Coming up at Loose Threads in September 2014

Hello Loose Thread Quilters:  Our next meeting will be September 8 at 4pm at Country Oaks Baptist Church (see schedule for rest of year below).  Vicki Ruggles and Theresa Morrow are set to make dinner.  Thanks to Sandy and Heather for last month’s dinner.  Congratulations to Roxanna for winning the UFO drawing in August.  Please bring any final BOM’s (Kansas Dust Storm, Evening Star, Snail Trail, etc.) to the meeting so the last few block winners can get working on their quilts so we can see the results at Christmas.

We started our Round Robin in August.  Round Robin Participants are:  Annette W, Carolyn W, Angi W, Sandy D, Lisa R, Cathy C, Diance C, and Pogie PC.  We are on a slow track exchanging every two months.  Next exchange will be October.

I was thinking about our schedule for 2015 and wanted to get some dates on the calendar.  We want to do Scrap Therapy and need some volunteers to share ideas of what to do with scraps. Mary wants to do half square triangles and Angi wants to do strips.  Be on the lookout for pictures of quilts that fit the Scrap Therapy theme. If you’re on Pinterest, here’s a link to some pics Angi has collected.  Can we do another Mystery Quilt in January or February again, Laura?

New Idea!  Themed Show and Tell

Ladies are always asking what Loose Threads have done in the past (our history) so what if the old time Loose Threaders brought projects we’ve done in the past to share with our new ladies?

For instance:

January 2015 – share our first mystery quilt. (Have a Mystery Quilt in January or February?)

February 2015 – share our Pioneer Samplers

March 2015 – share our Morning Glory Block Swap

April 2015 – Share our first Batik Challenge Quilt

May 2015 – Share the quilts we made from the gift of someone else’s fabric we picked up Christmas 2006

June 2015 – 2007 was a block in a bag to make for someone else

July 2015 – 4 star Mystery Quilts

August 2015 – Charm Pack Challenge Quilts

September 2015 – Strip Quilts

October 2015 – Dots and Stripes Challenge

November 2015 – Batik Fabric Exchnage

December 2015 – Share our Scrap Therapy Quilts

Everyone could still share UFO’s to be in the drawing but what do you think of the themes?

Here’s the schedule for the rest of the year.

September 8, 2014

Gift Certificate Winners: Draw for a UFO winner

Dinner: Vicki Ruggles and Theresa Morrow

October 6, 2014

Round Robin Participants – bring your projects to swap!

Gift Certificate Winners: Draw for a UFO winner

Dinner: Carolyn Wright and Roxanna Flinnt

November 17, 2014

Gift Certificate Winners: Draw for a UFO winner

Dinner: Need some volunteers who haven’t done it yet.

December 2014

Christmas Party – WHO WILL BE HOSTING THIS YEAR?  IS IT DIANE’S TURN??  Don’t forget to keep working on your quilts for the extra gift certificate drawing at our Christmas Party. We decided you can show us your Mystery Quilt, I Spy Quilt, Block of the Month Quilt (your colors) or the Block of the Month blocks you won in the drawing made into a quilt. Lots of opportunities to win!

Monthly Meeting Schedule

4:00 -5:30 pm Come for Free Sew. Bring your own projects.

5:30 pm – 6:30pm – Dinner & Show & Tell.  All Business stuff and dinner is transacted around 5:30 – 6:30pm.

Draw for a Finished UFO Winner – To participate, please pay your dues of $20, finish a quilt in the past month, and share it with us to be in our monthly drawing to win a gift certificate to a quilt shop.

6:30-8:00pm Free Sew continues

What’s Next…

Our next meeting will be Monday, August 11 at 4pm at COBC.  (For the rest of the year we’ll meet September 8 & October 6)  November 10 falls on a 4 day holiday weekend (and the Oakhurst Retreat??) so we may have to reschedule that one. December is the Christmas Party.

Sandy Barron Duxbury and Heather McAlpine-Barnes are making dinner in August. Thanks to Dawna, Liz and Debbie for a delicious dinner in July!

Next meeting:  Bring any BOM’s you may have missed. Let’s finish out the BOM strong! The last BOM (Snail Trail Wave) goes to Angi Nelson Wiggins at the August Meeting.

