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.


* Don't forget to wear your name tag!  We want to know who you are.  (There will be a 25 cent fine for members who have forgotten their name tag.)

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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. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Crystal Quilters Calendar

Friday, Feb. 14 - Field Trip to Kitsap County Quilters quilt show, Bremerton, WA.  Meet at the Sears parking lot at 10 am.  For more information, see their website.
 Valentine's Day! 

Monday Feb. 17 - President's Day.  (A day off from work?  More time to sew!)

Friday, Feb. 21 - 1:00 - 4 pm - Guild Workshop, at Heavenly Quilts and Fabrics, 135 Jefferson Ave. in Buckley.  The workshop will be on pincushions.  Bring a sewing machine and your usual sewing kit/tools, plus fat quarters or small pieces of fabric and trims.  Please bring your own coffee cup and, if desired, you may bring some snacks to share.

Wednesday, Feb. 26 - 1:30 pm - Quilt Show Committee meeting @ Vonda's.

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

* Don't forget to wear your name tag!  We want to know who you are.  (There will be a 25 cent fine for members who have forgotten their name tag.)

* Remember - you can subscribe to Crystal Quilters blog updates by email.  See the widget on the right-hand side bar near the top.  When you subscribe, you'll get an email reminder that there is a new post here.


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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Crystal Quilters Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 5 - 1:30 pm - Quilt Show Committee meeting @ Vonda's.

Friday, Feb. 7 - 11:30 am - lunch at The Krain, 39929 264th Ave. SE (Hwy 169 at the corner of 400th St.).
1:00 pm - General Guild meeting, in the Meeting Room at the Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st. St.  Erica Plank will be the speaker this month.  Please visit her website here.
Today is National Wear Red Day!  See more info here.

Friday, Feb. 14 - Field Trip to Kitsap County Quilters quilt show, Bremerton, WA.  Meet at the Sears parking lot at 10 am.  For more information, see their website.
 Valentine's Day! 

Monday Feb. 17 - President's Day

Friday, Feb. 21 - 1:00 - 4 pm - Guild Workshop, at Heavenly Quilts and Fabrics, 135 Jefferson Ave. in Buckley.  The workshop will be on pincushions.  Bring sewing machine and your usual sewing kit/tools, plus fat quarters or small pieces of fabric and trims.  If desired, please bring some snacks and please bring your own coffee cup.

Wednesday, Feb. 26 - 1:30 pm - Quilt Show Committee meeting @ Vonda's.

Friday, March 7 - 11:30 am.  Lunch will be at Bangkok Thai, 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.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Crystal Quilters Calendar Update

Thursday, Jan. 9 - 1:00 pm - Our Quilt Show Committee will have its initial meeting at Vonda's house.  If you are interested in being involved in the Quilt Show, please come join us!  Please see the roster for Vonda's address/phone #.

Wednesday, Jan. 15 - last day to submit items to Margaret to be included in the next newsletter.  Her email address can be found in the guild roster.   Don't forget that you can also submit items, information or photos to be included on the blog!  You can leave a comment on the blog OR you can email Sharon.  (email address in the guild roster)

Friday, Jan. 17 - 1:00 p.m. - Crystal Quilters Workshop at the Mt. Villa Mobile Home Park.  We will be working on baby quilts to be donated to St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way.  Bring your own fabric, work with some panels donated by Heavenly Quilts, or go to Heavenly Quilts (135 Jefferson Ave. in Buckley) to purchase (at a discount) fabrics that they have earmarked for the guild.

The website for Erica Plank, the speaker for our February meeting, can be seen by clicking this link.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Crystal Quilters Calendar


Wednesday, Jan. 1 - 1 pm.  Budget Committee meeting at Vonda's.  All are welcome to attend.  (Please see the Membership Roster for the address.)

Friday, Jan. 3 - 11:30 am - lunch at The Lee, 1110 Griffin Ave., Enumclaw.
1:00 pm - General Guild Meeting, in the Meeting Room at Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st Street.

Friday, Jan. 17Guild Workshop at the Mt. Villa Mobile Home Park clubhouse, lower level, 1099 Mt. Villa Drive, Enumclaw.

Friday, Feb. 7 - 1:00 pm - General Guild Meeting.

* Don't forget to wear your name tag!  We want to know who you are.  (There will be a 25 cent fine for members who have forgotten their name tag.)

* I have updated the Internet Resources page (at the top of this page) with some of the 2014 Quilt-Along's available on the internet.  Be sure to check it out!  There are some fun and exciting Quilt-Along's to participate in.

If you need further information on anything, please click on the highlighted "No comments" below to leave a message, including your email address, and someone will get back to you shortly. If it is urgent, please leave a phone number where you can be reached and someone will be in touch soon.