Comfort Quilt Sew Day Resumes

   Charity Quilts has been renamed “Comfort Quilts”.   We did not meet for a Sew Day in July and August but are resuming for September.  Sew Day will be Tuesday, Sept. 25th.   There are precut kits to work on if you bring a sewing machine or there will probably be tops ready for batting and backing to be cut.

     I have been working on a UFO from Kathy Houser.  I was using it for my leaders and enders. Now it is past that stage.  I had rows pinned on my design wall but my design wall is not large enough for all the rows.  So I spread them out on my kitchen “design floor” to see them all at once.  I’m glad I did because I noticed there were 2 rows that had the same fabric adjacent so I switched a couple. 

I have 18 rows that will finish at 57 by 72” and there is still a pile of pieces left, probably enough for another adult quilt.  I don't know when I will get to it because of my own UFOs so maybe someone else would like to try this pattern. 

     At our September general meeting we had a silent auction of hand made, baked and grown items as our guild fundraiser.  I was the lucky winner of an adorable stepstool made by Carol’s husband Dean.  I think my oldest granddaughter will be excited to use it.

There was a wide variety of items.  I believe the hottest items were a quilted purse and duffle bag made by Clara.   She showed them last month. 

September Show and Tell

   Here are some photos of Show and Tell from September's meeting.
Clara showed her finished quilt from Charlotte Angotti's workshop.

Vicki M.made a scrappy quilt using a Bonnie Hunter design.

Kitty showed a large block quilt.

Jana showed a quilt in progress.

 Here is a quilt by Margaret.
 Joyce had a quilt made from a collection of blocks from quilt camp.

September’s Day Bee

      We had a wonderful gathering this morning for September’s Day Bee at Carol’s lovely home.   There was a crowd.  We enjoyed chatting and seeing what others are working on.  Many ladies had some type of handwork but that is defiantly not required. 

New member Missy showed her small quilt that she was burying threads and finishing binding. 

Mary showed another of her 4 Patch Swirl quilts. 


We also got a peak at more of the mystery quilts.  We are planning to share them in October so you have to come back then to see them all.

Lari has been planning for next year’s programs.  In January 2013 our guild will have Deb Karasik.  Lari showed the paper-pieced workshop sample wall-hanging. 
You can see a better photo on her website and find out more about the workshop.

Using Crumbs for the Monthly Challenge

     WOW !  The GCQ monthly challenge for September is to use the “fortune” from a fortune cookie to create a quilt block or project.   At the August meeting Lynne passed out fortune cookies for us to pick one.  The one I picked was perfect for me.  It said, “Treat yourself to a special time this coming weekend”, so today I did. 

    Many guild members know how I enjoy using crumbs or small scraps of fabric.  I went through my crumb pile and pulled out several triangles that were trimmed from a past project.  I did cut triangles from a neutral to create half-square triangle units then pinwheels.  The pinwheels would only finish at 8 ½” so I decided to add scrappy strips as a frame so they would square up to 12 ½ “ and finish at 12”.  This is what I made.   

     Plus, I decided to play some more with the crumbs left from trimming the triangles.  I pulled out a few more strings and did not stop until I had pieced 8 more triangles.  

 What a perfect "fortune" for me. I look forward to seeing what others do inspired by their "fortune" cookie.  I hope many guild members enjoy this monthly challenge as much as I did.