Wednesday, November 28, 2018

November 2018 Meeting

The Holidays are upon us! With Thanksgiving last week, this month's blog post is a little late. But we hope you all had a wonderful week. :)


After Jan's announcements (which will be touched upon at the end of this post), she collected the November BOMs. 






The December BOM is the Christmas Star by Threadbare Creations. Thanks again to Rose Johnston of Threadbare Creations who allowed us to use her block for this month's Block of the Month. :) For directions on how to create this block, click here


After I presented the BOM I did a little demo on paper piecing to help those who've never done it see how to create this star block. I was able to get through half of a smaller sized block, which I will be making into a mug rug for home. :)



After my demo, Jan started our Show and Tell by bringing out her quilt she made with fabric she bought in Norway. It's bound and beautiful! :)


She also brought in her quilt from last month which was quilted by Nancy and is also now bound.



Jessica bought and made these adorable advent calendar stockings from Piecemakers in Costa Mesa.



She also making a scrap quilt from the scraps leftover when making the BOMs. Every time she makes a block for the guild, she also makes one for herself. What a great idea!



Nancy recently went to a quilt retreat in North Dakota. She took with her this quilt kit she had bought from QuiltCon and was able to piece together the entire quilt top. It will be a Christmas gift for her husband.



And here's the back view to see all that piecing. What a view!


Taylor showed us her charity quilt she free motion quilted on her domestic machine. Great job, Taylor!


Sue took her son's military shirts and made him this one of a kind stocking.





She also made her sister this cute quilt for Christmas.



Linda's daughter saw her Dream Big panel from Hoffman Fabrics and wanted a quilt out of it so Linda is surprising her for her birthday.



Yajaira met a lady who had lot of panels and gave her this cute advent calendar panel.


She also brought in this quilt she started a while ago. Shed took half of a quilt top and added borders.



And this baby quilt top will be gifted to one of her husband's buddie's wife who is pregnant. 



We ended the meeting with our monthly raffle. Here were the raffle winners:

Jessica won The Men Behind the Quilts Calendar, Madelynn won the Primitive Gatherings Gift card, and Nancy won the Timeless Treasures Charm pack.

Our next meeting will be our Christmas party at Primitive Gatherings! Join on us Thursday, December 20th at 6:30.  We will be having a Soup Bowl Cozy exchange. For a tutorial on how to create these, click here.  This year we won't be putting them in a brown bag, but instead in a cute box or gift bag. Bring snacks or dessert to share and 3 FQs for the fat quarter game (any color or print). We will be presenting the January BOM, have show and tell and will play a game or ice breaker. Also, don't forget to bring your dues at this time, by our January meeting at the latest. Happy sewing and we hope to see you all there! :)

~Angelica




Friday, November 9, 2018

2018 Christmas Party Gift Exchange


Each year we exchange a handmade gift at our December meeting/Christmas Party.  In the past, it's been a zippered pouch and a mug-rug & a mug.  This year the board came up with the idea of exchanging microwave soup bowl cozies.  The rumor is that these are also perfect for holding a bowl of ice cream because your fingers don't end up freezing.  So, bowl cozies it is!

Here is a list of tutorials for making a bowl cozy for our Christmas Party Gift Exchange:


BuzyCraftingBee

TheSpruceCrafts

LisaLewisKoster

There are literally hundreds of tutorials and video tutorials, find one that you like.

Jan