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Quilt show

Memories of the quilt show!

Don't you want to open hte gates and go inside? Great job Nancy!!

Don’t you want to open the gates and go inside?  Great job, Nancy!


Bags are hot right now and we had quite a few in the show!

The above quilt was this year’s raffle.

Jessie’s Rather Bee block of the month!

I believe the quilt above, belongs to a son of Heidi! Rock On!!

(Above)Jan B. made this beautiful quilt!

(Above)A Thimbleberries Block of the Month!

(Above) Debbie received this as a kit from a secret pal!

This beautiful runner was made by Harriett. She won the Rather Bee Choice Award! Congrats!

This fish wall hanging was made by Annette for her son.

(Above)Made by Debbie S.

We had a few wearables on display also.

Quilt Show Update

While I am trying to get caught up………………….let’s have a minute about the upcoming quilt show!

The show is FAST approaching! We set up Friday, July24 from 1 to 5. The show is Saturday from 9 to 4. Take down starts at 4 pm.

Heidi is working on tags for the quilts. You can e mail her at hbflint_30@msn.com the following information…….

Owner

Quilt Pattern

Quilted By

Story ( any additional information )

……………..use size 28  standard font , e mail her by the 15th or let her know that you will be writing it out and giving it to her no later than the July  meeting!

The Challenge fabric is available at Rather Bee Quilting! The title of the challenge is ” I Never Promised You A Rose Garden!”

March Meeting

At the  March meeting, we collected food for the local food shelf! ( I have pictures of this also to put here!) We will collect again in November and at the December meetings! With the economy the way it is, I am sure that they appreciate anything we can give! Thank You to all who donated!

For those of us working on our UFO projects, #6 was drawn for the project to be finished next! (Although, we have decided that as long as we are all done with our six ufo’s by the July meeting, it counts!)

Round Robins were traded and I believe that there are four of us doing it this time! Deb’s is quarter  circles and she included extra blocks to use in the design if wanted/needed. Jan’s center was a Lone star out of batiks.  Sue’s center is an oriental piece! And mine was the bear, I used the pattern from the lottery block  for March! This will be a quilt for Abby!

The lottery block was the above mentioned bear block! And Diane’s name was drawn !! Big Smiles!! She is to bring the lottery block for April!

The February Retreat

The weather was a bit cool, but we had fun making it tropical!

We had plenty of food to eat and lots of good friends to share it with! We made new friends and learned a lot of new techniques! I made a ton of pillow cases and demoed how to sew on the band and turn it so that you don’t see the seam! Then we learned how to stitch the sides and bottom and enclose the raw edges, from Jan and Judy! It is a quick, fun project!

We also learned about double fabric binding and Jessie bound two pair of embroidered pillow cases after she got home and brought to show and tell. (I am having problems and not able to put pictures in the post!!??? I will have to talk to my computer guy, a.k.a. youngest son and see what is going on!)

Jan also had a demo on how to cut a Four Patch Posie!! What a neat quilt!

Another big hit this time was the Two Tea Towel Tote that Jan and Judy showed us how to make! They are great for many things from carrying your groceries or a  quilt project. Or  just to use as a purse!

Several of us from RCQ, made our bear blocks for the March lottery block! Diane let us know that she really enjoyed this block and since her business is Bear Creek Quilting, she  hoped that she would win the raffle blocks.

Retreats are such great fun! You go to bed when you are tired and get up when ready! You can stay up until 3 AM and get your bindings on and finish ufo’s that have sat in your basket for what seems like forever! Or you can start ( and finish) a new quilt! You don’t have to cook or do the dishes! There is ALWAYS plenty of snack food if you get hungry between meals! And the phone never rings!!!! Good friends getting together and sewing!

I hope to see you all at the next retreat!

(I will post pictures as soon as I figure out what the problem is! I know you all want see the picture  of me all ready for a tropical paradise!)

Catching Up!!

I am far behind in my postings!

I apologize.

I will  start to catch up now!

February meeting

Well, it’s about time!! If I don’t get this done soon, I will have another RCQ meeting to report about !! And the Retreat. Where does the time go??

Sue won the red and white blocks of the month!!  Everyone loved making this block, there were 39 all together.  Sue will bring the block for next month.

We have a Bear block that Lori sent from Florida, for the March Block of the Month.  Make him in Batiks with a cream background.

The number drawn  for the UFO’s was #4.  We decided that to qualify for the drawing at the end, you need to have your projects done by the end of the 6 months. That would be the July meeting!

In March, we will start our round robin exchange. Bring your center and fabrics to be used in the quilt. These ALWAYS turn out beautiful.

Don’t forget to bring a donation or two for the Food Shelf!! I imagine that they are being hit hard and will probably be hit even harder as we go through this period of hard economic times.

We don’t have an extra block of the month this time! Instead, we  have a table runner exchange.  Make a table runner and bring it to the meeting and we will do a  exchange!

Friday is the Retreat!! I am excited, as I am sure those of you who are registered to go are!  The theme is Spring Break !! We are to wear our tropical shirts and flip flops!! I believe that they are talking snow showers for Friday, but I don’t think that is going to put a damper on our fun! Friday night is the potluck! That’s always a good thing!

I will report on all the fun next week!

I will leave you with this picture of a proud grandma with a pink quilt for a new baby that I am sure is here by now!!

Update!!

Bonnie received a phone call at 4:30 this morning,Wednesday,February 11, that Dave had slipped away!

I saw her tonight! Sounds like they are planning a Celebration of Life to honor Dave!! It will be from 4 until 7 pm on Saturday, February 21st at Slippery’s!

My thoughts, love and prayers go out to Bonnie and her family!!