And it was going so well, too! An updated April Potluck Block pattern has replaced the one originally offered. The cutting requirements for the yellow squares now should read 4½” – not 4″. Sorry!
Members, are you ready? Our 2020 Block Party is coming up soon!
Join us on Saturday, March 7, for another fun and educational day with Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio.
This year we’ll be making 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.
In the pre-class instructions, Sam tells us that this is an intermediate-level quilt, mainly because we’ll be working with some bias edges. Other than that, it’s just Basic quilting skills, Basic piecing skills, and Basic finishing skills. Sam even has alternate instructions for using striped fabrics rather than cutting, piecing, and cutting strata for the Dingbat arms!
The cost of this class is $15 for RDQG members. Don’t forget to bring your payment to the February guild meeting or to the board meeting. Non-members should contact us to check on pricing and availability.
There’s a class-size limit of 20 students, so if you haven’t reserved your seat in the class…
What are you waiting for?
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!
On Saturday, February 15, we get to visit a new location for Sew Daze!
Thanks to the offer from one of our members, we’ll be meeting at Peace Lutheran Church in Chehalis. On the corner of Bishop Road and Jackson Highway, the church’s address is 2071 Bishop Road.
Start at 9:30 – Bring your machine (don’t forget the foot pedal!) and a project or three to work on while you get to know your fellow guild members and laugh and learn with each other.
It’s a potluck, too!
We are not abandoning the Fire Hall; we’re just branching out so that we don’t overstay our welcome there. It would great to find a location farther north, too. If you’ve got any suggestions, please let one of the Board Members know!
This month’s number is
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’.
…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!
This month’s number is
Look on the UFO list you created and work on whatever’s at number 3. We hope to see or hear of your progress at the February meeting!
If your #3 is dependent on getting #2 done, just do #2 and switch the numbers. It’s okay. Nobody’s going to judge – the point is to make progress!