The September 9/12 CPQ Meeting has been cancelled.

CPQ Meeting Canceled for Tuesday September 12, 2017.
In an abundance of caution I am canceling our meeting this coming Tuesday. UGA has already announced (Sunday afternoon) that all classes and activities are canceled through Tuesday. Clarke County Schools are closed Monday but there is still no decision on Tuesday. National Weather Service has issued the first ever Tropical Storm WARNING for Athens / Clarke. Strong winds are predicted which may likely result in power outages. So stay home and be safe.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding.
Pat Schroder.

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Workshop: November, Bowl Making 101 with Fay Rawl & Sherry Paul

Workshop: Bowl Making 101
Taught by:  Fay Rawls and Sherry Paul
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Guild Member Cost: $10 
Non-Member Cost: $25
Where: Green Acres Baptist Church
Signup Contact: Sheila Shepherd 

Please signup before the October Meeting!

Instructions and supply list for Bowl Making 101
Bring lunch or you may purchase lunch near by the church.

  • Sewing Machine in good working order with zigzag stitch, applique foot or zigzag foot
  • General sewing supplies, (pins, scissors, sewing machine needles, stylist, thread, instruction book for your machine, etc…)
  • 80 or 90 Universal needle, blue jean needle works well also
  • Glue stick
  • Thread of your choice, I use embroidery thread – Isacord polyester 40,
  • Cotton clothesline cording with stability, (Mainstay @ Walmart, 100 ft pkg, 3/16”)
  • 1 yd of fabric for a large bowl or ¾ yd for a small or med bowl/basket
    • You can use fat quarters also, strips need to no wider than ½” to ¾’ wide and now longer than 18 inches.
  • 11 yards of cording wrapped before class

Use ½ to ¾ inch strips no longer than 18 inches to wrap your cording before class.

  • Attach first strip with glue stick 1/4” above cording to start and hold with straight pin
  • Wrap your first strip at a slight angle to cover cording
  • Attach second strip with glue stick and continue wrapping
  • Repeat until cording is covered.

(Batik fabrics don’t fray, but you may like the fray)

Eleven to 12 yards of cording to make a good size bowl.

The church door will be open at 9:00, we would like to get started by 9:30.

Please remember to bring extension cords.

We will have a cutting area and ironing area set up. Please come prepared and ready to go.

We are looking forward to sharing our bowl making experience with you.

Sherry Paul and Fay Rawls

Books you my like –
It’s a Wrap I by Susan Breier
It’s a Wray II by Susan Breier
Sewing Pottery by Barbara Warholic

You may also like to search on Pinterest for clothes line bowls.


Come by College Stations Rd to Barnett Shoals Rd, take a left at the light, go to next light and turn right, continue to back of church, and enter at the glass doors on the side. Signs will be at entry.

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August 2017 Challenge: Fifty shades of Play: The Ombré Quilt Challenge

Challenge: Fifty shades of Play: The Ombré Quilt Challenge
Challenger: Nupur Kittur
Due Date:  December 2017 Potluck Meeting

Ombré (pronounced omb-ray) is a French word meaning “shaded”. It means having tones of color that blend into each other, graduating from light to dark. Think of the color gradations on paint chips, for instance. Ombré is a trendy and popular design element in everything from clothing to nail polish to hair color, and of course, quilts.

The first part of your challenge is to play with color values and create a quilt with ombré design elements. It could be monochromatic, showing shades of a single color. It could be a two tone quilt with one color blending into another or a rainbow quilt involving a whole spectrum of colors- we just want to see gradations in color, no matter how you choose to do it.

The second part of the challenge is to dive into your scrap basket and include them in this quilt. Your challenge quilt should have at least 50% fabric scraps, defined as smaller pieces of fabric left over from other projects. We are working on the honor system here. Feel free to swap fabric scraps with your friends! 

There are no size restrictions. This challenge is due at the December 2017 meeting.

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Workshop: August, Shannon Brinkley’s Collage Applique








Workshop Title: Collage Applique
Taught by: Shannon Brinkley
Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Guild Member Cost: $25  (Plus Pattern / or download)
Non-Guild Member Cost: $35 (Plus Pattern / or download)
Where: Green Acres Baptist Church
Contact: Sheila Shepherd 

Visit Shannon’s site to decide which pattern you would like to use. Either download the pdf  file or buy the pattern at the workshop. There are many animals, city skylines and many more from which to choose.

