July Program: Hand Piecing 101
Our own guild member Mona Redlich will present a program on Hand Piecing. Yes, the thought of that just made a couple of you faint!
You may think that “nobody does hand piecing anymore” but, you would be wrong! Hand Piecing has made a
surprising resurgence and is now done with more modern methods. No longer are we collecting cardboard boxes or foam
meat trays to make templates - now we have template plastic and can even use stamps on our fabric with ease!
If you have never tried Hand Piecing we highly encourage you to try it! As a Guild we are all about
learning something new and this will be a great opportunity for you! It is also a great traveling project
and can go with you anywhere! Mona is also doing a workshop on the Friday or
Saturday (July 28 or 29) following the meeting. You can sign-up for the workshop at the May and June meetings.
Cost is $20.
August Program: Back to Basics
We will have a Round Robin - Back to Basics.
There will be 4 stations and you can spend as much time as you like at each station and ask
any questions and converse about the things being covered – we all learn from each other!
The stations will be: Fabric, grain, accurate cutting ¼” seam, needles and thread
Strip sets, matching seams, reverse sewing Binding, mitering, corners, connecting
We will also offer a free workshop on the Friday or Saturday (September
1 or 2) following the meeting. This is basically a glorified sit and sew,
but it offers you the opportunity to get help from experienced quilters
with an aspect of quilting that you need help with. We do ask you to sign
-up because space is limited.
September Program: Using Pre-cuts
We will be doing a program on Using Pre-cuts. In a committee conversation, we talked about how we seem to collect
pre-cuts and then don’t know what to do with them. We hope to give you some ideas and useful suggestions.
This will also be another opportunity for “Audience Participation” and earning a Merit Badge! We
are asking you to bring something you have made from a pre-cut to show as inspiration. And, if you
don’t have the quilt (we have a tendency to give them away!), then bring a pattern suggestion and tell us about it!
In honor of pre-cuts we are offering another free workshop – 6 Fat Quarter Bag! This will be on the
Friday or Saturday (September 29 or 30) following the meeting. This workshop will be held at 1st Baptist
Church in Milton. You can start signing-up at the July meeting.