Saturday, September 29, 2018

Block Activity: Converging Corners

This next couple months our block challenge will be to make Converging Corners blocks to be made into a collaborative quilt which we'll share at the Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilters' April 2019 program, "Not your Grandmother's Log Cabin."

This pattern is a very modern spin on  log cabin block. We'll maximize the modern vibe by using only solids and Kona White background.  (See the blocks we did in 2013 using prints - so cool!)

1) Tutorial at
2) Use solid, clear colors for the corners and center square
3) Use Kona White for the background
4) Trim to 12 1/2" square
5) Turn in at the October meeting, the retreat in November, or the party in December

- center block can be any size
- vary width of corner strips for visual interest
- pay attention to value/contrast for interest
- no need to make each side of the corner "L's" the same color!
- no need to make each side of the corner "L's" the same length!
- it helps to square up after each round
- have fun!

Sunday, September 23, 2018


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Monday, September 17, 2018

Fall Retreat

Fall Retreat Registration Open

Registration is now open for our annual Fall retreat!

Dates: Friday November 16 - Sunday November 18 (optional Thursday November 15 at additional cost)
Location: Camp Lutherwald, Howe Indiana
  • $200 double occupancy
  • $168 triple occupancy
  • $155 quad occupancy
  • $15 per day for day campers, meals extra
  • $37 optional Thursday, no meals
  • $7 optional linen rental

We've lowered prices from last year to reflect the increase in annual dues. We've also tried to make costs more fairly distributed across occupancy categories.  If you attended the August meeting you are aware that Lutherwald has increased their prices we have kept the cost the same for now.

What to bring:

  • Projects, projects, projects!
  • Tools, machines, irons, ironing boards, notions and supplies-Remember to label all your items
  • Rotary cutter
  • Snacks and personal beverages-there is a cooler available for cold items.
  • Twin bedding (or rent camp linens for $7)
  • Towels

Meals begin on Friday evening through noon on Sunday.

Location and Directions

Kempski Retreat Center
2065 W State Rd 120 Howe, IN 46746

Directions from Kalamazoo:
Head south on US-131 S
Enter Indiana
Continue straight (south) onto IN-13 for 1.7 miles
Turn left onto IN-120 (State Rd 120)
Take State Road 120 east for 11.9 mi
2065 W State Rd will be on the left


We will have massages available.

There is also free WiFi at the retreat.