Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Cactus Patchers Meeting Notes - October 2019

Meeting notes from our October meeting have been emailed to members. Let Erika know if you have any questions, comments, etc.

Our sew day is October 22, 3PM to 8(ish)PM at the Pyle Center in Tempe.

Be sure to enter your Underwater Treasure quilt into the AQG Quilt Show!_______________
  • AQG Updates
    • 2020 Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show - Desert Stars - February 27 - 29, 2020
    • 2019 AQG Fall Membership Meeting
      • Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
      • Elks Lodge #355 - 32nd Street & Thunderbird
      • Featuring: Kelly Cline
      • The national educator for the November 16th event is Kelly Cline, will be giving a lecture and trunk show on how to turn ordinary antique linens or quilts into heirloom pieces. For more info about Kelly visit her website: http://kellyclinequilting.com
      • President's Challenge – “Collage Quilts” Show us your collage quilts, big or small.
      • Registration online
      • AQG Education - See Chatter for more details:
        • Quilting Vintage on a Domestic Machine
        • $45 Members, $55 Non-Members
        • Monday, 11/18 - 10A-3:30P: - Tempe Mulqueen’s
        • Tuesday, 11/19 - 10:30A-4:P: - Phoenix - Bernina Connection
        • Lecture: Quilting Vintage on a Long Arm Machine
        • $30 Members, $45 Non-Members
        • Wednesday, 11/20 – 9:30A-12:30: - Phoenix - 35th Ave SewNVac
      • AQG still looking for Chatter editor
      • AQG Solicitation for Donations Updates – Margo 
        • If we want to ask for donations for our chapter, we need to use the form from AQG, rather than just the chapter 
  • Local quilt shows
    • Quail Country Quilters present “A Covey of Quilts”
      • Dates: Friday, 10/11 from 9am – 5pm & Saturday, 10/12 from 9am – 3pm 
      • Location: Cottonwood Community School K-8 - 500 E. Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood, AZ 
      • Admission: $5 Adults, $2 Age 9-18, FREE 8 and younger - 80 and older 
      • 200 + Displays, Boutique, Raffle Quilt, Raffle Baskets, Vendors 
    • Havasu Stitchers Quilt Show
      • November 2 – 9A-4P
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       Community Service
       QOV – Updates by Laura M
       Sign up with Laura
       Sympathy card for our QOV state contact – her husband passed away – she will be stepping down
       Suzanna – AZ Blankets 4 Kids - https://azblankets4kids.com/
       October 22 - Friendship Sew Day will be dedicated to a project of your choice
       Open Task Positions – Opportunity to steer the direction of our Chapter and give back to the quilting community. 
Master of Ceremony – 
Parking Lot (ensures folks use buddy-system to walk to cars at night)
       Oct – Carol
       Nov – Claire
       Dec – Nancy P and Phyllis - Party
·       2020 Jan – Cindy
·       Feb – Suzanna
·       March – Peggy 
·       April – OPEN
·       May – OPEN
·       June – OPEN
Raffle Basket – Raffle Queen
Judy Hodges
       Oct – Cecilia / Rita
       Nov – Diane D 
       Dec – Erika
·       2020 Jan – Claire
·       Feb – Carol
·       March – Barbara
·       April – Sue
·       May – Peggy

       October Program – Ana Martinez - Portable Design Boards
o   Originally from “Bee in My Bonnet” website – she uses hot glue, Ana uses fancy duct tape or fabric tape (“Mini Design Board Tutorial”)
1.      Cut foam board with “paper” rotary cutter the desired size
2.      On back, draw 1 ¼” lines from each side
3.      Use Spray N Bond (Joann’s w      ith coupon) (Ana likes it better than the 504 spray) to spray edges
4.      Press cotton batting to board, cutting off excess
5.      Cut fabric tape from Crafty Cuts, a few inches longer than one side
6.      Align fabric tape to lines drawn on back, wrap tape to front, fold corners neatly (think binding corner)
·        Alternate, use foam board insulation from hardware store, cover with felt or batting. Thicker and you can push pins through as a design wall
       Challenge – Underwater Treasure– Claire
o   Prizes / Ribbons / Participation gifts!
1.      Carol – Sea dragon collage – SECOND PLACE
2.      Peggy – thread art
3.      Cindy – added trapunto and stitching
4.      Claire – Trout collage – FIRST PLACE
5.      Cecilia – Seahorse embroidery
6.      Erika – Alabama pine burr variation – fish scales
7.      Phyllis – orcas – applique
8.      Pam – octopus – granddaughter’s footprint
9.      Sue – Sun Bonnet Sue – dreams of books
10.   Barbara – Fish aquarium
11.   Dema – collage endangered reef – inspired by PBS program
12.   Suzanna – crazy fun mermaid –
13.   Laura F – foundation paper pieced ocean sunset / landscape
14.   Colleen E – Mermaid – bright red hair
15.   Stephanie – koi collage – THIRD PLACE
16.   Ana – whale tale

Monday, October 7, 2019

October 2019 Meeting Reminder - Portable Design Boards - Underwater Treasure - Games!

Be sure to stop on by the Pyle Center tomorrow for our October Cactus Patchers meeting.

