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Monday, July 22, 2013

July Quilt guild meeting

I won! I tell you I won the blocks of the month!

I love them too.

Now what happened at Quild this weekend, We had a show and tell from Sew Much Fun showing off the Christmas Fabric and upcoming Work Shops.  Loved the Elegant Quilt so forgive my bad Pictures










Too much eye candy?






Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tools of the Trade.....or toys for a dragon.....



Tools,

 Half Square Triangle Stencil.

I love to shop in fact my mother in law and my kid say I can open my own fabric store. I like to think I am part dragon therefore I must have a horde.

In to my horde came my birthday gift to my self some very so very nice fabric from Sunday best.  Also in my hands came the half square triangle stencils. In a challenge to this must have item I sat on my floor holding to my chest and growling when my kid came to close. I have found the perfect pattern.  It is a bag, to feed my bag fetish, because every woman needs a new bag for her birthday.

Why this challenge you say well those wickedly crafty girls at Sunday best dropped this idea in my ear and there is nothing like a challenge to make a Gemini go mad.

http://www.sundaybestquiltworks.com/patterns.htm

I was told I can up size without measuring any half square pattern by just changing the size of my stencil and if I sew carefully and follow the directions they will come out perfectly every time. I will look like a genius.

So with this thought in mind I will sew 4 exact bags in small, medium, large and dragon size. I will use the same pattern only upsizing my stencil.

Perfect half square triangles; my mother in law hates triangles…..we are working this challenge together! I hope to drop a note on how the challenge went and our review..  ooh yeah pictures!

DEE

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Quilting Not just for Beds or your Grandma....................

Quilting?

Look at Vera Wang.... those hot Boutique Totes Monogrammed within an inch of their life?  Quilted! Totes, Purses, Wallets, Book Covers, Rugs, Place mats, and the list can go on. Our Quilt Guilds’ gifted members have an endless display of talent. So when you think of quilt guilds think fun, think happy, think Modern and think you.

Quilting is for all ages, if you go to our web site you will see all ages and quilts.

http://www.galaquiltguild.com/

 They can be sleek modern lines to traditional. Miniature quilts that can grace a doll bed or a wall to those huge king size that you hate to give to your kid even after you promised it to her.


I have seen jackets, pillows, gadget covers, bags, book covers, totes, and wall d├ęcor. Quilting has taken off to a whole new realm of self expression.


 One of our members took a quilt piece and then painted it to bring out a depth of stunning beauty of a simple flower. I have seen jackets that are truly one of kind. The thing that stuns me the most is how we all can take the same pattern and with a change of fabric and or color bring out a thousand facets in that one simple pattern like a diamond.


Drop us a line, visit us if you are in town. Drop by one of our local Quilt Shops. Visit us on the web!

www.sundaybestquiltworks.com/‎

www.sewmuchfunincolumbus.com/‎

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Following... of our Guild



The Following…

Sorry no Kevin Bacon here.  I hope to get this started so you can get a feel for our guild.
We have two quilt shops in out area Sunday Best Quilt Works and Sew much Fun
Look for them in our Links and Sign up for the news letters. Those will keep you informed of classes and sales!

We do have a Baby Lock and Bernina Sales Shop Southern Sewing. And Viking is sold at Sew much Fun. For those new machines you just have to have or test drive.

I hope to keep up with a tool of the month review and interesting Links.

Stop by and say HI, or if you in the area Drop by our Guild and Visit.

Thanks
D

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Getting Started.....

Live in Columbus or Ft. Benning Ga? Phenix city Al? surrounding Areas?

Come to Our Quilt Guild.!

We meet the 3rd Saturday of the month

Trinity United Methodist Church, 1600 5th Ave, Phenix City, AL.  Plan to park at the rear of the church.  

We give workshops and programs.

Ohh yeah show and tell with all those lovely quilts!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

FABRIC STUDIES

Thought quilters might relate to this...
A recent study indicated that fabric gives off certain Pheromones that actually hypnotize women and cause them to purchase unreasonable amounts. When stored in large quantities in enclosed spaces, the Pheromones (in the fabric) cause memory loss and induce the nesting syndrome (similar to the one squirrels have before the onset of winter I.e. storing food), therefore perpetuating their species, and not having a population loss due to their kind being cut into pieces and mixed with others. 

Sound tests have also revealed that these fabrics emit a very high-pitched sound, heard only by a select few, a breed of women known as "quilters". When played backwards on an LP, the sounds are heard as chants, "buy me, cut me, and sew me". In order to overcome the so called "feeding frenzy effect" that these fabrics cause, one must wear a face mask when entering a storage facility and use ear plugs to avoid being pulled into their grip. (One must laugh, however, at the sight of customers in a fabric store, with WW2 army gas masks and headphones!). 

Studies have also in dictated that aliens have inhabited the earth, helping to spread the effects that these fabrics have on the human population. They are called FABRIC STORE CLERKS. It's also been experienced that these same Pheromones cause a pathological need to hide these fabric purchases when taken home (or at least blend them into the existing stash), and when asked by significant other if the fabric is new, the reply is "I've had it for awhile."

HOW TO HIDE YOUR FABRIC STASH

HIDING FABRIC

1) Fold it larger and put it evenly under the mattress - you can get a hundred yards under there! 
There's no chance hubby will find it - how often does he make the bed? 

2) You can also fold some and put it under each chair and sofa cushion .

3) Hang a yardage on a coat hanger, then cover it with a piece of clothing - hence, 100 coat 
hangers/100yds of fabric! 3 closets + 300 yards! 

4) Get a large trash can, remove the cover and have someone cut a round piece of plywood out 
for you. Put stash in trash can, put on wooden cover, place a pretty, 70" round tablecloth (or 
sew two 2 yard pieces together lengthwise and "pretend" its a tablecloth on it - a beautiful 
lamp on top - and who's to know it's full of fabric? (A good way to hide the ironing, too!) 

5) If you have a space under the bed, buy some of the flatter Rubbermaid tubs and fill them. 
Now when you've bought more fabric than you can store in these five ways, you just aren't 
sewing enough!!!