November Workshop

Cheryl Potter will be teaching us how to create the very useful and colorful bags above.  The cutting list and the pre-class instructions are here:

Patchwork Bag Pre-Class Instructions and Cutting List

Here are photos of the pieces you will need to cut:

Patchwork Bag Cutting Photos

See the files above and note the info below:
The exterior should be quilted prior to workshop.
These are the side panels which the ‘angle’ will be cut in the workshop. Fuse the interfacing to TWO of the panels
The linings need to have the interfacing fused to each one.
If someone wants to use a prequilted fabric that works as well.
Thread to blend with the bindings works the best. Extra needles, zipper foot and regular sewing foot, pins etc….

September 2017 Challenge

Here is a new challenge to stretch our thinking and quilting skills.

Create a non-pictorial design that can be any shape with a perimeter of 80″ or less.
The design should not be 1 large block or a recognizable repeat.
It can be any fabric, embellished, appliqued, etc.
The piece must have 3 layers and be quilted.
The outside edge does not have to have a traditional binding.

Due date:  December meeting.

SABLE – Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy

We are not alone – this quote is from the latest issue of Embroidery News and posted with permission. I’m pretty sure everyone can relate.

Content courtesy Embroidery News by Inspirations Studios www.embroiderynews.com.au
From Issue 107, September 15, 2017

Subject: “Don’t die with the needlework still in you”

In response to your header article in Embroidery News 81, “Don’t die with the needlework still in you”, all I can say is, I shall have to live an awfully long time! I have half a room full of projects pending, and I still can’t resist that lovely piece of fabric, those gorgeous threads, that inspirational idea and all the little gewgaws that make me think “I could make something wonderful with that!” I believe there is an acronym for someone in my position – SABLE – stash acquisition beyond life expectancy.

Saying that; I could never imagine a state in which there is nothing left for me to make, so I’ll settle for one piece of needlework still in me. One last project, started of course, maybe almost finished, before I lay my needle to rest and pass peacefully on, leaving it to someone else to complete. But if I’m to get to that last project, I’ll need at least another 200 years!  Melanie Maloney, Wales UK

We love the acronym ‘SABLE’ Melanie, we haven’t heard of that one before and how apt is that for most of us! We’re pretty sure everyone has a stash of fabrics, threads, books, magazines, kits, notions, that will last well beyond our life expectancy! Thanks for sharing your confession of ‘more is never enough’.

CPQUILTS – Quilt Camp Application for 2018

After a long summer and lots of miles in the car I am back in the studio ready to get back to work. 

Here you will find the Quilt_Camp_Application_2018 and the Quilt_Camp_Cover_Letter_2018 with the dates, details and contact info for CPQUILTS.

Grab a friend, share a room and spend a long weekend sewing day and night.  Get those projects started or finish up a few that were started !  It’s a great way to share your love of quilting with others.

Any questions just give me a call or shoot me an email.  Hope to see you in March of 2018.

Happy Quilting

Cheryl Potter