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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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August Charm Swap at the Stitch N Bitch Bee

Charm Swap

The Saturday “Stitch N Bitch” bee is hosting a Charm Swap,
mini-lesson, get together for CPQ Gals

Saturday, August 1st
At the Lyndon House Fiber Room, 10am to 4ish

Fee is $5 paid in advance

Are you interested in joining us?  Here’s the scoop:

We’re calling it a Charm Swap but it has nothing whatsoever to do with Moda 5” square charms.  In our case, the use of the term “charm: is referring to the old-time get together of quilters who  brought fabric to swap with their friends and everybody shared in the bounty to make happy, colorful scrap style quilts.  We will all be bringing fabric to swap with each other and get started on making a quilt from our new treasures.

In addition, we will be teaching a few things:  sewing a partial seam and cutting 60⁰ triangles, for those that are interested, as well as several little Deb & Terri tidbits.

You Must Bring 30 strips of fabric to be used at the swap.

30 strips of fabric cut 2.5” wide and WOF (width of fabric).

Use as many different fabrics as you can:

  • Use only print fabrics. Large or small or medium scale, tone-on-tones are good, but no solids
  • Do not use fabrics with a lot of white
  • Use good quality, cotton, quilter’s weight fabric
  • Variety is the key

You must also bring at least 1/2 yard of your own fabric to use for the triangle centers.   We recommend that this fabric be a solid or reads-as-a-solid but it doesn’t have to be.  We also recommend that it be very light or very dark – not a medium value fabric.  To save time, cut this fabric into strips that are 4.5” wide X WOF.  Cut at least 2 strips.

We highly recommend that – in addition to the strips you plan to share at the swap – that you also bring at least 5 to 10 more strips to use on your own quilt.

There is no set size or style for this quilt.  That will be totally up to you.  You can use this start to make a tablerunner or a small lap or anything your imagination can dream up.

The basic block we will make is a 10“ triangle.

You will need your sewing machine and all of your basic sewing supplies.

*** You will need to have a ruler for cutting 60⁰ triangles;

  • Most long rulers have a 60⁰ line on them – that will work or
  • Any 60⁰ triangle ruler as long as it is big enough to cut at least a 5” triangle
  • Or bring both!

It is recommended that you also bring your long ruler (aprox 8” X 24”) for cutting WOF, etc.

Bring your lunch and anything you wish to share and whatever you want to drink.

Project leaders:  Deb Henderson & Terri Jarrett

Download PDF Version of this information 

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Sneak Peak at Upcoming 2015 Workshops!

We have several workshops coming later this year!  Here is a sneak peak- be sure to check back later for more specific information!

Free Motion Quilting by Sylvia Schaefer
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Judy Niemeyer Foundation Paper Piecing
By Jeanette Walton, a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Pineapple Quilt Block
A Gyleen Fitzgerald Technique
Taught by Mary Colley
Saturday in February. Specific date TBD

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