Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Newby Quilting Class Update and Upcoming Local Quilt Shows!

We are getting ready for our next block and I want you to see Brenda's block which she has finished ahead of time.  She will be using this for the center block in her quilt.  You may want to think about this before our next class.  If you want to feature something special in your center block, some embroidery, a fussy cut fabric, an applique...these are just some suggestions.  It's a great block to do this with, doesn't mean you have to, just an option.  Below is the block without any special maneuvering.

Wanted to give you some time to think about this before we meet again.

I also wanted to share that there are a couple quilt shows coming up locally that you might enjoy attending.

28th Annual 

May 5 & 6, 2012
Saturday 10-5 • Sunday 10-4
Admission $6 (children under 12 free)
Shuttle between buildings

Here is a link for more information:


Dresden Forest” is FOG's 2012 opportunity quilt.  Tickets will be sold until 3pm on Sunday, April 15, at which time the winning ticket will be drawn. 

This show will be at the Gold Country Fair Grounds in Auburn, CA on 
April 14th and 15th

Quilts and wearables; vendors; country store; cafe; raffle baskets; door prizes. Alex Anderson is the featured guest on Saturday! Admission $7. Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4. 

This is a local show and is just so much fun, they will have over 300 quilts on display and lots of vendors.  We will be meeting on April 13th, so I will remind you then.  You won't want to miss it.

If you would like to stay after class and play with us, bring your sack lunch to class next time, we can place it in the fridge in the kitchen.  I have a couple quilt tops planned for the afternoon, I think we can get two done if enough folks want to stay.  One will be a "Twister" quilt and the other will be a "Lawn Chair" quilt.  Both are very quick and easy. You may want to learn how to make them and make one for yourself!  

We will be utilizing a "construction line" technique so we can get these done quickly.  A couple gals will cut the initial pieces, a couple gals will sew the initial pieces, then a couple gals will cut the segments and a couple gals will stitch them back together.  Ideally I would love to have 8 of you for the afternoon...if you can.  If you like the patterns as we make them, let me know and I will get you a copy of the directions.

The needs of others are ever present, and each of us can do something to help someone.

Thanks Ladies for being so willing to share your talents.
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