Retreat at Panhandle Lake!

September 23-27, 2021

Hang out with your fellow guild members, get some sewing done, and unwind!

Here are the bullet points:

  • Date is September 23-27
  • Cost is $100/person*
  • Deposit is $35
  • Bring your own food and bedding

*This is a members-only event.

The deadline to get your deposit in is JUNE 1. If there are tables available after June 1, we will open up attendance to friends and family of members.

Currently, the maximum occupancy at the Lodge is 10 people. This is subject to change (to more people!) if the pandemic restrictions are relaxed. Your deposit holds your spot. If you’re the 11th person to send in a deposit and we are limited to 10, your deposit will be refunded to you.

The final payment of $65 will be due by September 1.

That’s pretty much all of the info, but if you have any questions, please use the Contact Us! form at the website or email Donna M.

New! You can now pay with PayPal! (You don’t need to have a PayPal account to pay with a credit or debit card)


Halloween Row by Row Block 6

The last block for your Halloween project is here, and it’s a beauty!

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Designed by our very own Tracy S., this fusible-appliqued block is a winner!

You can download the pattern here and the instructions here.

That’s the end of the set – Be sure to send pictures of your blocks and your finished projects!






2020 Guild Meetings

As you all know, we’re still not ‘out of the woods’. Once we are able to meet again, we will announce it on this page, on our Facebook page, and we’ll send an email to the membership.

Hang in there, everyone, and please stay safe.



UFO Challenge June

This month’s number is

7

Look on the UFO list you created and work on whatever’s at number 7. We hope to see or hear of your progress at the April meeting!

If your #7 is dependent on getting #5 done, just do #5 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’.


Anita’s Arrowheads

Our group activity, Anita’s Arrowheads, is a GO!

Members should have received a link to the pattern and the Alternate Sizes worksheet in their email on May 27. On the 28th, the information was posted to our Facebook page.

Make as many or as few blocks as you wish, but do try to make at least one to try out this clever and impressive technique!

We have TEN tips to help you be super-successful when making these blocks. This post is about choosing what size block you want to make. If you’re not into the math of it all, you can click HERE to go to Pressing Tips or HERE to go to Other Tips.

The Most Important Tip of All

Starch your fabric very well BEFORE you cut the squares. When the block is completed, all of the outer edges will be on the bias, and nobody has fun with that! Go to Other Tips for a recipe for Quilter’s Moonshine (homemade spray starch) and other ideas.

Tip #1 How To Choose What Size Of Block To Make, and How Many

First, decide what size of project you want to make and how ‘fiddly’ you want to get with the blocks. If you want a queen-sized quilt (92×96”) – do you want to make it from 3” blocks? That would be 960 blocksthat’s what we mean by FIDDLY!

So, let’s say you want to do a queen-sized quilt but you don’t want to be fiddly and end up in a padded room before it’s all done. 92” divided by a 12” finished block equals 7 point something and 96″ divided by 12 equals 8. That would require you to make 8 rows of 7 blocks, or 56 blocks.

Here’s the math

Desired finished quilt width divided by finished size of block equals how many blocks in a row. Round down if it’s a fraction:

92″/12″=7.66 (7) blocks

Desired finished quilt length divided by finished size of block equals how many rows.

96″/12″ blocks=8 rows

How many rows times how many blocks in row equals how many blocks to make.

7 blocks x 8 rows = 56 blocks

Tip #2 Gather Your Fabrics

For each block, you’ll need two squares – one light, one dark (or two squares that otherwise contrast with one another). So in the 92×96″ example, you’ll need 56 light and 56 dark squares.