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Friday, March 10, 2017

STAR CHALLENGES - - QUILTER'S CHOICE





Since the beginning of the year Charlie has been presenting us with various star patterns that we can use to make quilts.  She even purchased a projector for herself in order to demonstrate the steps in making the blocks at a guild meeting.  Charlie sent me links for instructions for making SAW-TOOTH STARS as well as links for the other stars she has demonstrated.  Since the beginning of the year Charlie has been presenting us with various star patterns that we can use to make quilts.  She even purchased a projector for herself in order to demonstrate the steps in making the blocks at a guild meeting.  Charlie sent me links for instructions for making SAW-TOOTH STARS as well as links for the other stars she has demonstrated.  



Charlie's challenge:  SEEING STARS
Make a 12-1/2 inch (unfinished) block with star points each month until the end of the year. By then you will have enough to make a quilt! 
Also, make ONE EXTRA BLOCK FOR CHARLIE. She will then assemble them into a quilt for Charity! They can be whatever fabric you like! She will make it work! Please have a star block for Charlie by May if you can! 


 
VETERANS CHALLENGE  for MIRACLE QUILTS

ANNE'S CHALLENGE :PATRIOTIC STARS
Make a 12-1/2 inch (unfinished) STAR block. 
center should be red. 
The star points should be blue and then white for the background! 
Anne will be assembling a quilt for Wounded Warriors!




 
I SPY QUILT for Safe House ....  LESLIE'S CHALLENGE



Make a 12-1/2 inch (unfinished) STAR block. 
The center of your star block will be any picture that you have fussy cut to size! Examples: animals, flowers, cars,people, alphabets, numbers , the choices are endless! 
 Leslie will take ANY star block as long as the center is one of the above! No specific colors!
Please join these ladies in the guild challenge! It's a lot of fun!




 LINKS FOR STAR PATTERNS:

 HOUR GLASS STAR POINTS

( Just  a reminder the pictures are of the wrong color placements) 

http://eveningstarquilters.blogspot.com/2017/02/star-block-for-charlies-project.html


Leah Star:  *** This is an 8 inch block  *** 

FREE pattern from QUILT IN A DAY
https://www.quiltinaday.com/freepattern/


Sawtooth Star:  ( known by many names, including evening star ) made with flying geese.

http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/evening-star-quilt-block.html

http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html


http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SawtoothBlock.html

http://suzyquilts.com/reverse-sawtooth-star-quilt-pattern/




MAKING FLYING GEESE LINKS:

http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/no-waste-flying-geese-quilt-blocks.html
No waste method flying geese

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-flying-geese/

http://www.quilterscache.com/H/Howtomakegeese.html

http://blog.patsloan.com/2015/01/pat-sloan-tutorial-flying-geese-sew-and-flip.html

http://blog.shopmartingale.com/quilting-sewing/how-to-sew-flying-geese/
4 TECHNIQUES for making flying geese

**** LINKS will be updated as new patterns are provided ****



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March 27th GUILD MEETING with LAURA PATTERSON from Bay City



March 29, 2017 –           

Speaker:   Laura Patterson from BAY CITY


LAURA PATTERSON is a BAY CITY QUILTER who has shown her quilts in several local and regional quilt shows where she has won awards.  She was recommended to the guild by the STITCHING WELL shop owner. 

Laura’s favorite method for assembling a quilt is hand piecing, hand applique and then hand quilting her quilts and projects.  She also loves adding beading and embroidery to her projects.     Recently she has started adding light systems to her projects.  She has many quilts and projects she will bring for her trunk show.

She will be our guest on March 27th and we will be taking her to LUCKY'S for dinner at 4pm.   Anyone who would like to join us is welcome.   Let us give Laura a warm ESQG welcome. 


Some of Laura's Quilts: 




This quilt won JUDGE'S CHOICE, BEST OF SHOW at STANDISH ART FAIR.






LECTURE APRIL 26TH with BETSY KOSS .. Workshop 27th April





Old Quilts Workshop ..... with BETSY KOSS from BOYNE CITY


Betsy says quilt history is a passion of hers.  She loves to investigate old fabrics and vintage blocks matching them to currently available reproduction fabrics to make a quilt.  She has been gifted vintage blocks by friends and buying them at antique fairs and now has a backlog of quilt tops and blocks to show.

She considers herself a traditional quilter but often takes antique blocks and puts them in unusual settings designing her own quilts.  She has been teaching how to mark quilts, how to fix old quilt tops to retain their value, and various quilting techniques BIG STITCH hand quilting will also be taught as part of the workshop.

You will learn how to use your old blocks, unfinished tops and vintage quilts in a quilt.  If your stymied and do not know what to do Linda and the other students will help you realize the possibilities of your blocks.   Linda's workshop is a wonderful opportunity to learn about designing a quilt without the use of a pattern.   





