Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A note from the President

Pueblo West Quilt Guild Newsletter
Meeting April 7th, 2009
Ecumenical Church
7: 00 PM

Happy Spring Ladies! Although to me it seems like we didn’t have any winter.
Our attendance is getting larger all the time, that makes me happy.
The block of the month is doing great, if it keeps doing well we’ll most likely split it 
into two drawings. That will please more people.
We’re also going to continue the fat quarter drawings. This month we will exchange
“floral” fat quarters for spring.
Don’t forget to bring your completed blocks for the church donation quilt. And Thank- You very much. Looks like it’s going to be quite nice. Mary Pretzer is going to do the quilting for it, and we’re going to pay her.
Patsy will be demonstrating the block of the month for May. Hopefully we’ll have a lot of teapot blocks for our drawing this month.
Refreshments for this month are brought to us by Renee Kern, Mary Ann McSchooler and Jeannie Renck. Thank-You.
Our program this month is a trunk show, put on by all of you. So ladies dig those antique quilts and others out and bring them to the meeting. Limit three each.
We had fun at our sew Saturday, that type of sewing could become addictive, while you’re also using up lots of scraps.
We will still have our show and tell, and luv quilts—before the trunk show. 
We will be having at least two more sew Saturdays this year. One on quilting with your
Home sewing machine, and one on paper piecing. As soon as I have the dates I’ll let all of you know.
As I’m writing this the Quilt Expo isn’t happening yet, but by the time we have our meeting it will be over. Hope everyone who attended had a great time.
  See you soon,

Pueblo West Quilter's

March 3, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

March 2009 Meeting

In the beginning, before the meeting starts - - - -

We get to sign in and pick up a copy of the Agenda for the evening and

get tickets for the In House Raffles,

add our Fat Quarters (FQ's) to the drawing (if you brought one),

put our name in the Name Tag drawing (if we are wearing our name tag)

and add our Block of the Month creation to the drawing.

This months Block of the Month was not lacking for beautiful colors.

Who knows! With all those chances you too just might be a Winner.

However, by just coming to the meeting you are a winner - you get all sorts of ideas and some wonderful interaction with fellow quilters. Have you ever tried 'mixing it up a bit' and seating yourself with a different group of members and visitors? Who knows what you will find. Try it you just may like it!

LUV Quilts arrive every month and are very appreciated by the various receipents. It has been requested that each of us put a Label with the Pueblo West Quilters Guild and the year. You may of course put your name on also if you wish.

The Block of the Month for next month is an Appliqued TeaPot - Jean demonstrated the block and several different Tea Pots to choose from were given out at the meeting.

There is to be a Sew Saturday on March 14th it will be held at the Ecumenical Church and start at 9 am - the project will be 'Mile a Minute' quilt top (see the picture).Sounds like fun!

Fabrics to bring with you would be:

A good variety of scraps at least 1" in size, A good variety of strips from 1" to 3" in width, and
Any odd blocks, strip sets or UFO's
And of course your equipment:

Sewing machine, Rotary mat, cutter, and ruler, Scissors, 6" square (or larger if you want), Several partial spools of left-over thread (any color), Several bobbins wound with left-over thread (does not have to match upper thread), Ironing board/iron - if you want.

There will be a few ironing board/iron for everyone to use.  A sack lunch if you want to take a break to eat.
Time:  9 am -2 pm  We will begin promptly at 9:30 am and end at 1:30 pm

SEW and SHARE as usual was inspirational here are a couple of pictures. To see more use the link way down below in the 'PWQ Photos in Shutterfly' section.

Our program for the evening was Denise from The Creative Cloth Closet in Canon City. See the quilts on the wall - Denise gave us information on making these quickly with the new Accu-cut tool. A new tool ! Yeah! Just what we all may need.
Next meeting  Tuesday April 7th.  Yes Tuesday the Pueblo West View keeps getting it wrong, they are still running Monday, we're working on that!!