April 2020 Meeting

UPDATE: All activities and meetings for the remainder of the month of March and for the entire month of April are cancelled.

We will attempt to reschedule the Stay-Treat for later in the year. Hold on to those potluck blocks – we’ll still have a drawing for them when we meet next time!


We are all concerned about the COVID-19 (“corona”) virus and how it will affect ourselves, our friends and our loved ones.

On March 14, The Daily Chronicle reported

Lewis County senior centers will close to the public until further notice in an effort to protect senior citizens from the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a post on the nonprofit Lewis County Seniors Facebook page.

http://www.chronline.com/community/lewis-county-senior-centers-close-due-to-covid–emergency/article_654d4286-666e-11ea-a4dd-cb7e7ed67b3f.html

Your RDQG Board is tentatively planning to cancel the April 14 Spring Potluck. If the closure order has not been lifted by the time the Board meets on March 24, we will definitely cancel the April 14 meeting.

All members will be notified via email and the cancellation will be announced here on our website.

Please continue to take reasonable precautions with your health and that of those around you.


Show ‘N Tell

What do quilters do when they’re told to stay home? We quilt!

How about some show ‘n tell from our members?

Well done, and congrats to all who are actually getting something done!

Email or text pictures of what YOU are doing and we’ll have even MORE show ‘n tell!


Quilt Display at The Market Street Bakery

The Market Street Bakery has again asked our guild to display our small quilts and table toppers at their shop in June and July. 

The Bakery is located just down the street from Sisters Quilt Shop and features many wonderful baked goods and beverages.  The owner likes to display works from various artists on her walls and she tells me that the quilts are the very favorite displays for herself, her staff and the customers.

Because the wall space is limited at the Bakery, we generally display quilts no larger than about 36×36”.  Smaller sizes, art quilts and table runners work wonderfully too. 

Kathy B. will be collecting the quilts at the May membership meeting and will have registration slips available at that meeting. You can also download registration slips here

We will be hanging the quilts around 2 PM on June 1 at the Bakery.  The takedown day will be July 31 at the same time so you will have your quilts back in time for the Fair if you are planning on displaying there.  Kathy will return any quilts not picked up at the Bakery July 31 at the August membership meeting. 

Many hands make light work as we often say, so please plan to come by on June 1 and/or July 31 to help out.  Kathy will bring a ladder, push tacks and hammer but we need people to help organize where the quilts will go and hand them to the ladder person.  No heavy lifting is involved. 

You can even mark your quilts for sale and the staff will collect the money.  Please contact Kathy B. to volunteer or if you have any questions. 



UFO Challenge March

This month’s number is

8

Look on the UFO list you created and work on whatever’s at number 8. We hope to see or hear of your progress at the April meeting!

If your #8 is dependent on getting #7 done, just do #7 and switch the numbers. It’s okay. Nobody’s going to judge – the point is to make progress!

You can download the UFO sheet from the American Patchwork & Quilting site here: 2020 UFO Challenge Print out 2 copies, keep one for yourself and bring the other to Sandra at the next meeting. Note: We’re only filling 10 of the 12 ‘tasks’.


Block Party with Sam Hunter!

On March 7th Sam Hunter, of Hunter’s Design Studio, visited and held our hands to help us work on her pattern, Dingbats Redux!.

“Dingbats Redux! is a 54’’ x 72’’ modern block-based quilt with NO curved or set-in piecing. Two sizes of blocks are set to sparkle in the background. The illustrated instructions guide you through all straight line piecing to make this stunning retro-inspired quilt.” 

The class was comfortably full, and everyone got at least one of the ‘Dingbats’ completed by the end of the day.

As usual, Sam was delightful and ever-so-patient, sharing tips and tricks to help us be successful. She even shared some wisdom from her grandmother! It’s always a good time when Sam comes to visit, it’s just too bad that she lives so far away and we only get to see her once a year.



UFO Challenge February

This month’s number is

2

Look on the UFO list you created and work on whatever’s at number 2. We hope to see or hear of your progress at the March meeting!

If your #2 is dependent on getting #1 done, just do #1 and switch the numbers. It’s okay. Nobody’s going to judge – the point is to make progress!

You can download the UFO sheet from the American Patchwork & Quilting site here: 2020 UFO Challenge Print out 2 copies, keep one for yourself and bring the other to Sandra at the next meeting. Note: We’re only filling 10 of the 12 ‘tasks’.


Spring 2020 Potluck Block

Hot off the press, here is this year’s Spring Potluck Block, Single Irish Chain.

This Spring’s block has a light yellow background and medium purple (print is okay) design. Your block should be 12½” square when you hand it in for the drawing.

How does this work?

Using the pattern and the colors indicated, make as many blocks as you wish. Turn them in at each meeting, or all at once at the Spring Potluck meeting, in April. You will receive a ticket for each block you turn in.

During the meeting, we will draw for the winner of ALL the blocks. If there are enough blocks, the members may decide to award blocks to two winners!

That’s it! Make one block, get one entry. Make 10 blocks, get 10 entries!


January Sew Daze…

…was a resounding success!

About a dozen quilters attended, and a good time was had by all!

Debby K. provided great directions and pre-cut and partially sewn sections of the December Raffle Quilt’s “Block A”. At least six members made blocks, making a dent in the total number of blocks needed. 13 down, 16 to go!

Debby really appreciates all of the help today!

Just a few of the projects we saw…

The next Sew Daze is scheduled for Saturday, February 15.

Stay tuned for more info!