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November Meeting (Scrapitude and Seamly Stitching Updates)

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Oh, we miss Lori and her really nice camera so much! Once again, because Lori’s off gallivanting with her family, you’re stuck with Sandy’s cell phone pictures. Apologies for not-so-great picture quality out of the way, now we’re off and running!

As it was our first meeting without our friend Sue Reynolds, we had a time of remembrance for all that she had brought to our guild. We came to consensus about sending a donation to Pathstone, the women’s shelter she’d connected us to. We’re giving a donation out of our group account but individuals are also invited to make gifts in her memory. If you’d like to send a donation, it can go to: Pathstone Battered Women’s Shelter, P.O. Box 364, Albion, NY 14411.

We’re also working out details about how to continue donating supplies to the shelter through our guild (and Brockport guild). Future donation needs will be posted to the Yahoo group.

Other notes:

Sew days this coming Friday and Saturday. Post in the Yahoo group if you intend to be there and haven’t signed up for it yet.

May Retreat: May 16-18. If you intend to go, please get your deposit to Vickie as soon as possible. (Connect with her through the Yahoo group or via email.)

December Meeting–Christmas party: Next month, we’ll start at 6:00 p.m. If you remember what dish you signed up for, bring it. If you don’t remember, or if you didn’t sign up, just bring whatever flips your switch–it’ll all work out! If you’d like to participate in a gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift for the grab bag–no more than $10 in value. No show n’ tell next month–so if you’re making quilty things as Christmas gifts that won’t still be around for show n’ tell in the January meeting, be sure to post pics in the Yahoo group so we can still ooh and aah!

Paper Pieced Block of the Month: For next month, do #102 on page 75 (flower pot).

Spencerport Block Challenge: We discussed a new deadline for our blocks depicting landmarks and scenes around Spencerport. The decision was to have our blocks done by the June guild meeting, which is on Tuesday, June 10. If you didn’t already sign up, you can always choose to do one! I’ve been asked to dig up the sign-up list and post it in the Yahoo group, which I’ll try to do soon.

Scrapitude Step 3: Posted on my blog! (Click here for the link. Note that you can subscribe by email or in a feed reader using links on the sidebar of the blog.)

Seamly Stitching Part 3: Posted on Jan’s blog! (Click here for the link. Note that you can subscribe through Blog Lovin’ using a button on the sidebar of the blog.)

Tip of the month: If you’ve got a Sew Steady portable table, Mary will rip it’s legs off for you. Okay, but seriously…check your table. Some of them may look like the legs don’t come off but they actually do. Give them a little tug and see if they separate. (Older models may not have been made the same way as newer ones.)

Other uses for a Sew Steady table:

  • I use mine as a lightbox by laying my foldable Ott light out flat, light-side up, underneath the table and taping my design for tracing on the top of the table.
  • Jan showed us how to convert the table into a handy free-motion-quilting practice tool. Tape a ballpoint pen or sharpie to the inside of the throat cut-out, and use a piece of paper as if it were a quilt sandwich. Check out this video:

I think that’s it. Next month, back to nice pictures from Lori!

Peace out. Sandy H.

October Meeting (Scrapitude and Seamly Stitching Updates)

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2013-09-27 18.09.13Sandy H here, posting in Lori’s absence! (Rumor has it she’s off gallavanting with her husband in beautiful places to celebrate their anniversary. I guess we’ll let her off blog duty for that.)

That being said: Sorry, folks–I wasn’t photographer this month so I don’t have pics from show n’ tell. You’ll have to poke at a certain-someone-with-the-camera so we can eventually get them posted. (wink wink) So just for some visual appeal, I’m including a photo from my backyard on a particularly gorgeous fall day this week. These trees are even prettier today!

In any case, for those of you who are doing Charlotte’s Scrapitude Mystery Quilt, I have posted the next set of instructions, complete with photos and even a VIDEO (woot woot!) of Charlotte explaining the step, on my blog. Click here to get to it.

And for those of you doing Jan and Vickie’s Seamly Stitching embroidery extravaganza, here are Jan’s most excellent instructions for Month 2.

And for those doing the paper-pieced block of the month, Kate announced that for next month, we’re to do #79 on page 64 (the watering can).

Sue passed along that for November’s meeting, the shelter has requested donations of personal products (shampoo, body wash/soap, toothpaste, etc.).

Going on the May retreat (May 16-18, 2014)? Vickie needs your $50 deposit at November’s meeting if at all possible. And get it on your calendar now: The next fall retreat will be Oct 10-12, 2014. (Deposits will likely be due for that one in May–the retreat center works 6 months ahead.)

The Christmas Party Committee passed around a sign-up sheet for us to put our names down for what we’d like to bring to the party–appetizers, main dishes, desserts, ‘n like that. If you didn’t get a chance to sign up, it’ll probably go around again in November. We’ll also be doing a Christmas grab-bag during the party–bring a wrapped gift of no more than $10 in value, and we’ll be doing a swap. Sue is getting information on how we may be able to support a family and/or gifts for the shelter at Christmastime–more about that in November as well.

