Class: Unconventional Applique

April’s program was a trunk show by guild member Vivian R., when she shared her quirky and unconventional appliqued quilts.

Vivian will be sharing her method of fusible applique and showing us how to incorporate unconventional materials into our own projects on Friday, May 27, at the Onalaska Community Youth Center, 233 Central Avenue. The class will be held from 10-4:00. Bring your sewing machine and basic supplies as well as a dish for potluck lunch.

The cost of this class will be $10 per person and all class fees will be donated to the Youth Center as thanks for allowing us to use the venue.

Space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon to reserve your spot!

A materials list will be provided via email to class members.

April-June 2020 Meetings

May 29 UPDATE: The June General Meeting is cancelled. Sweat Shop and Community Service cancellations are possible.

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.–emergency/article_654d4286-666e-11ea-a4dd-cb7e7ed67b3f.html

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.

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. 

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.

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!