Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Crystal Quilters' Calendar

Friday, July 11 - 12 noon - 3 pm  General Guild Meeting, Potluck Lunch and Challenge Quilt Reveal Party.  The party will be at Clarine's home (see the address in the newsletter).  Please bring a dish to share, your own chair and your finished Challenge Quilt.  Lunch will be served promptly at noon!

Wednesday, July 16 - 9 am - noon - Quilt delivery to the Fairgrounds for showing in the King Co. Fair.  Set up will be from 9 am - 5 pm.  Julie B. is the chairperson and Wynonna will be the set up supervisor.  If you have any questions, please contact these ladies.  Quilt pickup will be Sunday after 6 pm.

Thursday - Sunday, July 17 - 20 - King County Fair, Enumclaw Expo Center.

Saturday and Sunday, August 2 - 3 - Art in the Garden.  We will need volunteers to sell Raffle Quilt tickets during this event.

Friday, August 15 - 1 pm - 4 pm - Guild Workshop at Heavenly Quilts, 135 Jefferson Ave., Buckley.  We will be making more aprons to be worn at the Quilt Show.  Please bring your sewing machines and/or sergers, plus your usual sewing kit.  The fabric was donated by Ingrid.  If you have some 7 inch crumb blocks, please bring them for pockets for the aprons.

Wednesday, August 20 - 10 pm  Last day and time to on-line register your quilts for the Washington State Fair (Puyallup).  Information about entering can be found on the website here.

Friday, Sept. 5 - 11:30 am  Lunch.  Location TBD.
1:00 pm. - General Guild Meeting.  Details to come.

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Upcoming Quilt Shows and Events:

July 1 - Sept. 2 - Washington Row by Row Experience - For information on this new "shop hop" please see the website.

July 10 - 12 - Oregon Summer Quilt Expo.  Held during Sisters Quilt Show Week.  10 am to 5 pm.  3 Sisters Convention Center, Redmond, Oregon.  Entry is $10, free parking.  For more info, see the website.

July 18 - 20 - Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club 28th Annual Show, Sequim Middle School Gym, 301 W. Hendrickson, Sequim.  10 am - 5 pm.  $5 suggested donation.  For more info, see the website.

August 1 - 3 - A Secret Garden Quilt Show presented by the Covington Quilt Guild.  Friday and Saturday 10 - 5, Sunday 10 - 4.  Cedar Heights Middle School, 19640 SE 272nd St., Covington, WA.  $5 per person, kids 12 & under Free.  For more info, see the website.


* Please save empty toilet paper tubes and bring them to the meeting.  There will be a receptacle for them.  We will be using them for a Make and Take project at the Quilt Show.

* Please wear your name tag at the meeting - we want to know who you are!


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Monday, June 2, 2014

Crystal Quilters' Calendar

Thursday, June 5 - 1:30 pm.  Quilt Show Committee meeting @ Mountain Meadows Mobile Home Park Clubhouse.

Friday, June 6 - 11:30 am.  Lunch will be at The Lee restaurant, 1110 Griffin Ave,. Enumclaw.
1:00 pm General Guild Meeting in the Meeting Room at the Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st St.


Friday, June 13 - 12 noon to 4 pm.  Erika Plank will do a class on the Cathedral Window pillow, done by machine, at Heavenly Quilts and Fabrics, 135 Jefferson Ave.,  Buckley. (see her Unseen Hands website here)  There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting.  The cost of the class is $35 plus purchase of her template for $15.

Supply List for the Cathedral Window Class: 

1 1/2 yards muslin or "background" fabric of your choice
12 - 2 3/4 inch squares of fabric of your choice (for the center of each window section)
9 inch Seam pressing template from Unseen Hands (will be available for purchase at the workshop)
Iron
Pressing surface for your area
Large cutting mat
Rotary cutter & ruler
Sewing machine
Thread to match the background fabric of your choice
Pins
Seam ripper
14 inch pillow form

Wed. June 18 - Sunday June 22 - Western Washington Shop Hop.

