Wednesday, February 18, 2015

More Reminders!

Reminder #1 - Friday, Feb. 20th - At the workshop, we will be exchanging our boxes for the Traveling Round Robin.  In your box, you should have all of the fabrics you've selected, the block you've chosen made of your fabrics, and all the other "ingredients".  The next swap will be at the March meeting, Friday, March 6th.

Reminder #2 - Saturday, Feb. 21 at 9 am - We will meet at the Sears parking lot in Enumclaw to carpool to the Kitsap Quilters' quilt show in Bremerton.  Please click here then scroll down to Upcoming  Quilt Shows & Events for more info on this quilt show.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Crystal Quilters Workshop reminder

Don't Forget: This Friday, Feb. 20th at 1:00 pm  is our workshop on Strings.  We will be in our usual meeting place, the Buckley fire station, 611 S. Division St., Buckley,

We'll be playing "Strip Poker" with our strips, so be sure to bring some fabric strips.  They should be width of fabric and 2 1/2 inches wide.

We will also use any size strip, cut width of fabric or less, and from 3/4 inch up to 4 or 5 inches wide, for making some sample string piecing.  Please bring your sewing machine and workshop sewing kit.

one example of a string quilt
(click on the photo to "biggify" it)
For those that don't want to participate, you're welcome to come and work on your own project as well.

Come and have fun with us while learning another way to Slash Your Stash!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Crystal Quilters Workshop Information & Supply List

Wednesday, Feb. 18 - 10 am to 2 pm. at the Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st St.  Fusible "Kokio" class by Dee Brown of The Quilted Trillium.  The cost of the class is $40, payable to Crystal Quilters, with a $7 kit fee (kit includes fabric, batting and backing) going to the instructor.

If you are interested in attending this class or have any further questions, contact Judy at 253-970-1946 or by email at marinerbball(at)hotmail(dot)com.
(Judy needs a headcount to let Dee know how many kits to bring to the class.)

The supplies you need to bring to class are:

* Small, sharp scissors
* 8 1/2 x 11 inch Lite Steam-a-Seam II (no substitutions) - Judy will have some for those who need it.
* Teflon applique pressing sheet
* Sewing machine capable of free motion sewing, with light neutral bobbin thread
* Optional items: tweezers, personal ironing station (less than 200 watts)
* a lunch

Please see Dee's website for an explanation of the raw edge fusible method she will be teaching in this class.

Workshop Information

Thursday, Feb. 12 - Jaimie Davie of Loopy Tulips ( will be giving a workshop for Quilters Anonymous quilt guild on "Beginning Baltimore" applique.  There is still room in the class and Crystal Quilters are invited to participate.  

The cost of the class is $40, and the times are 9 am to 4 pm (with setup starting at 8:30 am).  If you are interested in attending this class, please send an email to diane.hurley(at)comcast(dot)net.  

The class will be held at Ronald United Methodist Church, 17839 Aurora Ave. North, Shoreline, WA.  (Parking is accessed off Linden Ave, N, behind the church)

Diane also has this information for us:

If Crystal Quilters guild has members that are interested in any of our other speakers and their workshops, let me know and I can put them on a waiting list.  Then, if there is space in the class, I can let them know 2 weeks in advance. Class are all on Thursday's except where noted.
March: 5th - Joe Cunningham - Creative Design -   $50
April 18th (Saturday Workshop) Lisa Jenni - It's all about Daring--- Curvy Cutting & Making Holes    $45
May 15th - Kathy McNeil - Learning Landscapes -  $60
June 11th - Melinda Bula - Clematis Flower -   $55
July 16th - Norah McMeeking - St. Marks Wallhanging -  $60
August 22nd (Saturday Workshop) Dee Brown - Northwest Seasons Applique art quilt -  $45
September 10th - Emiko T. Loeb - Reversible Lob Cabin Blocks   $50

If you are interested in any of these classes, please send her an email at diane.hurley(at)comcast(dot)net.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Crystal Quilters Calendar - February 2015

Friday, Feb. 6 - 11:30 am - Lunch will be at Bangkok Thai resaurant, 1240 Griffin Ave., Enumclaw.
1:00 pm - General Guild meeting at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 S. Division St., Buckley. 

The agenda for the meeting will be available at the meeting.

If you haven't already turned them in, please bring your finished half-square triangles trimmed to 2 1/2 inches square, made of the squares we traded at the January meeting.

There will be a discussion of Friendship and String Quilts at the meeting.  There will also be a short demo by Judy on the cleaning and repair of Vintage sewing machines. Bring your Featherweight machine to the meeting for assistance.

Please consider bringing one, two or more Friendship, Star or Basket blocks to contribute to our 2015 raffle quilt with the theme of Friendship.  Your choice of block pattern, size and fabric/color.  Wynonna and Vonda will be assembling the quilt.  Blocks MUST be turned in at the Feb. 6th meeting!

Don't forget:
* to wear your nametag at the meeting!
* it's recommended that each member donate at least one Comfort Quilt this year.  See the newsletter for the recommended sizes.

Friday, Feb. 20 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Guild Workshop at the Buckley Fire Station.  String quilts/Slash Your Stash!  We'll be playing "Strip Poker".  (No, not that kind of strip poker!  *grin*)   Bring your strips cut 1 inch to 2 5 inches to play along.

Friday, March 6 - 11:30 am Lunch is TBD
1:00 pm - General Guild meeting at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 S. Division St., Buckley.

Upcoming Quilt Shows and Events:

Feb. 18 - 10 - 2 pm- Dee Brown is giving a Fusible Web class at the Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st  St.

Feb. 20 - 21 - "Modern Vintage" Quilt Show, Kitsap Quilters 29th Annual quilt show.  Kitsap County Fairgrounds, President's Hall, Bremerton.  10 am to 5 pm daily.  Featured artist: Sharon Broom.
For more information, see the website.

Feb. 26 - March 1 - Sew Expo!  Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave.SW, Puyallup 98371.
For further information, see the website

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 4 - 7 pm - Empty Bowls (fundraiser for local food bank) at Enumclaw HS Community room.

March 13 - 15 - "Quilts Under Northwest Skies" Annual quilt show by Quilters Anonymous.  Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA.  Friday and Saturday 10 - 5, Sunday 10 - 4.  Admission $8 (good for all 3 days).
For further information, see the website.

March 27 - 28 - "The Story Begins At Home" quilt show by Tri-Cities Quilters Guild, Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA.  Fri 10 - 6, Sat 10 - 5.  $5 admission.

April 9 - 11 - "A Journey Through Time" annual quilt show by Clark County Quilters, Vancouver Church of Christ, 9019 NE 86th St., Vancouver, WA  Thurs & Fri 10 - 5, Sat. 10 - 4:30.  Admission $7 or $10 for a 3 day pass.
For more info, see the website.

May 7 – 10 - Puyallup Valley Quilters' 17th Annual Cascades Retreat, Yelm, WA (cost of retreat $190.00)