Sunday, June 25, 2017

June Sew-a-Thon weekend

The guild met June 23rd & 24th for another sew weekend to finish up projects and quilts for the July 4th quilt show.  Our show will be held at the Blanding Wellness Center beginning at 11:00 on July 4th.  There is no cost to attend.  There will be many beautiful quilts to see as well as items to purchase from the Country Store.  There will also be handmade quilts for sale this year.  Yes, we make TOO many and need to clear out the supply to make more!!!  So now is the time to get one of these beauties!  If you haven't purchased your tickets for the fabulous red, white and blue quilt you will be able to do so at the show.  The lucky winner will be announced at 4 pm that day!!  The proceeds will go towards material for charity quilts that the guild provides throughout the year.  This is our big fundraiser so come support the GCQ!!!

If you are not a member of the guild but would like to display a quilt, please contact Kathy Hurst for an entry label and bring your quilt to the wellness center at 4 pm July 3rd - this is when we will set up for the show.

Quilting using the utility stitch on one of our charity quilts

Tina demonstrated how to use 2 1/2" strips or a jelly roll for these beauties

This quilt top was completed at the sew weekend.  Many members helped with this quilt.  The lucky recipient is a secret, but I'm sure they will love it - it turned out beautiful!!!

Karen finished her strip quilt.  How springy!!!!

Jeri made this beautiful quilt with teal batiks

Debbie worked with two of her granddaughters (Lucy pictured here) to make their first quilts.  This one is Lucy's sisters quilt top - she is only 8 years old - amazing!!

This is Lucy's first quilt and it's all about Paris!  So cool!!!

This amazing quilt is for Debbie's soon-to-be granddaughter - how lucky is she????

Kathy and Tumbling Blocks

And here is the little ones - 999 to be exact.  Now that is crazy cool!!!

Don't you just love this one????
Don't forget to come to the Grayson Country Quilters July 4th Quilt Show at the Wellness Center from 11 am - 4 pm.  And get your tickets - maybe you will be the lucky winner of a beautiful patriotic quilt!!!!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

May Sew Weekend

A large group attended the sew weekend in May.  Show and tell was huge so that means the quilt show will be so worth attending - plus there will be quilts for sale!!!  If you've always wanted a beautiful quilt but are not into sewing this will be the time to pick one up.  The country story will have small items and baked goods as well for purchase.  Don't forget to buy your tickets for the Patriotic quilt that is being raffled off.  It is a beauty!!!!  Tickets are being sold at Clark's Market on Wednesday's and Friday's - or you can contact any guild member to purchase them.  $5 for 3 tickets. The quilt show will be held at the Wellness Center from 11 - 4 on July 4th with the drawing at 4 pm.  Another sew weekend for members will be held June 23-24 at the library.  We will be finishing up all our quilts for the quilt show and working on charity blankets.  Feel free to stop by and visit and check out what is happening in our group.
Our group hard at work

This beauty will be raffled off July 4th - get your tickets

Annie with her projects - looking great!

Gail has been busy too!

And Kathy H is always busy!!!

Newest member Liz had a great trunk show - so many beautiful quilts!!!

Youngest member Sadie with her race quilt.  She finished it during the sew weekend - Grandma Cathy is pretty proud

Shari always so busy with the charity baby blankets

Sidney with her 3 quilts

Area rep Tawna Larson getting a head start on Christmas - it's never too early!

Tina has some beauties to show as well

 Don't forget to come to the July 4th Quilt Show.  If you want to show a quilt and are not a GCQ member, please contact Kathy Hurst, Deb Bayles or Marcia Johnson-Robinson to pick up a registration label.  Quilts need to be at the Wellness Center by 4 pm on July 3rd.  If you can't get there, please get them to a member. All quilts must have a registration label.