Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Recap of July Meeting

Great to see so many members at our July Meeting!


****Retreat Information*****

Deadline is July 18th!!  $150 for 3 nights!! 9/18-21.  Please email Tara ASAP and she will give you her address to mail a check. Her email is: ewehavemeinstiches@gmail.com


A big Thank You to Anthony Ferranti, 3rd generation Sewing Machine Mechanic! Anthony was very generous with his time and expertise. Here are some of the take aways from his lecture:

  • Most problems originate from the needle and bobbin case area
  • Always try changing needle, making sure to thread towards flat side of needle
  • Size 12-14 needle will do most jobs
  • Only use your needle threader on needles over size 11
  • Avoid pulling fabric with left hand as you are sewing. Results in bending needle and dinging bobbin case.
His contact info is 401-529-5488. He will fix your machine right at your home/office!


Some of our Members' Favorite Quilt Books:


  • The Block Magazine ($6.00 quarterly)
  • Mary Ellen Hopkins, It's OK if you Sit on My Quilt
  • Patchwork City
  • Modern Patchwork


Modern Quilt Guild of Charleston: Thank you to everyone who brought or made a block for our sister guild in Charleston. If you still want to participate in Quilt for Mother Emanuel for Charleston, SC Modern Guild, please click on this link. Deadline is August 1st. and you may mail your block to them directly.


Show and Tell - Riley Blake:

 Jenn did the quilt and Sue A. Long Armed it!

 Tara chose Patchwork City Blocks!

 Jessica's 94"top is The Topiary Tiles Pattern

 Sangeeta's personal reflection for her "Life is a Gift" quilt was very moving!

 Becky's Turn Dash Quilt is fabulous!

Meredith's latest creation is her interpretation of the Osprey Nest and Babies near her house!

Sue experimented with alternate grid work using the bargello style.

Denise's table runner really shows off the free motion quilting!

Member Show and Tell:


 Jenn shared the mini quilt she received from her cotton & Steel online friend!

 Tara's Flying Geese Quilt is now hanging in her office!

 Jessica's circle of squares is Cotton and Steel fabric!

 Jessica's mini is precious!

 Rachel shared her wonderful blue and white winter quilt!

 Leslie got some help from her Mom on this 1/2 square triangle bed quilt!

 MaryAnn's jazzy Bag is adorable and versatile!

 Denise chose a diamond pattern to quilt her cousin's quilt!

 Karen shared her mini challenge quilt early using cotton and steel fabrics.

Suellen's colorful runner was produced using foundation piecing!

Patricia shared her 20 fabric Bargello Chart - thanks Pat!


Great meeting everyone!  Thank you for your awesome participation and enjoy the Summer!
Next Meeting will be a Pot Luck on the Grounds of the Cumberland Library!