Monday, December 23, 2013

January Dates to Know

I hope you are all having a great holiday season!  I just wanted to let you know of our upcoming guild events so you can get them on your calendars.

Thursday, January 16th we will have our guild meeting.  Eva Marie will be teaching a class on making Cathedral Windows blocks.  I have always wanted to try these and am excited to learn!

Saturday, January 25th we will have a sewing day from 9 am to 9 pm at the Ankeny LDS Church.  Start the new year off right with some sewing.  Come all day or for a few hours!

Shameless asking for favors:  I (Leila) will need some help testing quilt block patterns in January/February.  I would provide printed instructions and fabric for three quilt blocks.  You would pretend that you know nothing about quilting and make them from the instructions.  Mark up the pages with any fixes or suggestions and then send the the instructions and blocks back to me (within two weeks).  If you want to keep the blocks you made for another project that would be fine.  All the returned blocks will be made into a quilt and published in a book.  !!!!!  These blocks will be used to illustrate a secondary quilt setting.  I believe in killing two birds with one stone.  ;)  I really want these instructions to be the best they can be and would love if you could help.  As an added incentive I would give each pattern tester a copy of the book when it comes out - hopefully by the end of the year.  !!!!!  Email me - or leave a comment if you could help - lmgardunia at yahoo dot com.

Have a Wonderful Christmas!


  1. When is the Riley Blake challenge due?
    I'd be interested in testing but I am not the world's best piecer.

  2. Leila I would be willing to test patterns for you!

  3. Karen, I am sure you would do just fine! :) I think the RBC is due at our January Meeting.
    Thanks Amy!

    As a follow up, if you would like your choice of blocks to test, you can sign up here:

  4. Hi, I am interested in joining your guild. Can you share more information about your meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16th?