Monday, June 15, 2015

Crystal Quilters Workshop

Friday, June 19 - 1:00 pm. -  Beginning Bargello Workshop at the Buckley Fire station, 611 S. Division St, Buckley. 

Here are the supplies that you will need for this workshop:

Bargello Pillow

 For the workshop, you will need 2.5 inch strips.  You can use a Jelly Roll or you can cut your own.  It works best to use batiks, small prints or "nothing" prints (that look like a solid from a distance) for this technique.

If you wish to make a 16 inch pillow, you will need 8 strips cut selvage to selvage.  For an 18 inch pillow, you will need 9 strips, cut selvage to selvage.

Sew these strips together using 1/4 inch seam allowance, lengthwise, making sure to alternate contrasting colors.  You may repeat colors or they may all be different.  You will be making a strata.

a sample strata

Press all the seams the same direction on the wrong side, then from the right side, making sure to press nice and flat.  (No chicken lips!)  After pressing, sew the first and last pieces of fabric together forming a tube.  Press this seam, matching the direction of the rest of the seams.

Please have this tube ready for the workshop on June 19 so that we can start cutting, adjusting and sewing right away.

Bargello panel on a jacket

You will also need a sewing machine and your usual sewing kit and cutting tools.

If you have any questions about this, call Vonda @ 360-897-9019.

*  Don't forget to bring your Traveling Round Robin blocks to exchange, if you are taking part in that activity.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Crystal Quilters Calendar - June 2015

Friday, June 5 - 11:30 am - Lunch will be at The Kitchen, 1521 Cole St. Enumclaw.
1:00 pm - General Guild meeting at the Buckley Fire station, 611 S. Division St, Buckley. 
* Bring your UFO's and/or quilts needing help.  
* Vonda will be discussing the fabrics needed for the Bargello workshop this month.
* Don't forget to wear your name tag!

Wednesday, June 17 - 1:00 pm - Quilt Show Committee meeting, Buckley Library, 123 S. River Ave.

Friday, June 19 - 1:00 pm - Bargello Workshop, Buckley Fire Station, 611 S. Division St, Buckley.

Upcoming Events for Crystal Quilters

Friday, July 10 - Noon (please arrive @ 11 am) - Guild Potluck Picnic and Challenge Quilt Reveal in Clarine's beautiful yard.  Don't forget to bring a chair to sit upon!

July 16 - 19 - The King County Fair at the Expo Center.

Upcoming Quilt Shows and Events

June 5 - 7 -  "Blast of Farms" Woolley Fiber Quilters Annual Quilt Show, Downtown Sedro-Woolley, WA during the Blast From The Past Festival.
For more info, see the website.  

June 5 - 7, 2015 - Rosalia Battle Days Quilt Show, Rosalia Community Center, 614 S Whitman, Rosalia, WA, 99170.  Hours: Noon - 4       Admission: Free  
For more info, see the website. or 
Email: or Phone: Jenna McDonald, (509) 523-3644
A wide variety of Quilts. Held in conjunction with the Rosalia Battle Days Celebration.

June 24 - 28 - Western Washington Shop Hop.  For more info, see the website.

June 21 - Sept. 8 - Washington Row By Row Experience. For more info, see the website.

July 1 - October 4, 2015 - 30 Quilts for 30 Years: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry exhibit at La Conner Quilt Museum, La Conner, WA.
For more info, see Caryl's website or the Museum's website.

July 9-11, 2015 - Oregon Summer Quilt Expo: "A Celebration of Quilt, Knit and Stitch Artistry". 10am to 5pm at  Sisters Convention Center, Redmond, Oregon.  There will be classes (including Make It and Take It workshops) and an expanded vendor mall. 
For more info, see the website.

July 11 - Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Sisters, Oregon. For more info, see the website.

July 24-26 - 'Roaring Twenties' Quilt Show by the Covington Quilters, Cedar Heights Middle School, 19640 SE 272nd St. Covington, WA 98042.  Fri and Sat 10- 5, Sun 10-4.  For more info, see the website.

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