Friday, May 11, 2018

QUILTER to QUILTER SALE

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Quilts & More Sale
Davison Evening Star Quilt Guild


davisoneveningstarquiltguild@gmail.com 
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Raffle Quilt day of event

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Saturday September 22,2018
10a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission
$1.00


Location:    
Trinity Lutheran Church
706 W. Flint Street                                
Davison, MI 48423
(West of M15 on Flint St.)


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** DOOR PRIZES every hour - 
                  Must be present to win door prizes


** RAFFLE QUILT - Tickets sold One day only
   $1 each or 6 for $5

** BAKE SALE


** MANY ITEMS FOR SALE by Quilters for Quilters

                     ** Quilting Supplies / notions/ fabric 

                     ** Variety of handmade items

                     ** Other Craft Supplies Too!



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Here is a flyer you can save to your computer :
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

FOUR CORNERS and MAKE & TAKE are coming

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FOUR CORNERS is coming to DESQG for the  June meeting. 

As we have so many new members I am taking the time to explain the event.

There will be modules set up around the guild hall where demonstrations will be given for a quilt block or project or a specific technique.  Usually these mini lessons help teach new quilters and reinforce skills of long time quilters.

The sessions last about 15 to 20 minutes each.  We ask that if you attend a session that you do not talk during the demo.  

Questions can be asked at the end of the session and they are greatly appreciated.
The sessions are taught by guild members who volunteer.  We really appreciate their willingness and time spent to set up these demonstrations.
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MAKE and TAKE is scheduled for the August meeting.


Members will need to SIGN UP for  a MAKE and TAKE  activity in advance.  At sign up there will be a sample of what will be taught in the demonstration The member will be given instructions to any preparation that needs to be done prior to the MAKE AND TAKE event.  The guild hopes that there will be classes to encompass everyone interest. 
If you are willing to teach a  4  corners  or a MAKE and Take  session let a board member know.  We will probably have more of these activities in the future.  If you have ideas for other guild activities let the board know and we will see if they can be implemented.




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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Mary Hogan, Author of STRING QUILT STYLE

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Mary Hogan … MODERN QUILTER

Lecture: ADVENTURES IN STRING QUILTING …. 
Using traditional technique to make modern quilts.

Mary is a member of the ANN ARBOR MODERN QUILT GUILD, a quilting teacher and an author.  She has been making new quilts since the last time she came to us, so she will have a lot to show us.

http://www.marymhogan.com/classes.php



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13 CHARM SQUARES for our April 25th meeting

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 For April 25th meeting we have 13 members who have signed up for charm squares ..... 

2018  Charm Square Exchange
For EVENING STAR QUILT GUILD our rules are:


·                     Sign up on guild night to participate in the exchange The number of participants will be announced in the newsletter, in Facebook group and on this blog.  Please do not sign up unless you plan to comply.
·                     Three charms cut to 6-1/2 inches squares for each participant.  The charms should all be different in your collection.   The fabric must quilt shop quality, if there is any question of the quality of the fabric please do not donate the fabric.  Be sure to remove salvages before cutting your block so they do not get included.
·                     A theme for the fabrics will be announced in the newsletter and on this blog in advance (SEE BELOW.) 
·                     Label your fabrics with your name, in some way to indicate you have turned in your charms.  This will make it easier for the coordinator to sort thru them for pick up.  I put my charms into a plastic baggy and write my name on it, but you can also just pin the charms together with a paper label on the charms. 
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

APRIL BLOTTO BLOCK - Log Cabin

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ONE BLOCK FOR ONE CHANCE …. LIMIT OF FIVE CHANCES … 
You can make more if you want

12.5 inch unfinished / 12 inch finished



Center:    

LOG CABIN with a YELLOW 4 inch finished center ( patch 4.5in x 4.5 in) to allow applique, embroidery, fancy stitching or showing off free motion quilting skills. 


LOG STRIPS are 2.5 inches in width … length are indicated on the picture below. 

Colors: 

Light side …. 

White, white on white, cream, ecru, … tiny prints, dots, text as long as it is not overwhelming….. needs to read light. 

Dark side …. 
Medium dark to dark fabrics … traditional colors, deep jewel tones, batiks …. Reads more solid than print …. Save brights, novelty prints for another quilt.  Put lighter dark fabrics to the center and the darkest  strips to the out side as I think that gives a glow to the block.
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The beauty of light and dark sided log cabin blocks at it allows so many different setting styles …  field and farrows, barn raising, windows, chevron, sunshine and shadows… just to name a few.  

Connecting Threads link to Log Cabin Layout 


LOG CABIN SETTING PICTURES ON PINTEREST
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Mistake found ...
 The log "F" is the incorrect size .... should be 8.5 inches x 2.5 inches 


 
Sewing order for logs -- CENTER is 4.5 inch patch

Electric Quilt Block Sample

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All logs are noted in the length of fabric need to sew the block. ( See Picture )

Block should measure 12. 5 inches unfinished / 12 inch finished. 

Mistake found ... 
The log "F" is the incorrect size .... should be 8.5 inches x 2.5 inches 

 
SIZES FOR THE LOGS  and Color Layout

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Here are some tutorials that may help.





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