Tuesday, December 8, via Zoom - Holiday Party--
We will spend part of the meeting in smaller "breakout groups." Each of these groups will be doing a few activities including some 'getting to know you' and other types of fun questions, a scavenger hunt and a Handmade Gift show and tell.
Handmade Show and Tell
For the show and tell, be prepared to show and tell about a handmade holiday gift, or two, you have made or received. This is NOT limited to a sewn or quilted item and can be something recent or from days gone by. As long as it is handmade, it qualifies. If it is something you have made and you have a pattern, we will have a way for you to share that with the whole guild later on.
Holiday Block Exchange - Cheerful and Bright
In keeping with guild tradition, we will have a holiday block exchange. Our block will be a simple rail fence block (directions here). Thinking we could all use a little bright cheeriness as winter approaches we will be making blocks in EITHER warm or cool colors. Warm color blocks would include reds, oranges, yellows, magenta, rose, peach, etc. Cool blocks would include blue, green, teal, lime, blue-violet, indigo. Feel free to do some warm blocks and some cool blocks as we would like to have mix.
If you choose to participate, you will make as many blocks as you like and with your blocks include one slip of paper with your full name on it for each block you make. If you make 6 blocks, include 6 name slips with your blocks and put everything a bag.
You can drop your finished blocks by Dec. 5 at Aafke's cooler; at Cora's, she will have a box or bin set up on her porch; or on Jayne's porch in Newfield. At our December Holiday meeting we will draw names and winners will receive a packet of blocks.
FILE FOR T.C.Q.G. LOGO
Here is the file for our logo. Download it to print and put on gifts we are distributing for the holidays. It comes in two sizes, and you can print it in color or black and white.
PATTERN FOR SEAT BELT PILLOW
Here is the pattern for the seat belt pillow. The Cancer Resource Center would love to have us make these for cancer patients, so they can cushion their ports when they wear a seat belt. The pillow is small and easy, and a great way of using fun scraps.
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NOVEMBER 28TH AND 29TH
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND VIRTUAL SEWING GROUP
After our successful "Virtual Casowasco Retreat" in October, we will be having another virtual sewing and sharing time via Zoom on the weekend of Saturday, 11/28 and Sunday, 11/29. In years past Guild members used to enjoy getting together at the Cayuga Heights Fire Station in the wake of the Thanksgiving holiday to share in some fellowship and have dedicated sewing time for holiday projects. The meeting will be open from 9:30 to 6:00 both days for people to come
and go. Link will be sent to the list serve ahead of time.
And another one is scheduled for January 8 and 9.
Tuesday, January 12, 7:00 PM via Zoom
Melissa Fowler "A Walk through 28 Years of Quiltmaking"
Melissa has made over 300 quilts in that time, she promises not to
show them all. We should see a great variety, some big, some small and all, I’m sure, made with her artistic eye.
Tuesday, January 26, 7:00 PM via Zoom
SOCIAL AND SHOW AND TELL
For the last two years we have changed the second meeting of the month into a special themed Show-&-Tell meeting. It has been tons
of fun to see these themed quilts just about every month. We have not seen your winter quilts yet and in January you get the chance
to show them off. These quilts might be the heavy, warmer ones that only go on your bed in winter time, but it also can be winter
landscape quilts, or quilts with a winter theme. (No Christmas quilts, please). Keep your flannel and/or plaid quilts for our February
Show & Tell. If you have a winter quilt to show, please make a photo of the quilt and a close-up to show some detail, and send it to
Munna before the meeting.
Rail Fence Block Directions for Block Exchange
Unfinished size 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". For each block, cut 3 strips, each one a different color, either all 3 warm or all 3 cool, 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches each. Sew together along the long edge, 1/4 inch seam. To reduce 'curl' you can alternate the direction you sew the seams in. Press. You can strip piece with width of fabric strips and make a bunch at once.
You do not need to use all bright colors, tints and shades (pink, maroon, olive, lavender, baby blue. etc.) are great too! Batiks, regular cottons, prints and solids are all welcome. Quilt Police will NOT be monitoring this project.