Plan ahead for a new-fangled UFO Challenge Culminating with Prizes Awarded in January 2020: Your Program Committee will launched a fun format to work away at your UFOs at the June Guild meeting! We have adapted the American Patchwork and Quilting 2019 UFO CHALLENGE to help motivate us and push us to complete projects that have been languishing much too long, or any project that we’ve been aching to begin or get back to. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
September 3: Wine & Chocolate Guild Challenge and officer installation.
October 1: Plan to attend the trunk shows presented by our national speaker, Linda Halpin (“Borders on Parade” and “1 x 1: Quilts Using 1 x 1 Half Square Triangles”). Linda will teach two classes as well.
10/2: Prairie Lilies: Applique combines with piecing in this one day workshop. Joyous colors combine to create Prairie Lilies, constructed in my two-for-one technique. Piecing in this method creates cutaways that are ready to go into a bonus quilt, so you are actually making two quilts at the same time. Make use of every bit of fabric. It is such fun! Students start with how to choose and combine fabrics for a quilt, giving valuable fabric selection skills that can apply to your future quilt-making. This is followed with Halpin’s two-for-one piecing method, then adorn with applique, utilizing a very nifty stem technique. In addition to the Prairie Lilies quilt, students will also be making a bonus quilt out of the cutaways.
10/3: Mexican Cross: Cheery colors pop in this fun version of Mexican Cross. Not only is it a great pattern for using up lots of different fabrics in one quilt, but the construction technique cleverly creates a bonus quilt out of the cutaways. This complex looking pattern is a snap when you make it with my shortcut techniques.
Sign-up for Linda’s classes will be available in the “L” at the September meeting or contact Karla Miley (309-738-5227, firstname.lastname@example.org)
November 5: The program at our November meeting will feature a panel of Long-Arm Quilters coordinated by Terre Klipsch discussing “Everything You Wanted To Know From Your Longarmer, but were Afraid to Ask.”