First of all, here is a kaleidoscope quilt made by Paulette. Isn't it great? You bet, and you get to learn how to make one if you attend our Quilting in the Woods Retreat! Paulette is teaching a kaleidoscope quilt class at the retreat so we can all have one of our own. There will be more information to come about what fabric to buy, how much, and what all those 4, 6 and 8 repeat terms mean.
I love this picture. It is Paulette showing us all what is meant by repeating prints. Don't worry, we will get a lesson soon! All you need to know now is to mark May 1-3 on your calendar for the retreat. Better yet, use that cute little cabin magnet you have and make sure it is in perfect sight for your family to see it. Shantelle says they need to know when you will be gone quilting!
Here is Wendy and Crusan, our charity quilt ladies. Crusan sent a sign up around asking for help with piecing, quilting, and binding some of the instant blocks we learned and made last year. Thank you for those that signed up and are willing to donate your time and talents. Crusan also told us that she would willingly take any other charity quilts you would like to make to dialysis centers for their patients to use.
Wendy is our state guild representative and the Utah State Quilt Guild is asking its member to make 40" by 60" or larger quilts for Quilts4Cancer which benefits kids and teenagers with cancer in our state. They can be tied or quilted.
You can give the completed quilts to Wendy, she will turn them in for you, or I read in The Beeline Newsletter I receive from the state guild that you can turn them into a quilt shop in Tremonton called Quilters Harvest. They will turn them in for you AND they will give you a 20% discount off of a one time only purchase at their store. So, if you head north anytime soon, go check it out, tell us what a cute shop it is, turn in a quilt or two, and get a screaming good deal! The owner of that shop, Peggy Schultz would love to see you! In order for your quilts to go to Quilts4Cancer, they need to be finished by September, but why put it off?
Thanks everyone for sharing your amazing work with us at our January guild meeting. Keep sewing and may your bobbin always be full!