Friday, May 16, 2014

Finish-It-Up! Challenge

We had a great meeting last night and had tons of fun making folded hexagons.  Thanks for teaching us Emma!

Last night we announced that our July meeting will have a "Christmas in July" theme and we would like you to bring quilted/fabric Christmas items to show the group.  We can be inspired and perhaps even motivated to get some of our Christmas sewing started (and finished!) early.

The prizes - plus another pink bundle and a $50 gift certificate!!!

We also announced the Finish-It-Up! Challenge.  Do you have a quilt top that has been waiting to be quilted for a year (or more!)?  A Christmas quilt that has been in the works for two Christmases?  Or have you always wanted to try an applique project but been to intimidated?  Here is your chance to get those projects off your to do list and win some prizes at the same time.

Here are the details:

  • The challenge starts today and ends on our meeting on September 18th
  • To participate, leave a comment on this post listing four projects that you want to finish
  • Projects must be listed by  June 18th to qualify - no other entries will be accepted (unless of course you join the guild in July or something like that)
  • The comments will be printed off and taken to each meeting
  • Bring your finished project to the meeting for show-and-tell and it will be checked off the list and you will get an entry into the drawing for prizes at our September meeting
  • Yes, projects must be brought to meetings to qualify - we like to encourage meeting attendance ;)
  • Projects must be completely finished - quilted, bound, with the binding sewn down
  • Projects do not need to be a quilt - they could be a set of place-mats, a skirt or bag
  • There are no project substitutions - once your list is made it is final
  • Winners will drawn randomly at our meeting on September 19th
  • You do not need to be present to win, but you will need to make arrangements to pick up your prize.  If you do not pick it up at or before the October meeting it will be given to someone else.  (We will contact you to let you know you have won.)
  • Only two prizes per person
  • Open to DMSMQG members only
  • The prizes are seven fabric bundles from Moda and a $50 gift certificate to At the Heart of Quilting, good for one of their classes or long-arm machine rental.  (Fabrics are mostly Color Block from V and Co and Dottie - a collection of various sized dots.)

To summarize: leave a comment on this post listing the four projects you want to finish by September 19th, finish them and win prizes!

If you have any technical difficulties leaving a comment email and we will leave a comment for you.  If you have any questions about the challenge, leave a comment and we will answer it in the comments.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Learn Folded Hexagon Applique at May's Meeting

You'll love this technique for Hexie Foldovers taught by Emma…just as cute and addicting as English Paper Piecing, with no hand-work required!
Let's make them together! You can leave the meeting with a set of coasters, a small table decoration, the top of a pillow cover or a piece ready to appliqué unto any other project.

What to Bring: 
Fabric scraps, enough to cut 14-18  6" squares or you can bring a charm pack
(a mixture of solids and prints works well - go for some contrast!)
Optional for pillow cover: One large square solid fabric at least 14.5" 
Fabric scissors & paper scissors
Marking tool (doesn't have to be disappearing)

We will need to set up several stations for sewing and ironing (no cutting).  If you can bring a sewing machine or iron or ironing board please leave a note in the comments.  Thanks!

The meeting will be at the Fred Maytag Scout Center on May, 15th.  Come and socialize at 6:30 and we will get started at 6:45.

See you there!