Friday, June 27 - 1 pm to 4 pm. Guild Workshop at Heavenly Quilts and Fabrics, 135 Jefferson Ave., Buckley.  Bring your UFO's for help and assistance in finishing to be ready for the Quilt Show in October.


Friday, July 11 - 12 noon - 4 pm.  General Guild Meeting, Potluck Lunch and Quilt Challenge Reveal party at Clarine's house.  (find her address in the guild newsletter) Please bring your own chair.  Lunch will be served promptly at noon!

Friday, August 15 - 1 pm - 4 pm - Guild Workshop at Heavenly Quilts, 135 Jefferson Ave., Buckley.  We will be making more aprons to be worn at the Quilt Show.  Please bring your sewing machines and/or sergers, plus your usual sewing kit.

* Please save empty toilet paper tubes and bring them to the meeting.  There will be a receptacle for them.  We will be using them for a Make and Take project at the Quilt Show.

* Please wear your name tag at the meeting - we want to know who you are!

* We still need charity quilts, with a more urgent need of the small quilts for the St. Francis hospital nursery.


Sizes for Charity Quilts

Women/Girls & Men/Boys

For Hospitals:        Preemies or Stillborn 18” X 24”
                              Nursery Sizes: Crib size  40” X 60” Approximately

Lap Quilts              40” - 42” X  50” - 60”

Wheelchair size      40” –  42” X 50” (not longer as they catch in wheels)

Ashley House        for children from infant to 18 years. All sizes from crib to twin

N.W. Kidney Center    40” - 42”  X  60” - size is approximate

For victims of Domestic Violence & the homeless – all sizes


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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Upcoming Quilt Shows and Events

Friday June 6 - Sunday June 8 - Blast of Freedom Quilt Show by Woolley Fiber Quilters.  In downtown Sedro-Woolley during the Blast From the Past festival.  Follow the signs to their locations.  $3 admission.
For further information, see their website here.

Wednesday June 18 - Sunday June 22 - Western Washington Shop Hop.
For further information, see the website here.

Saturday, June 21 - Saturday June 28 - Sacred Threads Biennial Exhibition.  Epiphany Parish, 1805 38th Ave., Seattle WA
For further information, see the website here.

Friday June 27 - Saturday June 28 - Fabric Magic.  Basin Piecemakers 2014 Quilt Show.  Moses Lake High School, 803 Sharon Ave. E, Moses Lake, WA, 98837. 9 - 5 pm. Free parking.
For further information, see the website here.

Tuesday July 1 - Tuesday September 2 - Washington Row by Row Experience.  (A new kind of shop hop!)
For further information, see the website here.

Thursday August 14 - Saturday August 16 - Quilt! Knit! Stitch!  Oregon Convention Center, Portland.  10 am - 6 pm daily.  Featuring exhibitors, classes, and art displays that spotlight not only quilting, but related needle arts like knitting, sewing, crocheting, mixed-media, and more!  $10 adults, $8 seniors.  $25 full show pass.
For further information, see the website here.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Crystal Quilters' Calendar

Thursday, May 1 - 1:30 pm - Quilt Show Committee meeting @ Mountain Meadows Mobile Home Park in the Park Hall. 

Friday, May 2 - 11:30 am.  Lunch will be at Frankie's Pizza, 117 Roosevelt Ave. (across from Safeway)
1:00 pm. General Guild meeting, in the Meeting Room at the Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st St.  Judy E. will do a demo on specialty rulers and tools.

Friday, May 16 - 1:00 pm. to 4 pm. Guild Workshop at Heavenly Quilts and Fabrics, 135 Jefferson Ave., Buckley. The workshop will be on "Back to Basics".


Monday, May 19 - 9:00 am  Annual trip to That Patchwork Place/Martingale Publishing.  Meet at the Sears parking lot in Enumclaw to carpool.  This will be an all-day trip, including lunch and visits to a couple of quilt shops.


Friday, June 6 - 11:30 am Lunch.  Location TBD.

1:00 pm General Guild Meeting in the Meeting Room at the Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st St.

