Monday, May 4, 2015

April Meeting

April Group was nice! Quite a bit of Show and Tell... our 2nd Half Square Triangle Exchange month... fun!

DON'T FORGET: Our May group meeting is a week early because of Memorial Day - May 18th! (Hey, isn't that Mt. St. Helens Day?)

Our Verse from Linda - or really from God :-)

Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your  hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Group Projects

Barb is going to Astorga Spain to teach quilting with Cathy Crawford. They're doing a hexi project, and Barb would like our help - providing fun fabric, and making kits. We'll do a Friendship Quilting Day project either in May 16 or June 13, and I'll let you know what you can bring when we get more details!

Also, we discussed our next Global Outreach Partner (missionary) quilt project, and decided we should do one for Dan & Teresa Heath to celebrate with them their completion of the New Testament translation. We'll decide a pattern/block we can all work on, and present it at next group.

Show and Tell

One of our Show and Tell items were some cute pillows made by Eunice with VW Beetle design. She's been so kind to write up directions and share them with us! Beetle Pillow Pattern She's also got an Etsy shop - Rain City Sews. Check it out! 

Monday, March 16, 2015

February Group - and the HST Exchange kickoff!

We had a little fun at last quilt group! And kicked off the HST Exchange! Everyone there got instructions for the exchange and at least 4 sheets to make - which I know a bunch of you have already burned through! :-) Nice!

Here's a link to the instructions, if you weren't there. However, please get papers from me, as we are printing them out at church so they're all identical!

Show & Tell

Linda's Disappearing Nine Patch
Linda's Quilt

Linda's Asian Scrap Quilt
Linda's Asian Scrap Quilt

Linda's Baby Quilt
Linda's Baby Quilt

Linda's Stained Glass Quilt
Linda's Stained Glass Quilt

Micha's Gift Quilt
Micha's Gift Quilt

Micha's Gift Quilt back
Micha's Gift Quilt Back

Melanie's 100 quilt blocks
Melanie's 100 Blocks Quilt

Barb's Flower Garden
Barb's Hexi Garden Quilt

Rema's Quilt quilted by Barb
Rema's Quilt

Rema's Quilt Back
Rema's Quilt Back (quilted & bound by Barb)

Monday, February 16, 2015

January Update and a new Exchange!

If you weren't at the January meeting, we've decided we will do a Half Square Triangle (HST) Exchange. Edyta Sitar has a wonderful video about doing triangle exchanges, and there are so many things you can do with triangles! We'll make some each month, exchange them with each other, and come up with marvelous designs! We passed around this document with lots of HST ideas! Next meeting (February 23rd) we'll hand out directions, and papers we'll print in house, so we're all working with the same thing! (Not Edyta's - they're too expensive.)

Our meeting was fun and filled with excitement for the upcoming Superbowl - too bad it didn't turn out like we wanted. :-( But Terry inspired us all with a quilt she made for her physical therapist - hopefully quilting it doesn't send her back to the therapist! It was almost done at group, and she sent a pic of it done! Nice work - and way to improvise!

We also had lots of other Show and Tell!

Barb made a bag to test a quilting design.

and she made a matching accessory bag!

Barb's Grandson Stars

Barb's Basket Quilt with...

... Amazing Quilting!

Betsy got her Pizza Box Exchange Quilt top done! (aka "Just Keep Sewing")

Terry's Foxes Quilt - a wedding present!

Diana's Batman Quilt - a gift for a nephew!

Diana's Mini... one of many! :-)

Diana's Bags for co-op class.

and Diana's Pin Cushion for co-op!

Micha finished her gift quilt - cleverly using blocks that were being squirrelly!

Monday, August 4, 2014

July Meeting on the Patio!

Due to unforseen circumstances, we had quilt group meeting on the patio! Fun for a change!

Kathy's charm quilt

Linda shared a verse: John 10:10 (which we usually only quote the last half) "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have live and have it abundantly." Good reminder to be aware of what the thief is up to!

