September 2017 QGBG News!

SEPTEMBER 2017 QGBG NEWS!

September 12– Special outing to Henry Clay’s Ashland Museum to view quilts not normally accessible to the general public.  Note , this is not just a repeat of the quilts some saw at the slideshow last year.  The meeting will start at 6:00 PM, ( not 7:00) AT ASHLAND, Henry’s Clays Home,  NOT at the extension office.  We will have refreshments , but NOT Show and Tell in September, and samples and details  of upcoming programs will be highlighted.

Dues:

If you have missed summer meetings, it’s not too late to renew your membership and mail your $28 check to QGBG to Michelle Huggins at 4147 Tradition Way, Lexington, KY 40509-4486. Include any changes to your address, email or phone with your check so we may update the directory.

Sit-n-Sew

September Sit-n-Sew will be Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th . (corrected dates from original post.) This is a fun opportunity to get projects finished, and see other works in progress, or get good quilty advice!

If you are available to be the door volunteer for future months, please let me know.

Community/Charity quilts:

Susan and Barb will give an update at the September meeting.  If anyone knows of a specific need we would appreciate hearing about it. Community quilt 9-patch blocks can be turned into Susan Lucas or Barbara McGoven at any meeting. They also have supply kits available to anyone who wants to help sew. They also have some batting available for anyone who has a quilt they would like to finish for charity.

Facebook page:  

If you are a facebook user, you can join our facebook page by searching for Quilters Guild of Bluegrass and requesting to join. You can see pictures of our activities, quilts made, and works in progress. You may also upload photos of your own projects completed or in process, ask questions of members, or post sewing related items you want to give away or sell!  If you are having difficulty finding it, just send a message to Cora or Elise.

Upcoming Programs:

October – The beautiful quilts of quilter Cindy Vough will be shown. Her quilts use her ice-dyed fabric that she makes herself.  She will be talking about that process with us as well. These quilts are simply stunning!!

( Note: Due to unforeseen circumstanced the Michael Young event will not happen in October as previously announced.

November- SAVE the second Tuesday and Wednesday of the month– Program by Linda Crowell- Magic ruler lecture on using the new specialty rulers and foot for quilting on your home machine. Several guild members recommended her and the next day, Wednesday we will have an opportunity to take a  5 hour workshop for the bargain price of $25 ( $30 to non-guild members). Non-Guild members may also attend the Tuesday lecture for $5 so bring a friend who may be interested. This is an amazingly low price for a 5 hour class!  A supply list will be sent out to those who sign up. If you wish to reserve a spot in the class, please email Rita Hardman or Mary Beth Dunn. ( ritahardman@mail.com , xombdunn@hotmail.com)

December- Potluck , Show & Tell and a craft! Starts at 6!

 

 

Accuquilt info:

Remember, it’s important to shop and support all the wonderful independent  and local quilt shops first, because we want to be able to touch the fabrics and match colors in real light! Also, no shipping charges with local shops! However, if you can’t find a particular die at your local shop, Accuquilt has a promotional offer for quilt quilds ( we have been added to this) for free shipping from September to December.  Use promotional code GUILD2017 in those months for free shipping, no minimum purchase. Note: their website also offers many free patterns for their dies. Their homepage is https://www.accuquilt.com/

Fundraising:

Thanks to everyone who made potholders for our fundraiser! Thanks especially to Rita who not only sewed a lot , but cut out mountains of square for all to use. We met our goal of 200 and will be getting a check from Kentucky Farm Bureau soon.

Other Classes:

 One of our members , Mary Beth Dunn will be teaching an intermediate level Feather quilt ( seen at Show and Tell in  August)  at Birdsong in Georgetown Sept 8 and Sept 22 from 10:00 – 2:00pm.  She will also be teaching a beginning level Baby Elephant Quilt at Quilter’s Square Sept 18 from 10:00-2:00pm.

(Please note: if any  other quild members are teaching anywhere else, we are happy to add this information to the newsletter, just send it to Elise)

Show News sent to us: 

2017 Indianapolis Quilt Show
Fri-Sat Oct. 20-21  10am-5pm
Westfield Middle School ( 345 Westfield  )
Will include 400+ quilts, 22 vendors, demos, food court, auctions, quilts of valor, and special Fly Me to the Moon quilts commemorating 50th anniversary of Apollo mission.  For more info visit their website at www.quiltguildindy.net

 

    Happy Quilting!    Cora  & Elise

Questions or concerns can be sent to qgbg.president@gmail.com