It’s time for our annual summer salad and dessert potluck – come, visit, relax and enjoy some great food. With the whirlwind of finishing up quilts for the show, we could all use a night of social interaction with those that share our passion. Come early, if you please, and help set up and get the potluck rolling. Besides our dinner, we are going to have a brief presentation by Sherry Klepfer, who is the local chapter coordinator for Linus Project in Iredell County.
Our program for June is a relaxing, sit back, let the profusion of color and design delight your creative juices as Pineapple Fabrics indulges us with their options. Pineapple Fabrics is a family owned company quite close to us in Archdale, NC. They specialize in precut and packaging color sets sing five fabrics to begin that journey of less stress in designing your project as well as saving you time and energy. Come enjoy the presentation of how their company was started and how they have expanded into the quilting market to make an impact!
Don’t Shop, Adopt!
Lake Norman Quilt Guild Workshop
Modern with Applique
Kathleen Baden is coming to LNQG on Wed, May 24th to teach a workshop on Modern Quilts with Applique. We are going to make the quilt shown on the cover of her book (shown below). In the workshop she will discuss prepping the background for the “fishy” quilt and then she will teach freezer paper method of applique as well as other forms of applique.
Near the end of the workshop, Kathleen will discuss and demonstrate big stitch hand quilting. Check out her website, www.kbquilts.com to see a marvelous example of her work on the modern improve quilt.
This is a unique opportunity to stretch your quilting boundaries into modern as well as hand stitching with a darling quilt that measures approx. 35” X 40”. However, this sweet “fishy” quilt can be machine appliqued/quilted or hand done as Kathleen has samples of both.
Supply list for the workshop
The Modern Baby: Easy, Fresh and Fun Quilt Designs book. Get on Amazon or she can bring copies to sell.
One yard of background fabric – she will bring her background, Caribbean blue, for $7 a yard or bring your own.
Scraps of fabric for the bubbles (15), no need to worry about the fish yet.
Paper scissors, fabric scissors and a portable light, if needed. Also if you have a small travel iron or Clover iron, that would be great. Kathleen will supply the freezer paper templates, applique needles, hand quilting needles and silk thread.
The workshop starts at 9am on Wed. the 24th. The workshop is $25 for members of the LNQG. Please email Deb Waldron, firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or if you have any questions.
Looking forward to it!!!
Just a quick reminder to make sure everyone has all the information they need for Saturday’s workshop.
The workshop begins at 9am, please try to get there a bit earlier and set up so we can start at 9am. The doors open by 8:15 am. For those who haven’t sewn with us before, our workshops are at Centre Presbyterian Church in Mooresville.
Here’s the supply list that Gloria provided:
SNS ruler (can be purchased at class)
Basic sewing supplies
If you have any questions, please contact Deb Waldron.
See you Saturday!
The December 15 meeting will feature our Christmas Party.
It is a potluck dinner, so bring your favorite fare. We will start
at 6:30. We will have door prizes as well.
Each person is asked to bring a handmade item for our gift exchange. You do not have to make the item, but we do ask that it be handmade. Please be sure that the gift is wrapped.
Bring your Habitat table runners if you still have them.
I’ve added a new page for all things 2015-2016 Mystery BOM! You can see the tab for this page on the navigation menu above.
Each month you’ll be able to access the page, after the guild meeting, to see a copy of the block instructions. This is to accomodate guild members that may, for one reason or another, miss the hand out of instructions on guild night.
If you’re playing along with us, comment and let us know!
In September we will start a Mystery Block of the Month! Here are a few details for those that missed the announcement.
Every month, from September 2015 through September 2016, you will receive instructions for a specific block in a specific size. Not all blocks will be the same size, the maximum size block will be 12”finished. If the block that month is smaller, you may need to make more than one of them.
The majority of this quilt is pieced, there is a small amount of applique that can be done either by hand, or by machine, as the curves are gentle. Instructions for each block will be available at that month’s guild meeting and a link will be put on the blog to an instruction file.
The overall finished size of the quilt is designed to be approximately 56 x 60 and the instructions will be given to you in grayscale.
You will work on your own quilt, in either a scrappy color scheme, or a controlled scheme of five colors. Mine is done scrappy theme of purples, greens and blues. If you choose scrappy, I suggest one background fabric, or background fabrics such as White on White or Cream on Cream that will recede in the design. I do not recommend a printed fabric for the background.
If you choose a controlled color scheme, you will need the following amounts of fabric:
Light (background) 2 yards
Medium Light ¼ yard
Medium 1 ½ yards
Medium Dark 1 ½ yards
Dark 1 ½ yards (includes border)
In September 2016, you will receive a “suggested” layout that will accommodate all the blocks you’ve made, but you are encouraged to use your own layout if you prefer. We will discuss the “math” to set different sized blocks together for those that prefer.
While not “required” to show your blocks that you’ve made each month, it is definitely encouraged to share with guild members the progress of your blocks.
In December 2016, at the annual Christmas dinner, a drawing will be held among participants who COMPLETED THEIR QUILT TOP for prizes.
Lake Norman Quilters Quilt Show
9 AM to 5 PM
Talbert Recreation Center
210 Talbert Pointe Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117
Less than 2 miles from I-77 Exit 36 Near lots of shopping & restaurants!
200 plus quilts on display
Personal appearances by Featured artist Lyric Kinard
The guild policy is that if the schools are closed, our meeting is cancelled. Due to today’s snowfall, all schools in the area are closed, and therefore our meeting is cancelled.
Another project that the guild does on a regular basis is the “Block in a Box” exchange. Each participant chooses their fabrics and the block they want to make early in the year (typically January), then they make that block out of their fabrics. All the while keeping their choice of block secret from others. Once their block is made, they put their fabrics into a box and pass it to the next person in the lineup and receive a box of fabrics from the person before them in the lineup. Each month you pass and receive from the same person, but work on a different member’s fabrics, making your choice of block. Yes, for this project the block you choose to make should be one you’ll enjoy making multiple times during the year.
At the end of the year the boxes are all passed back to their original owners, and at the same meeting the blocks are distributed to their owners. You go home with blocks to make a sampler (or other style) quilt, all done in your fabrics by multiple guild members!
This year we had quite a collection of blocks, and as our project chairman said…..”the bar has been raised for next year on block choices”!