Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Crystal Quilters Calendar - February 2024


Friday, February 2 - 11:30 am - Lunch at Frankie's Pizza, 117 Roosevelt Ave, Enumclaw.

1:00 pm - General Guild Meeting at the Buckley Fire Hall, 611 Division St., Buckley.

Please remember to bring dues (if you haven't paid yet), a copy of the guild's bylaws (sent to you by email on Tuesday, Jan. 30th),  Traveling Robin containers to pass on to the next person, Secret Pal treats or gifts, and Show & Tell.  

Also, if you would like to bring some treats (cookies, brownies, etc.) to share with the guild membership, it would be much appreciated by all. 

Tuesday, February 6 - 6:30 pm - Evening meeting at the Buckley Fire Hall, 611 Division St., Buckley.

Friday, February 16 - 1:00 pm - Guild Workshop at the Buckley Fire Hall, 611 Division St., Buckley. Cathy D. will teach the Bargello quilt.  Instructions etc. are in the newsletter.

Friday, March 1 - 11:30 am - Lunch will be at TBD
1:00 pm General Guild Meeting

Tuesday, March 5 - 6:30 pm - Evening Meeting

Friday, March 15 - 1:00 pm - Guild Workshop will be on the Flange Binding

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February 16 - 17 - Kitsap Quilters "Color In Motion" 2024 36th Annual Quilt Show, Kitsap Fairgrounds, Bremerton, WA. 10 am to 5 pm both days.
For more info, see the website.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Crystal Quilters Calendar - January 2024

January 5th - 11:30 am - Lunch at Charlie’s Café, 1335 Roosevelt Ave E., Enumclaw

1:00 pm - General Guild Meeting at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 Division St., Buckley.  Please pay your dues, if you have't yet.

January 8th - Evening Meeting

January 19th - 1:00 pm - Guild Workshop at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 Division St., Buckley.
Open Sew + 2024 Raffle Quilt Sewing.

February 2 - Guild Meeting

February 6 - Evening Meeting

February 16 - Workshop - Bargello Workshop


 

Monday, November 27, 2023

Crystal Quilters Calendar - December 2023


Friday, December 1 - 11:30 am - Our annual Holiday Party and Potluck Luncheon.  We will also have the Election of Officers, the Raffle Quilt Drawing, and the Guild Meeting after our luncheon. 

Please bring a dish to share, a salad, entrée, dessert etc. with a list of ingredients for our members who have dietary concerns. Plates, napkins, and silverware will be provided.
 
Our business meeting and election of officers for 2024 will occur after the luncheon. The following names were presented by the Becky Rush-Peet Nominating Committee for our December 2023 election for the Crystal Quilters Guild: 

Vice President: Susanne Wick 
Bookkeeper: Linda Bowman 
Secretary: Karin Renard

We will have fun and games afterward!  

*Please bring two fat quarters (quilt shop quality) in a brown paper sack for a fun game we will play.

*Please bring 25 markers (buttons or pennies) for our bingo game, along with 2 additional fat quarters. Don’t forget to make your Bingo Card. (Instructions can be found on the upper bar of this blog, under the photo of Mt. Rainier)

We will have the drawing for the marvelous 2023 Raffle Quilt.  There are still a few members who haven't yet paid for your “10 raffle quilt tickets”, this is your last chance to pay and have an opportunity to win our raffle quilt. 

Please bring $35 (check) for your 2024 dues.

Don’t forget your Show & Tell!

We will also be doing Sign Ups for the Traveling Robin for 2024. 

Instructions for participation in this activity:

1. Decide on a pattern for your 12 ½” block. The blocks must be twelve and a half inches. (raw edges) 

Choose a pattern you like.

2. Gather 6 yards of coordinating quilting fabrics including at least a yard of a neutral color.

3. Using your fabric sew your block. Put your fabric and the completed 12 ½” block into an appropriate size container. In this climate, plastic is a good choice. 

4.Cross your name off the list of participants and attach it to the container.

5. Say goodbye to your box and pass it to the next person on the list.

6. As each container comes to you, use your quilt block pattern to create a block with the traveling fabric.

7. Your 12 ½” block is the unfinished block prior to being sewn into the quilt. The block will be 12” finished when in the quilt.

Tuesday, December 5 - Evening Workshop

December 15th - 1:00 pm - Guild Workshop will be at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 Division St., Buckley.  Open Sew!

January 5th - 11:30 am - Lunch.  Location TBD
1:00 pm - General Guild Meeting at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 Division St., Buckley.

January 8th - Evening Meeting

January 19th - 1:00 pm - Guild Workshop


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Quilt Shows and Events
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Friday - Sunday, December - 15th - 17th - "Flurry of Color" Block Party Quilters Quilt Show. Hours:  Friday and Saturday 10AM - 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM. Admission $10. Located at Bellevue College Gym, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA  98007.
For more info, see the website.

