Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Turning 21 at the January 21 meeting

Happy 20th Birthday, Choo Choo Quilters!
The Choo Choo Quilters have "turned 20" so we're kicking off our 21st year with a birthday stripping party. It's not as risqué as it sounds, but we're planning to have a fun evening and we promise it will be Rated G.

The program will be a demonstration on how to make a "Lasagna Quilt," using 2.5" strips, along with ideas for modifying the recipe to make other strip-set variations. We'll use this lasagna quilt technique to make Cuddle Quilts for the guild's community service project.

Members are asked to bring the following to the January guild meeting:
  • Fifteen (15) coordinating fabric strips cut 2.5" wide by width-of-fabric (approximately 42" long). Roll the strips together in a jelly roll fashion and secure.
  • paper and pencil for notes;
  • your singing voice.
Choice of fabrics:
Consider a color scheme, children's prints, brights, etc. that would be appropriate for a child's quilt. Roll the 15 fabric strips up and secure them with a fabric tie, band or ribbon. Note: if you want to use fat quarters or scraps to make strips, sew the pieces end-to-end so they make strips that are 42"long.

To coincide with the theme of the program, we'll have a baked entree (can you guess what it might be?), beverages and birthday cake for dessert! Feel free to bring a party hat to wear, and don't forget your singing voice. We'll have to sing Happy Birthday to the guild... now, won't we?!?