Thank you Ida for your demonstration at November guild meeting on how to apply 1/4″ sashing. Here are the instructions Ida demonstrated:
Most months, our guild has a class or event in the afternoon after the guild meetings. The guild meets once a month on the second Saturday of the month at the PLPOA club house and the classes and events are also held in the club house.
Soon we will have listings for our 2020 calendar year. Our calendar can change so be sure to check often to see if something has changed or a class has been added.
Classes are $10 for members per class and $20 for non-members per class. You can sign up for a class at the meetings in the months leading up to the class or you can email Susan Clark email@example.com and make arrangements to pay for the class. Most events other than classes are free!
If you are unable to attend class for any reason, you may sell your spot to another member, however, if that’s not possible, you will forfeit your class fee. We will not be issuing credits for classes that are missed. Any class materials or website links given out during the class will be emailed to all paid participants even if you did not attend the class.
If you have ideas or suggestions for classes or activities for next year or questions about programs for this year, please contact Cathy Montowski firstname.lastname@example.org or Cookie Bouslaugh email@example.com. Supply lists will be posted below as they become available.
Keep scrolling down below the class list for more program related information!
December 2019 Guild Meeting
The annual guild Christmas/Holiday party will be held on December 14th, our regular meeting date. The guild will supply the entree and Jean Brooks will be supplying bread and a large dessert. Guild members whose last name begins with the letters A thru J are asked to bring side dishes. We will have an optional gift exchange of sewing related items with a limit of $20. You may bring show & tell items that will be gifted before the January meeting but please limit those items to just 1 or 2.
2020 CLASSES & EVENTS
To be announced.
Guild Block of the Month
We have selected a block of the month pattern for 2019 called “Those Blooming Buds”. This is a collection of patterns designed by Susan Clark for Pam Bono Designs when she worked for Pam. This pattern consists of 12 different blocks and a sashing & border pattern. This is an intermediate level project and the blocks will become more difficult as the months progress. The blocks and finished quilt are entirely done by hand or machine piecing. No applique nor paper piecing. The finished quilt will measure 87″ x 107″.
The 2019 Block of the Month will be offered for $3 per month per member. Members may pay $3 each month for their block pattern or they may pay for multiple months at once but the block patterns will still be distributed one month at a time. If a member elects to drop out of future patterns, they can simply discontinue paying. If a member elects to join the BOM during the year, they may purchase past months if they like.
All patterns will be distributed as PDF files via email to those members who have paid for the month. No paper copies will be distributed. The guild will not profit from this BOM. All proceeds will be given to Susan Clark, the designer.
The yardage listed below will also be in the first pattern given out in January, however, if you want to take advantage of a sale or purchase now in advance, the information you need is here.
If you want to use the same blue background (or other color) throughout all the blocks and the same greens in the centers of the blocks, sashing & borders, here is your yardage for the whole quilt (borders & blocks). The amount you will use for the individual blocks will be in the patterns and will include the flowers which require minimal fabric. You are not required to use the same background or greens for all the blocks. You can make it scrappy if you like. If you want to also purchase, in advance, the ivory needed for the sashing & borders, the required yardage is 4 1/8 yards.
Each month at the guild meeting, a block is announced for the lottery the following month. The blocks are always 12.5″ x 12.5″ unfinished. For each block brought the meeting, the maker is given a ticket for a drawing. The winner of the drawing wins all the blocks for that month!
There will be no lottery for December.
Each month at the guild meeting, the president gives the group a word to create a quilt around. It is up to the quilter to interpret the word and build it into a quilt. The quilt may be any size and does not have to be finished but can bring just the unfinished block or quilt top to show at the next meeting.
There will be no word challenge for December.
Challenge Quilt Competition 2020
The challenge this year is to create a quilt or wall hanging using inspiration from a movie, book or song. Here are the rules:
- The quilt can be any size from small wall hanging to king size quilt. It must be finished and bound with your best workmanship possible. Make sure all your loose threads are cut, guide marks are gone, and the pet hair brushed off to the best of your ability.
- The title of the movie, book or song does not have to appear in the quilt but you will give that information when you turn in your quilt for judging.
- Judging will be based on how well your quilt reflects your movie, book or song as well as your workmanship and creativity.
- Quilts will be turned in at the beginning of May for judging at the May Guild meeting.
- You do not have to be at the May 2019 meeting to participate in the challenge. Just make sure you have your entry turned in by the submission date.