 

Monday, October 30, 2023

Crystal Quilters Calendar - November 2023

 

Friday, November 3 - 11:30 am - Lunch will be at The Lee Restaurant, 1110 Griffin Ave., Enumclaw.

1:00 pm - General Guild Meeting at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 Division St., Buckley.
We will need volunteers to be on the Nominating Committee, for the positions of Vice President and Secretary.

Tuesday, November 7 - 6:00 pm - CANCELLED

Friday, November 17th - 1:00 pm - Guild Workshop at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 Division St.
The workshop will be on Hand Quilting with Wynonna and Charlotte.
Please bring the pieces for a quilt "sandwich": front, back and batting, ready to be assembled, approximately the size of a placemat. Plain solid fabric is suggested.  Also bring a basting needle, a quilting needle and thread.

Friday, December 1 - General Guild Meeting and Holiday Party - details will be available soon.

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Quilt Shows and Events
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Thursday - Saturday, November 16th - 18th - NW Quilt, Craft & Sewing Sale - Puyallup Fairgrounds, Mattress Firm ShowPlex - Enter at Blue Gate.  Thurs & Fri hours: 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 - 4.  $12 admission at the door. Free parking in the Blue Lot.
For more info, see the website.

Friday - Sunday, December - 15th - 17th - "Flurry of Color" Block Party Quilters Quilt Show. Hours:  Friday and Saturday 10AM - 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM. Admission $10. Located at Bellevue College Gym, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA  98007.
For more info, see the website.



Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Crystal Quilters' Calendar - October 2023

 

Tuesday, Oct. 3 - 6pm - Evening Workshop, Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st. St., Enumclaw. 

Friday, Oct. 6 - 11:30 am - Lunch will be at Trapper's Sushi, 1537 Cole St., Enumclaw, or The Historic Mint Alehouse and Restaurant, 1608 Cole St.  Your choice!

1:00 pm. General guild meeting at the Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st St., Enumclaw.

Please bring fat quarters (triangle-folded) to the guild meeting.  These Fat Quarters will be used for the Canned Food Drive at the quilt show to support our local food banks.
Also, if you haven’t picked up and paid for your “guild member 10 raffle tickets”, please take care of that as soon as possible. The drawing will be at the Quilt Show Oct. 21st, so get those ticket stubs in to be included in the drawing!
Further information about the quilt show will be discussed at this meeting, as well as some information is in the newsletter.

October 18 - Quilt Check-in and Quilt Hanging
Bring your quilts to the Les Schwab building at the Enumclaw Expo Center Fairgrounds on Wednesday, 
Oct. 18 to check them in at the times listed below. These times are listed according to the first letter of 
your last name:
9:00–10:00 a.m. A–F 
10:00–11:00 a.m. G–N 
11:00am – 12:00pm O – Z

The directions for turning in your quilts are:
Print 2 copies of each entry form for each quilt. (One copy of form for pick 
up at end of quilt show and one copy that you tape to the bag you bring your quilt in to the show.)
Tape one copy of your entry form to the front of a large white kitchen-garbage bag and then place your 
quilt inside. Make sure that you have secured a clothespin or binding clip at the top of each quilt so that 
your quilt is hung in the correct direction. (no pins!)

October 20-21st - Our Quilt Show!
10:00am-4:00pm both days
Will be at the Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave SE, Enumclaw.

Friday, November 3rd - 11:30 am - Lunch will be at The Lee, 1110 Griffin Ave., Enumclaw. 
1:00 pm - General guild meeting

Tuesday, November 7th - 6:00 pm. - Evening Workshop, Location TBD

Friday, November 17th - 1:00pm -Guild Workshop will be on hand-quilting with Wynonna and Charlotte.


Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Crystal Quilters Calendar - September 2023


 Friday, 1 September - 11:30 Lunch will be at Frankie's Pizza, 117 Roosevelt Avenue, Enumclaw.

1:00 pm - General guild meeting at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 Division St., Buckley.

If you are participating in the Round Robin, please bring any completed boxes you have to pass to the next person.

Please bring your completed Quilt Show Entry Forms.

If you need help completing the form or having a picture taken of your quilt, please bring your quilt(s) to the guild meeting and either Nancy or Suzanne can help you.  Last day for entering quilts is September 30th at 9:00pm.

The Raffle Basket committee still needs sewing notions to add to the baskets, such as: thread, measuring tape, thimbles, rulers, rotary cutters, scissors, pin cushion, bobbin holders, sewing needles, etc. 

If you have any Fat Quarters you would like to donate, they are also needed for the Quilt Show. Any help is greatly appreciated.

**Sign up sheets will be available for volunteering at the Quilt Show. Our show will be a success when everyone pitches in to help!

Tuesday, September 5 - 6:30 pm - The evening workshop meets at the Buckley Fire Station. We are working on disappearing 9-patch blocks for a Comfort Quilt.

