News

Announcing…

A close up of Candy G.'s applique for the 2018 Scholarship Quilt, "Over the Rainbow"

Early Bird Membership Renewal

Renewal Form* AND Payment to Jodi
Before December 19

[last meeting in 2022]


Early Birds will be entered into a Raffle to Win a Basket of
Extremely Wonderful Stuff

Said Wonderful Stuff will be
Unveiled at the
December 5th Meeting

Jodi will not be at any meetings until December 5th. Please send your apps to her PO Box. Or give them to Karen Wallace, her co-chair.
Note: Checks will not be cashed until January & calendars & tickets will be distributed at that time

*A piece of paper with your name on it and “Same as Last Year” scrawled across it does not constitute a renewal form. If you cannot print one out, call Jodi (209) 795-7425, and she will mail you a form.
Your cooperation is appreciated!

News · Quilt Faire · Random Thoughts

Let it Rain!

The Quilt Faire is over for this year. All Viewer’s Choice Awards were awarded, and the results are posted on Qur Quilt Faire page.

A storm will be coming in this afternoon, and snow is expected here in Arnold (1,000 feet above Murphys). It’s November 1st, and winter is rearing its cold & ugly head early this year. A lot of us don’t feel ready for this, but it is here just the same.

Take Care & Be Safe!

Classes · Quilt Faire

A Boutique Workshop

I spent today in our large side room we use for classes and workshops. We lug our sewing machines & supplies, set up our work areas, and work on projects for our Quilt Faire Boutique. Today was a free-for-all, meaning that whoever had “kits” to share brought them.

Linda made several “chicken kits” and one was on each table. “Everyone must make a chicken first thing this morning! It will take 5 minutes,” she said. Reading the instruction sheet caused several of us to panic. The instructions and diagrams were so complicated. The chickens were not complicated at all, and Linda walked us through the entire process. My chicken took 10 minutes to make, and I am the slowest one here. It was amazing.

When you finished a chicken, you passed it on to Karen. Karen was filling the chicks with crushed walnut shells to complete the pin-cushion chickens. Some gals kept making chickens. I chose to try a new thing this time – a table runner. I brought bunny kits to share because I was tired of making those. Two of our newest members (Liz and Lori) took kits and made some bunnies. I am so thrilled! Like I said, I am tired of making them.

The left front of the table has a few un-stuffed chickens. On the right side sit the smiling bunnies. Below them is a bin filled with bunny kits. The Bunnies sit at the table, showing off their cuteness, trying to entice more quilters to take a kit.

Deanna churned out chicken after chicken all morning, supervised by this momma hen she made.
Bunnies were multiplying at a good rate.
Lori is happy to make bunnies

Candy makes table runners look easy.

They are not. She has made a bazillion of them.

Things go much slower when you have made zero.

Ha.

The Next Workshop May 16th –> Cord Bowls and Project Keepers

News

Free Motion Quilting Class

Mary Sue Budrow demonstrated her skill and passed along valuable tips in her overstuffed classroom on Monday, Jan 31. She did a demo of the stippling technique, and while students were practicing, Mary Sue walked around the classroom to answer questions and offer help. Before I had to leave, Mary Sue helped me figure out how to quilt a panel I was using to make a comfort quilt. I am so happy with the results I am getting. Her knowledge and experience with quilting techniques have benefitted all of us.

You can see how we paid rapt attention to everything she said!

Mary Sue (in blue) demonstrates options
Students concentrating and practicing

TTFN

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In Case You Haven’t Heard…

Along with the whole world, many things at IHQ have changed since last year. We have a new Board. Many chair positions have changed, as well as those who fill them. Our first in-person meeting will be on Monday, August 23rd, at Independence Hall*

New Assignments:

Comfort Quilt Chair: Mary Sue Budrow

Copier operations & maintenance: Carol Hutcheson

Quilt Faire Chair: Dana Osterlund [QF details will be posted soon]

Sew Delightful Raffle: Candy Gutierrez & Robyn Slakey

Sunshine & Shadows: Gleness Nelson

Photographer: Edie Diegoli

Photographer: Edie Diegoli

* For those members who are out of town and have been attending meetings with us over ZOOM, we are working on running ZOOM for you to log into and “be there”. Contact Jodi Lea Greenfield if you are interested in this option.