Our guild is large and has many wonderful groups from which to choose. Whether you are a new member or have been in the guild for many years, you are welcome to come to the mentor class and meet quilters who enjoy quilting and learning new skills just like you. Come join us for a fun night out quilting with friends.
October 17, 2019 – Covered Notebook
We will be learning how to make a fabric notebook cover. You will have to purchase a pattern for this class. This would make great Christmas gifts. Come join us for the class and to meet with other quilters in Guild.
November 21, 2019 – Quick Curve Ruler
The Quick Curved Ruler is used to cut the curved shapes out and square the blocks up after piecing. It comes with a free pattern called ‘Urban Runner and can be used with all Sew Kind of Wonderful patterns. Deanna has made a cute wall hanging that would be great for Christmas. Now Kay always says she doesn’t do curves, but she is in love with this ruler.
Kay Bowen, Deanna & Richard Bilyeau
For October’s meeting, Lynn Rinehart from Woodstock, Georgia, will be our presenter and teacher. She is a fiber artist, certified quilt appraiser, quilt designer, fabric lover, fabric collector and lover of quilts. That’s just a long way of saying that she is a quilter! Lynn is active in several guilds and quilt groups. She designs her own quilts and continues to quilt outside of the box, bringing in her natural curiosity about color and how it affects quilt designs.
She is blessed with a wonderful husband, two Saluki hounds named Josie and Giacomo, and a longarm named Clementine. Lynn’s web site is http://www.thestitchtvshow.com
October 3 - Thursday Lecture - Sew Fast & Take Chances
October 4 - Friday class- Stripper's Knot/Curved Piecing
October 5 - Saturday class- Diamonds are Forever
There are openings in both classes. Contact Pam Riss to register.
Friday’s class: Stripper’s Knot/Curved Piecing
Project: The project will create Stripper's Knot quilt, 65 x 65”. The Stripper's Knot quilt is a variation of the Lover’s Knot pattern with a stripped strata to add interest.
Skills covered in class
Saturday’s class: Diamonds Are Forever
Project: The project will create a colorful wall hanging featuring diamond blocks in three sizes.
Skills learned in class
Those registered for either class will receive information about buying the pattern and advanced preparation needed. Those registered for Stripper’s Know will receive information about the 8-inch melon block in the supply list.
October 2019-Lynn Reinhart
Lecture: Sew Fast and Take Chances
Classes: Diamonds are Forever & Strippers Knot/Curved Piecing
November 2019-Doug Leko
Lecture: Scraps and Precuts
Classes: English Knot and French Twist
December 2019-Lisa Bongean
Lecture - Remembering the Past
Classes: Snowman for Hire Table Runner and Jacobs Ladder
January 2020-Winter Retreat
January 3 & 4, 2020
Theme is Caribbean Quilt Cruisin'
February 2020-Christa Watson
Lecture: How do I quilt it?
Classes: Walking Foot Wonders & Free Motion Favorites
March 2020-David Gilleland
Lecture: Foundation vs. Traditional Piecing
Classes: Equinox & Star-Voyage
April 2020-Sheri Cifaldi-Morrrill
Lecture: Content, Concepts & Quilts
Classes: Picnic Petals & Hawaiian Inspired Applique
See the Hands all Around Quilt Guild Website for more details and the class registration form.
Programs & Classes
We still want your fabric scraps! Please bring your quilt scraps for the mystery bags for the 2020 Quilt Spectrum. The MARCH meeting is the LAST time fabric will be accepted. Fabric scraps need to be quality cotton and no smaller than 2 inches. You may put your scraps on the counter outside the kitchen. Please, no clothing or books. Thank you for helping us add an air of “mystery” to the Quilt Spectrum and earning over $500 at this year’s Quilt Spectrum.
This committee is looking for a few more hands to help sort, weigh, and label the bags. You have been so supportive of this activity that is has grown beyond what the three of us can do! The only criteria to be on this great committee is that you LOVE handling fabrics and can utter an occasional oh-h or ah-h when something spectacular comes to your attention!
Programs & Workshops
Are you looking for a way to start the New Year with a clean, organized sewing room? Well, the Executive Board and Programs may have the answer! There will be a silent auction as part of the January 2020 general Guild meeting. Here is your chance to donate that fabric that you are now asking yourself, ”What was I thinking,” when you bought it. Or that kit that remains unopened on your shelf. How about those duplicates of tools and rulers that you liked SO much that you have purchased TWO or maybe THREE of them, but use only ONE? These are the types of items we are recruiting. You may bring your donations to the October, November, or December meetings. Please put your name on all items in case we have questions. Your suggested price would be appreciated.
“Why are we having a silent auction,” you ask? Even though the Guild has maintained its high quality of programs for which it is known, the Guild has also been operating at a deficit for at least the last six years. Therefore, to offset those losses and to help stop the flow of “red ink”, the Executive Board and Programs are planning a silent auction as part of the program for January 2020. The funds generated from the auction will help support the rising costs of presenters and keep the cost for classes as low as possible.
Once again, we hope everyone will participate in this much needed fundraiser. Keep in mind, we will not accept used goods or leftover scraps. Those scraps are for the “mystery bags” at the Spectrum. Also, if you, or a business you know, would like to donate a gift basket filled with multiple items, that would be much appreciated as well.