This N That

New quilt store in town - well, nearby Norco.  Go here to learn about:

Our Barbara M (see directory) has donated a raffle quilt for the Living History Encampment taking place this coming weekend, Aug 29 - Sept 1st and Sept 5-6.  Buy tickets and join the fun.  See here for more info. AND 
Busy Bears Quilt Guild of Big Bear Lake
presents their 2014 Quilt show

Sat. Aug 30, 10-5 & Sun August 31, 10-4

Big Bear Middle School
41274 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake, California

Admission $5 - Children Under 12 Free

Quilts for Sale - Boutique - Vendors
   Door Prizes - Baskets

Featuring our 2014 Opportunity Quilt
"Wilderness Splendor"

1 ticket $1 or 6 tickets $5
Sorry NO pets or Strollers

One more later in September - but not by much!  Go here to see the color brochure for this one:

Mountain Quilters of Idyllwild

Mountain Traditions 11th Annual Quilt Show
September 6th & 7th  2014
10 am  to 4pm
Please join us for this fun, beautiful “Quilt Show in the Forest“.  Idyllwild is a charming alpine community with talented quilters.  Take in the fresh air and the stunning array of quilts.
Visit our Mountain Mercantile store where you can buy finished quilts & gifts including gallery-quality baskets and handbags.
Visit the Keepsake Quilting Challenge Traveling Quilts Exhibit.  You’ve seen the photos of the challenge winners, but this is your chance to see the winning quilts IN PERSON.
Shop the great variety of vendors for inspiration, innovation, & of course – great selection.  There’s a mountain themedOpportunity Quilt plus chances to win numerous themed gift baskets.
See you on September 6th & 7th  2014
1 day admission  $7.00  (Husbands Free)
Buckhorn Camp
24641 Hwy 243
Idyllwild, Ca  92549
Mile-High Idyllwild – - located between Palm Springs and Hemet


Workshop Saturday 8/23

Hello, We hope you plan to join us this Saturday to sew whatever you like, participate in Ken's Workshop or assemble a small quilt from start to finish in 4 to 6 hours.  All this Saturday from 9:30 to 4 PM at the Goeske Center in our usual meeting room.  We'll be sharing a salad lunch, so bring something to add to the salad or dessert or ???  We always have a great lunch to share with everyone.

Ken will be making a bucket from an Atkinson Designs pattern.  The instruction are only $25 which includes the pattern, the mesh, etc.  You will bring your fabric for the outside.  Call Ken for more details.  His number is in the directory and he'll give you the suppy list over the phone.

This is a QAYG with no sashing.

Angie N will be helping you put together a neonatal quilt or helping you with your own project.  To make a 32" neonatal quilt you will need:

Sixteen 8 1/2" orphan blocks or squares of fabric - your choice.
Sixteen 8 1/2 squares of thin batting - warm and natural is a good choice.
A 34" square of fabric for your backing.  Plan on it being your binding, so check how it would do as binding on the front.  This type of QAYG does not have sashing.

Bring your sewing machine, walking foot, thread, pins, scissors, ruler, cutting board and rotary cutter.
Call her if you have any questions - She's in the directory, too.  Come learn the process while you make and finish an actual quilt.


Next --A Fat Quarter Challenge

This next meeting, Tuesday, August 19, I have fat quarters for all who have signed up and paid for this challenge.  There are still about 14 fat quarters that can go to those who did not sign up at the July meeting.  Those who are prepared to be challenged will each receive a number and will collect the bag with the same number.  Each fat quarter is different!!  There will be no trading, please. 

With this fat quarter you are to make a project that uses the log cabin style of construction.  There are many different looks for this type of construction, so be creative.  A minimum of 100 square inches (a 10" x 10" square) of the fat quarter must be used on the FRONT of the project; this includes the border as well.  The 10" x 10" square can be cut up and used throughout the project.  

A fat quarter has a total of about 360 square inches so the minimum amount of the fat quarter is not too large.  Any type of project you wish can be used: pillow, wall hanging, table runner, quilt, hot pad, embellish a towel, purse/bag, sewing machine cover, etc.  Happy sewing! 

                                                                              Elly H.