Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Heh everyone - if you've not heard about it - CMU is currently hosting a quilt show and next Monday PM (Nov 22nd from 1-3) Debbie Ballard will be the featured speaker - here is more information:

Quilts Old and New: Reproductions from the Great Lakes Quilt Center
An exhibit on loan from the Michigan State University Museum
Oct 26 - Dec 17th
Baber Room, Park Library
CMU, Mt. Pleasant

Exhbit and Talk are Free to the Public (like that!). Why not gather some of your quilty trips for a road trip! Go to this site for more information on gallery hours.....

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sit and Sew Tomorrow

Time for Sit and Sew tomorrow!   Hope to see you there - at the Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church from 10 to 3.  All the information is in the sidebar to the left.  If you haven't joined us before, I urge you to come and enjoy a day or part of a day with your fellow Q2 members.  Bring whatever you want to work on by hand or machine.  It's a good group and you will be glad you came.  As it says on the sidebar, you can bring a lunch or go out to eat - whatever you wish.  We each give a small donation for the use of the room.   Hope to see you there. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Challenge Quilt Sign Up

Everyone - we have over 20 folks signed up for our Challenge Quilt "Wish Were Here". If you click on the link above you will see the guidelines and what countries have already been selected. We still have some open spots (please no duplicates): Spain, Greece, India, Phillipines, New Zealand, Israel, Thailand, Nepal, Kenya, Peru, Argentina, Bahama...or any other country you do not see on our list.

If you want to join please contact Julie Oman and we will get you signed up. Would like to see all your quilts for the March 2011 meeting - and entered into next year's quilt show!

Friday, November 12, 2010

An Easy Way to Trace Patterns

For you embroiderers out there, I found this great idea for tracing patterns.   
 I am going to try this method to print out patterns for fusible applique.  I think the fusible  cut letter size  should run through the printer easily.   Click on the picture to make the page larger for easy reading.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Great OnLine Magazine

I happened upon a really great website that had just put up a magazine for Christmas crafts.  It's really fun and has some very cute ideas that are not a lot of trouble.  See the little baskets - made from egg carton sections.  And the cutest snow village out of cereal boxes (it would be more time consuming but they would be quite an addition to your decorations.  Would you like to see it?  Go to and enjoy yourself.  Click on the magazine. You can view it full screen and go page by page by clicking on arrows that appear along the side of the page as your cursor hovers over it.  If you like it, leave a comment!  A really fun on-line magazine.  (Click to enlarge)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November Q2 Meeting

Quilters Squared met last night - a nice turnout and show and tell featured some great pieces by our guild members.  (There is a new slide show up - just click on one of the pictures and you will go to Flickr where you can see many of our pictures.)   Marcia Stanick was the lucky winner of the door prize which was a cute nutcracker all decked out in a sewing themed outfit.   Karen Gruber furnished the prize this month.

Yesterday was a class taught by Darlene Leosh  and the gals who took the class all lined up and did a show and tell of what they had accomplished.  From the smiles and comments, it appears that it was a fun, productive day for all those in attendance. 

Darlene also presented the program - showing and telling about her beautiful quilts and jackets that she has made. 

Darlene and one of her bargello quilts

A bargello quilt without the "skinny" pieces

Beautiful paper pieced quilt

Sorry it's fuzzy - this was my very favorite so wanted to put it in.

This last picture is of a reproduction of an old "tile" quilt.  Just absolutely gorgeous.  Darlene also had many beautiful jackets to show and will be teaching a jacket making class next year.  Count me in on that one!   Thank you for a great program, Darlene. 
 (Click to enlarge)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

+November Meeting+

Tuesday, November 9th 6:30 Social, 7:00 Program. Our guest this month will be Darlene Leosh who will also be doing a class the same day. Bring your show and tell, your placemats, and guests! We will be hearing about the Quilt Show (early planning) and other news for 2011 (yes, it is just around the corner). Look forward to seeing everyone.
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