Greetings everyone! East Side Quilters is once again sponsoring a bus to Northern Star Quilters’ Quilt Show, Saturday, Sat 4th. This year the free lecture will be given by Paula Nadelstern, https://www.paulanadelstern.com, and the Special Invitational Exhibit is of works by Karen Eckmeier. http://quilted-lizard.com
At the December meeting members were asked to bring a favorite tool and explain it’s use and why it’s a favorite. These were not related necessarily to quilting. Here is the list. There are many useful ideas!
Te: Foam dishwashing sponge on a stick – used to apply moisturizer or even sunscreen to your back when you don’t have anyone to do it for you.
Gail C: Blocloc Rulers https://blocloc.com. These are available at most quilt shops and online. Fabulous for flying geese, half-square triangles and more.
Shirley S: Rasp. This is from the tool section of the hardware store. Perfect in the kitchen for grating rind on citrus as well as things like nutmeg.
Connie B: Pull-String chopper. Sort of like a salad spinner but chops vegetables and herbs.
Vicki L: Toilet roll. To make center-pull balls for knitting as well as winding things on it for storage.
Sharon L: 3/8″ dowel. Used to finger -press seams, as a stiletto, and to push out corners when turning an item. Also, a sock with the toe cut off – great as fingerless gloves while quilting/sewing.
Cathy V: The Purple Thang. So many uses. Here’s a link to a video I found with suggestions on how to use it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJNFe_qTZUo
Patty R: Rock – used to hold down rulers and other things as a 3rd hand.
Sarah K: Oliso iron. Loves the iron and their product support. https://www.oliso.com
Millie: Tiny snag hook to get those threads that sneak through to the tops of quilts as well as fixing snags. Also, knitting needle point protectors used at the tips of scissors and other sharp items to protect your fingers
Marquita R: Toilet brush – used to pick up lint from the floor and rugs and you know we have lots of tiny threads that escape to the floors.
November 17. Join us for Jessica VanDenburgh’s trunk show and presentation on creative ways to use pre-cuts (layer cakes, jelly rolls, and charm squares). There are 6 spaces left in the Mini-Diva wallet workshop following the presentation. Workshop fee is $15, supplies $16 (pattern and hardware). Contact Linda Armour for more info. firstname.lastname@example.org