Thursday, September 5, 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019, Meeting Reminder

Sunday, September 8, 2019 is the next CLMQG meeting and program at Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center. (See map on the right sidebar.)

Please join us on Sunday, September 8, 2019, for our General Meeting at  9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Teeny Tiny COLLAGE Workshop will begin at 10:00 am.

The workshop is officially filled!  If you have signed up, please bring your lunch!

An e-mail with instructions went to all participants and also posted on our blog.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Sunday, August 11, 2019, Meeting Reminder

Sunday, August 11, 2019 is the next CLMQG meeting and program at Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center. (See map on the right sidebar.)

Please join us on Sunday, August 11, 2019, for an all day Sew-In from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. 

Our General Meeting will be at held at 11:00.

Snacks
The following members signed up to bring snacks this month:
Sue A.
Laura B.
Kathy P. 

2019 Challenge
Don’t forget to bring your finished blocks to the meeting.  An extra ticket for the drawing will be awarded to those who post a drawing of the layout of their quilt before the August meeting for the monthly prize.  If you have not yet started your 2019 Challenge Charity Quilt, it’s still not too late.  You will find all the instructions on our blog, under the tab “2019 Challenge.

The finished quilts need to be shown in October for the grand prize drawing. Your quilt must have at least 3 of the monthly blocks to qualify - and must be completely finished (including binding!).   

Everyone. . . . please take the time to thank Ann for running this challenge!  We are an organization of volunteers and we all know it took a lot of her time and efforts.  It would be nice if she hears how much we really appreciate it.

We hope to see you all on Sunday.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Teeny Tiny COLLAGE Workshop

Teeny Tiny COLLAGE Workshop
Sunday September 8, 2019
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The workshop is officially filled!


Below are the supplies needed for this workshop!  

To view the selection of Teeny Tiny quilts, visit www.fiberworks-heine.com.

Purchase your pattern and Certified Authentic Laura Heine Quilt Kit from your local shop or on line at www.fiberworks-heine.com.  

Your pattern includes complete step-by-step color instructions to complete the collage quilt and full-sized pattern.  Your quilt kit includes all the fabric needed to finish your quilt top, plus binding.
Additional Supplies

1 yard HTC Pattern Ease ( I will have this for you at the workshop).

24” wide Steam-A-Seam 2 (see the amount needed in your pattern instructions).

Applique pressing sheet (Goddess Applique Pressing Sheet 17 3/4 x 24 recommended).

Serrated scissors (Karen K Buckley Medium Blue handle scissors recommended).

#2 pencil/Sharpener

Iron/pressing mat or ironing board

Large cutting mat

Rotary cutter




If you have any questions regarding your project, feel free to contact me at tkasch@comcast.net

All the best, 
Teresa



Friday, July 19, 2019

July 14, 2019 Meeting Minutes

The General Meeting and Summer Party was held at noon on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Membership- there were 28 members including 1 new member (welcome Rebecca!) present today to enjoy our summer party.

Treasurer- positive bank balance:) 


Committees

  • Bees - Ann is looking into organizing a virtual bee in 2020. Please see her if interested.   We also filled out a survey for future swaps/challenges - see Ann if you were not at the meeting and need to fill out the survey.   
  • Thanks all who brought food/drink to share today - we had a feast! Sue, Laura B and Ellie are signed up for treats in August.
  • Donations- 3 quilts were dropped off at Gaver’s this month. Thank you for your generosity.
  • Fundraising/Donations - all of the raffle basket contents were donated items that have been received. Thank you to our donors!!
  • Member Ambassador - Please let Rosie know if you are aware of someone needing a card.

Upcoming Meetings

  • August 11, 2019 - 9:00 am-4:00 pm with General Meeting at 11:00 am (NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THE MEETING). We will be working on and/or completing the challenge quilts or projects of your choice. Vending is open to members for a fee - see Cathy R if interested.
  • September 8, 2019  - 9:00 am General Meeting, 10:00 am-4:00 pm Laura Heine workshop. RSVP by Aug 11 - watch for the e-vite coming soon. We are working on the option to pay with PayPal. $20 for members, $30 for non-members. You will need to purchase a pattern (available at Material Girl or order online https:// www.fiberworks-heine.com/) - ok to share the patterns (that have 3 patterns per package) as long as each member has her own individual pattern to work with. Additional supplies needed will be available at the workshop, including Steam-a-Seam II (can purchase from Ann). There is a lot of interest in this workshop so sign up early. It is quite possible we will not be able to accommodate all those members who want to participate so those who sign up and pay first will have a spot.
  • October 20, 2019 - 9:00 am-4:00 pm with General Meeting at 11:00 am.  (NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THE MEETING). Holiday Gift Workshop - 3 projects will be presented - revealed at a later date.
  • November 10, 2019 9:00 am-4:00 pm with General Meeting at 11:00 am (NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THE MEETING). Sew in - work on projects of your choice.
  • December 8, 2019 - NOTE THE DATE CHANGE Holiday Party - time and location - work in progress.


