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CCQ Halloween Retreat


Halloween CCQ Retreat was a blast. It was wild!  Some of us got a little too wild.  A video of that event may be circulating.  I can not post it here, I really need to protect the innocent guilty.

I am sorry about my lack of coverage of all things made.  I think I might have been getting a little too wild myself.
It was so wild in fact that some people needed to recover as you can see.


The Ripper Witch


This was in the Silent Auction, I mean Jan Show, I mean Silent Auction. I really wanted it. Oh well, I guess I will have to make it…

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July Meeting 2015


In September we will be starting the cutting for Charlotte’s Mystery Quilt. Are you ready?  I know I am!

Bag Swap

Two people are doing the bag swap.  If anyone else is interested there will be another round in September.

Upcoming Quilt Shows

Caledonia Quilt Show August 8th

AQS in Syracuse July 29, 30, 31 and August 1st.

Wall Hanging

People got started on the wall hanging BOM that Jan got started last month.  Here are a few of the blocks made by various people.

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Show and Tell was busy.  Lots to share.

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A preview for the next BOM.

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June Meeting 2015


A new committee was formed last month.  It is the Charity Committee.  Instead of focusing on one chairty we will divide our donations to a few different ones, rotating quarterly.  The current one is the Spencerport Food Shelf.  Anything is welcome at this time but there focus is on easy made kid food.  Please make sure the food you donate is not past the expiration date.

We started a new block of the month from Jan.  It was developed by her and Vicki  some time ago.  It is wall hanging size.

Charlotte and a few ladies- Kathy, Kate and Mary, showed there Scrap In A Box finishes.  Way to go ladies!

Linda B has her finished block of the month or row of the month wall hanging finished.

We had a First Place Winner from Genesee Valley Quilt Show. Mary, with Uncommon Friend. Way to go Mary (for piecing)! Way to go Kim (for quilting)

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January Meeting 2015


On January 5th we lost a dear fellow quilter, Vicki.  It was a very sudden thing. We all reeled from the shock.  It wasn’t suppose to happen that way!  But then in death, in our very limited understanding, there is no reasoning to it.  No sense of timing.  No right time.  We joined together at the meeting to talk a little about Vicki, our memories of her.  We were so very lucky to have the gift of Vicki. She was a very vital, lovely human being.  She always had a hug, a smile, a listening ear to those around her who needed it.  Her laugh was full and rich and genuine.  She had a silly goofiness about her that could just make people giggle.  Yet, she was always a poised lady who was very devoted to God.  She will be missed by many!


Scrap In A Box

Charlotte released the first step in her Mystery Quilt.  It is on her blog… Scrapitude Quilts.

The first quilt here is a donation quilt done by the quilters who were at retreat.  It has been quilted by Tara.  The quilt will be donated to The Aurora House.

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October Meeting 2014


Octobers meeting was full of information.

Vicki was feeling a little cagey and skipped one of the steps in the Fall Mystery wall hanging.  So, we are on to step three so that we can not put it together yet. She says these things with a Cheshire grin….

I always forget when I am on the list for snacks.  Matter of fact I brought it this meeting thinking I was on the list for October.  So I will be bringing it next month as well.  I will post who is bringing snacks so if you are anything like me, you can check here to see if you are on the list.  Please note, if you are on the list to bring snacks then you are also suppose to help with clean up.  Lois and Dottie are always doing it with a few of us chipping in from time to time!  I am quite sure they would love more help.

Snack List for November







Tip of the Month – brought to you by Marilyn.

Sheer genius!  Put a few portable lights in a plastic box and voila- instant light box for all your paper piecing projects.

Quilt Shows

Irondequoit Quilt Show this weekend. October 25-26, 2014; 10 – 4 Sat & Sun at Rogers Middle School.  Click this link for more info.

Please feel free to email me with any quilt show dates and I will post them here.

Military Lap Quilts

There is a request for military lap quilts, measuring 36 by 40 for our wounded veterans.  They will go to a hospital down in Florida where there is a unit full of wounded soldiers, with brain traumas, etc.  If you want to have cut corners on one side so that the wheels of the wheel chair don’t catch on the quilt- then perfect.  If you want to make a bigger quilt for the soldiers that are bed bound, then you can do that too.  Remember that a good percentage of these wounded soldiers are women, so if you  like a more feminine touch, go ahead and do that!  All quilts should be red, white and blue.  Use this opportunity to learn machine quilting, heck, you could even try some new things with your walking foot.

