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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. email@example.com
Dear Wiltwyck Quilters Guild,
Here’s an announcement about an ongoing exhibit at the Westchester Community College Center for the Arts. Hope to see you there.
Uncommon Threads, a quilt show featuring contemporary quilts by eight members of the Brooklyn Quilters Guild, is running through October 5, at the Westchester Community College Center for the Arts, 196 Central Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. Admission is free, there’s plenty of parking ($7), and it is walking distance to the train station.
A reception will be held on Saturday, September 29, noon – 3 pm.
The quilters include Madeleine Appell, Susan Byrnes, Joyce Crupi, Kirstin Fisher, Martha McDonald, Ellen Piccolo, Margaret Walsh and Shari Werner. There are approximately 60 items on view, including quilts of all sizes and fabric bowls.
In addition, Kirsten Fisher will be teaching a workshop on making contemporary art quilts on Saturday, October 27, at the Center. For more information on the show and the workshop, call 914-606-7500.
A note: The entrance to the Center for the Arts is to the right as you face the building. Walk around the flower bed and you will see the sign above the door.
We hope to see you at one of the remaining September events listed below. There are also have a couple of opportunities in October and November to add to our stash.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 9:30-2:30 pm, Reformed Presbyterian Church, 6512 Western Turnpike (Route 20), Duanesburg