As you arrive or during a break, check in with Barbara to confirm your email and get your CP membership card.

Our Master of Ceremonies Carol will cover the following topics:
  • Quilt show: Quail Country Quilters present “A Covey of Quilts”
  • AQG 2019 Fall Membership Meeting
  • AQG Quilt Show: Quilt Arizona! 2020 “Desert Stars”
  • Charity/Community update: QOV annual renewal and AZ Blankets 4 Kids
  • Raffle basket by Cecilia and Rita
Our program this month is a three-parter:
  • Ana Martinez - Portable Design Boards
  • Claire – Underwater Treasure with Prizes / Ribbons / Participation gifts!
  • Carlene – Word Games
Suzanna is preparing a program for us for February 2020. If you have ideas on future programs, don’t be shy, contact Carlene with your ideas.

See you at the Pyle Center in Tempe at 6 PM (meeting starts at 6:30 PM), tomorrow,Tuesday, October 8.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Cactus Patchers Meeting Notes - September 2019

Meeting notes from our September meeting were sent to members.

New news: our own Ana Martinez, that's Ana Banana or "the queen" to you and me, will be providing a demonstration the small, portable design boards. Can't wait to see that on October 8th.

Our sew day is this coming Tuesday, September 24, 3PM to 8(ish)PM at the Pyle Center in Tempe.

Less than a month away for our big Underwater Treasure Challenges are due... You've got a few more weekends to wrap them up.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

August 2019 Meeting Notes

Sent to Cactus Patchers google groups!

September 2019 Meeting Reminder - Big Stitches with Julie Faint

Are you ready for our next meeting? I am. As you arrive or during a break, check in with Barbara to confirm your email and get your CP membership card.

To go along with our program, here’s a great article about various thimbles available from Clover: https://okanarts.com/thimbles/

And, this month’s program is Julie Faint, who will demonstrate “long stitch, hand quilting”. If you’d like to stitch along, please bring a small quilt sandwich to practice with.

Julie is a member of Nimble Thimbles and was referred to us by Cindy. Suzanna is preparing a program for us for February 2020. If you have ideas on future programs, don’t be shy, contact Carlene with your ideas.

Other topics that Claire, our Master of Ceremonies will cover at the meeting are:
  • Quilt show: Quail Country Quilters present “A Covey of Quilts”
  • AQG 2019 Fall Membership Meeting
  • AQG Quilt Show: Quilt Arizona! 2020 “Desert Stars”
  • Charity/Community update: QOV annual renewal and AZ Blankets 4 Kids
  • Also, get ready for Carlene’s raffle basket

See you at the Pyle Center in Tempe at 6 PM (meeting starts at 6:30 PM), this Tuesday, September 10.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

August 25 - Swim, Glisten, Shine, Bubble - Cactus Patcher "Underwater Treasure" Challenge - Sew Day Reminders

We have received notice that Cactus Patchers “Underwater Treasure” Challenge has been accepted for exhibition at the 2020 AQG show!


Each individual quilt will have to be entered/submitted using the Online Quilt Entry form.

Please use the Category = “Non-Judged, Chapter Challenge” and select our Chapter. Further down on the form you will select our challenge “Underwater Treasure”.
You will need a photo of your piece, but it need not be completed to make the entry.

Important Dates:
  • Cactus Patchers challenge to be shown at our October meeting: October 8, 2019
  • AQG quilt show drop off: February 23, 2020
  • If you miss our CP challenge, you can still enter the show!
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Don't forget our Sew Day - escape the heat and join us for a little social sewing. This Tuesday, August 27th, from 3 PM to 8:30 PM. Meeting in the Sedona room at Pyle Center in Tempe.

Happy sewing!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

August 13 Meeting - Claire Victor Trunk Show


Ready to groan? Here’s some punny jokes that should do the trick:
  • My friend composes songs about sewing machines. He’s a Singer-songwriter.
  • I can’t remember any sewing jokes, I’m running out of materials.
  • My sewing machine isn’t working properly. Not sure what’s wrong with it though, it just seams a little off.
  • If your block isn’t working right, just try turning it around. Maybe it will work left.
If you don’t like those, come on over to the Pyle Adult Center this Tuesday at 6 PM for our August meeting. A few of our own award-winning quilters will host us for the night. Cindy will be our Master of Ceremonies and Claire will be doing a trunk show.

6:00 Doors Open – Set-Up and Sign-in
6:30 Welcome and announcements – Cindy
8:30 – Meeting officially ends.

Open Task Positions – Opportunity to steer the direction of our Chapter and give back to the quilting community.
Master of Ceremony – and Parking Lot (ensures folks use buddy-system to walk to cars at night)
● Aug – Cindy
● Sept – Claire
● Oct – Carol
● Nov – OPEN
● Dec – Nancy H – party?
● 2020 Jan – Cindy
● Feb – Suzanna
● March – OPEN
● April – OPEN
● May – OPEN
● June – OPEN 

Raffle Basket – Raffle Queen Judy Hodges
● Aug – Laura F
● Sept – Carlene
● Oct – Cecilia / Rita
● Nov – Diane D
● Dec – Erika
● 2020 Jan – Claire
● Feb – Carol
● March – OPEN
● April – OPEN
● May – OPEN