In August: Bring your Round Robin Center if you want to participate. We decided to do ONE Round Robin – slow track.  So far we have Cathy Criger, Sandy Duxbury, Joanie PC, Theresa and Diane signed up.  Angi and Robyn are still thinking about it.  Bring your center block in a box with any material you would like used in it.

At our July meeting Robyn Thompson won the UFO gift certificate drawing.  Congratulations!  Ginny Brooks, Peggy Rosler and Cathy Criger won the extra summer baskets provided by Teri Kanallakan.  Thanks Teri!

Don’t forget to keep working on your quilts for the extra gift certificate drawing at our Christmas Party.  We decided you can show us your Mystery Quilt, I Spy Quilt, Block of the Month Quilt (your colors) or the Block of the Month blocks you won in the drawing made into a quilt.  Lots of opportunities to win!

Summer Meetings

SUMMER MEETING DATES

Our July Meeting will be July 21 at 4pm at COBC – dinner volunteers are Dawna Doeil!, Liz Wolfe! and Debbi Hayward?

At the July Meeting we need to schedule the rest of our meeting dates and get them on the church calendar to reserve the space.

Please check the 2014 Page for our latest updates (don’t check old posts!).

Block of the month!

Congratulations – Teri Kanallakan won the Kansas Dust Storm blocks! – (If you’ve fallen behind, get her your block ASAP – thanks! See note below about other blocks you don’t need to make!)

BOM block change! Since there’s only 2 blocks left to go – – we’ve decided Mary Landon will win next months block and Angi Wiggins will win the final block. For next month’s block we didn’t like the floral corners. Please do your corners in four different solids like example below.

Evening Star
FYI if you’ve fallen behind you DON’T need to make the following blocks:

  • Joan Pogon-cord finished her boot quilt already
  • Heather McAlpine-Barnes gave away the red, white and blue blocks
  • Kim White says she has enough spool blocks to make the quilt she wants.

Round Robin for late 2014

Have any Round Robin samples?? Bring them to the next meeting to share!

It was suggested we start another Round Robin in August when we finish the Block of the Month. We’ve decided to form 2 groups, one Slow Group that exchanges maybe twice before Christmas and one Fast group that exchanges every month. A Round Robin is a serious commitment so think twice about joining – the next person depends on you to finish your border on time so that the exchange can happen in a timely manner. You can’t fall behind on this one. We will explain the procedure in July. You need to provide a center block in a box if you want to join. Your block would be passed around with each lady adding on another border. You could let people add their own fabric or just have them use the fabric you include in your box.

We have decided to do Scrap Therapy in 2015 – Mary is suggesting 1/2 square triangles. Any more ideas?

April Summary and Summer Date Changes

SUMMER MEETING DATE CHANGES

Hey Girls. I just checked the church calendar and we have some conflicts with the dates I picked for summer so…

Our June Meeting will NOT be June 16 but it WILL BE June 23 – Mary and Angi are set to make dinner.
Our July Meeting will NOT be July 14 but WILL BE July 21 – we need volunteers for dinner!

Please check the 2014 Page for our latest schedule updates (don’t check old posts!).

Congratulations to April winners!

At our last meeting Pogie won the Cowboy Boot blocks. In an historic moment, our newest member, Lisa Roskam, drew Angi Wiggins name out of the hat which allowed her to actually win our monthly gift certificate for showing a finished UFO quilt for the first time! Thanks to Ginny Brooks and Joan Pogon-Cord we had a delicious dinner of pizza and salad.

Next meeting in May

Our next meeting is Monday, May 19, 2014 at 4pm at COBC. Sherrie Perez and Robyn Thompson are slated to bring dinner. Bring your finished UFO’s to share and something to work on at the meeting.

BOM – If you are in the Block of the Month group, please get your finished blocks to the winners ASAP. Those who haven’t won blocks yet are : Kim White, Teri K, Mary and Angi. Spools block is next for May’s meeting.

PLEASE Note: Please be sure to have your upper left spool in the UPRIGHT position (not lying on its side) so that the winner’s quilt will go together correctly.

We want to do July’s Evening Star block in brights so to help out with that we’ll have a bright fabric swap in May and June so that everyone can get the colors they need to complete the block shown. So bring any solid-ish brights you have to share.

