Friday, April 18, 2014

Meeting Tues - Apr 22

1st Quarter Challenge Due
Cactus Patchers Sale
(members parting with their stash)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Meeting Tues - April 8

Pyle Center - Sedona Room
6:30p-8:30p (doors open 6p)
The History of Marie Webster (quilter, author, designer)
Presented by Karen Housner

Monday, March 24, 2014

Meeting Tues, March 25


Clean out your 2-1/2" strips - bring at least 4 light & 4 dark (wof)

OR - think Spring -- get some Easter pastels (or any other combination you like - scrappy or color coordinated).

You will also need:

An 8" square piece of muslin

A 4-1/2" square blender fabric (something that will go with your other light & dark fabrics)

Small cutting mat

Rotary cutter


Sewing machine

Basic sewing kit (thread/scissors, etc)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cactus Patchers' Quilt Show - Mar 11

You don't want to miss this one!  Members will be bringing in their quilts for a night of Show n Tell.  What a treat - we'll get to see past-president's quilts and much more.  Doors open at 6p - program starts at 6:30p.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Meeting Tues, Feb 25

Don't forget!  We're making the Stars & Kites Blocks presented by Nancy Howell on Feb 11.  We'll be in the Globe Room & following is the supply list:
>Sewing machine with 1/4" foot (or whatever you use to obtain a 1/4" seam)
>Small Rotary Cutting Mat
>Rotary Cutter
>Small Ruler- 6 x 4 is a good size
>Neutral thread - Light/Med Gray; Light/Med Beige, etc.
>One filled bobbin (also in a Neutral)
> and just the basic sewing kit
>There will be a pressing mat on one table with an iron, but an extra iron or 2 would be helpful.

Here's a link showing what we're doing (keep in mind however Nancy is supplying the 6-1/2" foundation blocks & strips):

See you Tuesday!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Next Meeting - Tues, Feb 11

Stars and Kites Quilt - demo by Nancy Howell
Doors open 6p - business meeting starts 6:30p
February's Program & Friendship Nights will be a combined project. This is a foundation pieced block that can be made anywhere from 5.5" to 7.5" ( possibly 8.5" if so desired).  Nancy will be supplying all fabric, 6.5" squares and all of the strips of fabric.  After 4 blocks are completed they are then sewn together to form a Star in the center of the  block.  When 3 more completed Star blocks are put together you get a "secondary design" a Kite, hence the name Stars and Kites.  Once the large quilt blocks are completed, Nancy will sew the "quilt top" and we will get some volunteers to help complete the quilt and donate it to "My Sisters Place".  If you're comfortable with piecing at home, you can take a kit after Nancy's demo.  Otherwise, bring the following to the Friendship Meeting on the 25th of February and everyone complete their blocks at the meeting:

          Sewing machine with 1/4" foot or whatever they use to obtain a 1/4" seam
          Small Rotary Cutting Mat
          Rotary Cutter
          Small Ruler- 6 x 4 is a good size
          Neutral thread - Light/Med Gray; Light/Med Beige, etc.
          One filled bobbin (also in a Neutral)
          Basic sewing kit

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Fun Day - Sew Day

Saturday, January 25 - Pyle Center, Globe Room - 9a - 1p
Bring your machine, your hand sewing, or just come & catch up.
If you were at the last meeting, you may have purchased a quick curve ruler & pattern.  Bring it & share what you're doing.  OR - bring your log cabin project for January Friendship on Jan 28 (update to follow).