Shannon Brinkley is a quilt fabric designer, author, and national speaker and teacher based in Austin, Tx. A couple of days after our workshop, she will be teaching a two day workshop on the same technique at the National Quilt Museum in Padukah for $330. Our workshop is a steal at $25. Contact Sheila Shepherd to sign up or sign up and pay at our July meeting.

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April 2017 Workshop: Deconstructed Wedding Rings


Workshop Title:  Deconstructed Wedding Rings
Taught by: Karen Stockwell
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Cost: $25  ( Plus Pattern: $10)
Where: Green Acres Baptist Church
Contact: Sheila Shepherd 

Workshop with Karen Stockwell on April 12,2017 at Green Acres Baptist church at 10:00 am. The cost is $25 and needs to be paid by the April meeting. You will also need to buy a pattern for $10. Karen will bring those with her. The description of the class is as follows:

 Deconstructed Wedding Rings

A Double Wedding Ring is surprisingly versatile.

What happens if you make the rings different sizes, and don’t join them?

How about adding some other elements?

Let’s play with modernizing an old favorite. Have fun and see what happens!

And with a white or solid background, it can easily be a modern quilt.

36″ x 39″

Pattern required for class. $10. Contains full sized templates and directions for 3 different finishing techniques.

Download Acrobat PDF Version of this Workshop


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Journey in Quilts 2017: The CPQ Quilt Show

We are moving into high gear as we prepare for our 2017 Quilt Show!


150+ fantastic quilts to view, guild member crafted items to purchase, a raffle quilt and vendors booths to browse!


Friday, March 3 2017: 10-6
Saturday, March 4, 2017: 10-6
Sunday, March 5, 2017: 12-4

Adults $7  
Children 12 and under FREE


Oconee Civic Center
2661 Hog Mountain Rd.
Watkinsville, GA 30677


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Charity Bee Raffle Quilt Instructions

Please contact Ellen Nelson or Carol Ann Burns for all questions.

Downbload Acrobat PDF Version of the Half Square Triangle here. 

The Charity Bee would love your help AGAIN on another raffle quilt.  This time it is for one of our Charities that would like to use it to raise funds.  They would like to receive the finished quilt  in the Spring of 2017 and raffle it during the fall of 2017.  The only special request is that we use fall colors, and you know what those are.  We would rather you use shades of beige and cream for your lightest color that would otherwise be white, but light colors of other fall colors would be great.  Here’s what we need:

 Half Square Triangles:
   Use two blocks that are 5” x 5”. Use one dark or medium block and one lighter block.  Stack the two blocks face to face and draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner.  (See A) 

   Stitch two stitching lines-(one on each side) 1/4” away from your marked line.  (See B)

   Cut the blocks in half along the drawn line giving you two half square blocks.  Open and press the seam toward  the darker fabric.  (See C)  

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The second block that we need is a Four Patch Block.

Use 4 blocks that are 4” x 4”.  Mix dark, medium and or light colored fabrics.  Arrange the blocks the way you want the finished block to look.  (See 1)

   Stack the right and left blocks on top of each other with right sides facing.  (See 2)

  Stitch along one edge (left side, for instance) of both stacks 1/4” from the edge of each stack.  (See 3)

   Stack the 2 sets of stitched blocks on top of each other with right sides facing.  (See 4)

  Check to make sure that the seams of the two sets of blocks meet in the middle so that you do not see a “jog” in the seam that will be sewn,.  Pin the blocks together and stitch 1/4” from the edge along both blocks.  (See 5)

   Open your stitched block and press the seams and push the seams in the center which will loosen those middle stitches allowing them to come out and open up and lie flat when’d pressed.  (See 6)

   Press (Pick up the iron and place it on the block.  Do not move it around; that will stretch the fabric) the block.  Turn the block over and press the front side.  (See 7)

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You do NOT need to trim any of the blocks that you make.  We’ll trim them to the sizes we need.  We will be happy to accept as many of the two types of blocks described above as you have time or energy to complete.  We will take them anytime you can get them to any of the Charity Group and you can certainly bring them to the February Guild meeting on February 14.  We will take them after that date if you can’t get them done by then.  We know you’ll probably be busy making items for the boutique for the Quilt Show!!!


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