It’s time again for Open House in Waldport!
Thursday, July 1st 10am to 2pm at Lee Palmer’s building
Community Quilters announces Stuffing September!
One of the easiest things we do is provide pillows for the Samaritan Pacific Hospital in Newport. They’re used in the many units of the hospital including Cardiology and Pediatrics.
We commonly use orphan squares or blocks from 9 to 14″, finished pillow can be square or rectangular. But we have so much scrap fabric, we could make it simpler and just sew two pieces together.
So here’s how it works. Pick up fabric in July and August, sew together with an 4″ opening for stuffing and bring them back in September (or October). We got a great deal on a HUGE box of fiberfill, You can stuff them at Open House and we will sew them closed or we will hold
for later. There will be pillow kits available or you can pick out from our many scrap fabrics.
Another good idea is to make practice squares for a quilt you’re working on or a block you always wanted to try, then sew a back on it to make it a pillow. I’m going to try some of those Disappearing blocks from the Questioning Quilter who spoke at our meeting recently. They don’t have to be perfect.
We are in need of some flannel baby blankets. These are made from one yard of flannel with the edges turned over and sewn. Anyone who’s been to to our Workroom knows we have a ton of lovely flannel to choose from.
If you have any questions or would like me to drop off some fabric for you to help with the two above projects, please contact me.
Thanks so much!
Just a reminder our SEW IN DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO AUGUST 18, 10AM – 4PM Siletz Grange. Please mark your calendars for the third Wednesday of each month September, October, and November for the next sew ins. Thanks!! We have taken a bit of veteran quilt time away for our families and summer. We still continue to work for our veterans when our time allows and please continue to help us as you can. I know of six to be presented after July 5! To bring us up to date we have presented 12 since June 12th. Betty will restock the block kits at the Cove after July 3rd. Thanks for your support. We certainly appreciate it.
Rose & Veteran Project Team
UFO to FFO
July Guild Meeting Show and Share is limited to UFO to FFO (Unfinished Objects to Finally Finished Objects). These quilts must be all finished and the member took a long time to finish, more than COVID. Please send a picture of your quilt to Nan Scott (email@example.com) by July 5th. Also email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for numbers of entries.
There will be 4 prizes, the categories are Oldest Quilt, Best Story behind the Quilt, Favorite Quilt, and Best Excuse for delaying the finish.
2021 Raffle Quilt Ticket Sales
Pick up more raffle tickets or turn in stubs and money on the first Thursday (7/1) Community Quilters Open House. 10:00 – 2:00.
So far only 74 votes have been recorded on the challenge quilts. Last year we had over 90. Voting is quick and easy. If you haven’t voted yet, please do it before July 6th. Click HERE to see the entries and write down the number of your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice. Then click HERE to vote. The more members participating, the better. So if you have not voted yet, please do so now.
The guild will have a 20’ x 10’ display space at the county fair July 2, 3, and 4. Thank you to the guild members who stepped up to help us sell raffle tickets and bags and panels. If you want to confirm your time slot, the schedule is on our web site. Click HERE to see it or print it for your reference. We will also have space to display the challenge quilts and veterans quilts to engage the public and promote the guild. Admission and parking is free this year, so come on down and support the fair and the guild, and enjoy a fun day in Newport – open from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM on Friday and Saturday and from 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM on Sunday.