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