Friday, September 15 - 1:00 pm - Guild Workshop at Buckley Fire Station, 611 Division St., Buckley.



Thursday, June 29, 2023

Crystal Quilters Calendar - July 2023


Friday, July 7 - 11:00 am - Quilt Show Committee meeting

We will have a short Quilt Show committee chair meeting prior to the picnic, come early so we can get updates on how your committees are shaping up. 
Bring sign-up sheets if your committee needs volunteers. 

11:30 am - Guild's annual Picnic and Challenge Quilt reveal.  Nancy's house, directions are in the newsletter.

The picnic is a Pot-luck lunch. Please bring a food item to share for 6-8 people, such as salad, dessert, etc. Please attach a note to the dish if food has nuts or is gluten free. If you feel uncomfortable sharing food, bring your own lunch. Bring your own chair.  We will supply napkins, plates, glasses, utensils, water, and iced tea.

We will have our “Annual Quilt Challenge” with all the entries displayed to enjoy and vote for this year’s winners. Looking forward to seeing the creativity of our guild.  Reminder that the completed quilts are due at the picnic on July 7th. Place your completed quilt in a brown paper sack and bring to the picnic. Cover the label. All work (Piecing/Quilting) must be done by the guild member. We will choose the winners at the picnic.

Cathy D. will bring a couple strata samples for the September Bargello Wall Hanging workshop to help you collect the right fabric for this project.
 
At the picnic, Puyallup Valley Quilters (PVQ)will be visiting and showing their 2023 raffle quilt to sell tickets. So bring a couple dollars to support the PVQ raffle.   The PVQ drawing will be in September. Crystal Quilters will display our raffle quilt.

Evening Meeting: No meeting in July.

July 13th -16th - King County Fair at the Enumclaw Expo Center
Enter a quilt in the fair, participate in the fair by volunteering to staff our booth displaying our 2023 Raffle Quilt or demonstrating your skills at the fair.

July 21st - 1:00pm Guild workshop at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 Division St., Buckley.  Our July workshop will be on Curve Piecing.
This month our workshop will be to learn how to sew curve piecing. Evangeline H. will be teaching this workshop. Many different quilt designs are now incorporating curves in their designs. Two methods of  piecing will be taught to you to take your quilts to the next level. This is an intermediate class. Supplies needed are:
* Elisa’s Backporch Design crazy curves templates in either size (3 ½” or 7”).
* Template grips-a MUST! These templates slip easily, and accuracy is important.
* 28mm rotary cutter. Your large wheel won’t work.
* Personal cutting mat, no smaller than 12” or larger than 18” to fit at your workstation. A 12” square ruler to square up blocks is helpful.
* Regular size rotary cutter, pins, ¼” piecing foot, thread, seam ripper, sewing machine. (Plus, basic 
sewing supplies you use at home).
* Fabric needed:
3 ½” templates use 5” charm squares + background fabric.
7” templates use 10” squares/layer cake size + background fabric.
**Scraps can be used in the above sizes according to your template size.
**More information on page 5 of Newsletter.

Tuesday, August 1st - 6:00 pmEvening Meeting at Front Porch Quilts, 832 Main St, Buckley.  Marj asks for volunteers to come and demonstrate skills.  Looking at making a BOM in fall.

Friday, August 4th - Annual Guild Field Trip.  Donna Q. shared the field trip is going to La Conner quilt museum. They will also stop at a quilt shop, eat lunch there, and stop at homemade ice cream on way home. 
Donna shared she won’t be able to go on the field trip as her husband wants to take her somewhere for her birthday. She needs a volunteer to take over the coordination. Plans are complete, just need a coordinator. Contact Nancy or Donna if you are able.

Friday, August 18th - 1:00pm - Guild Workshop at Buckley Fire Station, 611 Division St., Buckley.
August's workshop is an “Open Sew”.  Bring whatever you'd like to work on.  It's a good time to finish up any quilts for the Quilt Show!

Friday. September 1 - 11:30 am -  Lunch will be at Frankie's Pizza, 117 Roosevelt Ave, Enumclaw.
1:00 pm - General Guild Meeting at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 Division St., Buckley.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Crystal Quilters Calendar - June 2023

 


Friday, June 2 - 11:30 am - Lunch will be at Charlie's Cafe, 1335 Roosevelt, Enumclaw.

1:00 pm - General Guild Meeting at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 Division St., Buckley.

June 6 - 6:00 pm - Evening Workshop, Buckley Fire Station.

June 16 - 1:00 pm - Guild Workshop on String Quilts at the Buckley Fire Station.

July 7th at 11:30am - Guild Picnic at Nancy's House. More info to come soon.

July 11th at 6:00pm Evening Workshop, Buckley Fire Station.

July 13th -16th - King County Fair, Enumclaw Expo Center

July 21st at 1:00pm - Guild workshop at the Buckley Fire Station.