Saturday, December 6, 2014

December 2014 Quilt Day

Quilts from the Bluffs will meet this Saturday, December 13, at First Christian Church in Council Bluffs from 9:30 - 3:30.  Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies.  All fabric, patterns and even thread are supplied.

December is our traditional pot luck luncheon.  We will break at noon and sit down to a meal together.  Please bring a dish, dessert or snack to share with the group.  Come early to get a spot as December is usually highly attended!  

We will be working on various quilt kits we have on hand as well as quilting quilt tops from our backlog of tops.

Scrap Vomit Quilts on the Agenda for January

The Scrap Vomit quilt (put together by I'm a Ginger Monkey) is a great way to use scrap.  I thought we would work on these in January as a group.  The quilt is made up of 49 patch blocks using scrap 2 1/2" squares.  Half the blocks have a bright color fabric and black to add a little pop to the quilt.  Start cutting your scrap and bring your 2 1/2" squares with you in January to add to our stash.  If you want to get ambitious, you can start making 49 patch blocks ahead of time.  I will also bring some scrap with me next week if anyone wants to take it home to cut.

These quilts will be twin size and will be given to Children's Square.


Quilt Marathon
The Quilt Marathon is fast approaching.  January 23 from 5:00-9:00 and January 24 from 9:00-5:00 we will be making Charmed for Charity quilts.  Our meal committee is planning yummy meals for us and all fabric will be provided.  Mark your calendars and bring your friends.  You do not need to attend the entire time.  Come when you can.  This is going to be a really fun time!!

If you would like to donate 5" squares for this event, you can drop them off at quilt day (December or January) or at Cut Up & Quilt (please mark them to go to Quilts from the Bluffs). You can also bring them to the quilt marathon.  A great way to use up those piles of scrap!! 






Charmed for Charity
Our last Charmed for Charity for the year will be held on December 17 from 1:00-3:00 at Cut Up  & Quilt.  

The January evening group will not meet due to the holiday.

UFO Challenge
Some of us participated in a UFO challenge this year and it was a success.  Lots of projects got done and some projects are ready to carry over to the 2015 UFO Challenge.  If you would like to participate this year, please let me know.  

If you are going to do the challenge, please email me a list of the projects you plan to finish next year.  All I need is a description of the project.  I will need your list by the end of December if possible.  We have a secret group on FaceBook that you can join for  those in the challenge  so that we can encourage and share with each other throughout the year.