Many thanks to everyone who made it to our Fall fabric sale to support the guild. We had a fantastic turnout and sold roughly 1,600 yards of fabric! Very much in the spirit of our October guest speaker, Norene Skiles, who shared how she puts all her scraps to use in the spirit of "reduce, re-use, and upcycle!"
At the sale, we also presented guild President, Aileen Cooke, with "Thank you" blocks for her service and commitment to our guild. Thank you, Aileen!
On May 8, we hosted an outdoor, socially distanced, face-masked fabric sale! As you can see from the photos, we had quite a lot of beautiful quilting cotton, pre-measured and marked, which we sold for $3 per yard.
We continue to receive generation donations of fabric from the community, and hope as things get back to normal with in-person events, we'll be able to sell out our fabric stash in support of the guild!
From our VP, Olivia Carnahan:
Community Service Night is some time away, but it's not too early to start making some blocks. I have chosen to kick off our preparation by making the free 9” heart block pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew. The pattern is available at: https://cluckclucksew.com/2015/01/making-heart-blocks-in-multiple-sizes.html
Use a cheerful fabric of any color with the instructions for the finished 9” square. So, if you are looking for something to do this summer, please make a few blocks for our service night and hang onto them until we meet again or you can mail them to me (address is in the member roster).
A special opportunity from the African American Quilters of Los Angeles guild:
AAQLA is hosting a bus trip to Palm Desert for their quilt show on March the 7th. We are leaving Baldwin Hills Mall( Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Blvd in Los Angeles) in the back by the old Sears auto center at 7:30 am and returning at 7:30 pm.
The cost is $45.00 that includes bus ride, tip for the driver, am/pm snacks, water, and door prizes. You must pay your admission to the show. It is $8.00. We will be leaving the show around 2:30 pm and going to Quilters Faire quilt shop for an hour and then to El Pollo Loco where you can pick up something to eat for the ride home.
We have about 20 spaces left on our bus if you would like to join us! Questions or if interested please call Janet Wingfield at 310-956-5351.
Rob Appell led an all-day workshop to teach his famous Color Strata quilt technique, using 2.5" jelly rolls to create custom gradients with an ombre effect with a lot of pop! He led participants through the color-layout and construction of their own panels, and provided several different examples of Color Strata quilt options we can create with our own strata.
Help us get ready for Community Service Sewing Night!
Please make some Nine-Patch blocks 6-1/2” finished (includes seam allowance) in the colors of your choice. Just make sure there is contrast (light & dark). You can use leftover jelly roll strips for this very easily. We will use them as fillers for our Community Service Quilts.
Here's a link to a basic Nine Patch Quilting Block tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company in case you'd like some instructions: