Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Happy Quilting! Change is in the air...

I had a most wonderful quilting weekend at Shipshewana, Indiana a couple weeks ago. The drive was peaceful and I enjoyed the fall leaves. Quilt teacher Di Ford-Hall taught classes for Gay Boomers (of Sentimental Stitches) at the 4 day Quilt Retreat. It was lovely!... and I met and shared a room with the friendly, kind, and talented quilter Penny Prichard! She was with me all weekend while I reeled from the news that the university I was working for was abruptly closing at the end of the semester, in less that 30 days! Quite the weekend!

The inspiring quilting classes were a welcome diversion and fun time of creativity and peacefulness.
Here is a glimpse into the weekend...

Di brought a suitcase full of some of her beautiful quilts as seen in her books AND new design Bally Hall, a class that I attended (photos to come in another posting).                Happy Quilting All!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

30th Anniversary Celebration! Oct. 5, 2017 - 5-9pm

Shawnee Spinning Spools Quilt Guild will be 30 years old in October!  

We are celebrating on October 5, 2017 at the Shawnee Senior Center, 200 Bell Street from 5 - 9 PM. Come when you can, leave when you must.

There will be different styles of quilts on display. Also, the House Quilt will be shown. This is a quilt depicting historical homes and buildings in Shawnee. BEAUTIFUL!

There are 20+ albums covering all the activities of the Guild. These will also be available. We are looking forward to seeing current quilters, one-time quilters and anyone who just loves to see beautiful quilts.  ~  Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Happy Anniversary!!!!

The guild will celebrate its 30th Anniversary during the regularly scheduled meeting on October 5th at the Shawnee Senior Citizens Center.  There will be a memorial table of former members, a history of the guild, and picture albums from the last 30 years.  Oh, and quilts!  There will be beautiful quilts to look at and admire...

Hope you can join us. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Half Log Cabin Blocks

For the next few months, members are asked to make Half Log Cabin blocks for baby quilts.  Members can make one block, a bunch of blocks, or even an entire quilt.  (Nine blocks will make a 36" square quilt without sashing.  Twelve blocks will make a 36" x 48" quilt more suitable for toddlers and older children.)  

Please make as many as you like.

See the Charity Page for more information on the block.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Quilt show coming up fast!

The Shawnee Spinning Spools Quilt Guild will be hosting our 2016 "We Vote for Quilting" quilt show September 23-24.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Baby Quilt Blocks

Let's make some stars for baby quilts.  Cluck Cluck Sew has a really neat and fun star to make that is practically fail-proof! You might even call it magic.  Why, you ask.  Because you can't cut off your star points with this neat and easy way of making stars. Give it a try and bring a few stars to a meeting this summer, and we'll make more baby quilts.  You can use patriotic colors, bright colors, pastel colors, whatever makes you happy.

Star Block!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Baby Quilt Challenge

Ready for a challenge?

The Wednesday Group cut a bunch of 6" squares for members to make a baby quilt for donation.  The squares are bagged and will be available for pick up at the March meeting on Thursday, March 3rd.

Each bag has 36 (more or less) printed squares.  As you can see above, they are very cute and primary colors will go well with them.  There will be some solid colored squares you can choose to go with the print or you can use your own fabrics to make any quilt you like - squares, rectangles, strips, half square triangles.

Just bring back a finished quilt (or top) this summer and we'll get it to someone who needs it.

Thank you for your participation!