September Meeting Highlights

Were you able to join us on Tuesday for the September meeting? Here’s a quick recap in pictures of our evening events, prior to the presentation by our guest speaker Marcia Stein.

Taking care of business:

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Free Christmas fabric for the Holiday Stocking Contest:

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Dottie’s antique quilt from Show ‘n Tell:

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Two Show ‘n Tell quilts from Ethie:

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Colorful hand-knitted sweater and first quilt from Grace, tonight’s Patchwork Star. (Thanks for modeling for me, Grace!) Grace and Dottie developed our first website and brought the Guild to the world wide web. Visit Grace on her blog, Bad Mom, Good Mom.

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Auction quilts for the 2011 Quilt Show (these pictures do not do justice to the quilts!):

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Happy quilting!

Sherilyn

Quick Weekend Projects and New Notions

Looking at the myriad of quilt-related blogs and articles on the web, I found some quick projects that could be accomplished over the weekend. Maybe some of these will fit into your schedule?

Projects:

Scrappy Bookmarks
Very simple. Instructions are shown following the second photo. Back to school item?

Organize quilt projects
Inexpensive and space-saving method of storing in-progress projects.

Cell Phone Pouch
Hmmm, my Mom was asking for one of these. This pattern could also be made with a solid piece of fabric for a simpler style. Or add beads and other embellishments.

Fabric Fortune Cookies
These would be fun for a Friendship group or Asian-themed party. Or just because they would surprise my family!

Fabric and fast2fuse Heart Ornaments
Couldn’t this easily be adapted to any shape? I’m thinking pumpkins or Christmas bells.

Christmas Tree napkin
Dottie showed this at Show-N-Share last year. Never too early to start thinking of Christmas!


Notions:

Fiskars Fingertip Rotary Cutter
Handy for cutting the intricate pieces. (Shown on Amazon; this is an extra “plug” for shopping through the SBQG Amazon link!)

Clover’s Soft Touch Thread Pic
“…the perfect tool for hiding or removing stray threads as it easily slips through fabric, leaving no marks or punctures.”

Does anyone have additional quick project ideas? Happy quilting!

Sherilyn