Wednesday, October 31, 2012

First Friday

First Friday Celebration!!!!
November QuiltWorks will be clebrating Crys Kyle
The celebration starts Friday November 2nd from 5 to 7pm
We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 26, 2012

PMQG Meeting

The Portland Modern Quilt Guild October meeting just happend to fall during MQX.   I had the opportunity to go to the meeting and wanted to share some of the meeting with you.
Angela Walters was the presenter and it was especially fantastic because I was able to take a class from her earlier that day.
She learned to quilt from her husband's grandfather and like most of us didn't really know what she was getting into.
Angela focuses on machine quilting.... and is full of encouragement. 

Angela uses designs like the one above to try out new designs because if you don't like it, it is only a small part of the quilt..... what a great idea!

I first checked out her book from the Deschutes Public Library....
Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters
After a few days I knew I would regret not taking her class while she was in Oregon...
Don't forget to check out Angela's new book will be out soon.
  In the Studio with Angela Walters
Angela also teaches classes at Craftsy..... and sent me with a little info I'll bring to the next meeting....
So, check out her class..... but don't sign up for it until you come to the meeting.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Meetings in Sisters

Here is peak at what has been happening in Sisters on the Third Tuesday of the month....
Working on projects...

 Discussing block design

Erin's project in the works

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sisters this Tuesday

The third Tuesday in October is here!
We hope to see you at the Stichin' Post in Sisters from 5 to 8 pm.
Bring something to work on and share.
Show and tell at 6:00
Also, there is a great paper piecing tutorial on the store's blog that is worth checking out.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Challenge for SOQS 2013

Looks like the challenge is underway!   Are you up for it??

The two mandatory fabrics/colors are Kona Coal and Kona Lime. 

You can use these solids as well as other fabrics that read as Lime or Coal.
You can only add ONE more color from the color wheel....

Your color of choice could also be a shade of brown (chocolate, tan, etc.) or black or white.

You can add other similar fabrics/prints with Coal and Lime in them.... but they must only contain these two colors plus your color wheel color.

You can use up to 20% of the space with white or black as needed (if neither is your third color), if you like.  This includes any white or black that may be in a print with your 2+1 combination.

Minimum size of 36 x 36 inches, and may not exceed 104" in width or length.

This will be so exciting to see what everyone comes up with!!

Currently Kona Coal and Kona Lime..... can be found at QuiltWorks and at the Stichin' Post.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Featured Member for October......

Lindsey Kiesz

How long have you been quilting:
      I've been sewing for about 7 years.  

Who was your first quilt for:
      My grandma.  She's a quilter, so I knew she
      would appreciate the work that went into it!

I learned to sew from:
      Self taught for the first 6 years or so, then I took
      some quilt classes at local quilt shops that taught
      me so much!  I wish I would have taken a class sooner!

Favorite fabric designer or line of fabric:
      My favorite line that I have seen this year is
      Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda.

Favorite blog to follow:
      there's so many good blogs out there!  
       My favorites at the moment include Jeni at, and Elizabeth at 

            Project you are working on now:
I have a bunch of secret christmas presents that I'm working on right now.  In addition to those, I'm working on a bunch of Mod Mosaic blocks (Elizabeth Hartman).  I'm finding that those blocks are a good way to use up scraps and little pieces of fun fabrics.  I am also making a quilt top from the Salt Air fabric line, which I am in love with.

              Favorite place to shop:
It's so hard to choose!  We have so many great shops in Central Oregon.  For that I think we are really, really lucky!

Monday, October 1, 2012

October - First Tuesday

October is here!
Our first meeting of the month is tomorrow October 2nd. 
We will be meeting at QuiltWorks in Bend from 5 to 8 pm.

Meeting Business..... to start about 6pm.
-Exciting Secret News
-Challenge Review
-Show and Tell

We hope to see you there!

PS: Mark your calenders.....  our next meeting is October 16th, at the Stichin' Post in Sisters

Janice's quilt for her daughter

Lindsey's quilt from a class at BJ's

Christy's fabric from Spoonflower