Monday, April 29, 2013

Question of the Week

Question Mark Clip Art

Do you name your quilts?
If so, how to you come up with the name?
What's the most creative name you've ever given a quilt?  

Sunday, April 28, 2013

April Meeting Recap

Our April guild meeting was a blast!

Quilt Shows:
Quilting in the Pines - Pine Mtn Club Scrappers; Saturday, May 18th from 10 am to 4 pm
International Quilt Market & Festival - In Houston, October 31 to November 3rd
Long Beach IQF August 2-4; Long Beach Convention Center
Hoffman Challenge - quilt entry deadline is July 19th; info at
Heart of the Valley Shop Hop - May 3-5; 11 shops participating from Bakersfield to Turlock
Sew In - April 27th, 10 am to 4 pm at Strawberry Patches
May program - to be announced

 Zippered Pouch Swap:
We had 11 members participate in a zippered pouch swap. Everyone who participated brought a finished zippered pouch to the meeting in a paper bag, then got to choose a bag for themselves. There was quite a variety of pouches, from embellished pouches to wide mouth and triangular pouches. It was great to have such enthusiasm for this swap!

  Show and Tell:

Christy's Dr. Seuss quilt for charity

Jane with a lovely quilt made for a young lady who is graduating

Lois with two darling isolettes made from jelly rolls

Shelly with a super cute baby blanket...

and a great picnic blanket....

that zips up into it's own carrying bag!
(Yes, Shelly, you seriously need to write a pattern for this!)

Lynn with her framed Dresden Plates
(Great idea, Lynn!)

Sandy with lovely embroidered Chrstmas quilt

Pam with another stinkin' cute pillow

the back - just as cute as the front

Pam's lovely quilt in purples 

with a great pieced back featuring Kaffe Fassett fabric

The group showing off the pouches received in our pouch swap
(Amazing work ladies!)

Kara with a cute quilt

Jane hard at work, modeling the Modern Quilts Unlimited apron she won.

Program: QuiltCon Recap
     QuiltCon was held in Austin, back in February and we had 8 members attend. Christy, Lynn, Nicci, Pam and Sandy P. shared some of their QuiltCon experiences with the group. Pam shared a slideshow that included photos of many of the quilts on display, as well as a few shots from the '80's Dance Party.

Wrap Up:
     - Thanks to all who participated in the Zippered Pouch Swap
     - Sew In April 27th at Strawberry Patches
     - Shop Hop May 3-5
     - May program to be announced