July 2018 Meeting

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Our QuiltCon Charity Quilt inspiration is a birch tree.

The theme of the challenge is “small piecing.” Here you see the color palette on the show board. The kits contain 10 WOF (width of fabric) of either white or cream and then a 5″ x 10″ piece of each of the fabric palette except for blue which is the background. Cut up your fabric in 1 1/2″ strips and sew them together using the inspiration photo as your model. Make your block 6 to 10″ wide and as long as you can with the fabric provided. Do not square up your block, we will be cutting these blocks up to make the trunks and limbs of the birch tree. Please bring them back no later than the August meeting.

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Handmade items for the raffle. Sew cute!

Next month’s Block Lotto is EPP – English Paper Piecing!

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This month’s lotto winner!

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Door prizes.
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Susan Manson featured in Curated Quilts

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Show and Tell

Shannon S. with “Lisa the Unicorn” Designed by Elizabeth Hartman

Nancy E. with “Eldon” designed by Edyta Star.

Julie Mc with “Laundry Daze”  an original design made with real laundry line and clothespins from a friend’s baby – as a memory quilt.

Natascha B. with a Sew Fresh Quilt from the CluckCluckSew website.

Announcements:

Artful August Challenge has been pushed back a month, giving you an extra month to get your art quilt together! The challenge is to create a quilt inspired by art or architecture. Your inspiration can be a painting, drawing, building, sculpture, and anything artsy. Quilts must be finished and bound.

We have a guest speaker in August Erin Dollar from Cotton & Flax and so September is when the challenge will happen.

Our hard-working officers:

This month’s Sew-In

Our Sew-In this month is hosted at the Batty Lady. The address is 910 Batavia Ave. in Orange. Saturday August 11 and Sunday August 12 from 11 – 5:00. Bring your own project, work on the Quilt Con Charity Quilt or just chill out and socialize. Bring a snack to share.

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LET’S GO GREEN

Thank to all who share the fabric that needs a new home!