Ho, ho, ho! This Saturday (yes, December 7) is our Sew-In and Holiday Party at the Greenwood Senior Center from 12:00 to 8:00 pm. Such a treat – a whole day to sew and laugh with friends. This is a private event is for members and guests (at $20 each). Please RSVP on BigTent.
There are a few schedule-type details to pass on:
1:00 Drop off your swap.
2:00 SodaStream Happy Hour
5:00 Announcements, Binary Two Color Challenge Reveal, and Show-and-Tell.
The Guild is providing drinks and members are bringing food to share. There is a very informal sign up on BigTent. Sign up when you RSVP.
Bring everything you need for a happy day of sewing. We need ironing boards and irons, extension cords, cutting mats, etc.
Even if you cannot stay the entire time, stop by when you can. There will be something going on!
I saw a question asking what information should be on your Binary Two Color Challenge quilt label and realized that information was not defined anywhere. Sorry about that!
Anyway….label your quilt with your name, the title of the quilt, your home address, and phone number. Minimally, your quilt should be labeled with enough information so that it can be returned to you. Permanently attach the label to your quilt. You can piece it in, applique it, fuse it or even write on the back of your quilt.
Quilt historians give you bonus points for including even more information like your inspiration, why you made the quilt, when you made the quilt, or who it is for. Just sayin’.
Also, in case you missed it in the earlier post, HERE is the form needed for your quilt to be shown.
- Binary Two Color Challenge (seattlemodernquiltguild.com)
Binary Two Color Challenge quilts in progress at a sew-in
Have you seen all the diverse and creative quilts coming together for our Binary Two Color Challenge? Crazy good work and design have been spotted at sew-ins, on Facebook, and on Instagram. There are probably images on Flickr too, but there’s only so much time to surf when there’s sewing to be done! If I missed your picture, I apologize.
Works in progress clockwise from upper left: Kristen from FB, samilou01 from IG, Grace’s spotted at a sew-in, bestcoasty from IG
In case you’ve forgotten, your Binary Two Color Challenge quilt is due this Saturday, December 7, at the Holiday Party and Sew-in at the Greenwood Senior Center. The challenge quilts will be exhibited at Island Quilter on Vashon Island during January. The opening reception is January 3 from 6:00-9:00 pm.
More WIP clockwise from upper left: suesewcrafty from IG, greenamberdawn from IG, sewkatiedid from IG, imfeelincrafty from IG
After finishing your quilt with a hanging sleeve and a label, there’s one more thing to do before turning in your quilt for the exhibit. Don’t worry. It’s just a form to fill out. Don’t forget to give us your quilt’s backstory and inspiration. Here’s the form.
Even more WIP clockwise from upper left: vickidjl from IG, measuredandslow from her blog, aquilterstable from IG, allisonsews from IG
If you need a bit more time or you can’t be at the December 7 sew-in, the form has details about getting your quilt to Island Quilter.
Show-and-tell on Saturday is sure to be quite a show. Can’t wait to see your quilt!
How was your Thanksgiving holiday? Hope it was full of family and yummy food. Maybe you got in some shopping or football. Or, even better, maybe you spent quality creative time in your quilting space.
The retreat committee has their act together (unlike this blogger) and has two swaps and a mini improv round robin planned for us. Woot! And because they’re so organized, they’ve got a update for us with all the details so we can get started. And there’s a packing list, too! Get your copy here.
Isn’t our retreat committee the greatest? Thanks ladies!
In the spirit of the holiday, we’re having a swap at the December 7 Holiday Party and Sew-In.
- Make a small item such as a pin cushion, pouch or mug rug OR buy a sewing notion such as pins, ruler, or fabric under $10
- Wrap your gift or use a gift bag with a “from” card on the inside so your recipient knows who the gift is from. Do not put your name on the outside of your gift
- Bring your gift to the December 7 holiday party and sew-in. Drop it off at the table by 1:00. We’ll swap between 1:30 and 2:00, depending on the sew-in schedule
I can’t be at the December 7 Holiday Party and Sew-In at 1:00. How can I participate?
- Easy-peasy! Have someone bring your swap, drop it off for you, and then pick one up for you. Just ask your friend to communicate with the swap coordinator at the sew-in
Sounds like so much fun! How many swaps can I bring?
- You may bring up to two swaps
Great news! Amy Dame is coming to our Sew-In on November 16! And she’s doing her Improv Bulls Eye Pillow workshop! If you are coming to the sew-in, Amy’s workshop is included (remember - the sew-in fee is $20). Woo hoo!
Amy describes her Improv Bulls Eye Pillow workshop this way:
“In this class I’ll help you get comfortable sewing improv curves and we’ll talk about finding your favourite techniques for exploring improv patchwork. We’ll discuss different construction options for cushions or throw pillows and I’ll teach you my preferences, which result in a sturdy, washable, usable pillow covering. You’ll learn how to install a zipper, piece, quilt and assemble a pillow and you’ll leave with an almost finished project. I’ll bring some examples, and we’ll look at different ways to use a ¼ circle, so once you’ve fallen in love with the technique, you’ll have tons of ideas for more projects!” If you were lucky enough to take Amy’s workshop at the Portland Meet-up, Amy says you can bring your top and make it into a pillow. Get the supply list HERE.
Here are the details you need to know -
When: Saturday, November 16
Sew-in is from
10:00 am 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Amy’s workshop is from 12:30-4:30 pm. Attending the workshop is optional but really, why wouldn’t you?
Cost: $20 for both the Sew-In and Amy’s workshop. Fee is payable at the November 13 General Meeting or at the November 16 Sew-in
- Get the Improv Bulls Eye Pillow workshop supply list HERE
- Look for details about an after event to come
- Do you need to RSVP in BigTent? Of course you do!
amy dame has been a member of the executive for Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild since 2010, a member of the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild since 2011, and pretty much has quilting on the brain 24-7. After sewing for more than 20 years, she’s a fount of random knowledge, and totally geeks out about sharing it with anyone who’ll listen. amy’s teaching philosophy is centered around the idea that it’s great to learn the “proper techniques”, but whatever way works for you is the best way to do it! she blogs at http://craftydame.blogspot.ca, some of the time.
Doesn’t it all sound like so much fun?!
Can you believe it’s already November? We just catch our breath from Halloween and next thing we know it’s Thanksgiving and then we’re in serious crunch time for finishing Christmas gifts. Whew!
If the thought of all that holiday
craziness fun already has you yearning for some quality “me” time or plotting how to get away from prying eyes, we have a solution for you. Time to pull out all the sit and sew stops! Oh, and throw in a guild meeting and a party for even more fun.
Here’s what to put on your calendars:
Saturday, November 9, 10:30-5:30 - Sew-In at Quiltworks Northwest. RSVP on BigTent
Wednesday, November 13, 7-9:00 – General Meeting at the Greenwood Senior Center
Saturday, November 16, 12-8:00 – Sew-In at the Greenwood Senior Center. Please note, this centrally located pay & play Sew-In has space for everyone. There is a $20 fee for this event. RSVP on BigTent
Saturday, December 7, 12-8:00 – Holiday Party Sew-In at the Greenwood Senior Center. More details to come. Great time to finish up your Binary Two Color Challenge quilt which is due on December 7. What a coincidence!
Saturday, December 15, 12-5:00 – Sew-In at Quiltworks Northwest. Guess what? RSVP on BigTent (do you see a pattern?)