Workshop to be held at LINDA'S COUNTRY QUILT SHOP  ....
April 27th at 10:00 am 
COST $15

Address: 3058 N State Rd F, Davison, MI 48423



LIMIT of 10 students for the workshop     COST IS $15
This workshop is open to members, friends and other quilt guilds.
NAME: __________________________________________
Contact information:  phone #_______________________

Paid:   _____________
Material list will be given upon payment for the workshop.  Turn this form into ANNA PALMER
LIMIT 10 STUDENTS FOR THIS WORKSHOP
SUPPLY LIST WILL BE FURNISH AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. 



PRINT off the form and mail it to
OR 
Give it Anna at the guild meeting 

ESQG
C/O ANNA PALMER
4802 GENESSEE
LAPEER MI 48446
































Friday, February 24, 2017

STAR BLOCK for the GUILD's STAR PROJECT





 

FYI:   I put my colors incorrect for the VETERAN'S CHALLENGE.  It was requested the star points be BLUE and the center square be RED  .... GUESS WHO IS MAKING THIS BLOCK AGAIN!  I need to take better notes.


PATTERN SOURCE :

QUILTER'S CASHE - - GO ALONG BLOCK #1




Our current guild challenges is to make star blocks for donation quilts.   After all we are the EVENING STARS .... so we should make stars.   One of our members is demonstrating various types of stars and how to construct them.  

We have two request for stars .... 

Red star points, blue center with white background fabrics.  

The second request for star blocks is eye spy centers of various novelty prints.  

Any type of star block can be submitted but we need the blocks to be 12.5 inches / finished 12 inch blocks. 

At the last meeting the star points were made using hour glass patches.   The following instructions is for making hour glass patches to fit a 12. 5 inch block.   I went on line to find the formula for  quarter square triangles to make our star points.  

THE finished patches needed measure 4 inches ( 4.5 inch prior to assembly in the block.) 



Finished Block Size




Fabric
Total
Qty
2”
3”
4"
5”
6”
A
1
3-1/4”
4-1/4”
5-1/4”
6-1/4”
7-1/4”
B
1
3-1/4”
4-1/4”
5-1/4”
6-1/4”
7-1/4”
Grid Size

1”
1-1/2”
2”
2-1/2”
3”

From <http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/hourglass-quilt-block.html

To make an hour glass patch you need TWO patches equal to 5-1/4 inch patches.   ( I made my patches at 5.5 inches as I like to make my blocks bigger then trim them to desired size. )  To make the star you need 4 patches.  Put the back ground ( white) right sides together with red patches to make the points.

Star points are suppose to be BLUE with WHITE!


FORMULA:  FINISHED HOUR GLASS BLOCK plus 1 and 1/4 inch to cut the patches to make the block.
4 inch finished block plus 1-1/4 inch results in patches of 5 & 1/4 inch
This should work for any finished block size. 



Mark the patch from diagonal to diagonal on both corners.



Sew the seam along the diagonal a quarter inch away from the diagonal lines.  At the center of the block cross over to the other side of the diagonal  and sew a quarter inch away.   See the pictures below. 




Sew the second seam a quarter inch from the diagonal, cross over at the center then once again sew a quarter inch away from the other side of the diagonal. 















The picture to the right is the flip side of the patch, showing the stitching. 













   Cut on the diagonal from corner to corner on the patch in both directions.  Press the patches open to the dark side.                                                                                                                                                                                                               























I am missing a few pictures and will add them in when I have  re- shot them.




Sew two of the patches to form an hour glass.  Trim to the correct size.  Trim carefully or you will loose the quarter inch seam needed to maintain your star points.   

I lost the point on my star I will have to be better next time I make the block.










Lay out the 4.5 inch patches, once assembled it should equal a 12.5 inch block / 12 inch finished.




















CENTER of the block is suppose to be RED for the VETERANS CHALLENGE.







I circled the tip that will be cut off once this star is assembled into the quilt.  I will have to be more careful with the next block.


Happy quilting,


I am looking forward to seeing more blocks made by our guild members.  






Sunday, February 19, 2017

WHAT TO EXPECT on QUILTO NIGHT - - -



QUILTO --- QUILT BINGO

PLEASE BRING MARKERS …. Beans, buttons, pennies, popcorn, bingo chips to the guild.  We have some markers but not enough for the entire guild.  

Guild members and guest can get 3 quilt cards when they check in.   For tonight’s, February 22, 2017 event, there is no charge for cards.  

Standard games of QUILTO will be played.  Horizontal, vertical and diagonal. 

There will be a cover all game toward the end of the evening / event.  

Once QUILTO is called, the card is checked then the player can collect their prize. 







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