Monday, September 17, 2012

Tuesday this week.......

The Stichin' Post email is true!!! 
We will be meeting in Sisters this Tuesday...... which is tomorrow from 5 to 8 pm.
We hope to see you there.  
Bring your show and tell. 

The Stitchin' Post
Sewing • Quilting • Knitting

Modern Quilt Guild
The Stitchin Post will be hosting the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month beginning in September.
Join us for our first gathering Tuesday, September 18th from 5-8
The mission of this group is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education and community. Come learn first-hand what the "modern quilting" craze is all about.
The evening is also a sew night, so bring your machine and start your first modern quilt.
Fall Art Party
How could you resist an evening filled with creativity and fun? Grab a friend (or two) and sign up for our Fall Art Party.
There will be artistic facilitators on hand to guide you through a variety of crafty projects.

Tuesday, October 9th from 6-8pm

We will provide the inspiration, materials and some yummy snacks. You just add the special creative touch.
Hexa-mania has begun
We kicked off our Hexa-mania on Wednesday, September 12th with Jackie's class, English Paper-Piecing.
See our blog for a step-by-step tutorial on this great traditional technique.
We challenge you to find a "hexagon" project this fall. Stay tuned for details on our Hexa-mania contest and how to win prizes.
For those of you looking for inspiration, we have "hexa" classes scheduled
each month through December.

Of the Earth with Jean
Jean will be teaching her "Of the Earth" workshop November 5-9.
Let your surroundings be your inspiration as Jean helps you explore new design techniques that are drawn from the simplicity of the land.

Wrenly's 12 days of Christmas

Get ready for the holidays with Valori's beautiful Wrenly fabric designs in
a Christmas/Holiday palette.

Each Friday beginning September 14th she will post an exciting and
inspirational project for the holidays.

You can download these projects from the following blogs:

The Stitchin' Post and Twigs Home & Garden
311 & 331 W. Cascade Ave • Sisters, OR 97759 • 541-549-6061  •
Visit our Blog!

Friday, September 7, 2012

First Friday!!

We hope to see you tonight!
There is a First Friday party at QuiltWorks and they are changing the gallary upstairs. 
See below for more information....
QuiltWorks logo
First Friday Sale!

Visit the shop on Friday, September 7th and receive 20% off fat quarters!
The sale will be all day, but we hope you'll attend the First Friday artist's reception from 5PM to 7PM, as we honor Featured Quilter Betty Anne Guadalupe and the Quilting Meets Couture artists as well as the artists of the Featured Group The UnderCover Quilters.
Enjoy great company, wonderful fabric art, Mary Ann's appetizers, door prizes and a fat quarter sale!
See you at QuiltWorks!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

First Tuesday Meeting Recap

Last night we had a great meeting at Quiltworks.
During our show and tell time, Kayla and Christy both shared their Tokyo Subway Quilt progress.

Kayla chose a different color scheme, and it looks wonderful!

Christy designed her own map pattern and color scheme, and it looks great!

Several of us made headbands, following the tutorial.  A couple of modifications most of us used: we made the top of the headband a little narrower and longer, so we cut 14 inches x 4 inches instead of 13 x 8.

A reminder: the next meeting is Tuesday September 20th in Sisters at the Stitchin' Post.  Hope to see everyone there!  Don't forget your nametag!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Fabric Headband: this Tuesday!

At the next meeting, Tuesday, September 4th, I'm going to be making some headbands.  I use this tutorial:

The supplies needed are:

2 -- pieces of fabric 13 in x 8 in
2-- pieces of fabric 1.5 in x 12 in
elastic--  8 in

I have some elastic, and Amy is bringing some along.

I hope you all will join me in making a headband if you're interested!

See you all at Quiltworks on Tuesday!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Featured Member of September....

Aura Carr
How long have you been quilting: Not long, I finished my first quilt in July of 2011. It took me about a year from start to finish. I did it mostly all on my own, without even knowing what batting and basting meant.

Who was your first quilt for: I used leftover material from my five brides maid's dresses as the centre piece and then did a thick borader of chocolate brown and then a fun green and whit print as the final border. It turned out much nicer than I expected given the size and my lack of knowledge.  It's my wedding quilt for me and sweetie.

I learned to sew from: Kayla, my mother in law, Crys's beginning quilting class and from my mother when I very young. I remember she had an old Singer and would repair our clothing or sew us a costume. She taught me how to hem my skirts and pants and how to sew on a button. She was functional semstress, rather than creative.

Favorite fabric designer or line of fabric: Amy Butler lead me to quilting since I first fell in love with her fabrics and would make bags and odds and ends, and eventually got one of her free quilt patterns online (Thea's Puzzle Quilt), and that's how I fell into quilting. I also love Valorie Wells and and Micheal Miller.

Project you are working on now: Rocket quilt for my son.

Favorite place to shop: Quiltworks, and Stitching Post

Favorite class you have taken: Crys's beginner quilting...haven't taken much.

Favorite thing to make (quilts, bags, hats, etc): I'm into making quilts and kids stuff right now having a two year old in my house. I like making little gifts for people or simple projects that I can get done in a short time since my time to sew is limited.