NEXT QUILT GROUP: Our next meeting will be a salad or dessert potluck & "stash clean out sale" at Rainbow Lodge in North Bend where Linda & Tim live/manage. Here are the directions from their website:

From Seattle and the Eastside
Take I-90 eastbound to exit  #32 (436th St). 
Turn left and take 436th back over I-90, until it dead ends at North Bend Way. 
Turn left, then take the first right - Mt. Si Road. 
Stay on Mt Si Road for 3 miles - Look for the Rainbow Lodge sign on your left.

Our Show and Tell

Barb's log cabin
Barb's little log cabin she just "whipped up!"

UntitledUntitledTerry's zip bag
Terry showed her first sewing with her current shoulder - a cute zippy bag!

Diana's Craftsy BOM quilt as you go Diana's Craftsy BOM back
Diana finished her Craftsy Block of the Month! Quilt as you go style... and wore matching flip flops!

Diana's Shop Hop UFO progress
Diana's Shop Hop Blocks - more off her UFO list!

Baby Quilt
A cute baby quilt... did you make this?

Kathy's charm quilt
Kathy finished another UFO! Cute Charm Pack quilt

Kathy's hand embroidery quilt
Kathy finished her lovely hand embroidery quilt - cute!

Color Dive betsy
Betsy's finished Color Dive quilt - quilted and everything!

Color Dive back betsy
Betsy's quilt back (it was Steve's fault this time!)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

June Group!

June group was small but fun! Linda shared Psalm 136:26 - "Give thanks to the God of Heaven. His love endures forever."

Shop Hop review

Val worked 2 days and had fun seeing all the different ladies from all over. Victoria and Diana drove around for 2 days, visiting about 25 shops. They had fun, but weren't super excited about the fabric for this year.

Yard Sale for August Group!

Linda Jack has volunteered to host the August 25 meeting at Rainbow Lodge in North Bend at the usual 6:30 time. Bring salads to share and fabric to sell/swap if you'd like.

UFO for July is #6.

Show and tell:

Here's link to all the photos in Flickr. from the meeting!

June 2014

1. DebbieW's Cherry Quilt, 2. DebbieW's Quilt Back, 3. Missionary Trip Around the World blocks, 4. Barb's quilt, 5. Barb's Quilt Closeup, 6. Barb's Basket Quilt, 7. Barb's Quilt, 8. Diana's UFO progress, 9. Diana's Baby Owl Quilt :-), 10. Linda's Quilt, 11. Linda's Quilt, 12. Diana's Snowman Wallhanging

Saturday, April 5, 2014

March Meeting

We had a fun time at quilt group!

Debbie & Diane

Linda shared a verse with us.

Psalm 57:7-11

New International Version (NIV)
My heart, O God, is steadfast,
    my heart is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
    Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

Treasury report

- bank $359.39
- box $76.00
- total $435.39

Upcoming dates

- Friendship Quilting Day 4/12 - let's get the Ziska's top put together! We need more blocks, but we're close... we can do the rest at Friendship Quilting Day, and assemble the top!
- next quilt group meeting 4/28
- retreat 5/29-6/1 (full, but I can put you on the wait list if you'd like!)

April Birthdays

4/18 Gail Long
4/23 patsy jack
4/28 Sharon Allen

Comfort Quilts

- There is a clothing drop bin outside our Quilt Room door for Hearts and Home - a Christian thrift store in Bellevue.

- Baby quilt status - We've got a dedication coming up soon. Debbie has several quilts, and we added more to the stash tonight!

Missionary Quilts

We discussed the status of the Ziska's quilt. Also whether they all need to be made "together" or if individuals could make a quilt and we pray for it and send it on it's way. The only disadvantage to an individual making it is that we don't have the prayer time with it (I like to pray as I make blocks for the quilt). If we knew someone was working on one, we could "draw" the next missionary name and be praying while it's being made elsewhere!

Friendship Quilting Day will be 4/12 - and we'll work on their quilt that day. I've got a bunch of blocks cut out... just need assembled.

We also discussed keeping on making the Sugar Cubes blocks (like we're making for the Ziskas), but also, making nine patches out of 2.5" pieces as you have time or have squares. We'll have a nine-patch quilt in no time if we all make one a day! The block is made of 2.5" pieces... ending up measuring 6.5" - which comes out to 6" when finished. Have fun!

