Sunday, November 10, 2019

Holiday Party 2019

December 10, 2019
6:00 pm
University Roadhouse, Kalamazoo MI

Let's enjoy a meal together (order individually off the menu) and exchange our holiday-themed table runners (participation is optional but encouraged!)

See you there!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Hand Applique with Lynn Carson Harris

Hello, Friends!

Our next formal meeting will be on October 26, 2019 at 9:30 am.  We will have a short business meeting, followed by a trunk show with Lynn Carson Harris.  Lynn hails from Chelsea, MI and creates beautiful quilts.  All are welcome even if you are not coming to the workshop.

Workshop noon-4pm
After her trunk show, we will take a half hour break for lunch. Bring your lunch or pop out to purchase something nearby. Beginning at noon, Lynn will be teaching us about hand appliqué (registration required)!  It's going to be tons of fun!  If you'd like to learn more about Lynn and her work, please visit her website.

From Lynne's website:

Lynn’s needle turn applique technique makes it easy to achieve perfect applique circles and smooth curves. Points and corners are not a problem. Choose one of Lynn’s Fleur-de-lis patterns that are designed to teach you all of the skills needed to applique any other shape or design. You will learn the techniques needed to master applique on inside curves, outside curves, inside corners, and outside corners. The applique piece can later be made into a pillow top or small wall hanging, or used as the center of a medallion quilt. 


Here are the supplies you will need to bring to the meeting if you'd like to participate in the workshop:

  • Two fat quarters--one for the background and one for the applique design
  • Paper scissors 
  • Small, sharp fabric scissors 
  • Pins 
  • Needles (Lynn uses Roxanne #10 Sharps) 
  • Thimble 
  • Good cotton sewing thread (Lynn likes Aurifil 50wt) 
  • Pencil and paper 

Lynn will provide : 
  • Freezer paper squares
  • Patterns for tracing designs 


Sign ups are available now if you'd like to sign up for the workshop.  We hope to see you there!  Please join us!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Dog Gone Cute! Block Activity

The block activity for this month is the Dog Gone Cute block from Sew Fresh Quilts.

There are eight different block variations on her blog, I made dog #1 but feel free to make whichever one(s) you like! It will be fun for the winner to have a variety!


1) Choose your pup and locate the online instructions (or you can purchase a pattern with all eight from Sew Fresh Quilts)

Dogs One and Two: Instructions Here

Dogs Three and Four: Instructions Here

Dogs Five and Six: Instructions Here

Dogs Seven and Eight: Instructions Here

2) She gives two sizes for each dog. Make the larger size (18" x 12" finish)
3) Use any modern fabrics
4) Add additional 2.5" strips of your background fabric to the top and the bottom of your block (18 x 16” finish)
5) Bring your completed blocks to the August 24 meeting for a chance to win them all! (lottery rules here)

My Dog Gone Cute Block

Here are some of my process shots. I found it fun and easy. There is a little bit of waste with her technique but it was so worth it in saved time! (Sorry about the odd coloring of the photos - I had to adjust the exposure)
All the pieces cut out. No triangles!

Adding the extra strips (not in the pattern)