Monday, October 20, 2014

Sew Day at Mill House Quilts

Mill House Quilts in Waunakee will be hosting our guild for a Sew Day on Saturday, November 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pin Cushion Swap

We will be having a pin cushion swap! If you would like to participate, all you have to do is make a pin cushion. Easy as that. Sew one up and bring it to the November meeting and we will swap them out. Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Block Lotto

This month's block palette is easy: black and white. Feel free to use a solid black or a print that is mostly black (tonal black on black would be great). Dark grey or charcoal would be fine, too. The background should be white. 

The pattern is a an Old Maid's Puzzle variation (or School Girl's Puzzle) and the instructions can be found HERE.
*Edit: Follow cutting instructions for the 12" block, which actually gets you a 12.5" block.

How to play: Make up the block for the month following the pattern and color scheme. Make as many as you want as you will get an entry for every block you make! Bring all your finished blocks to the meeting on October 9th and we will draw a winner. If there are enough blocks to be divided, multiple winners will be drawn. The winner then gets all of those blocks to make a quilt (or similar project)! The winner can participate in following lottos but can't win again until a completed project is presented. 

Have fun!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Quilt Con Charity challenge

Mad Modders,

At the September meeting I tested the waters for interest in our guild contributing a quilt to the Quilt Con challenge.  There was little or no interest expressed at that time.  If I am in error and there are people who would like to be part of a team working on this project, please notify me immediately.  The entrance forms are due September 30!

There are very specific guidelines as to colors, design, quilting density and size.  You can check the specifics on the national Modern Quilt site. The quilt would need to be completed around Thanksgiving as it needs to be sent on to Houston before the first of the year.

Linda Orr
Mad Mod Charity

Lucky Sew Day

Lucky ME at Sew Day Saturday at Stitcher's Crossing.....
Amy Anderson dropped by to visit and ended up begin my sous-sewer!  She clipped and pressed and kept me working!   Thanks, Amy!
I'm putting on a big push to finish up a LOT of charity the October meeting, I'll be hoping for lots of volunteers to take home a quilt and quilt it!

The scraps are so deep that they are beginning to drift!