Here is a link to pattern to do a smaller quilt if you are stuck on ideas.

Illinois Road Wheel Chair Quilt

Christmas Party

If you would like a Christmas present, it is bring a present get a present type deal.  15 dollars is the limit.

Bring a Fat Quarter.

Please email Julie with whatever dish you are bringing for the party.

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September 2014 Meeting


Upcoming retreat, Columbus Day weekend.  24 participants so far.  Wow!

Charlotte shared her cutting instructions for her new Mystery Quilt- Scarp In A Box.  It will be the size of a generous lap quilt.  Cutting instructions are as follows in case you have lost your sheet.

Finished size: 58″ to 74″ including borders.

Finished block size: 10″

From assorted medium to dark scraps:

  • (18) 2 1/2″ squares
  • (82) 1 1/2″ squares
  • (23) 1 7/8″ squares
  • (96) 2 7/8″ squares, cut on the diagonal. OR (192) 2 1/2″ HST using the Easy Angle Ruler
  • (41) 4 7/8″ squares, cut on the diagonal. OR (82) 4 1/2″ HST using the Easy Angle Ruler
  • (6) different strips at 1 1/2″ by WOF
  • (7) 5 1/4″ squares
  • (8) 3 1/4″ squares

From background fabric:

(Charlotte recommends white, off-white, or very pale color tone-on-tone, preferably all the same fabric but could be scrappy if all the same color. If you’re a fan of print backgrounds, just be careful–too busy a background and you’ll lose the design on this one.)

  • (96) 2 7/8″ squares, cut on the diagonal. OR (192) 2 1/2″ HST using with the Easy Angle Ruler
  • (96) 1 7/8″ squares, cut on the diagonal. OR (192) 1 1/2″ HST using the Easy Angle Ruler
  • (6) strips at 1 1/2″ by WOF

Blender Fabric:

(Charlotte recommends medium value blender/tone-on-tone fabric, preferably all the same fabric, but like the background fabric this could be scrappy as long as it’s all the same color and intensity. Again, too much variation here and you’ll lose the design.)

  • (96) 2 1/2″ squares (Approximately six 2 1/2″ strips will yield 96 squares.)

Sashing, Borders, and Binding

You’ll eventually need approximately 3 yards plus 1/2 yard for contrasting border. However, you may want to hold off choosing this until you see the blocks. Plus, the sashing is kinda special so don’t get ahead of yourself here!

In January the first set of instructions will be revealed.  Now, don’t go getting all sad and everything.  You know you got a bunch of stuff to do until then.  First, there is all that harvesting, holiday baking and getting WIP’s and UFO’s done.  Right?

Fall Banner Project

Vicki gave her fabric requirements for the little Fall banner (so stinkin’ cute) in August.  This meeting the first set of instructions for starting it were handed out.


Dotty’s Pain Chip Star


The back of Lynn’s Scrapitude

Lynn's Scrapitude

Lynn’s Scrapitude


Laila’s Wedding Gift Quilt.


Marilyn has a new ruler. She made all these designs with it!


Sandy’s one of many scarves for a church function.


Sandy’s pencil colored flower.


Lois’s new friend BB. You will be seeing BB from time to time on this blog. She is Lois’s companion for a year. Have fun BB!


Jerilyn’s Sailboat Quilt- all hand quilted.


Julie’s been having some fun with her new embroidery machine. Made some beautiful flowers.

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June Meeting 2014


I am way late in posting this. Sorry.

The Scrap Swap is 5 inch squares again.

Tip of the month was done by Marilyn.  She talked about continuous bias binding. The link to how to do it is here. The link to the graph is here at Quilt Bug.

The Fall Retreat will be October 11th- Columbus Day Weekend.

Video for how to make the binding. Part I and Part II

Here are the pictures from Show and Tell


















May CCQ Meeting


Our May meeting was lovely. just as it always is.  I am so lucky to be in the presence of such a fine group of talented women.


Cutting Instructions for 2013 Fall Mystery Quilt
Charlotte will be our “tour guide”.
Finished Size – 82″ Square

Need 4 1/2 yards of background Fabric (Focus)
Charlotte is using Black and recommends a Blender or Tone on Tone

Assorted BRIGHT Medium to Dark Scraps
NO Fussy cutting (except 2 1/2″ squares if desired) – many of these will be cut again later

360 2 1/2″ squares
32 5 1/4″ squares
64 4 7/8″ squares
56 2 7/8″ squares

September 2013 – Bring 2 1/2″ Squares if you want to swap scraps with others!!


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