May 2017 Newsletter

May 18 2017 MEETING 

6:30 PM  3rd Thursday,

First Methodist Church

566 S. Haywood Street

Waynesville

Board meeting at 5:30 PM

Lecture   Mark Sherman

 Workshop: Friday May 19 2017  

This is not a sewing workshop but a demo of his applique technique

6:30 PM  3rd Thursday,

First Methodist Church

566 S. Haywood Street

Waynesville

Board meeting at 5:30 PM

Mark Sherman

 Born and raised in San Diego, California. Mark L Sherman began his quilting in 2001. His mother taught him how to sew and everything she had learned from Eleanor Burns about quilting. Since the beginning, Mark wanted to make his own quilts using his own style and concepts. As a result, he developed many unique quilting methods which he is now teaching to the quilting community.

 I have had a passion for applique since the day that I started quilting. At that time, I used a fusible method but I did not like the fact that the appliques were stiff and difficult to quilt. The only other option was hand applique but with my very large hands I saw this as something almost impossible.

Necessity being the mother of invention I came up with this method of applique and have used it ever since for all of my prize winning quilts. The stitches are perfect and the applique edges are turned. A hundred years from now my appliques will still hold up and be looking fantastic.

Open up your quilting world to making gorgeous, soft appliques with hidden stitches, all done by machine!

Mark Sherman

 

Born and raised in San Diego, California. Mark L Sherman began his quilting in 2001. His mother taught him how to sew and everything she had learned from Eleanor Burns about quilting. Since the beginning, Mark wanted to make his own quilts using his own style and concepts. As a result, he developed many unique quilting methods which he is now teaching to the quilting community.

I have had a passion for applique since the day that I started quilting. At that time, I used a fusible method but I did not like the fact that the appliques were stiff and difficult to quilt. The only other option was hand applique but with my very large hands I saw this as something almost impossible.

Necessity being the mother of invention I came up with this method of applique and have used it ever since for all of my prize winning quilts. The stitches are perfect and the applique edges are turned. A hundred years from now my appliques will still hold up and be looking fantastic.

Open up your quilting world to making gorgeous, soft appliques with hidden stitches, all done by machine!

COMMUNITY QUILTS         

       Flossie White Room. Call Elsie Orrell for questions  926-9177.  The quilting sessions will be the 2nd and 4th Thursday.  (Elsie’s Maggie group will still be meeting on Wed)

Please note

The HCQG Board would like to respectfully ask that members not leave things in the Flossie White room nor it’s storage cabinets.   We have plenty of fabric and batting for Quilts For Heroes for now.  If we need more for QFH or for any other projects, we’ll ask for donations at that time.

Also, if you lead a community service project or a class, you’re welcome to use the the FW room if available, as well as the HCQG supplies, but please take your project supplies home with you when you leave.

The only place Housework comes before Quilting is in the Dictionary
 
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Mystery Quilt Instructions to follow in Email Blast

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Heart Pillow Kits.

Thanks to all you members who took one of my heart pillow kits. This is our new community outreach project. These pillows go to all women and men who have a biopsy or breast cancer in Haywood county. We will be working on these the last Thursday of each month in the flossy white room. Materials are supplied by the nurse navigator, Johanna Dewees. If anyone wants to purchase material for this project she will match your purchase. If you like, just bring some of your stash fabric for the pillows. It doesn’t have to have pink in it, just anything pretty will do. I will have extra patterns for the work day and lots of stuffing to stuff those finished heart pillows. If you can’t make it to a work session give your finished pillows to me or someone else going.

Call me- Susan Balentine  with any questions 828-456-3101.

I live just behind the Ingles on Russ ave. if you need to drop off anything. Thanks for your help with this very needy project. Johanna says she hands out 10- 15 pillows a month!

 

2017 GUILD BOARD MEMBERS:

President – Sheryl Lentini     734-8306

Vice Pres – Linda Hammar    648-9234

Sect’y –    Gretchen Tope       627-2040

Treas. –    Alyson Nelson       400-0587

At Large – Linda Carver         926-8582

At Large – Terri DeLano         630-677-6701

At Large -Susan Balantine     456-3101

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2017 COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

 

Challenge Quilt Chair   Jeannie Theodore   245-9455

Community Day Chair   Elsie Orrell 926-9177

Donation Quilt Chair  Denise Seay 

Library Chair    Jeneen Conway

Membership Chair   Janeen Conway  926-6211 (home)  269-405-6135 (cell)

Newsletter Chair   Terri DeLano 630-677-6701

Program Chair 2017  Denise Seay  803-528-3786

Program Chair 2018  Denise Seay

Publicity Chair  Connie Nicholson  246-0557 

Quilts For Heroes Chair  Linda Hanst 734-0453 

Quilt Show Chair    Jan Hartmann   926-5318 (summer)

Social August Chairs  Barbara Phelps and Susanne Heriot

Social December Chair  Karen Kosec

Sunshine Chair    Betty McMillan  550-7814                              (summer)  904-743-0503 (cell)

Vendor Chair    Alyson Nelson

 
The Quilt Show of 2017

Thursday October 12- 12:00 pm-4:00pm,

Friday October 13- 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and

Saturday October 14- 10:00 am-4:00 pm

 

