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October 23, 2020
Quilt Guild Lectures from Humble Quilts

Reruns: Quilts Inspired by the Past


Good morning! I am sure looking forward to getting back to meeting in person with guilds! Even though there won't be hugs and handshakes, we'll be together!

My first opportunity to be at a guild meeting in person is next month in Salem, Oregon! 

November 24th at 6:30 PM  Ten Reasons I Quilt (click to learn more) 

November 25th at 9:30AM Reruns: Quilts inspired by the Past

Covid guidelines will be strictly followed. Your temperature will be taken at the door, preregistration is necessary to prevent more then 50 members ...

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October 10, 2020
Scrappy Triangles Guild Charity Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

There's one more recent quilt I completed for my guild's charity quilt program. It is one wild and scrappy creation, pieced with every print of fabric that you can think of.
I can't imagine the work that went into this top by whoever pieced it. This is the "before quilting" photo. It's a nice size twin, measuring 65" x 91".
The stitching provided some great texture, though it isn't the easiest to see among all the business of the fabrics and piecing.
Up closer you can see it a bit better.  I chose the Feather ...

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September 11, 2020
Blue & Green Charm Pack Cherry Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

 A while back, around March 2018, I pieced this quilt top using Blue and Green scraps leftover from a multitude of projects.

The pattern is Charm Pack Cherry from the Fat Quarter Shop and it's a free download.

 
At some point, I didn't track when, I quilted it and then put it aside to do the binding later. I used the Popcorn panto for this one.  

 
Later became a long time after.

While finishing quilting up the last of the guild charity quilts that I had in the house, I decided to get this finally done and add ...

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August 21, 2020
Creating Great Virtual Guild Programs and Meetings from Carol Lyles Shaw

I’ve been lecturing and teaching virtually for guilds this summer and more events scheduled into the fall and into 2021.  I’ve been noticing that many guild officers and members are searching for tips on how to run guild meetings and programs over zoom so that even ‘low tech’ members can participate and stay engaged.  Click [ ...Continue Reading ]

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Creating Great Virtual Guild Programs and Meetings from Carol Lyles Shaw

I’ve been lecturing and teaching virtually for guilds this summer and more events scheduled into the fall and into 2021.  I’ve been noticing that many guild officers and members are searching for tips on how to run guild meetings and programs over zoom so that even ‘low tech’ members can participate and stay engaged.  Click [ ...Continue Reading ]

The post Creating Great Virtual Guild Programs and Meetings appeared first on Carole Lyles Shaw.

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August 14, 2020
Zoom! Zoom! from Humble Quilts

It looks like for now Zoom is how most quilt guilds will be meeting. 
I hope it is only temporary. Nothing replaces meeting together in person!

Also, quilts are better in person too!




This is the 2nd quilt I made in a quilt class at the Stitchin' Post in Sisters. 


I even hand quilted it!

I think this is the only label I've ever cross stitched. 
The front of this quilt is showing its 26 year age, but the back is still bright. 
I'm getting a specific lecture ready and need to take good photos. 
The last few ...

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August 8, 2020
Guild Scrappy Christmas Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

This scrappy Christmas guild charity quilt was been completed recently.
As usual, I took a "before" photo once it was loaded on the frame.
This is the "after" shot.
With charity quilts I get to choose the design and threads so for this one I used Flirtatious with King Tut Malachite thread on the top and So Fine Fern in the bobbin.
A bright green print was supplied for the backing and a dark green binding finished it off.
I'm sure this sweet holiday quilt will bring someone much comfort this coming winter.
I have one more to finish ...

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August 4, 2020
workshop to do from Making A Lather

I lead a workshop Saturday for making donation quilts for my quilt guild. I love how everybody has a different vision for what they are making. And, everyone of them is wonderful. 

I like that Cindy's back ground was black and white prints.


Julie was using 30s prints, and, chose lavendar to sash her blocks - nice


Kathy was using a great combo of brown and black and grays. It was elegant


Jean was using scrappy blues.


Sandy was using batiks. They were lovely together.


Jan was using I spy fabrics and solids - very cute.


I showed them how I ...

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July 10, 2020
Virtual Quilts: Viewing, Studying and Enjoying Them in New Ways from Repro Quilt Lover

If you belong to a quilt guild, visit quilt exhibits, participate in workshops, take classes, or study quilt history, you have likely had an event canceled or postponed. If you are anything like me it’s been a lot more than one. This has left me wondering how I can fulfill my desire to view quilts and, equally important, to socialize and learn from other quilters. I miss my people! How can I get my quilt fix when everything I used to do is canceled or on hold?

Fortunately, I didn’t have to create the opportunities, I just needed ...

