Our June Meeting will be this coming Friday, June 3 at 3:30. We will be learning to make this block:
Patience Corner Quilt Block
It’s a great block and easy to sew. Remember to bring in the Block of the Month blocks that you’ve sewn at home. This month our BOM block is the Shoo Fly Block.
You can also bring things you’ve sewn recently for Sew and Tell. We love seeing what you’ve been sewing at home!
We got together and learned 2 more blocks, the Bow Tie block and the Shoo Fly block. We also had a lot of great-looking projects brought in for Sew and Tell.
I wish I had more pictures to share! I’m especially sorry to those who brought in a sewing project and I didn’t get a photo of your project. Please feel free to bring it back in, so I can take a photo for the blog!! I need to be better about taking lots and lots of photos from now on.
Next month, we will learn to make the Patience Corner quilt block. Our meeting will be on May 6.
Our Block of the month block is the Shoo fly block and you can find the photo tutorial for it and all the blocks on the BOM page.
We will have Sew and Tell, so make sure to bring in your projects! We all love seeing them.
And be sure to get outside and enjoy the sunny weather 🙂
Little House on the Prairie Quilt Show Event on Saturday, March 5th at Fabric Depot in Portland
Listen to how the fabric collection went from idea to fabric, including background information about the Little House novels, TV show, and the Little House fabric collection. See the tour of Little House-inspired quilts and projects made by nationally-known designers.
- a prairie-inspired luncheon, including country favorites such as chili, cornbread and lemonade
- a chance to make your own unique pincushion and/or embroider on a traditional flour sack towel.
- sharing your projects made from the Little House on the Prairie fabric collection by Andover.
- the opportunity to win one of our Little House-inspired door prizes
There will be prizes awarded for the best customer projects in apparel, quilting, and accessories.
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, July 9 in Sisters, Oregon
SOQS is internationally recognized as the world’s largest outdoor quilt show and quilt sale displaying more than 1300 quilts representing fiber artists from around the world. Hundreds of quilts are displayed in our “show-and-tell” exhibits – first time quilters, youth, quilts made by men – throughout the town of Sisters.
Enter your quilt! Here’s a link for all the information: http://sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/quilt-entry/
At our February meeting, we made heart blocks and it seemed like everyone enjoyed it. We ran out of fabric kits. For the next meeting, I’ll need to prepare more kits for sure!
Here are some photos from our meeting:
Remember to use the online tutorial here to create new blocks to bring for the Block of the Month Club!
Wouldn’t it be fun to take home a set of heart blocks made by our guild members!? What a cute quilt the heart blocks would make! To enter the drawing, all you need to do is sew a new heart block at home with your own fabric and bring it to the March meeting on March 4.
Next time we meet (in March), we will learn to make a Bow Tie Block.
Until then, happy sewing!
Our February meeting will be Feb. 5. We will use the same technique that we used for our snowball blocks to create heart blocks! Meeting starts at 3:30pm, but don’t worry if you’re a little late. We know all the schools get out at different times and we would rather you come a little late then not at all 🙂
Block of the Month Activity
Remember to make and bring in a snowball block if you would like to participate. Find the photo tutorial here: https://willamettepiecemakersblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/snowball-quilt-block.pdf
Snowball blocks can make some very cool designs when using different colors. You can see some of the examples on the pinterest board I have going. I’m pinning tutorials and quilt designs that I think will interest you. Check it out: https://www.pinterest.com/erinhpinterest/youth-quilt-guild/
Sew & Tell
Remember you can bring in a sewing project that you’ve created. You don’t have to, but it’s so fun to see everyone’s projects! It inspires us all to keep creating 🙂
Until we meet…
Our January meeting will be January 8th, with 3:15-3:30 social time and the meeting will begin at 3:30.
Our block activity for January’s meeting will be a snowball block.
I am busy creating and choosing the rest of blocks for our block of the month activity and will have a handout for you to take home. This handout will explain all about the block of the month activity, since it’s an at-home activity.
I hope to update that page as soon as I can. It’s been a very busy season this year!
I hope you are all enjoying your holiday season!
Welcome to our blog! We voted and picked a name, so now it’s time to start a blog. We are the Willamette Piece Makers! where little stitches can make big projects 🙂
This will be a place where we can share our projects and all we’re doing at our meetings with the world.