Saturday, January 26, 2013

Reminder Feb. 2

This is just a reminder that we will be meeting next Saturday, Feb. 2nd from 10:00-12:00 at the Fremont Public Library, Jackie Bernier Drive, Fremont, NH.  The phone number for the library is 603-895-9543.  There is plenty of parking and the meeting room is right inside the door.

Aimee of Salt Marsh Designs will be demonstrating how to use the Twister ruler.  If you'd like to come prepared to use the ruler, scroll down a few posts for full details.

We will also share our Madrona Road Challenge creations and vote for a winner.

Please feel free to bring other show and tell as well.

I'm offering a layer cake of Multidot and Delight by French Bull as well as a charm pack of I Like You by Amy Sedaris, both by Windham Fabrics, as doorprizes!  

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Twister Rulers

Twister Rulers anyone? I (Peg/Sew Fresh) can get them and offer a 20% discount off the retail price. The small ones would be $8 and the large ones would be $15. I'll need to place an order by 1/21 (next Monday) and I'll bring them to the meeting. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Challenge Prize

How is your Madrona Road Challenge coming along? If you need a little encouragement, the guild will be offering this book, Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe, as a prize to winner of our guild challenge!

Also, a quick note about the next meeting.  We will be working on Twister quilt tops (see post below).  I spoke with Aimee and she said that sewing machines will not be necessary.  So just bring your completed quilt top, your rotary cutter, mat, and a way to pin and label your piles of cut pieces so you can bring them home and assemble there.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Come On Let's Twist!

Sorry, I couldn't help myself but whenever I think of the Twister ruler, I think of the song.

On Feb. 2nd from 10:00-12:00, Aimee of Salt Marsh Designs will be demonstrating how to use the Twister ruler to turn a quilt top that looks like this:

Into a whirly giggle top like this:

If you want to participate, you will need to make your quilt top (like the one in the first photo) before the meeting.  

Here are your cutting directions:

Squares: cut 10", finish 9.5" (the perfect use of layer cake precuts)
Border: cut 6", finish 5.75"
a crib size quilt would be made from 12 squares  (3 blocks wide, 4 blocks down)

or, if you would prefer a mini quilt or pillow, you can use the little Twister
Squares:  cut 5", finish 4.5" (charm pack size!)
Border:  cut 3", finish at 2 1/2"

Keep in mind that the twister ruler will shrink your finished size down by about 30%.  We will  have a couple of Twister rulers and one Little Twister for use at the meeting.  Peg is going to look into pricing them as well for people who want to buy them and we will get that information to you as soon as possible.

We will need volunteers to bring cutting mats, rotary cutters, irons and ironing boards, extension cords and power strips.  Please email me (Amy) if you can do any of those things.

Samantha Russell has secured our meeting spot at the Fremont Public Library, Jackie Bernier Drive, Fremont, NH.  The phone number for the library is 603-895-9543.  There is plenty of parking and the meeting room is right inside the door.

Would anyone like to volunteer to coordinate refreshments for the meeting?  Please get in touch with me if you would.

And finally, don't forget to bring your completed Madrona Road Challenge pillow covers.  We will vote on our favorite and award a prize!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Upcoming Agendas

At our December meeting, we discussed the agendas for the next several meetings.  This is what we have tentatively planned:

Jan:  Paper Piecing
Feb:  Twister Ruler
March:  Sewing Curves
April:  How to Use EQ
May:  Surface Design

I hope to see everyone at the meeting this Saturday, January 5th, at 10:00.  Don't forget to print out your pattern and bring your supplies for paper piecing (see last blog post).  We will also have a Show and Tell time as usual, along with refreshments.