The meeting on January 5, 2017 has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
02 Jun 2016 Leave a comment
June / July 2016 Block of the month
Holiday/Winter Crazy Quilt Square
1) Cut a 10.5” foundation square of muslin or similar plain fabric
2) Fussy cut from fabric the picture you will build your square around. 3 by 5 inches would work well. Now cut an angle off one corner to make it a 5 sided picture. Other options: print an item on printer fabric, applique an ornament or use your embroidery machine to stitch a snowman etc.
3) Baste or fuse this 5 sided piece to the center of 10.5 foundation slightly tilted .
4) Cut strips of fabric various widths 1.5 to 3 inches in width from holiday/winter, and solids to build your block
5) Sew strips of fabric log cabin style counter clock wise around your featured
5 sided piece, pressing after each strip. Trim any strips of fabric out of your
seam allowance as you go.
6) Measure when close to corners so your strip is wide enough. Try not to
have seams close to corner of square.
7) Give square a final press and turn over face down on cutting mat.
8) Following edges of foundation trim excess fabric away
9) If desired, carefully machine baste around perimeter of square less than a
quarter inch from edge.
10) Optional Add any crazy quilt stitching by machine or hand you may
wish. The winner can also do this when she assembles her quilt
Questions: Linda Rowda 317-893-5323, cell 618-977-4959
02 Jun 2016 Leave a comment
Here is the entry form for the 2016 quilt show. It is a two-sided document this year. If your printer will not print both sides you may use two sheets of paper, but please staple them together before turning them in.
Please, also read the quilt entry instructions. They can be found in the link below.
08 Apr 2016 Leave a comment
We are making red and white or blue and white half square triangles to give to Tammy Lawson for the Quilts of Valor.
I passed out 20 packets of fabric at the QCG meeting. There was enough fabric in each to make 4 half square triangles. There was an error in the instructions which I corrected at the meeting. The fabric is to be cut into 6 1/2 squares.
If you would like to make additional squares for Quilts of Valor start with two 6 1/2″ squares either red and white or blue and white.
Draw a diagonal line across one square. Sew the two squares, right sides together making a scant 1/4″ seam on either side of the drawn line. Cut apart on the drawn line.
Press toward the dark fabric. You will have two half square triangles. Feel free to make as many as you want to.
We’ll give them to Tammy at the May meeting.
Thanks to all who participate.
01 Apr 2016 Leave a comment
Here you will find area quilt show details.
Miami Valley Quilter’s Guild
May 6-7, 2016
$5 admission ($8 for both days)
Greene County Fairgrounds Assembly Building
120 Fairground/Ankeney Mill Rd.
2016 Franklin County Quilt Show
May 20 – 10am to 7pm
May 21 – 10am to 5pm
Old Brookville High School Gym
1010 Franklin Avenue
Brookville, IN 47012
Redbud Quilt Show
May 20 – 10am to 5pm
May 21 – 10am to 4pm
Anderson Center for the Arts
Downtown Anderson 10th & Jackson
Shipshewana Quilt Festival
June 22 to 25 – time vary
Daily Pass $8
Event Pass $12
Area shop hop
Entries must be received by May 15th.
Common Threads 2016 Quilt Show
August 26 – 9am to 5pm
August 27 – 9am to 3pm
Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church
3179 N 600 W
North of I-70 (Exit 96) on Mt. Comfort Rd.
Brown County Historical Society Quilt Show
September 16 & 17 – 10am to 5pm
September 18 – 10am to 3pm
Admission $6 (10 and under are free)
Brown County History Center
90 East Gould Street
A Gathering of Quilts
Columbus Star Quilters and Evening Star Quilters
October 1 – 9am to 5pm
October 2 – Noon to 5pm
Admission $3 (under 18 admitted free)
22nd & Sycamore Street
A Harvest of Quilts
October 7 – 9am to 6pm
October 8 – 9am to 5pm
The Central Church of Christ
1402 12th Street
Corner of 12th & N
03 Feb 2016 Leave a comment
FRIENDSHIP STAR This is a good way to use your scraps. It is really important to make a SCANT 1/4" seam when making this block. Cut four pieces of white and four pieces of various colors 4 1/2" x 2 1/2". Cut four squares of white and four squares of various colors 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". Place the white squares on the colored strips and the colored squares on the white strips. Draw a diagonal line starting at the top right of each of the 8 squares. Sew slightly to the right of the drawn line so your piece will be the right size after you press the seam to one side.
Cut off the excess 1/4" from the seam as shown. Press all seams to the dark. Lay the pieces out and sew together as shown making four 4 1/2" sets. Turn the pieces as shown to form a star. Sew together making sure to match seams so you don't cut off the points of the star. Your square should measure 8 1/2". When you sew four squares together you will also have a white star. Pretty neat, huh?