Sunday, October 31, 2010

Guild Challenge countdown

Don't forget the Choo Choo Quilters Guild Challenge that is due at the November 15 guild meeting. There are 16 days left to complete it... and that includes Monday, if you will still be attaching the binding on your way to the meeting. Check the Challenge requirements by clicking the "2010 Guild Challenge" tab at the top. Good luck!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

October Program: Special Guest Martha Steele

We are excited that Martha Steele from Sew Bee It will share her quilting experience with us during  our October program.  She will demonstrate some techniques or tools or a current project, and  will bring a few examples of projects on display at Sew Bee It.  Expect to see some examples of books or up-coming classes or clubs at the quilt shop.   As a special treat for those who don't get to Ringgold too often, she will also bring a few items from Sew Bee It available for purchase at the meeting - fat quarters, a few books, etc.  So bring a little cash or your check book in case you see something you have to have!

Cuddle Quilt Workshop Worked!

The cuddle quilt workshop, which was held Saturday September 18th for about 3 hours, resulted in the near-completion of 13 cuddle quilts.  Thirteen is alot for three hours and only 6 people, but we had alot of help from our  "kit maker" Veronica.  Deciding to finally raid the stash she had been saving for cuddle quilts, Veronica put together 13 kits, both tops and backing, and  Cristy provided the batting.  All we little quilt workers had to do was pick up a kit and sew the top, then cut the batting and backing, quilt it, and bind it.  None of the 13 quilts were completely finished by the end of 3 hours, but they were all pretty close.  When these are completed, we should be in the range of about 35 completed quilts and much closer to our goal of 51!