Come and hang out with the 1st Thursday Quilters
First Thursday Quilt Night - open to all!
A great social time, show and tell, demo, and optional block
exchange - 6:30 to 8:30. The store will remain open past our
usual 5:00, so even if you can't join the group you can still
See what you missed:
Optional Block for June's Meeting:
NONE! :) We may do a Dresden block next
after June's demo!
Modern Quilt Challenge:
here to download the cutting chart.
here to download the pattern.
Finish by September 5th.
- Yours may be one of the ones chosen
to be shown in a magazine article about this pattern.
- You could win a prize from Red Hen
- You may be asked to loan your quilt
for a mini show -- maybe a guild challenge
These are just a couple of the ideas tossed around
last night, stay tuned for more details.
Mary Anne, Tracy, Grace, Jane, Marianne, Bobby, Sandi, Sandra,
Vanessa, Sandy, and Brenda
We had an impromptu demo shown
by Mary Anne on quilting a quilt as you go.
Easy way to make a fast quilt small lap quilt
for you or for charity.
Use 2.5 to 4" strips for best results.
- Line up backing fabric <print down>,
batting, topping fabric <print side up>
- Add another strip of fabric the same length
as the previous strip. Place print side down on top of previous
strip <print sides together>.
- Line up bottom edges and sew 1/4 seam through
all 4 pieces <two strips, batting and backing)
- Press, and repeat step 2 until desired
- Add binding - Done :)
• June 6th: Dresden Plate block
demo (Bobby & Marianne)
• July 4th: no meeting
• August 1st: Long Arm demo / activity (Mary Anne)
• September 5th: 10 minute Bowtie block AND Twister
• October 3rd: Cathedral Window block (Sandra)
Show and Tell
Sandy the lean mean knitting machine!
dared to ask about the knitting and received a most
unexpected answer. Do you think you know? I bet not!
Not a scarf. Not a hat. Not a sweater.
This will be a tree stump
cover. Yup you heard me right. To cover a tree stump
in her yard. If you have a minute as Sandy about her
yard -- sounds like its a cornucopia of treasures.
-- tree of Life
class was asked to interpret a picture. That picture
happened to be a picture of the tree of life. Below
is his masterpiece. Marianne will take this image that
was printed on fabric. She will eventually take this
and add other items (tees, etc) and create a memory
quilt of her grandson.
Sandi -- Rockets and Frogs
Sandi created these two beautiful quilts
for a girlfiends Great Grand Son Twins! Aren't they
adorable! I was going to grab one of them, but she never
let them out of her sight :)
Jane -- A long
time in the making..
Jane was stitching the label on a quilt
and we asked her to show it to us. She entered this
in the East Cobb Quilt guild. She should know this
coming week whether it made it. I don't think she
has anything to worry about... how about you?
Tea bag wallet
Just one of the little goodies Tracy
likes to make... Fast and easy. If you'd like the
here. If you decide to make one or more, Tracy
will bring her 'snap tool' to the next meeting.
This quilt was given to Sue Grafton in
March, as promised here
is a picture of her receiving the quilt.