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January 2016 Challenge: It’s a Southern Thing

Challenge: It’s a Southern Thing for
Challenger: Cleo Ward
Due Date: June 2016 Meeting

The title of our challenge is “It’s a Southern Thing,” and the idea is to make  a quilt representing something that is characteristic of the southern United States.  It may be something that you like about  south or something that you don’t like; It may be serious or light-hearted; it may be significant or insignificant. I hope you will have fun with it!

The only other requirement is that the piece finish 12″ square.

– Cleo Ward

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Workshop: Trash to Treasure

Workshop Title: Trash  to Treasure pineapple quilt
Taught by: CPQ Guild Member
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: Free
Where: Green Acres Baptist Church, 2085 Barnett Shoals.

When Gyleen Fitzgerald came to our guild last year, she gave us permission to teach her Trash to Treasure pineapple quilt.

Those of us who took this class at Hall County Guild would like to share it with you. The class will be free but it will be necessary for you to buy the ruler. Anita can order them for us so at the next guild meeting we will take orders. We would like each person to make one block for us to donate to the charity bee to be used in a quilt, either for charity or a raffle quilt. We will furnish the center block fabric so there will be some uniformity to the blocks.

There is also a book that goes along with this but it is not necessary to have it unless you just want it for your collection. It is called “Trash to Treasure”.

This is a good way to use up scraps. The block centers are 2 ½” and the strips are 1 ½”. So bring lots of scraps. You will need a lot more 1 ½” scraps than 2 ½” squares. They will need to be anywhere from 2 ½” to 6” in length.

You will also need:
Sewing machine in good working order with instruction book in case of a problem.
Any color thread. Gyleen uses up all her threads of different colors since the quilt is so scrappy, the color of thread used doesn’t matter,

small cutting board and rotary cutter

Pineapple Ruler, it must be the one designed by Gyleen. There are other pineapple rulers out there but they are all different. We will be teaching the technique using this ruler.

Small iron and ironing pad (these could be shared)

Acrobat PDF Version of Trash to Treasure Workshop Information

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April 2016 Retreat

Cotton Patch Retreat
April  19 -22 2016
Our retreat is held at Future Farmers of America in Covington, GA.

Each person will have a long table, usually two or 3 tables will be connected together.
We are staying at the Pullman Lodge which is near the entrance, same building as the last
retreat. Your rooms will be assigned to you, please choose a roommate as there are 2 double beds in each room. If you don’t have a roommate, I will assign one.

The camp supplies each room with:
Two sheets for each bed
Pillow with case
Two towels

Most if not all rooms have a TV
We enjoy 10 home cooked meals, lunch and dinner the first day, and breakfast and lunch the last day, with all three meals Wednesday and Thursday.

Arrival times are anytime from 9 AM but before noon as our meal times are scheduled,
8AM, Noon, and 5:30 PM. Departure time is usually after lunch.

The building where we sleep has a kitchen with a refrigerator and micro wave in case you have special food requirements and want to bring something .
The cost for 4 days, 3 nights including meals is$ 165.00.

A $50.00 non refundable deposit is required when signing up.
If you need to cancel after full payment is made to FFA, you will get a refund only if a replacement can be found for you.

Full payment must be made by the March guild meeting.
I will take your checks at our guild meetings or

You can mail your payment to Joan Garland

All checks are being deposited into the Guild account.

Downloadable PDF Information Sheet


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Upcoming Guild Meeting Programs

September 8, 2015
A Story in Every Stitch
Jodie Davis, Alliance for American Quilts and Guild Members
Recording Georgia Quilt Stories

October 13, 2015
My Journey as a Quilter
Jeanette Walton, a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor

November 10, 2015
Find Your Muse on the Internet: Fun and Informational websites
Charles Nicolosi and guild members

December 8, 2015

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Challenge: Self-portrait

Challenger: Cleo Ward
Due Date: December Pot Luck Meeting

The challenge to you is to create a self-portrait in fiber. This does not have to be realistic! It
may be your inner you, the way you wish you looked, or the way you remember looking at some time in the past. It may also represent what’s important to you, a person or place or activity. Try to think of something that reveals the real you. This doesn’t have to be serious; it can be whimsical or fun.
All sides of the piece should add up to 80″. That means it can be a 20″ square, or a 15″ by 25″ rectangle, or whatever shape you wish, as long as all the outer edges added together equal 80″. There should be a recognizable spot of red somewhere on the piece. It needs to be bigger than just a line of red quilting thread.
This is due at the December 2015 potluck meeting, where we will display the pieces and vote on our favorite.


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Workshop: Tea Time Placemats with Jeanette Walton

Workshop Title: Tea Time Placemats: A Judy Niemeyer Pattern taught
Taught by: Jeanette Walton
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $25 for guild members
Fee:  Pattern available day of workshop from Jeanette for $17 plus tax.
Available from Sewcial Studio for $20 plus tax.
Where: Lyndon Arts House Fiber Room






12″ Add-A-Quarter ruler
(optional – can use a regular ruler. Jeanette will have rulers for sale)
Flower head pins
Three – One gallon size Ziploc style bags
Size 70 sewing Needs
Jumbo style paper clips
UHU glue stick (other brands OK. Just be sure safe for fabric or acid free.)

General Sewing Supplies:
Sewing machine
Cutting Board, Rotary Cutter, seam ripper, thread, iron and ironing board, etc.

Full information sheet can be downloaded here (Acrobat PDF)


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August 2015 Workshop: Basics of Free Motion Quilting

Workshop title: Basics of Free Motion Quilting
Instructor: Sylvia Schaefer
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Costs:  $10
Where: Lyndon Arts House Fiber Room

How to Register: Contact Christine Langone
Questions about the workshop? Contact Sylvia Schaefer

PDF Version can be downloaded here

Sewing machine:  Sewing machine in good working order

Extension table (the largest you own)
Free-motion quilting or darning foot (open toe is preferable)
Extension cord

Quilt marking tools (e.g. water soluble marker, pencil, chalk)
Lightweight cotton gloves (such as Machingers)
Thread (a medium weight, such as 50-weight Aurifil is a good choice)
Topstitch needles (90/14 size is the best all-around choice)

Ahead of time, please make a minimum of 6 practice quilt sandwiches (about 12” square) using solid or SUBTLY patterned fabric on the front and the back (so you’ll be able to see your quilting) and a layer of batting in the middle. You can use muslin if you don’t want to delve into your stash. You may use whichever basting method you prefer (I usually spray-baste large quilts and pin-baste small quilts).

Pad of paper and pens or pencils

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