Round Robin for late 2014

It was suggested we start another Round Robin in August when we finish the Block of the Month. We’ve decided to form 2 groups, one Slow Group that exchanges maybe twice before Christmas and one Fast group that exchanges every month. A Round Robin is a serious commitment so think twice about joining – the next person depends on you to finish your border on time so that the exchange can happen in a timely manner. You can’t fall behind on this one. We will explain the procedure in July. You need to provide a center block in a box if you want to join. Your block would be passed around with each lady adding on another border. You could let people add their own fabric or just have them use the fabric you include in your box.

We have decided to do Scrap Therapy in 2015 – Mary is suggesting 1/2 square triangles. Any more ideas?

March 2014 News

Congratulations to March winners!

At our last meeting Heather Barnes won the Red, White and Blue Glory is Scraps blocks.  Joan Pogon-Cord won our gift certificate for showing a finished UFO quilt.  Thanks to Cathy Criger and Diane Cole we had a delicious dinner of chili and salad.

If you are in the Block of the Month group, please get your finished blocks to the winners ASAP.  Those who haven’t won blocks yet are :  Kim White, Pogie, Teri K, Mary and Angi.  Cowboy Boot is next.  It is a SIMPLE block.  Fun. Easy.  No stress.  Do it with a light background and have fun with the rest of the boot.

At the March meeting we decided to do June’s Kansas Dust Storm in the colors shown.  We want to do the Evening Star block in the brights so to help out with that we’ll have a bright fabric swap in May and June so that everyone can get the colors they need to complete the block shown.

It was suggested we start another Round Robin in August when we finish the Block of the Month – maybe this time dividing into Beginning and Intermediate groups.  If we decide to do this, we will explain the procedure and you would need to provide a center block in a box.   Your block would be passed around 5-6 rounds with each lady adding on another border.  You could let people add their own fabric or just have them use the fabric you include in your box.  More at the next meeting.  If you have any books on round robins or how to do borders, bring them to share!

April 7, 2014 Special Event

Don’t forget.  Tehachapi Mountain Quilters have scheduled a night meeting at COBC and everyone is welcome!  Meeting starts at 5:30 pm and features Raylene Salazar of Quilters Haven LLC.  We’ve been asking for night meeting for awhile.  Let’s support this one!

Next Loose Threads meeting is April 21, 2014

cowboy boot pic

Block of the Month:  Jaunty Cowboy Boot

Colors: Follow Instructions (light background, boot in your own color choices)

Instructions for Cowboy Boot 

Block of the Month: Draw for a winner of the Jaunty Cowboy Boot.

Gift Certificate Winners:  Draw for a UFO winner

Dinner:  Joan Pogon-Cord and Ginny Brooks

Latest News at Loose Threads

First of all, Hugs and Kisses to Laura Newbry for leading the Mystery Quilt (our mystery quilt was called “Hugs and Kisses!”).  What fun! Thanks for all your hard work.  We had a great night. It was so good to see Donna Adams and some new faces.  Welcome to the Loose Threads: Dawna, Liz and Debbie. 

I have posted instructions for ALL the Block of the Month blocks on our site now (check http://loosethreadstehachapi.wordpress.com/2014-2/ ).  We still need to pick colors for some of them.  We can do that at the March meeting. 

Block of the Month Winner in February was Roxanna Flint. Congrats!  She won the gray, white and red blocks. 

Next Month:

March 10, 2014

GloryinScraps

Block of the Month:  Glory in Scraps – Colors: Red, White and Blue – Instructions are on Quilter’s Cache:  Glory in Scraps

Block of the Month: We will draw for a winner of our Glory in Scraps.  

Gift Certificate Winners:  Draw for a UFO winner

Dinner:  Cathy Criger and Diane Cole

Just joining Loose Threads?

In 2014 we are continuing our  Block of the Month.  Even if you don’t want to participate in Block of the Month, please come and bring your own project to work on.   

Dues: We will still be having drawings as prizes for finished UFO’s for those that pay their annual fee of $20 (if you don’t want to be in the drawing you don’t have to pay the $20 – we do it as incentive to make us finish projects).  This year the drawings will be monthly – so finish up those unfinished objects and come show them off at our monthly meetings. 

 Our meetings have changed to the second or third Monday of the month at Country Oaks Baptist Church in the chapel.  We begin sewing at 4pm, have dinner between 5:30-6:30pm and finish up just before 8pm.  Monthly schedule is online at http://loosethreadstehachapi.wordpress.com/2014-2/