Today was the 2nd day of Fall and what a beautiful day it was. I personally would love this weather year round.
We had a full house today. The only one missing was Peggy who had just returned from a vacation in New Orleans.
Cathy brought her Accuquilt with her today and demonstrated some of her dies. The adorable little cats will be used for her signature on the back of all of her quilts. These are ready to fuse as the fusible paper is put on the fabric before it is cut. Cute idea Cathy. Then Deb took the demo a little further and cut some bindings with the strip cutter. Cathy is working on making her own jelly rolls with this particular cutter. Cathy is very impressed with the ease of piecing more accurately now with these precision cut pieces. I think this will make the whole process so much more fun for her. Thanks for showing this to us Cathy.
1quart Apple juice
1cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
Deb will be leaving us and moving to South Carolina soon. She hopes to be able to stop in to visit us when she comes North for visits. Good luck with your move, I hope everything goes smoothly for you and best wishes for your retirement!
We were asked for an updated contact list-maybe we can all send in our email address, address and phone number?
Here is the schedule for our quilt club meetings:
No December meeting
Once again, lest we forget! are the instructions for the group project.
Cloverleaf Quilter’s Group Project 2017
Each member will create a quilt from chosen focus fabric. Each quilt club member will contribute two 12.5 inch blocks (12 inch finished) for each of the participants.
This project will be completed in one year from date of start.
· Start with a 3 yard length of focus fabric of your choosing.
· If you want this to be your border cut them first and mark so it doesn’t get used during the journey.
· I suggest cutting three strips at 4.5, 5.5 or 6.5 from the length, 324 inches. This should be more than enough for a big quilt.
· Next, if you want to want to have a more controlled quilt, not scrappy, I would suggest adding some contrast fabrics from your stash. If not the next person will make blocks using what they have in their stash. You should not buy fabric for this project. Work with what you have.
· The first set of blocks will set the tone of the quilt and the owner will make the first two blocks for their quilt.
· Boxes will be provided at the September meeting; you will take it home with you and create your first two blocks.
· You will have until the next quilt club to create two 12.5 inch (finishing at 12 inches) blocks out of the fabrics.
· Each month we will continue to pass the box following the order on your box. The next person will then create the next two blocks.
· There will be no show and tell. A diary will be provided in the box to document the project. (Why you chose the blocks, fabric, colors, any comments about the blocks already created, etc.)
· When all 8 members have completed the blocks, you will have the pleasure of completing your quilt. You can do whatever you want.
· Make it bigger by making more blocks
· Just add borders
· We will then have the last few months to complete any extra blocks, borders, and quilting.
I am looking forward to beginning our new project! Until next time.....