Sunday, July 28, 2019

Why are batiks so expensive?

Watch this video to see the process of making batik fabric. It's amazingly complicated and detailed. and labor intensive.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Transition of Boards meeting

The transition of Boards meeting will be August 6 at noon (right after QBs) at St. John’s in Boalsburg.  The 2018-2019 Board will hand over the books and reins to the 2019-2020 Board at this meeting.  All Board members and all committee members are asked to attend. 
If you can’t attend, please contact Sue SantaLucia, Barb First, or Lizzy Taylor and make arrangements with your replacement for your transition. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Members' Marketplace

For sale:
2 matching Bernina travel cases. One for machine, one for embroidery module $35.00 
contact Rietta Henderson (info in GreenBook)

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Seamstresses on the moon

Ever wonder who sewed Neil Armstrong's spacesuit? Click here to find out.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

2018 - 2019 Orphan Block Challenge

2018 - 2019 Orphan Block Challenge
It was so much fun to see all the different shape-shifting and reincarnations of the original orphan blocks.  There were originally 24 orphan blocks and 18 people showed their final creations during the June guild meeting reveal.  If the orphan block you handed in wasn't shown that's because the receiver didn't finish their project.  Those 6 people still have time to finish.  Show your challenge project at the September guild meeting and I will then let you know whose original block you received.
Please click here and scroll down to see the results. (Carrie Fala)

Sunday, July 14, 2019

December Auction

Even though we skipped our auction fundraiser in 2018. make plans now to attend an donate to help fund your Guild.  Crafty items with quilty references are always welcome.  How about a barn quilt?  (I'd love one.) Maybe you (or someone you love) paints gourds and could put some quilt blocks on some small ones. Or maybe you have an embroidery machine and can make quilt labels. Maybe you have a stash you know you aren't ever going to use.
Be as creative as we know you are. Just don't put your treasures in such a safe place that you can't find it in December.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

International Quilting Day

A thought by Mavis Reynolds a quilter from British Columbia...
Mark this date and let this go viral in the quilting community worldwide...
In my little corner of the world I have started a wave. On March 21, 2020 it is International Quilting Day. In my city of Victoria, BC i am organizing the local quilters to celebrate by hanging quilts outside. Let’s share our passion and create some curiosity along the way. If you’re interested mark down the date. Let’s make this go viral. Let’s make the world a little brighter and a little warmer. Let’s see how far this spreads. It’s not an organized event. It’s organic...each one tells one and I’m sure it will spread like wildfire.
Are you interested??