I think the next sew days are November 14 & 15, 9-5p. Sorry, thought I’d put it in my calendar but apparently it didn’t save so I’m working from memory here. (Sheepish grin.) Fortunately, we’ll have another guild meeting before then so you can confirm the date.

I think that’s it. For all y’all going on the retreat in a couple of weeks, have a great time! And we’ll expect pictures!

April Meeting

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DSC_0062I had wanted to get this post up earlier but have had a sick computer for about two weeks now.  It still is on the fritz and I hope it doesn’t freeze on my several 100 times while I write this post.

Julie gave a little talk on Angel hair and bonash.  Is that how you spell it?  If you want to purchase any of those materials here is the link for embellishments and such.

My apologies for an extremely late post. Our computer has been down for several weeks. Had a brief time when I was able to load the pictures, it crashed again and has not worked since. I was able today to get the photos into the post one by one. So they are garbled and mixed up but they are on the post.

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July 10 2012 Guild Meeting Show n’ Tell

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…And a good time was had by all!

Unfortunately, Lori was out of town and so we didn’t have the advantage of her very nice camera and nice camera skills. Instead, we had me (Sandy) with my cell phone camera. So I apologize ahead of time for the not-as-nice-quality of the pictures. But still, eye candy all around!

 

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Lynn

Lynn- back to circles one

Lynn and her one block wonder
Dottie from her quilt landscaping class.

Jerilyn

Kate

Kate in her stylin’ jacket

Kathy

Kathy- using some blocks from a sampler as a border.

Kathy

Kathy- using leftover blocks to add a little interest on the back.

Sue with her soft and cozy baby blanket.

Tracy- yes, ehem, this is blurry.  Maybe you can bring it again and we can take another picture.  This block was an exchange from Australia.

Cathy with her Craftsy blocks

Cathy

Cathy

The Goose has left the Pond for a raffle at a quilt show in Webster.  The quilt show will be held the first weekend in May.  More details to come…

Our Last Meeting and Some Other News

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Okay guys, I have edited half of the photos and am ready to post.  I didn’t want to keep you waiting too long.  I will post the other half of the pictures, hopefully tonight…

Patricia’s is having their semi annual quilt show on Saturday. Everything in the store is 25 percent off.  So it is worth your while to take a ride over- bargains and inspirational quilts.

Here are the latest and greatest quilts and blocks:

First, the soldier quilts.  Thank you Florence. Its a beautiful thing you are doing Florence and all who give to this cause. 

Adele asks that “We say a prayer for “Darkhorse” 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families They are fighting it out in Afghanistan & they have lost 9 marines in 4 days. 
 

Justin Allen, 23, Brett Linley, 29, Matthew Weikert, 29, Justus Bartett, 27, Dave Santos, 21, Chase Stanley, 21 Jesse Reed, 26, Matthew Johnson, 21, Zachary Fisher, 24, Brandon King, 23, Christopher Goeke, 23, Sheldon Tate, 27.

 Block of the Month

Charlotte

Florence

 Paint Chip Challenge

Laila

 Kate’s Madallion Challenge

Pam

Florence

Sandy

Lori

Charlotte

Tracy

Sharon

February 2012 Meeting

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Hello Everyone!

First up I wanted to let you know that I have having a little bit of difficulty getting onto my blogger accounts.  There is some kind of glitch that I have not figured out yet.  Sometimes I can get on, sometimes I can not.  Be patient if things don’t get on right away.

Many things happened at the meeting of last, ahem, Cathy, with her one thousand quilts…  If you missed the meeting, make sure to get on the Yahoo Group to read the minutes.  If you are unable to get onto the Yahoo Group, contact Jan Ciravola and give her your email address.

Here are the pictorial highlights of the meeting:

First was some Paint Chip Challenge Entries:

Florence

Sandy

The back of Sandy’s – love the pocket for the paint chips

Lori’s

Next Up:  In the Round with Kate

Pam

Lois

Florence

Mary
Vicki

Sandy

Tracy

Tracy’s Mom

Lori

Kate- the original design for the round

Multi person round

Book, Block of the Month

Charlotte

Florence

Lois

Show and Tell

Dottie

Pam

Dottie

Kathy
Ann

Ann

Florence

Florence

Florence

Adele

Sandy

Sandy

Lori

Kathy

Kathy

Kathy

Kate

Charlotte- hand quilted
closer look at Charlotte’s hand quilting

And last, but not least, the Craftsy Block of the Month.  It all started when Sandy brought her block of the month from Craftsy. This is a very exciting new, FREE, block of the month club that has started online.  It is a class that you can sign up for.  You can watch the video of the class over and over again.  The teacher demonstrates two blocks per month.