Three weeks to make it

These would look great on point.  All it takes is a few scraps and you could win a batch of these.
Thanks Katy for being our April BOM Queen and chosing this block.


First Mystery Clue Posted

Hello, if you missed the meeting and did not get the first Soldier's Angels mystery quilt clue, it's posted under community service.  Just click on the tab Community Service and you'll see the link for it.

Thank you for your continued help and dedication to this worthy cause.

Not our mystery, but a patriotic one:
And you can see more about this quilt and the accompanying article here .


Will there be a box next month?

Our mystery boxes have been a great hit!  You seem to like them as we've had a lot of monetary donations from you.  Thank you!  If the trend continues we'll be able to do another 200 bags for this coming Christmas.

Many of you also donated items for the bags last year.  That was such a wonderful thing you did!  It made us deliver wonderful bags to those children at the Loma Linda Children's Cancer Center.  We would really appreciated your doing it again if you feel so inclined.  Needed are crayons, stuffed animals, books, puzzles, cards, etc.

Again, thank you for your continued help with Community Service - we couldn't do it without you.


Are you doing the Challenge?

Here's Christine - our Challenge Queen for the Year.  She's having two opportunities for us to challenge ourselves and do something "outside the box" (well, maybe for some of us).  First and due in May is the Strip quilt challenge - whereby you make a quilt that has 2 1/2" strips in it in any pattern you want.  The goal here is to demonstrate how many strips quilts there are out there.  What fun.  And there are monetary prizes for this one!  We get to vote with quarters.  Woohoo!  You pick the size, color, pattern, fabric.  Needs only to be a flimsy to participate.
PS:  Don't you just love her name tag?  All those pins!


Correction to April Block of the Month

To get better accuracy when making the the Half Square Triangle units, use 4" squares instead of the 3 7/8ths called for, says Katy.  Below is the corrected part of the instructions.  All the rest are correct.  Look forward to seeing your blocks!


Good Time had by All

And the winner is.............
at our March quilt guild meeting that is.  Lots of good food - thank you, Ladies!!  Wonderful show n share, and a great mystery box, that a mystery person won (I'm blushing that I don't know this member - If you know who it was, please leave a comment and let us know - all I do remember is that she does beautiful quilting.  Then we'll know who to ask about the great items she won and how she likes them).  And we had Tool-Time Tilly as our guest speaker.  That was fun, we learned some things, and there were prizes!! - that was an unexpected bonus.

Tilly shared a lot of tips about the quilting process and some of the members helped by also giving us some.  If you remembered one she gave us (I was too busy taking pics to jot them down), or know of one not mentioned and you'd like to share, leave a comment to this post.  We'd be thrilled to learn more.


Moda Challenge

Click here for the Just One Star campaign block pattern by Moda.  Read all about it here.

And here's the quilt pattern they are going to use.  Moda wants to have 100 quilts made by June 1st so that they can turn them in on Flag Day, June 14th.  Your block would be much appreciated as one of the 1800 they need.