Challenge for September 2012

“Fortune Cookie”

         Make a quilt using your ”fortune” from a Chinese Fortune Cookie! 
 What does it say and how does it inspire you?  Due at the September 2012 General Meeting.

Easy- make your 12” block based on your fortune
Advanced- let your fortune guide you to an entire quilt or wall-hanging!

September Events

September 4th   10:00 AM                     Board Meeting
at Creative Sewing Machine Center                                          1st Tuesday

September 11th   9:30 AM                            Day Bee          2nd Tuesday
Meets at the home of Carol S

September 18th   9:30 AM                     Regular Meeting
 at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church                                     3rd Tuesday 
GCQ’s Silent Auction Get ready to donate and buy some fabulous items handmade by our Guild for our annual fundraiser.  This is one of the largest sources of income for our Guild so please donate something that you, yourself, would like to buy!  Invite neighbors, friends, relatives - we are not picky about who’s money we will take!!
September 24th   7:00 PM                        Quilt Mavens        4th Monday
Meets at the home of Bonney W

September 25th 9:30 AM      Sew Day for Comfort Quilts     4th Tuesday

September  27th   7:00 PM                            Knight Bee
Meets at the home of Linda D                     Last Thursday of the Month

August Meeting Show and Tell

Lynne’s monthly challenge was to make a bag.  About a dozen members participated and there was a wide variety - from a faux animal skin handbag to the small 3 pocket bag.
Clara shared a small duffle and matching handbag. 
Marlene shared a colorful tote.

Following are a few of the projects shared at the August general meeting.
This is Sandra’s finished dragon.  Some of us saw her stuffing the wings at Day Bee.

Jean adapted a pattern of Judy Lilly’s for this quilted wall-hanging.

Anita made this wall-hanging for a Maine contest with a potato theme. Notice the caterpillar made of beads.

Many members made red, white and blue 4 patches that were used to create the blocks for this comfort quilt which will be donated to the local VA hospice unit. 

This quilt was made by the mother of a member. 
Before presenting the program on how to critique art quilts, Paula Brown from Studio Art Quilt Associates shared a couple of her art quilts. 
 The first used several dye techniques 

and the second was made of old ties.

At August Day Bee

   We had a great group at Day Bee this morning at Jean’s. Last month we received the last set of instructions for the mystery quilt and some members are working on theirs.  We want to all show them in October.  Jean is well on her way as she has her top together.  Here is a sneak peak.
  It will be fun to see the variations. 
Clara finished a comfort quilt project started by Kathy.  It was “quilt as you go” which means the squares were quilted individually and then the sashing was used to join the blocks together. 

Here is the back. 

Mary has been very busy and had several small quilts to show. 

Elizabeth made a Gamecock sundress for her granddaughter. 

 Here is the website with the free pattern and tutorial. 

Some bring handwork and others just enjoy the conversation. Deb is knitting dishcloths. 
Clara is working on little hexagons.

 If you have not been a part of Day Bee, we hope you will give our group a try.