Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Guilds and Bees

I am in two Guilds and three Bees...so love that quilting!!!  The Guilds are very different.  The Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild  has about 50 members.  We are small and warm and cozy with swaps and block exchanges, parties, outreach options and friends.

The Charlotte Quilters' Guild is about 200 people with international speakers, quilt shows, small bee options, outreach options and friends.  Our quilt show is coming up.in early March.  Check it out .here.   Both are wonderful!!  Lucky us in Charlotte, NC.

This month's swap for the CMQG is: Drawstring Bag Tutorial  I just finished mine now...the tute is sooo easy and fun.

This month's block exchange for CMQG is: Hugs and Kisses  This tute is also very easy...a take on the Indian Hatchet block, by many other names.  In about 15/ 20 min, I finished 14 of them...ha!!  The instructions are to use "Emerald"...the color of the year.

A great tip that I got from this tutorial, was to iron the line instead of the time consuming drawing the stitching line.  This is why I finished so quickly:)
Sharing now my excitement about next Saturday.  I am preparing now to go to Leah Day 's  free-motion quilting workshop at the Sew Much Fun quilt store in Gastonia, NC.  I do not know if spots are available.  I just know that I was first on the list!!!!  So wonderful:)

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Great tip to iron the line! Love your drawstring bag, too! See you tonight at the meeting!