Monday, August 25, 2014

Become Quilting Queen for a Day

A note from Nancy Eha, the Beading Queen:
I am so excited to be hosting Quilting Queen for a Day at Quilt Week 2014 in Chattanooga! 

A fabulous coronation brunch will be held in your honor as you are crowned Quilting Queen for a Day at AQS Quilt Week in Chattanooga, TN on Saturday Morning September 13, 2014. Enjoy the royal treatment as you are presented a fabulous prize package worthy of royalty.

Registration is open until September 2. Enter and pass the word. It will be so much fun!

Nancy Eha
The Beading Queen

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Photo Review of our June Meeting, Finally!

So yes, it has been a while since our June meeting, but still, we continued our year of handwork with a program by Pam on hand quilting.
Quilting by hand.
Members made progress on the Choo Choo patchwork that we hand pieced in May.
Hand quilting the Choo Choo mug rug or name tag.
Then on to some Show and Tell...

First, Cristy and her cousin Jane made 2 t-shirt quilts for kids at Camp Sunshine, plus one quilt for the male race director for the annual fund raising 5K race.

 This quilt was made for the man who had been the race director for the annual 5K race for the past 14 years.  Veronica did the lovely quilting.

Stacy showed us the Row By Row quilt pattern for her shop, Pins and Needles.

Delores has finished her Poor Man's Stack and Whack that she started after our February meeting - a lovely blue and white wall hanging!  

Janet has a very cool modern kaleidoscope top finished. 

Janet also made one of the slices of the river quilt that will be hanging at the Tennessee Aquarium during the AQS Show in September.  

Stacy has made this star quilt for her shop.

Melody has several small art quilts she has made - only a few will she hold still long enough to photograph!  Love those colors!

And Martha shows two of her modern inspired wonky log cabin quilt - very fun quilts!

It was a great meeting with lots of inspiration for us to see.  Don't miss our next meeting for more great quilts from our talented members!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Cuddle Quilt workshop August 9

Don't forget the annual Choo Choo Quilters Cuddle Quilt Workshop this Saturday!
Cuddle Quilt Workshop this Saturday, August 9.
When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 9 am to 3 pm.

-- sewing machine, extension cord, and all the usual supplies and tools
-- in-progress cuddle quilts, blocks, strips
-- any finished cuddle quilts

Batting and backing fabrics will be available along with Sherry's wonderful spread of breakfast fare! Ironing boards and cutting stations will be set up. We'll sew, munch, snack and chat through the day and for lunch we can order out or feel free to bring a sack lunch.

Where: Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 3204 Hixson Pike
Park in the lower parking lot and enter through the nursery.

If you can help Sherry set up the night before, please contact her. Her number and email is in our Choo Choo Directory.

Come for the whole day or for a few hours. All help is needed and appreciated. See you on Saturday!