bonnie with modern back.

Cindy hiding behind her star medallion quilt.

Kat's Log Cabin made using the quilt-as-you-go technique.

Cuddly, stuffed, winter characters by Rose!
(we can't resist anything made from fabric)

Guild Business:

Good news, we will not be charging dues for membership!  

The Quilt Fest of New Jersey is February 28 - March 3 in Somerset.  Let us know on BigTent if you would like to car pool to any of the events.

Let's start thinking about a day trip(s) or maybe even a weekend excursion to our favorite fabric shops in Pennsylvania.  Possible destinations are:
We also had lively discussions about the techniques used for making the Showcased quilts, submitting quilts for a juried competition, some of our favorite tools, and tricks to use up all those scraps we can't throw away.

For February:

We will be joining the online Scrappy Trip Along and will each make a block for our next meeting.  If you haven't heard of the craze, here's a sample quilt by City Stitches which is posted on Flikr

Use the Quiltville's tutorial to make a 12 1/2" block from six fabric strips, each 2 1/2" wide by 16" long.  The only requirement for your block is that one of the strips must be solid white.  

These blocks are quick and addicting!  Here's mine:

At our March Sew-in, we will use the blocks to make a quilt to be donated to a local charity. 

On a different subject, I've been inspired by Carolyn and Jackie to start my own blog:  my studioQ.  I hope you enjoy it!