Jacket/Tote Workshop

was a success!  14 members participated and started on their jackets or totes (I think it was about even who was doing what). We appreciated all of Lisa Coulombe's demos and suggestions - she guided us forward on these projects on a one on one basis as we needed help or clarification. She brought her jacket patterns for members to trace. She also brought samples of all the sizes. Participants tried them on and they could then customize a pattern to fit them exactly.  The comment was made we were a very serious group. We were all so busy, not a lot of talking was going on.  It was great to see her totes and jackets up close and personal. Thank you, Susan C., for sending over a few photos of us at work:

We loved this applique jacket Lisa was wearing.

Karen D was working across from Sharon. She was probably at the iron station
Lots of ironing to do on this one.

Lunch, as always, was delicious!  Next workshop, Dresden Plate, in August.  Save the date. 



Now I'm not trying to convert anyone to modern quilting - this is just to help us keep abreast of the latest in the Quilting world.  Craftsy.com which offers all kinds of classes is offering a series of lectures offered at QuiltCon this past week.  QuiltCon is the first meeting of Modern Quilters. They met in Austin and sounds like it was very successful. 

QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013

with Modern Quilt Guild

Experience the graphic aesthetic of modern quilting in this series of talks from QuiltCon 2013, the inaugural event presented by the Modern Quilt Guild.

I for one am interested in the photography lecture.  Click on the title and go on over and see what they have.
One of our members went to this - Christine S.  Maybe we can entice her into telling us about it.



Quick Note From Lisa...

Just a quick note to check in before I come to your guild.  I'm glad to hear you have models lined up for the fashion show.

 I’m looking forward to coming to your guild and explaining the joys of wearable art to your members.  One thing that would make the fashion show extra special is to bring your   jackets, vests, etc that you have made in the past, from any pattern to wear to the meeting, Tuesday the 19th.  This will remind all of the accomplishments found in wearable art, allows us a chance to see what others have made and provides fertile ground for the inspiration provided in my fashion show.
See you soon!
   Lisa Coulombe
   Everyday Wearable Art and Beyond
   blog http:http://www.quilts2wear.blogspot.com/
   website http://www.quilts2wear.com/

PS from Angie - if you know someone who has made wearable art and doesn't check the computer, please pass this message onto them.  I can't wait!              

New Classifieds

Here are quilt related notices of possible interest to members:

2/8/13:  Hand quilting frame - free to a good home. Approximately 8 foot poles. Wood saw horse base.  Call Susan Crowley if interested.

Quilts by Kandy  www.quiltsbykandy.etsy.com  (951) 743-6347  (In Moreno Valley)
Looking for seamstresses to sew quilt tops together using your own sewing machine in your own home. Please contact me to discuss the amount you can earn on each size quilt. This is such a fun way to earn extra cash. 

Here's a Recap...

... as we start a brand new year of quilting and sharing:

From our Secretary, Andie:
Board members for our 2013 year were voted in at our last meeting, January 15,2013, They are:
     President  -  Jeri Read'
     Vice President  -  Christie Fowler
     Secretary  -  Andie Babbe
     Treasurer  -  Susan Crowley
     Membership  -  Mary Taynton

     Show & Share  -  Lynn Cashman & Vangie Gorman
     Special Events & Programs  -  Christie Fowler
     Block of the Month  -  Susan Miller
     Challenges  -  Elly Holmes
     Community Service Coordinator  -  Helda Delatorre
          Happy Bags  -  Bonnie Hale
          Veterans Quilts  -  Evie Rienstra
          Animal Shelter  -  RenĂ©e Thieszen
          Neonatal Quilts  -  Erica Moore
     Door Prizes  -  Debbie Warner & Ann Meuse
     Web Mistress  -  Angie Nudge
     Hospitality  -  Sandy Sheppard
     Thrifty Corner  -  Liliana Davis
     Mystery Box  -  Deanna Baldwin

They'd love to hear from you.  You can find contact info in the Guild Directory.  AN


Free eBook

Not too long ago I got an email telling me about a free eBook.  Free, I'm interested in and if it's about quilting, I'm doubly interested.  I followed the link and saw it was a Fons and Porter free eBook about Log Cabins.  All I needed was to give my email and I"d get the free book.  So off I went.

This  24 page eBook is packed with lots of info about Log Cabin quilts:  history, the three most common blocks - traditional, courthouse steps, and chevron, what the center square means.  Examples are included of both antique and contemporary quilts with charts to make different sized blocks. Four projects are included with full instructions and photos.  Best of all are the articles on techniques to enhance our quilts:  Bobbin work with Trapunto; binding with piping, and lumpless binding.  Click on the photo to get yours.  Happy Quilting!