Sunday, September 2, 2012

September 2012 Quilt Day Reminder

Summer is coming to an end, kids are back in school.  It is time to get serious about getting some quilting done!  Quilts from the Bluffs meets this Saturday, September 8, from 10:00am-4:00pm at First Christian Church of Council Bluffs (on Hwy 92 heading East past Risen Son.  The church is on the North side and we use the lower North/East doors so come around back to enter.  Follow the signs.)  We will be there for six hours but don't feel like you need to be there the whole time if this doesn't work with your schedule.  Bring sewing machine and basic supplies.  All fabric, patterns and thread is supplied.  Bring a sack lunch and/or a snack to share with the group if you want.

We are going to be starting a new quilt called Arkansas Cross Roads.  This quilt uses lots of 2 1/2" squares of scrap fabric and I am hoping to see our scrap stash depleting at least a little with this awesome quilt.  

If this quilt intimidates you, let me help you break it down.  This quilt is made up of four-patch blocks and squares with two corners "snowballed" (a 2 1/2" square sewn on two opposite corners on the diagonal.  So we will just take it one four-patch/snowball at a time and the results will be amazing.  

This is a good quilt to work on in pairs so buddy up with someone and see what you can do!!

Congratulations, Leona!

Our own Leona Barker celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary last month.  Congratulations, Leona!!  We celebrate with you.

October Quilt Day/Harvest of Talents

Don't forget that we will be meeting on October 20 next month instead of the 13th.

October 13th is the Harvest of Talents which is a craft fair to raise money for missions.  If you have any handmade items you would like to donate to the craft fair, you can turn them in on Saturday.

Project Linus Blanket Making Day

The Omaha Project Linus chapter is meeting on September 15 for their annual birthday celebration.  For more information, click on the link below.

New Council Bluffs Quilt Shop

Cut Up and Quilt is now open in Council Bluffs!!  We are excited to have our own local quilt shop again.  Show your support for the new shop and the new owners, Kim and Becky, by coming to their Open House on September 15.  Check them out on Facebook!!

Lauritzen Gardens Quilt Show in November

Lauritzen Gardens is accepting quilts for their November quilt show.  If you are interested in entering a quilt, click the link below for more information.

Planning for 2013

We are going to be planning next year's quilt patterns soon.  We would like your feedback.  Do you have a specific pattern or a quilting technique you would like to work on in this group?  Please email your suggestions to  There are many more quilt patterns then there are days in the year but we want to work on quilts that are interesting for you.  We are looking forward to your input.

Had to throw this in, too...  (my grandson, Camden)

Hope to see everyone on Saturday!!


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