Monday, August 3, 2015

August 2015 Quilt Day

Quilts from the Bluffs monthly quilt day will be this Saturday, August 8, from 9:30 - 3:30.  We meet at First Christian Church in Council Bluffs on the lower level, East side in room C4.  New quilters are always welcome!  Bring your sewing machine and everything else will be supplied.

From August through December, we are going to work on two different charm quilts as well as string quilts.  If you have a GO Cutter with a 5" die, bring it.  I will bring scrap that we can cut into 5" squares and you can put your own quilt kits together to match your taste.  I will have some border combinations ready for you.  If I don't have any that match your quilt, I will bring your top home and select border fabric for you and bring them back in September.  I will have white fabric and a few other solid color fabrics for the Simple Charm.

This is called Baby Charm and is a easy way to make a quilt on point.  You will want to try this method.

This quilt is called Simple Charm.  Pattern attached.

We will also have fabric and foundations available to work on string blocks.  We would like to be intentional on selecting coordinating colors or perhaps an entire quilt with the same color family.  We will be using 10" foundation squares that will square up to 9 3/4".
We will also finish up our Sweet and Simple quilts we have been working on for a couple months.

Quilt Retreat
If you have not paid your retreat balance yet, it is due no later than Saturday.  If you will not be at quilt day, please mail your check to me at 3118 Gold Rush Rd, CB, IA  51501.

2nd Annual Quilt Marathon
I have requested a room at the church for our 2nd Annual Quilt Marathon.  SAVE THE DATE...January 22 (5:00-9:00) - January 23 (9:00-5:00).

Charmed for Charity
Our Charmed for Charity group meets each month at Cut Up & Quilt on the third Wednesday from 1:00-3:00.  We would love to have new faces there or quilt kits are available (usually) to pick up at the quilt shop if you would like to put one together.

These finished quilts (or finished tops) as well as any quilt you would like to donate can be dropped of at Cut Up & Quilt.  We will pick them up from there and get them delivered to the community.

New Quilt Recipients
As of July, we are donating quilts to Risen Son in Council Bluffs and to Nebraska Medicine Pediatric Transplant Unit.  We would not be able to expand our reach without all of your dedicated involvement.  Thank you so much for your generosity with your time and materials.

We hope to see you on Saturday!!

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