May Guild Program

Quilter's Haven's Raylene(in photo on left), her husband, daughter and friend came to our guild to bring us a presentation and their traveling shop.  They also have a website called http://www.justnotions.com/  If you missed out on some of their great products you can go there and see them and order.  Her presentation was about her Mom's, Charlie's, great quilt pattern - Less than Traditional.  What a lot of possibilities!!  Here are some of her versions:

These and more can be found at Charlie's website:  http://quiltingwithcharlie.com/  These are her photos & her samples.  Do go and see all the great things she has on her website  including a great video on her method.


Mystery unveiled

If you haven't finished the mystery, read no further.  Since the third and final clue had a layout of the quilt it has been revealed to those who are working on it or seen the clue so here is the first top shown to us of the mystery.  This was shown by Florence:
Wonder what all the others will look like.  I'm sure some will change the layout.  Love the colors in this.


Mystery Solved

You can go here to get the last clue for the mystery.  The tops will be shown in June - we look forward to them.


My Strip Challenge entry

is here because I had to give it to the professor last Saturday.  I won't win, but I wanted you to see that I did one.  I designed it with EQ and used the Jacob's Ladder block and a Roman stripe block to fill it in.  He was delighted with it.  In fact I heard him say:  "Wait til my wife sees this!"   He was the only one who knew that the center of the quilt says Yahweh in Hebrew.  This quilt is entitled "God Calls and His People Hear in the Books of Old". 

May 17th

is our next quilt guild meeting.  It is sure to be fun with our Strip Quilt Challenge voting and Quilt Haven's trunk show and sale.  Be sure to bring quarters for the voting and money for the sale.  Look forward to seeing you there!

And speaking of quilt meetings, last quilt meeting was a lot of fun, too.  I enjoyed the demos:  Joan's shadow quilting, Brenda's machine embellishing, Julia's review of the blog and Chris's double sided binding.
Here you see the table runner Chris was using as her sample. Red binding on front and green binding on back.  Isn''t that cool?!  If you missed/lost the handout go to 2bindsheet for a copy.


May Newsletter posted.

Just click on the tab marked Newsletter and then The Common Thread and you'll find it.  If you want to print it , click on file under GoogleDocs in upper left of page, not the file in your tool bar of browser window.


A Couple of Reminders

We will not be having a Show N Share at the May Guild Meeting as we have two events scheduled for the evening:
1.  Strip Quilt Challenge voting - be sure to bring your quarters to vote.

2.  Quilter's Haven will be visiting us - be sure and bring your check book!

It promises to be a fun meeting, May 17th.

PS:  Have you signed up for the bus trip to Long Beach?  See Christie Fowler.

July 28: 5-9 p.m. (Preview Night)
July 29 & 30: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
July 31: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ticket prices:
$10 daily adult/$8 senior & student/Children 10 and under free with paying adult
$10 Preview Night (includes one free additional day)
$25 Full Show Pass (includes Preview Night)
Advance online printable tickets will be available here beginning in April 2011.
International Quilt Festival/Long Beach
July 29-31, 2011
Long Beach, California
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center


Monthly Calendar

for May is up.

Ladies, we need BOM Queens - contact Angie if you are interested - she'll help you out - it's easy!  Here is the BOM block for May as showcased by Rebecca Slaughter in March's show n share.