January block-of-the-month

CrystalTVQG members are invited to make the Crystals block for our January block-of-the-month. It’s suggested that you use navy blue and white (not off white). The finished block size is 12” x 12”. We’ll hold a drawing for the blocks at our January 17th meeting. Instructions are available in our members-only section and the McCall’s Quilting website.

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Patti Hyder to speak at November meeting

Patti HyderPatti Hyder will be the guest speaker at our November meeting. Patti is a quilt designer and instructor who teaches her students to create quilts that reflect their individuality. Her classes cover drafting, color, value, texture and proportion along with a variety of construction techniques.

The November meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, starting at 7 pm at the Sherwood Senior Center, 21907 SW Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, OR.

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November block-of-the-month

Ferris wheel blockTVQG members are invited to make the Ferris Wheel block for our November block-of-the-month. It’s suggested that you use fall colors and cream in the corners. The finished block size is 12” x 12”. We’ll hold a drawing for the blocks at our November 15th meeting. Instructions are available in our members-only section.

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Rachel Kerley to speak at October meeting

Rachel KerleyRachel Kerley will be our featured speaker at the October meeting. She creates quilts that are unique pieces of functional art. Rachel’s quilt shown here, titled “The Dishes Can Wait,” won 2nd place in the Applique Category at Quilt Con 2015. Look close and you’ll see Rachel’s excellent free motion quilting. You can watch Rachel talk about this quilt on a short youtube video.

The October meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18th, starting at 7 pm at the Sherwood Senior Center, 21907 SW Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, OR.

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October block-of-the-month

LeMoyne StarTVQG members are invited to make the LeMoyne Star block for our October block-of-the-month. It’s suggested that you use fall colors for the star points and cream for the background. The finished block size is 12” x 12”. We’ll hold a drawing for the blocks at our October 18th meeting. Instructions are available on the McCall’s Quilting website where you’ll find cutting instructions and a video tutorial. Full instructions are in the McCall’s Quilting September/October 2015 edition. There are no set-in seams with this pattern.

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Bonnie Sabel Welt to speak at September meeting

Bonnie Sabel WeltBonnie Sabel Welt learned about crafting and sewing from her Aunt Sylvia, an artist and quilter who taught Bonnie to see with an artist’s eye.

In the 1980’s, several pieces of Bonnie’s original wearable art were juried into national shows, including two appliquéd butterfly jackets that were included in the prestigious annual Designed to Wear event for the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts.

Bonnie shifted her focus to quilting bed-sized quilts and original wall quilts in the 1990s. Many of her original wearable art and art quilts have been sold at shows and galleries. Several of her quilts have won Viewer’s Choice awards.

Bonnie is the author of Positively Postcards: Quilted Keepsakes to Save or Send. She plans to show most of the postcards pictured in her book during her presentation.

The September meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 20th, starting at 7 pm at the Sherwood Senior Center, 21907 SW Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, OR.

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September block-of-the-month

New Irish chain blockTVQG members are invited to make the New Irish Chain block for our September block-of-the-month. It’s suggested that you use batiks (pink, light, medium, and dark) and black fabrics. The finished block size is 13.5” x 13.5”. We’ll hold a drawing for the blocks at our September 20th meeting. Instructions are available in our members-only section.

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Spotlight on members at August meeting

octopus quiltThe focus for TVQG’s August meeting will be the Quilt Challenge Reveal and the conclusion of this year’s UFO Challenge.

Quilt Challenge Reveal. For this year’s challenge, members were invited to create a quilt based on a children’s book. Anything about the book could be used for inspiration: setting, characters, theme, or even something as simple as the colors in the book’s cover. We’ll vote for our favorites and prizes will be awarded.

UFO Contest. Members were challenged to complete their UFOs for this contest. For each completed project, the quilter receives a ticket to be entered in a drawing for prizes. UFO quilts will be displayed separately from quilts being shown at the August Show & Tell.

The August meeting will be held at the Sherwood Senior Center on Tuesday, August 16th, starting at 7 pm.

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August block-of-the-month

Blue chains blockTVQG members are invited to make the blue chains block for our August block-of-the-month. It’s suggested that you use solid blue, white, and yellow fabrics. The finished block size is 12” x 12”. We’ll hold a drawing for the blocks at our August 16th meeting. Instructions can be found on the Quilter’s Cache website.

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July block-of-the-month

Blazing arrows blockTVQG members are invited to make the blazing arrows block for our July block-of-the-month. It’s suggested that you use blue and white fabrics. The finished block size is 12” x 12”. We’ll hold a drawing for the blocks at our July 19th meeting. Instructions are available in our members-only section.

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