Friday, June 13 - 12 noon to 4 pm.  Erika Plank will do a class on the Cathedral Window pillow, done by machine, at Heavenly Quilts and Fabrics, 135 Jefferson Ave.,  Buckley(see her website here)

Wed. June 18 - Sunday June 22 - Western Washington Shop Hop.


Friday, June 27 - 1 pm to 4 pm. Guild Workshop at Heavenly Quilts and Fabrics, 135 Jefferson Ave., Buckley.  Bring your UFO's for help and assistance in finishing to be ready for the Quilt Show in October.


Quilt Events in May:


Friday, May 2 - Saturday, May 3 - Festival of Quilts, Northwest Quilters 39th Annual Quilt Show.  Portland Expo Center, Exhibit Hall D, 2060 N. Marine Dr., Portland, OR. Hours are 10 am - 5 pm both days.  $8 admission.

For more information, see the website.

For those that like to plan ahead, here are some events that will be occurring in 2014.


May 17 - Arts Alive! Artist's Studio Tour.  Marty's house will be on the tour.


July 11 - 12 noon - 4 pm.  General Guild Meeting, Potluck Lunch and Quilt Challenge Reveal party at Clarine's house.


Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10 and 11 - Our Quilt Show!


Tuesday Oct. 14 - Class with RaNae Merrill on Spiral Quilts (foundation pieced) at Heavenly Quilts and Fabrics, 135 Jefferson Ave., Buckley.   RaNae will be the speaker at the Puyallup Valley Quilters Guild in Puyallup on Wednesday, Oct. 1st at 7 pm. if you would like to hear her speak before our workshop.  (See her website here.)


Friday, Dec. 5 - 12 noon.  Holiday Potluck at Mountain Villa Club House.  Bring 2 fat quarters in a brown paper bag for a fun exchange.


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Monday, March 31, 2014

Crystal Quilters' Calendar

Friday, April 4 - 11:30 am. Lunch will be at El Ranchito #2, 1000 Griffin Ave., Enumclaw.
1:00 pm. General Guild meeting in the Meeting Room at the Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st. St.  Lisa will do a demo on the care of our cutting mats.

Friday, April 18 - 1:00 pm. Guild Workshop. Location will be at Heavenly Quilts and Fabrics, 135 Jefferson Ave., Buckley.  We will be making pillowcases to be sold in the Country Store at the Quilt Show.

Friday, May 2 - 11:30 am.  Lunch.  Location TBD.
1:00 pm. General Guild meeting, in the Meeting Room at the Enumclaw Library.  Judy Eades will do a demo on specialty rulers and tools.

Friday, May 16 - 1:00 pm.  Workshop.

Monday, May 19 - Annual trip to That Patchwork Place/Martingale Publishing.

Friday, June 13 - Erika Plank will do a class on the Cathedral Window pillow.  More info soon.

Reminder: We need quilts that are approximately 40" x 60" for the kidney dialysis center.  We also need to make and/or turn in any baby quilts that are 18" x 24" for St. Francis Hospital.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Upcoming Quilt Shows and Events

Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30 -Fidalgo Island Quilters Quilt Walk.  Downtown Anacortes, WA.  Participating merchants display quilts during regular business hours.  Maps available at the Anacortes Visitor Center, 819 Commercial Ave. and host businesses.  A sanctioned event of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
For further information, see the website. 

Thursday, April 3 - Saturday, April 5 - "In Sew Many Words" 39th annual quilt show by Clark County Quilters.  Vancouver Church of Christ, 9019 NE 86th St., Vancouver, WA.  (I-205 N. Padden Parkway East exit)  Thursday and Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.
For further information, see the website

Friday, April 11 - Sunday, April 13 - E Pluribus Unum Quilt Show, by the Fidalgo Island Quilters. Swinomish Casino and Lounge, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA.  Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, Admission $7.
For more information, see the website.

Friday, April 25 - Sunday April 27 - Busy Bee Quilters Show, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe.  Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. $5 admission.  
For more information, see the website.

Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27 - "Quilts Along The Trail" Central Washington Quilt Show.  Kittitas County Event Center, 512 N. Poplar St., Ellensburg. 
For more information, see the website.  

Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27 - Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show, by the Piecemakers Quilt Club.  A Rainfest event.  Forks High School, Auxiliary Gym, 261 South Spartan Ave., Forks, WA.  
For more information, see the website or call Marcia Yanish @ 360-327-3770. 

Friday, May 2 - Saturday, May 3 - Festival of Quilts, Northwest Quilters 39th Annual Quilt Show.  Portland Expo Center, Exhibit Hall D, 2060 N. Marine Dr., Portland, OR. Hours are 10 am - 5 pm both days.  $8 admission.
For more information, see the website.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Crystal Quilters Calendar

Friday, March 7 - 11:30 am.  Lunch will be at Bangkok Thai restaurant, 1240 Griffin Ave. (between Cole St. and Wells St.)
1:00 pm - General Guild meeting, in the Meeting Room at the Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st. St.

* Reminder - if you took the small kits for the Arts Alive! raffle quilt, don't forget to return the finished kits at the March meeting.

* Reminder - don't forget to sign up at the meeting to put your quilts into our quilt show.

Saturday, March 8 - International Women's Day

Sunday, March 9 - Daylight Savings Time begins.

Wednesday, March 12 - 3:00 pm - Quilt Show Committee meeting @ Mountain Meadows Mobile Home Park in the Park Hall.

Saturday, March 15 - International Quilting Day!

Friday, March 21 - 1:00 pm. Guild Workshop.  Location will be at Heavenly Quilts and Fabrics, 135 Jefferson Ave., Buckley.  Sharon will be teaching the Scrappy Trips quilt. (see the workshop info below)

Supply List for March "Scrappy Trips" Workshop

This can be a totally scrappy quilt, because everything works in this one!  Or, you can choose to go with a color scheme or a theme.  Just make sure to have a variety of lights, darks and mediums.  Keep in mind, when selecting your fabrics, GOOD CONTRAST is needed to show this pattern well.

You will need:
 2 ½” strips X 16” minimum length - You can use a Jelly Roll, scraps or fat quarters.  If cutting a FQ, cut on the 18” side.  You can do every strip a different fabric, or you can repeat fabrics throughout the quilt.  If you cut from yardage, you will get 2 strips from a width-of-fabric cut.

Each block takes 6 strips:
12 blocks make a quilt 36” x 48” (crib quilt size) - 72 strips needed
16 blocks make a 48” square quilt – 96 strips
* 24 blocks make a 48” X 72” quilt – 144 strips  (correction from newsletter)

You will also need:
Sewing machine
Thread and bobbins (if going scrappy, grey or tan blend well)
Cutting mat
Ruler at least 12” long
Sharp rotary cutter
* Seam ripper
* Pins

* Necessary to do this pattern


For inspiration on fabric and color choices, and setting ideas, look at this Pinterest Page.


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Calendar of Events

March 14 - 16 - " Our Wild Quilt Garden" quilt show by Quilters Anonymous.  Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe, WA.  Friday and Saturday hours are 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday hours are 10 am to 4 pm.  Admission is $8.
For more information, see the website.

Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30 -Fidalgo Island Quilters Quilt Walk.  Downtown Anacortes, WA.  Participating merchants display quilts during regular business hours.  Maps available at the Anacortes Visitor Center, 819 Commercial Ave. and host businesses.  A sanctioned event of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
For further information, see the website. 

Thursday, April 3 - Saturday, April 5 - "In Sew Many Words" 39th annual quilt show by Clark County Quilters.  Vancouver Church of Christ, 9019 NE 86th St., Vancouver, WA.  (I-205 N. Padden Parkway East exit)  Thursday and Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.
For further information, see the website

Friday, April 11 - Sunday, April 13 - E Pluribus Unum Quilt Show, by the Fidalgo Island Quilters. Swinomish Casino and Lounge, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA.  Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, Admission $7.
For more information, see the website.

Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27 - Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show, by the Piecemakers Quilt Club.  A Rainfest event.  Forks High School, Auxiliary Gym, 261 South Spartan Ave., Forks, WA.  
For more information, see the website or call Marcia Yanish @ 360-327-3770.