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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Blog Sampler Aircraft Block

This week’s block is called Aircraft, according to Barbara Brackman’s Block Base.

Cutting Instructions:

Light Fabric- cut 1 square @ 3 7/8 inches. Cut this square in half on the diagonal.
                      cut 5 squares @ 2 3/8 inches. Cut 3 of these in half on the diagonal.
Dark Fabric- cut 2 squares @ 3 7/8 inches. Cut these squares in half on the diagonal
                      cut 2 squares @  2 3/8 inches

You will have a leftover 3 7/8 inch light triangle.

Take the 2 light 2 3/8 inch squares and draw a line across the square on the diagonal. Place these right sides together with the 2 3/8 inch dark squares and sew a scant 1/4 inch on either side of the drawn line. Cut in half on the drawn line and press towards the dark side of the triangle square. You will have one of these triangle squares extra.

Arrange these triangle squares with the light 2 3/8 inch triangles as shown in the photo below. Make three of these units.

 Take these three units and one light 3 7/8 inch triangle and match them up with the four dark 3 7/8 inch triangles as shown in the picture below and sew together into the finished triangle square units. Lay those units out as shown in the photo below and sew together to finish the sampler square.

Go here to find the finishing instructions, keeping in mind that this square has the  dark triangles on the outside.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Membership List Reminder

During our December meeting Lorna mentioned that Teresa is putting together a membership list that will be handed out to the guild membership. If you do not want your information on this membership list, please contact Teresa at her email

Thank you.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December 2015 Christmas Meeting

We gathered together on December 10th for our Christmas meeting.  And it started off with a bang. Back at the beginning of the year, Lorna, our fearless president, suggested that we donate some quilts to a needy family for Christmas. She passed out a pattern for a very simple block and asked guild members to make some blocks, and have them in her hands by the November meeting. Our members went home, and made enough blocks for not one, but two quilts. We ended up with 2 families that we were donating quilts for. Between the quilts that had been done for community outreach and the ones that Lorna organized, we met the number needed for both families. Well done everyone!! And then, if that wasn’t enough, the membership donated over 120 placemats for Meals on Wheels. There were also donations for My Sisters’ Place. We needed 300 stockings in order for everyone at My Sisters’ Place to receive one. We ended up with 425 stockings. In addition to all this, were donations of toiletries to also go to My Sisters’ Place. The table was full of the donations. What a fabulous giving group we have for our membership!
We then took a break for some goodies, some tea or other beverages and some shopping. Shirley from the Marsh Store was our vendor. 
After the break, the program committee had organized various Christmas crafts that we could participate in. There were some felt ornaments, 

napkin or paper folding, and a yoyo Christmas tree, to name a few.
A group of our members swapped post cards with a guild over in London England, and they showed what they received.
After all this there was still show and tell to see.

It was a wonderful meeting, packed full of all kinds of activities. There are more pictures of the meeting in the Picassa web album here.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Weekend Reading

This weekend’s links are all about Christmas craft and decoration ideas. A continuation of our meeting theme from the past week. Have fun.

Origami fabric ornament
Prairie Point Ornament
Sewing Machine Ornament
Fabric Ornament
Pinecone Ornament
Felt Christmas Tree

Monday, December 7, 2015

Guild meeting week reminders

Good afternoon everyone.  Our Christmas guild meeting is this week, and there’s a list here to remind you of the various things you need to bring to the meeting.

1. Christmas stocking for My Sisters Place

2. Donations for My Sisters Place- shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, razors, new underwear (all sizes), hair brushed, pony tail holders, poise and depend pads (all sizes), gloves and mittens and socks.

3. Placemats for Meals on Wheels

4. Basic sewing kit to use for crafts at meeting- needle, thread, scissors for paper.

5. Mug for tea.

6. Checkbook to sign up for January’s workshop for Liberated Baskets.

As always, bring your name tag, your Chatelaine and your most recent blocks from the Blog Sampler, which would be the Turnstile and Flying X.  Each of those items will get you a ticket on the fat quarter draws.

There will be a social time during the meeting, with treats. The vendor for the meeting is Shirley from The Marsh Store.

See you all Thursday.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Blog Sampler Turnstile Block

This weeks block is the Turnstile Block.

Cutting Instructions:

Light fabric:    cut 2 squares   @ 3 7/8 inches. Cut these squares once along the diagonal.
                        cut 1 square   @  4 1/4 inches. Cut this square twice along the diagonals
Dark Fabric:  cut 1 square   @ 4 1/4 inches. Cut this square twice along the diagonals.

Assembly Instructions:

 Take the four triangles cut from the 4 1/4 inch light square and place them right sides together with the four triangles cut from the dark 4 1/4 inch square. In order to get the pieces to spin in the same direction, the orientation on the pieces as they go through your sewing machine is important. Please note the picture below. 
All of these pieces should go through this way, light on top and dark on bottom. The long edge of the triangles will be facing to the top and off to the left. You will be sewing down the shorter edge, from the narrow triangular tip down to the square bottom edge. Press towards the dark triangle.
Arrange these quarter square triangle units with the triangles cut from the light 3 7/8 inch squares, as shown in the photo.  Again, the orientation of these is important.Sew together along the long seams. Press towards the large light triangle.
Arrange your triangle units as shown, and sew together. Once more, the orientation of these is important.
Go here to find the instructions for finishing the block, keeping in mind that this block has the light large triangles on the outside edge.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

November 2015 sew-in day

Last Saturday we had our fall sew-in day. There were about 20 ladies participating, working on all kinds of various projects. I thought I had taken more pictures than I did, but then I was only able to be there for a couple of hours. I seem to have done more talking than picture taking. I also seem to have taken more pictures of projects than I did of people.
Lorna M. and Tiny C. both brought their projects from the workshop we had in November taught by Karen Howes. This one in Lorna’s
and this is Tiny’s. 
Deb M. was working on an appliqué piece.
Lisa was working on some placements for the Meals on Wheels.
Gail was working on a table runner, destined to be a Christmas gift. This was one of the blocks for it.
Christine R. was working on a Disappearing Nine Patch.
Anne L. was doing a Christmas wall hanging, or maybe it was a lap quilt, I’ve forgotten that part.
Carol V. was working on her project from Jacqui Gering’s workshop from last year. She was laying it out in preparation for pin basting.
Maureen was slicing up some strip sets.
 I’m not sure what they were for, but if I had to guess, I’d say a Bonnie Hunter Scrappy Trips.
Charlene O. was working on her La Passacaglia,
trying to figure out what to do with the borders.
I’m sure you can get a really good idea of the fun being had from these few pictures. The machines were humming and some really interesting conversations were going on. I happened to overhear one interesting conversation discussing Pierce Brosnan..........  I wish I’d gotten around to everyone, and I wish I’d been able to be there longer.