2019 Challenge Quilts for Gavers
Julie S won the drawing today. Completed blocks from June (1/2 sq triangles) were shown and enjoyed.   See the July challenge  attached - scrappy technique.  To obtain an extra ticket for the drawing, post a drawing of the layout of your quilt before the August meeting. We will work on completing the quilts in August for the final drawing. 

The finished quilts need to be shown in October for the grand prize drawing. Your quilt must have at least 3 of the monthly blocks to qualify - and must be completely finished (including binding!).   Thank you to Ann for running this challenge - it has been fun for all!

Show ’n Tell
  
Color Swap Challenge
Ann R distributed the fat quarters for those participating in the color swap challenge. Can’t wait to see what beauties are made! Thank you to Ann for organizing this swap.

Summer Party
We had fun making jelly roll race quilts today. We had 3 teams racing and the RED Team won! The quilts will be quilted by volunteers in the guild and then donated to Gaver’s.

We had 2 spectacular raffle baskets (won by Kathy P and Cindy D) and a 50:50 raffle (won by Mary).

Thanks for all who attended and for the Social Committee - Cathy R and Darlene, who made this a great event!!

Respectfully submitted - Mary

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2019 Charity Quilt Challenge
July 2019

Focus Technique:  Fussy Cutting

Monthly Technique:  Scrappy

Blocks Size:  4+”

Monthly Requirements
• Create 1 to many blocks incorporating the technique of ‘Scrappy’ with a focus on at least one fussy cut fabric, along with an accent fabric, low volume fabric or a fabric that reads solid
Monthly Drawing in March
• Earn 1 ticket for posting an IG post using the below tags between July 14 – August 10, 2019
• Earn 1 ticket by sharing your block(s) at the August CLMQG meeting
BONUS TICKET:  If you display on IG a Drawing of your final Quilt Layout
• Need not be present to win  
Tags to Use and Follow on Instagram:  #CLMQG2019FussyCut   @Crystallakemqg

Modern Scrappy Blocks References:
• http://corianderquilts.com/2010/03/scrapbuster-block-tutorial/
• http://www.gigisthimble.com/2012/01/scrap-jar-stars-tutoroial-giveaway.html

        Images of modern scrappy quilt blocks

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Sunday, July 14, 2019 Meeting Reminder

Sunday, July 14, 2019 is the next CLMQG meeting and program at 
Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center.  
(See map on the right sidebar.)


Please join us on Sunday, July, 14, 2019  for our Summer Party and meeting from 12:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. 

Happy Summer!!  

This is your friendly reminder about our Summer Party and July meeting which will happen on July 14th at noon.  

To those who responded yes or no to our Evite thank you!!  Now...in my best Mom voice for my "oops I forgot" gals, PLEASE let us know ASAP!!  

Cathy R and Darlene have planned a wonderful afternoon filled with friends,fun and food.  We will eat first (we've been locked out of the fridge, did someone put pins in there??), have a quick meeting and then play!!  If you cannot find your Evite and know you did not reply yes or no please reply to the email sent on Sunday July 7, 2019.  

We will have a 50/50 raffle along with a couple awesome raffle baskets so bring those singles or heck even twenties.... it is a fundraiser after all!


Please remember to bring your challenge blocks if participating, food or beverage contribution if you signed up, and most importantly YOU all ready spend an afternoon at the races.


Sunday, June 23, 2019

June 9, 2019 Meeting Minutes

The General meeting was held on at noon on Sunday, June 9, 2019.

Membership - there were 20 members including 2 new members today.  Welcome Carrie and Therese!

Treasurer - positive bank balance:)

Committees

Bees - Ann is looking into organizing a virtual bee in 2020.  Please see her if interested - sounds like fun!

Snacks - thanks to Rosie, Diane and Kim for snacks today.

Donations - 6 quilts were dropped off at Gaver’s this month.  Thank you for your generosity!

