Thursday, December 10, 2015

Long-arm quilters

As we have had a few inquiries about how to find a long-arm quilter to do a quilt, Francine was kind enough to put together a list of the long-arm quilters in the area that she knows of who are available 'for hire' :) If you know of any who aren't listed, feel free to add them in the comments!

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Mug Bag Exchange

Since we're supposed to be bringing our own mugs to meetings of breaktime, this exchange will be following the suggestion from the September meeting - a mug bag. It will be for the January meeting, which will give us an excuse to escape the holiday madness.

Since there are mugs in all kinds of sizes, what with travel mugs, ceramic mugs with handles, etc., so there will be minimum dimensions:
- 5" diameter (if round) or 4.5" on a side (if square)
- 10" high
Since we are a quilt guild, please piece and quilt your project, at least a little. :-D

If you have any questions, or suggestions, feel free to respond here. We also have pics up on Pinterest:

Happy holidays, and see you all in the new year!

Saturday, December 05, 2015

The Board Basting method for basting a quilt

Following some discussion today at the sew-in regarding basting methods for quilts, I thought I would share this video that Cinzia shared with us a while back on Sharon Schamber's Board Basting method.

Personally, I have a small workspace and two cats so spreading a quilt out on a large table or the floor to baste it really isn't an option. I finally tried the board method and was so happy with the results, it is the only way I will do my basting now... it is very simple and especially good for someone with limited table/floor space.

The videos aren't great quality, but are worth a watch all the same. If anyone would like a demo of the method done at one of our meetings, just let us know and we can arrange it!

Part one

Part two

Friday, December 04, 2015

Meeting reminders!

Just a quick reminder, our December Sew-In takes place tomorrow, Saturday December 5th from 10am to 4pm at the CRCS St-Zotique.

This will be the last sew-in of 2015 (obviously) and the last one before the showcase quilts are due, so if you need to put those finishing touches (like a presentation sleeve or quilt label) on your quilt, bring it along and get it finished up! Also, make sure you give it a once-over for lint and stray threads before turning it in at the Tuesday meeting.

Likewise, our last regular meeting of 2015 will be on Tuesday December 8th at 7pm. All showcase quilts are due at this meeting, so please remember to bring yours along if you are participating. We will be having M. Kamel as a guest speaker to discuss the cleaning and maintenance of your sewing machine. There will also be discussion of challenges and swaps and some other exciting news, so make sure you're there!

If you'd like to bring along a festive treat to share (even if you're not on snack duty this month), please feel free to do so! Look forward to seeing you all!