Quilts for Oso

Layers of Hope Quilting 911 is coordinating quilts to take to Oso victim families and to Responders. They need the first batch by April 19th. One of the drop points is in Burien at a knitting store (they take knitting and crocheting too), which I'm willing to deliver to. Just get me anything you may have very soon! We decided to send the blue and yellow string quilt? I'm going to send my Hawaiian. Kathy offered her pea pod kids' quilt. Their info is at:  I imagine with the good response they've had so far, that they'll need to make a second delivery.

We had two sets of Show and Tell: UFO's and regular Show and Tell.

Next month's UFO is # 1!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February Group Meeting was Fun!

We had a good tim Monday night! Linda shared with us

Romans 15:13 - May the God of hope fill you 
with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, 
so that you may overflow with hope 
by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We brought in our blocks for the Ziska quilt. We have 20 blocks so far. We decided that 6x8 was too small, so for the sake of the pattern we're going to make it 8x10 - bring your blocks to the March group meeting! Here's the general idea:

Friendship Quilting Day was voted on for March, and officially moved to March 15th (instead of March 8th), which is totally appropriate, as March 15th is National Quilting Day!!

Val showed us how to do a quick pair of 9-patches! Don't know if I can type it up here... but it was quick and easy! Made 2 blocks... one with the darks on the outside, and one with them on the inside.


2014 UFO Challenge!

Several of us are going to choose 10 unfinished quilts that we'd like to get done this year. We've chosen and numbered them 1-10, and every month we'll draw a number and work on that numbered UFO! "Finished" means whatever you'd like it to mean. It can mean completely done and labeled, or work on one Block of the Month per month that you're behind on... or really anything goes! Not really just a bunch of rules... just trying to motivate each other and cheer each other on! Our number to work on this month:
You can do it!

Here are the pics of our Show and Tell... or you can click on the pics and see them bigger in Flickr.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Quilt Group info from January 2014 Group

Hey! Quilting was fun last Monday! A few things we discussed and show and tell here!

Friendship Quilting Day Changing to Baby Quilting Day

We've changed the date of February's Friendship Quilting Day to February 15th, and the purpose for the day as well! We are completely out of baby quilts now, so we thought it'd be smart to have a Baby Quilting Day, in lieu of our original plan. Let's do some getting ahead of the game again. Please come February 15th (9-4 or whatever time you can) - even if you don't have time to sew, maybe someone could use help with pressing!

I offered an idea of a quilt I made - here's a link to the pattern for Oh Fransson's Baby Charm quilt. (Please print your own copy - apparently that's the owners' rule.) It uses primarily charm squares and a background fabric, which I've seen as white, dark brown, and I made one with blue plaid as the background. The picture is one I made - I didn't have charm squares... just cut some fabric squares.

You don't have to use this pattern that day (or if you have other pressing projects, you're certainly welcome to work on them that day too). We have another pattern called Snuggle Up that we use often for baby quilts and makes a cute one. Here's the pattern link to Snuggle Up.

Beginning on Missionary Quilts - First one for the Zyskas

Here is a link to the Sugar Cubes Block pattern. We're going to make this block for Joe and Brenda Zyska's quilt. The directions are in the link above. Any color goes. The really main important thing is that the lights go diagonally through your block! That what makes the pattern work. Please bring what you have done to our February group meeting and we asses what we have so far. Then we will bring them in April, and assemble them in May.

It'll look something like this when done:

We're also going to start working on a nine-patch-a-day style quilt for the next missionary quilt coming up. You can start making them now if you want (from 2 1/2" strips). But at next group meeting Val is going to show us a quick way to make 2 at a time!

UFO List

And one last thing. Diana and I decided we liked the motivation of having a UFO (UnFinished Object) list to help us get things done. We're going to make a list of 10 unfinished quilts (not all of them, so our list isn't so overwhelming), and draw a number each month to pick the one we're going to work on. If you'd like to play along, bring a list to the February meeting and we'll get started!

Show and Tell

Whew! That's a lot! And here's a link to the Show and Tell for the month: