April block-of-the-month

Bright hopes blockTVQG members are invited to make the Bright Hopes block for our April block-of-the-month. Instructions are available in our members-only section. The finished block size is 12” x 12”. It’s suggested that you use white or white-on-white center squares and 16 different medium, medium-dark, or dark fabrics. We’ll hold a drawing for the blocks at our April 18th meeting.

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March block-of-the-month

Antique title blockTVQG members are invited to make the antique title block for our March block-of-the-month. Instructions are available in our members-only section. The finished block size is 12” x 12”. LoisMarie distributed fabric for the block at the February meeting. Any members who want to make the block but didn’t receive the fabric should contact her. We’ll hold a drawing for the blocks at our March 21st meeting.

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Ann Shaw to speak at February meeting

Eagle quiltQuilt designer/teacher Ann Shaw will speak at the TVQG February meeting. Ann made her first quilt in the 1980s, starting out with the cathedral windows block. As her skills grew, she enjoyed being playful with traditional blocks, changing them in creative ways. She’s also made many pictorial quilts based on photographs. Check out Ann’s website for pictures of her amazing quilts and information about her classes.

Patterns for some of Ann’s quilts, including the eagle quilt shown here, are available from Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop in Vancouver.

The February meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21st, starting at 7 pm at the Sherwood Senior Center, 21907 SW Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, OR.

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January meeting cancelled

TVQGThe Tualatin Valley Quilt Guild January meeting has been canceled due to bad weather. January events, including the start of the Row By Row and UFO challenges, will be moved to our February meeting.

The monthly Block of the Month and Fat Quarter activities will move down one month; January’s will become February, and so on.

Hope to see you all next month. Stay safe and warm. And do some quilting!

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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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