Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Our new Schedule for the rest of 2012

Northeast Quilting Friends
August through December 2012
Tuesday and Friday schedules
If not listed here, all meetings are Sit N Sew from 10:00 to 1:00 at church
Tuesday, August 14th:  Judy Reiser will lead a discussion on our new Block of the Month.  This week we will discuss fabric choices.    

Tuesday, August 28th:  Judy Reiser will demonstrate how to cut one of the blocks we will be doing from the book Four Seasons at Minglewood.  Sheelah Anderson is getting the books from The Cotton Blossom shop in Shelbyville.  

Tuesday, September 18th:  Carol is organizing the trip to Patty’s quilt studio.  We will also visit the local quilt shops and lunch in Madison, Indiana

Tuesday September 25th:  Four Seasons at Minglewood block of the            month demonstration.  Judy

Thursday, September 27th: Bluegrass Quilt Festival

Tuesday, October 16th:  Loyce will show us the Twister pattern-your choice from three patterns, Rudolph, Irish Twist Runner, Christmas Tree

Tuesday, October 23rd:  Pat will show us how to make the 10 minute block.

Tuesday, October 30th:  BOM

Tuesday, November 13th:  Three ways to applique:  Julie-Quilt in a Day; Mary needle turn; Cece machine applique

Tuesday, November 27th:  Block of the month

December, 11th:  Carol and Cece will organize our Christmas party.  Please bring 25, 10 inch squares for the Friendship square exchange.  Red white and blue fabrics andy combination.  

December 11th is the last day of the year we will meet.  We will start again on January 15th, same time, same place!

We meet every Tuesday and Friday in room 202 from 10:00 to 1:00 at Northeast Christian Church in Louisville, Ky.  426-6668

We have everything you need to make a quilt, including irons, sewing machines, cutting wheels, rulers, mats.  There are no dues.  We usually go out for lunch after our meetings.

Our members consist of beginners to blue ribbon winners.  

Everything we do is optional.  You don’t have to go anywhere or make anything we are working on.  

Tuesdays are a big gabfest with demonstrations for classes.  Fridays are a great time to bring your sewing machine and set up and finish some things.  

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Our crew on the Jingle Bell Shop HOp

 World's greatest cake!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Christmas in July! Quilts! Food! and Bingo!!

Our Christmas in July party was a lot of fun.  Cece and Carol did another spectacular job, as they have done over many years.  This year's Show and tell became a good lesson for learning about fabric selection and borders.  The variety of looks on our mystery quilts and the friendship square exchange quilts was amazing and beautiful. 

Benita's mystery quilt!
Shelia VanVactor's quilt!
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Northeast Quilting Friends and Santa!

Loyce's Scrappy mystery quilt!

Loyce's Friendship square quilt!

Pat's mystery quilt

Pat's Friendship square quilt!

Ruth's mystery quilt!

Ruth's friendship square quilt!

Barbara's Diamond in the Rough!

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Quilter's Bingo! 
Deloris' Friendship square quilt!
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Mary's mystery quilt!

Mary rocked the friendship square!!

Dot's happy mystery quilt!

Dot's friendship square quilt!

Shirley's fall colored mystery quilt!

Shirley's friendship square quilt!

Judy's mystery quilt!

Judy's Friendship square quilt!

 Dorothy's First Quilt1!

Carol's mystery quilt!

Carol's friendship square quilt!

Julie's mystery quilt!

This show and tell was a nice way to see fabric choices and colors and how they float in a quilt.  It's also a good analysis of the use of borders.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Retreat was a HUGE Success!

There is nothing like a retreat for getting to know people.  When all of members are together and we are sharing and laughing, that is a recipe for a good time.  Add onto that, good food and learning and it's a recipe for a successful retreat. 

Carol taught some of us how to make a beautiful tote bag.  Cece organized us so much that we actually ate healthy!  A huge salad was had by all and it was delicious.  Thank you to the party dream team that we are fortunate to have in our club.

The cares of life go away for a couple of days at a retreat.  If you have a chance to share time with your quilting friends, I hope you can.  Quilter's are solitary workers most of the time.  Making a quilt is a long process and being able to share some laughter and encouragement while you make one is a gift.