Our guild has many activities available for members to enjoy and/or participate in, including
Block of the Month
This year BOM is all about sashing and finishing your blocks in a new way! It’s basically a frame your blocks as you go program, insuring your well on your way to having a completed quilt at the end of the program. Upon sign up you will receive an instruction packet that includes directions for six different frames and some variations. You select the frame that suits your fancy. Then at our meetings, January through October you will receive a diagram and cutting instructions for a traditional 9″ (finished) sampler block. November is yours for completing your quilt tops. Our number 1 rule for this project is to have fun and be creative! Pat Callahan and Barbara Oliver
The Challenge this year is to tap into your “Secret Star Power” and create a quilted project around your favorite pieced star pattern. Are you traditional, contemporary, or a rebel with your chosen star pattern? Plan to create your own quilted project and share it at our October 7 meeting. Each project must have at least one pieced star and you are not limited to the product you create – a quilt, household accent piece, a wearable, or purse. We want to challenge you to grow as a quilter and try out a new technique or make a project you have always dreamed about making!
Barbara Bickford, Dana Swain, Halli Tucker
All members are invited to meet and socialize at our “coffee klatches,” at the La Bou Restaurant, 6801 Five Star Blvd, Rocklin, CA, every Tuesday from 8-9:30 am. Come for all or part of the time.
We now have a ‘Free Stuff’ area for quilt-related items that you no longer want, such as patterns, orphan blocks, fabrics, etc. Just bring your items to the meeting and put them in the ‘Free Stuff’ area. During the meeting someone might look at your donation and see a treasure. Please check after break to see if your donation was taken . If not, please take it home; you can always bring it back next month. Any free stuff left after the meeting will be discarded.
Kathy Black and Anna Morillas
Get ‘Er Done (GED)
Do you have unfinished projects needing your attention? Want some motivation for finishing one or more of them? Participate in GED: We take sign-ups in specified months; sign up with $2 and a list of 10 unfinished projects in no particular order. We’ll draw a number and you are tasked with finishing that number project on your list and bringing it back in 2 months. You can join any time. For questions or more information, contact Diane Dowling and Vicki Murphy.
The Guild maintains a library of quilting books for members’ use. Guild members can check out up to three books a month, which are due back at the following guild meeting.
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Sew and Sew Raffle
At each meeting, the Sew and Sew Raffle committee presents fabric, books, patterns, and other quilt-related treasures for which members and guests can purchase tickets. For more information, please contact: email@example.com/
What’s our favorite activity? Quilting. What’s our second favorite activity? Snacking. At every meeting, we ask certain members to bring finger-food snacks for guild members to enjoy. They need to be brought to the kitchen by 6:15pm on the night of the meeting. Please be sure to sign in to let us know who brought what. There is a Hospitality schedule link on the Welcome Members page. Contact Judy Cassidy, Alice Gentry or Geri Richards with any questions.