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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