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March 12, 2020
Wonderful Williamsburg from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Last week, we enjoyed a fantastic time in Williamsburg, Virginia. We spent the first half of the day on Sunday visiting the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton before we headed back to Kingsmill Resort to set up our classroom for the Academy of Appliqué. More will follow from the Quilt Festival in the near future. Please enjoy some of the highlights of the classes we taught last week.

Academy of Appliqué

Our classroom for the Woodland Reverie class, all set up and ready for the next day

  
Ribbons, patterns, and other necessary notions were displayed on the sale tables.

Patterns ...

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February 6, 2020
February Scrappy Projects from Needle and Foot

I started the month off by working on two scrappy projects. Kind of nice to play a bit and use up a few pieces from my scrap bins. Besides what else was I to do while the Super Bowl was on??

The first block I made is for the 2020 Monthly Color Challenge. The color is blue and the block was a quick make. Coincidentally, I used polka dots again this month (I used them last month too, but in yellow).

These look so happy and it is making me wonder if I should try to go for a polka ...

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January 29, 2020
Flannel Blankets and a Trash to Treasures Giveaway from Needle and Foot

I recently had a conversation with the chairperson of our Community Service team within our local quilt guild. We were talking about the recipients of the quilts we make and the quantity of quilts she had available. The discussion came around to our local Children’s Protective Services team. This team includes officers of our Sherrif’s Department who have the very sad task of removing children from home’s where they are not in good, safe situations.

These officers like to carry blankets in the trunk of their cars so they can wrap up a child if needed when ...

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January 25, 2020
Quilt Guild 9-patch exchange from Magpie Quilts

It's always an adventure to take part in a guild activity and this one was something I had wanted to do for a long time. So many quilt shows I've been to have had quilts made from 9-patch exchanges and it was only a matter of time before I was able to be part of such an exchange.
 Every month, we had a colour and were to bring 10 nine patch blocks made from that colour. Our exchange hosts were particular that these were pieced accurately and it made the end product so much easier. In return for ...

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January 17, 2020
Pizza Box Challenge from Magpie Quilts

Last year my guild held a pizza box challenge. Everyone was given a pizza box and the instructions were that you could put any instructions in the box and also a piece of fabric if you wanted. The boxes were passed from person to person and at the end, everyone in the exchange would have made a block for your quilt with your instructions.

I didn't spend too much time thinking about what I wanted as I wanted to keep things simple. I put in a piece of bright blue fabric (I think it was about 1.5m) and ...

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December 9, 2019
So Thankful for generous friends... from Nestlings By Robin

Look at these FABULOUS antique feathered 
star blocks that I received from a 
friend at guild the other day!

Someone had brought them to another
meeting she went to and asked if
anyone wanted them. She knew
of someone who would....

ME!!
WOW!
There are a few that need a bit 
of TLC but someday they will 
make an amazing new work
of art for generations to admire.
THANK YOU, SUE!

What would we do without friends
that think of us when we least expect it?
It would be a lonely, sad world indeed!

Now I challenge me & you to ...

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December 6, 2019
Incredible Stitches! from Needle and Foot

While I don’t have any work of my own to share this week, I do want to pop in and show you something pretty! As program coordinator for our guild, I have scheduled Cindy Needham to come teach a workshop in February for us. I scheduled this a long while back and felt fortunate even then to be worked into her full teaching/speaking schedule. Luckily for us, Cindy lives only two hours from here which made her very affordable for our guild.

Mini quilt pieced and quilted by Cindy Needham.

Anyway, on to the good stuff! When I ...

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December 5, 2019
2019 Houston Festival Part 2 from Nestlings By Robin

I truly was honored to be a part of
 the 2019 Houston Festival Faculty!


 Here is my fancy badge and pin:)
 The next 3 pics are of the Sweetest Surprise!!  
There is a gift bag for faculty members where
Quilt industry sponsors 
donate small gifts ....WOW!!
THANK YOU to 
Quilters Select for the Appli-web and thread, 
Fairfield for the batting sample, 
Steady Betty for a fun tool I have never tried, 
RNK for a great tote bag and scissors, 
IQF for the great bag and everything else you did for us, 
Mountain Mist for the baby wool press mat, 

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November 13, 2019
Rituals and Traditions with Meg Cox from Needle and Foot

I think I have mentioned that I am the program chairperson for my local quilt guild. I really like this task as it allows me the opportunity to learn about so many great teachers and speakers. I talk and email with them and then choose who might come to the area and talk with us or teach a fun class. About a year ago, I was told that Meg Cox would be doing a West Coast speaking tour and would be in our area. She has a friend here she wanted to visit and it worked out she could schedule ...

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