Monday, April 29, 2013

5th Tuesday at Quiltworks

Tomorrow, April 30th, is the 5th Tuesday of the month, and to celebrate we will be meeting at our usual time at Quiltworks in Bend, from 5 to 8pm.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesday Re-cap

Thanks to everyone who made it to Sisters last night!
Here's a peak at our projects......
Corni's quilt.... only one block left to make!

Tamra's quilt she made with the Hex-N-More Ruler

Lindsey's awesome bag, finished and full of goodies!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Snow Child Exhibit

Every year the Deschutes Public Library has a book chosen for their Novel Idea program. The idea is that members of the community read the book together. This year's selection was The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. For more information about the program, visit the website here.

Quiltworks is currently hosting an exhibit of quilts and a few other crafts that were inspired by this book. It is quite an impressive exhibit with over 60 pieces, and they are all stunning!  They will be on display during the month of April at Quiltworks.  Stop by during business hours to view the gallery.

 Quite a few members of our guild have quilts on display, and here they are:

Amber Peterson Snow Baby

Lindsey's Snow


Erin, Kristen, and Lindsey created a snow child out front of the store for the exhibit opening on first friday.  She was beautiful while she lasted.

Cabin in the Woods by Shannon Poe

Peace in the Deep woods by Leotie Richards

Eyes like River Ice by Amy Kowalski

The Spirit of the Wood by Kristin Shields

The Swan by Janice Clayton

The First Snow by Erin Biskup

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tuesday Recap

A big thanks to everyone who came, the space at QuiltWorks was full of energy

Leotie shared her Novel Idea quilt
Lindsey shared a table runner she made for a gift...

Orion brought a quilt he made with many scraps...                  Sarah showed off her back for her challenge quilt...

Amber shared her first quilt with us!

 Here is a sneak peek at some of the quilts for the special exhibit in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Featured Member for April.....

Janice Clayton

I started quilting in 2001.  I started with a block of the month at BJ's with my sister and 2 friends.   After class we went to my sister's home to sew It usually took all 4 of us to complete our blocks (we all remembered parts of the demo). 

I started sewing in junior high at school.  My mom and grandmother both sewed alot.   My grandmother also quilted with a ladies group at church.   When she died I inherited two of her quilts, a butterfly quilt and one which was just the top.  I was so excited that my mom and I went to BJ's, when they were on Division, and Crys helped us tie it.   It is still unbound because I want to add my touch to it - rickrack - someday.

My favorite classes:  I have taken several over the years, but my favorite was "Strip Club" at BJ's.  It was a great way to use up a lot of my leftover fabrics.   Just the name made it fun and more important - that is where I met Amy.

Favorite fabric lines: Anything that has flowers

First completed quilt:  Was a log cabin queen size quilt.  I still have it and use it sometimes on my bed.  It is too narrow and way to long!   I made it with a sewing group at church.

What am I working on now:  My challenge quilt for COMQG (just finished the top - now need to decide what to do for the back).  Also working on a snowball scrappy charm quilt and my novel idea quilt for "Snow Child".