Monday, September 19, 2011


This is something that only a quilter would appreciate…  A display of the types of irons brought to September’s meeting!



September 17, 2011 Guild Meeting

Ila Starks, a former member of Grayson Country Quilters, taught a class on Raw Edge Appliqué.  This was a working meeting and quilters brought their machines and eager attitudes to learn this technique that Ila has mastered.


Gayle Shumway and Ila Starks display completed Raw Edge Appliqué project.


Ila’s Trunk Show

After the class, Ila presented a trunk show of various quilts, purses, and baskets that she has made.

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Show and Tell


Sidney Christensen displays her completed quilt.

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Fall Leaves – by Janet Wilcox

Next Month’s Project – Fabric Baskets (or hats!)




Deb Bayles models the latest trend – fabric hats!


Gail Marion with her hat choice!


Shari Guymon seems to be a natural to wear a hat!

October’s Project – Supply List

October’s guild meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at 6:00pm.  Sidney Christensen will be demonstrating how to make fabric baskets.  Bring your sewing machines and supplies.  Once you’ve mastered the technique, it takes about 30 minutes to make a basket.  These baskets will make GREAT Christmas gifts!
  • 1/3 yard of fabric (USE YOUR SCRAPS!)  They turn out darling!!!
  • 50 feet of cotton clothesline  (This will make two small baskets or one medium sized basket)
  • White thread – lots of it!
  • Medium size Binder Clip or something similar to clip to rope/fabric (see photo below)
  • Sewing Machine (I use a size 16 needle, but this isn’t required)
  • scissors
Again, use your scraps!  Cut your scraps into 1” to 2” strips and sew together so they are about 40” long.  (Longer than that makes it difficult to wrap around the  clothesline.)  I do not make them even, meaning I will sew a 1” scrap to a 1.5” scrap.  I don’t cut it to make it even.  It doesn’t matter unless you are a perfectionist!!!)
If using fabric, precut your fabric into 1” to 2” strips.  Make the strips the Width of Fabric.
There are several tutorials out on the internet.  Here’s one I found it you want to reference it.  Fabric Basket Tutorial.


Quilt Of Valor Presentation in honor of Jason Workman

On Thursday, September 15th, Kathy Hurst, Janet Wilcox, Nancy Kimmerle, and Janet Bradford presented a Quilt of Valor to the family of Jason Workman.   A quilted American Flag was also presented to the family, that will be sent to Jason’s wife and son.
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Workman Family surrounding the Quilt of Valor and American Flag.
Jason Workman was one of 22 Navy Seals killed in Afghanistan in August of this year.