The Quilt Show of 2017 will again be held at The first Baptist Church in Maggie Valley.  This year we will be using the adjacent building in the back as well as the one we used last year.  We would like to hang 80-100 beautiful  quilts as we did last year so get busy with your plans for your entries. Our visitors were delighted last year with the fantastic quilts you  made so carefully showing the amazing talent that our quilters have. For the new members I plan to have a big sister available to answer questions to make you feel comfortable for entering your quilts in the show.  The dates and times  for the show are Thursday October 12- 12:00 pm-4:00pm, Friday October 13- 10:00 am – 4:00PM and Saturday October 14- 10:00 am-4:00 pm. We will again be setting up the quilt gallery on Wednesday October 11 from 8:00pm- 10:00 pm with the quilt racks and on Thursday am from 7:30-11:00 for the quilt hanging.  As always we will need everyone to pitch in and help make this a successful quilt show as we did last year.

The vendors will be in the adjacent building with 2 possible ones in with the quilts.  I am busy sending out invitations to some vendors to enhance the show.

Quilt show entry forms are available if you email terrelljan59@yahoo.com and I will a have some at the May meeting.

For any questions or concerns please email Jan Hartmann at terrelljan59@yahoo.com or call me at 727-364-8995..  After May 1st I plan to be in Maggie Valley and have my home phone turned on at 828-926-5318.

I hope everyone is well and ready to QUIL,<QYILT,QUILT!!!!

 
For sale

1946 Featherweight sewing machine in excellent condition. It has many attachments with a new cord and foot pedal and runs like a scared rabbit.  $325.00.

Please call Jan Hartmann 828-926-5318 or email me at terrelljan59@yahoo.com and I will send you the pictures of the machine and attachments.

I also have the original case for the machine.

 
June Workshop

Needle Turn Applique Workshop

Jeneen Conway, Instructor

When:  Friday, June 16, 2017

Where:  Flossie White Room, Maggie Valley

Time:  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

What YOU need to bring.

1.           Marking tools you may have for fabric.

2.           Black Sharpie Ultra Fine Marker.  ( I will have some to loan if you don’t have one.)

3.           Your favorite small and medium sized scissors.

4.           Scissors for cutting other than fabric.

5.           Needle threader if you use one.

6.           Your sense of humor, patience, and lunch.

I will provide the following.

1.           Fabric

2.           Thread

3.           A variety of marking tools you can borrow/try out.

4.           Vinyl

5.           A couple of patterns to applique

6.           Needles

 
 

Looking ahead to Novembers Workshop

 Here are the fabric requirements for Terri’s wreath project 

•     1/2 to 3/4 yard of bouquet style floral fabric (Should have both mass flowers and wispy edges flower accents)

•   1/2 yard of matching or coordinating background fabric  (Try for matching as it has much better results).

Terri’s Tip: If you LOVE your bouquet fabric and can’t find background to match buy extra bouquet fabric and you may have enough blank space fabric around bouquets to complete quilt front.

 
2017 Challenge Quilt “Childhood Games”

 2017 Challenge “Childhood Games” is not competitive.  Size should be no larger than 24″ or smaller than 12″. How you portray the game is up to you.  Handout at the next meeting will offer some suggestions of games.

CARING AND SHARING:

REMINDER:   Betty McMillan is our Sunshine chair. If you know of an illness or death in our membership, please let her know: hokodah@peoplepc.com or 904-743-0503 (winter) or 550-7814 (summer).

 
 Anything Fiber Sale

I’m not sure who asked for the information on the

at the last meeting,but it is:

Anything Fiber Sale

Saturday, June 10

from 10-2 at the

Warren Wilson College DeVries Gym.

It’s the same day as the Pizza Girls workshop (UGG!).

There’s more info. at:  localcloth.wildapricot.org.

 
HELPING OTHERS

 Quilts for Heroes –    We are meeting in the Flossy White room on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 10:00 to 2:00. Come out and join us. Thank you, Linda Hanst

Kitten/Puppy beds – Keep making beds!

12 X 12 square pillows. Stuff lightly with  all those scraps we throw away and sew closed. Keep one by your sewing machine and fill lightly. If they are stuffed to tight they are hard to wash.  Or, bring your scraps to the meetings and we will finish them. They go in the cages and given when an animal is adopted. The critters would love to have beds made out of that fabric you can’t remember why you bought it!

Thanks,  Bernice and Elsie   

 
WORKSPACE AND ORGANIZATION SUGGESTIONS

1. Use a flannel board or design wall and place fabrics/blocks on it while piecing.

2.  Stick a small stack of Post-It Notes beside the presser foot as a 1/4″ seam allowance guide.

3. On your sewing machine table, draw two lines,(or use tape) one for the stitching line and the second, 1/4″ to the right. These will help with machine piecing accuracy.

4.  Use a scrap of fabric for a starter when chain piecing.

5.  Speed up your piecing by chain stitching.

6. Always have your seam ripper nearby.

 
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 Please note new email address for Newsletter or Blast items

Please email Terri at tadelano1@gmail.com if you have items for this area.  Please send all articles by the 5th of the month.  We hope to have the newsletter out by the 6th or 7th so watch for it.   Thank you.

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