Fundraising - nothing to report
    
Member Ambassador - 1 card was sent this month.  Please let Rosie know if you are aware of someone needing a  card!


Upcoming Meetings

July 14   12-4 pm is our Summer Social!  Look for the e-vite and come join the fun!

Aug 11    9 am-4 pm with general meeting at noon.  We will be working on and/or completing the challenge quilts, or projects of your choice.   Vending is open to members for a fee - see Cathy R if interested. 

Sept 8   9 am meeting, 10am-4pm Laura Heine workshop.  RSVP by Aug 11 - watch for the e-vite coming soon.  $20 for members, $30 for non-members.  You will need to purchase a pattern - ok to share the pattens (that have 3 patterns per package) as long as each member has her own individual pattern to work with.  Additional supplies needed will be available at the workshop, including Steam-a-Seam II (can purchase from Ann).  

Oct 20   9 am-4 pm with general meeting at noon.  Holiday Gift Workshop - 3 projects will be presented - revealed at a later date!

Nov 10  9 am-4 pm with general meeting at noon.  Sew in - work on projects of your choice!

Dec 1    Holiday Party - time and location  - work in progress!

Looking forward to 2020 - April 19 - Escher workshop


Challenge Quilts for Gavers
Julie S won the drawing today. Completed blocks from May were shown and enjoyed.  See the June challenge attached - 1/2 sq triangles.   There is one more monthly challenge in July, then we will work on completing the quilts in August for the final drawing. 

Show ’n Tell

Sharon vended today and we all took some of her treasures home:)

Many members stayed for a sew-in working on their own projects.  We also worked on a donation quilt with Julie S making a crayon quilt.  Therese won the drawing for the prize.  

Respectfully submitted  

Mary

Attached is the sign up sheet for the July Sewcial.































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CLMQG 2019 Charity Quilt Challenge

June  2019


Focus Technique:  Fussy Cutting

Monthly Technique:  Half Square Triangles

Blocks Size:  4+”

Monthly Requirements
• Create 1 to many blocks incorporating the technique of ‘Half Square Triangles’ with a focus on at least one fussy cut fabric, along with an accent fabric, low volume fabric or a fabric that reads solid
Monthly Drawing
• Earn 1 ticket for posting an IG post using the below tags between June 8 – July 13, 2019
• Earn 1 ticket by sharing your block(s) at the July CLMQG meeting
• Need not be present to win  
Tags to Use and Follow on Instagram:  #CLMQG2019FussyCut   @Crystallakemqg

Half Square Triangle References:
• https://suzyquilts.com/half-square-triangles-tutorial/
• http://www.gigisthimble.com/2012/01/scrap-jar-stars-tutoroial-giveaway.html

        Images of modern half square triangle quilt blocks





Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Meeting Reminder

Sunday, June 9, 2019 is the next CLMQG meeting and program at 
Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center.  
(See map on the right sidebar.)


Please join us on Sunday, June 9, 2019, for a Sew-in from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. with the General Meeting at 1200 noon.

Julie S. will be coordinating materials for donation quilts for “Stuff a Duffle”.  Please bring a small assortment of 2.5”” x 5” scraps that read as solids (bright colors!) that we will be assembling into crayon quilts. There will be plenty of time for members to work on their own projects as well!

Snacks
The following members signed up to bring snacks this month:
Kim L. 
Diane H.
Rosie  

2019 Challenge
Don’t forget to bring your finished June blocks to the meeting, a prize will be awarded.  Ann will announce the next block, and the new instructions will be added to the blog after the meeting.  It's not to late to get started.  If you have not yet started your 2019 Challenge Charity Quilt, you will find all the instructions on our blog, under the tab “2019 Challenge”.

New Color Palette Swap
At our last meeting Ann R. presented a new swap.  2 different focus fabrics were chosen and a color palette was made representing the colors in those 2 fabrics.  Members signed up to bring 3 yards of one coordinating color (should read as a solid) from the palette they chose and bring to the meeting in June.  

The fabrics will be collected, cut, and you will receive 12 coordinating fat quarters from your chosen focus fabric in July.  There is also an option to purchase a pattern that would utilize the 12 fat quarters if you are interested.   The two fabrics chosen were Anna Marie Horner - Plum Raindrops Poppies and AGF - Autumn Vibes Floral Glow Twilight.  If you are interested in joining the swap, please bring 3 yards of one coordinating color (should read as a solid) from the palette of choice and bring to the meeting in June or contact Ann R for more information.