Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Crystal Quilters Calendar - April 2015

Friday, April 3 - 11:30 am - Lunch will be at Frankie's Pizza, 117 Roosevelt Ave., Enumclaw.
1:00 pm - General Guild meeting  at the Buckley Fire station, 611 S. Division St,, Buckley.  We will be discussing where we donate our Comfort Quilts.

* Please, print out the agenda that is in the newsletter and bring to the meeting for your use.

* Please wear your name tag.  We like to know who you are!

Friday, April 17 - 1:00 pm - Guild Workshop at the Buckley Fire station, 611 S. Division St.  
We will be working on Comfort Quilts - layering a quilt sandwich.  Plus there will be ideas of things to make for our Country Store at the Quilt Show.

Upcoming Events for Crystal Quilters

Please Note: There will be no guild workshop in the month of May.

Wednesday, May 20 - Crystal Quilters' Annual Tour of Martingale Publishing, Bothell, WA, including lunch and quilt shop stops as well.  Carpool meets at the Sears parking lot in Enumclaw at 9 am.

Saturday, May 23 - 10 am - 2 pm. Aprons Workshop at the Enumclaw Library,  1700 1st St.  We will be making reversible aprons to sell at the Quilt Show.  

Friday, July 10 - Noon - Guild Picnic and Challenge Quilt Reveal in Clarine's beautiful yard.

July 16 - 19 - The King County Fair at the Expo Center.

Upcoming Quilt Shows and Events

April 1 - 31 - Annual Quilt Walk by the Fidalgo Island Quilters. Quilts will be displayed at various merchants throughout the downtown core of Anacortes, WA.  Maps will be provided at the participating merchants. This event coincides with the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. 
See the website for more info.

April 9 - 11 - "A Journey Through Time" annual quilt show by Clark County Quilters, Vancouver Church of Christ, 9019 NE 86th St., Vancouver, WA  Thurs & Fri 10 - 5, Sat. 10 - 4:30.  Admission $7 or $10 for a 3 day pass.
For more info, see the website.

April 17 - 19 - "Fabric of the Forest" Quilt Show by the Piecemakers Quilt Club in Forks, WA.  Forks High School Auxillary Gym, 261 S. Spartan Ave., Forks, WA.  Hours: Friday - noon to 6 pm, Sat - 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday - noon - 4 pm.  Featured quilter is Kathi Carter.  
For more info, see the website.

April 24 -25 - 23rd Annual Spring Fling Quilt Show by Odessa Quilt Club, at the Odessa High School Gym, 3rd St. & 4th Ave., Odessa, WA
For more info, see the website.

April 25 - 26 - Seaport Quilters Guild 30th annual quilt show.  Clarkston High School, 401 Chestnut, Clarkston, WA
For more info, see the website.

April 25 - 26 - Bee-utiful Quilts 2015 Quilt Show by the Busy Bee Quilters, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Building #400, Monroe, WA.  Hours: 10 am - 5 pm each day. Free admission and free parking.
For more info, see the website

April 24 - 25 - "Quilts Along The Trail" Central Washington Quilt Show.  Kittitas County Fairgrounds, 7th and Poplar St., Ellensburg.  Sat. 9 - 5, Sun 10 - 4. 
For more info, see the website.

May 7 – 10 - Puyallup Valley Quilters' 17th Annual Cascades Retreat, Yelm, WA (cost of retreat $190.00)

May 15 - 16 - "Quilts In The City" Quilt Show by Yakima Valley Quilters Guild.  10 N. 8th Street, Yakima.  $6 admission, free parking.
For more info, see the website.

May 23 - 24 - Chewelah Arts Guild 16th Annual Quilt Show, Jenkins High School, 702 East Lincoln, Chewelah, WA
For more info, see the website.

June 24 - 28 - Western Washington Shop Hop.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Crystal Quilters Workshop Reminder

Just a reminder: Our workshop for March will be on Friday, March 20th at 1:00 pm in the Buckley Fire Station, 611 S. Division St.  This month Ingrid will be teaching us how to make the 60 degree table runner or table mat.

table runner

You will need 1 1/2 yards of a border or multi-stripe print for the table runner, plus 1 1/2 yards of backing fabric.  You will also need to bring your sewing machine and the usual sewing kit.  Also, if you have a large 60 degree triangle (8+ inches per side), please bring that.  If you don't have one, there will be one available for you to use at the workshop, and alternate cutting directions will be given also.

table mat

table mat made without a border print

table mat made with a border print


Saturday, March 21 - Worldwide Quilting Day! (click on the link)

Friday, April 3 - 11:30 am - Lunch will be at Frankie's Pizza, 117 Roosevelt Ave., Enumclaw.
1:00 pm - General Guild meeting  at the Buckley Fire station, 611 S. Division St,, Buckley.

Friday, April 17 - 1:00 pm - Guild Workshop at the Buckley Fire station, 611 S. Division St.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Crystal Quilters Calendar - March 2015

The Month of March is International Quilting Month!  A month to celebrate quilts and quilting!

Friday, March 6 - 11:30 am Lunch will be at Mariachi Alegre restaurant, 29401 Hwy 410 in Buckley.
1:00 pm - General Guild meeting at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 S. Division St., Buckley. 
* Ingrid will be discussing and demonstrating the type of fabric needed for this month's workshop project.
* After the regular meeting, there will be a mini-workshop making folded fabric ornaments.  (to see the online tutorial click here)  If you wish to participate, please bring one or more pre-sewn triangle pairs, sewn as follows: 

Cut two or more pairs of 60 degree (equilateral) triangles, each side (equal in length) should be about 8 inches.  (Judy says she uses her pyramid triangle tool for cutting)  The fabrics should be contrasting in each pair.  You can use Christmas fabrics or any two fabrics you'd like,  Sew the triangles, right sides together, all the way around, leaving a small opening for turning.  Then turn the triangle right side out, press and blind stitch the opening closed.  You will also need to bring two buttons or charms, matching sewing thread and a needle.  (Judy used a clip earring on the front and a button on the back)  Bring the sewn triangles to the meeting where will we complete the ornaments. 

* Don't forget to bring your Traveling Round Robin boxes for exchange at the meeting.
* Please wear your name tag as we'd like to know who you are. 

Wednesday, March 18 - 1 - 3 pm. Quilt Show committee meeting at the Buckley Library, 123 S. River Rd.

Friday, March 20 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Guild Workshop at the Buckley Fire station, 611 S. Division St.  Ingrid will be teaching a workshop on making a border stripe table runner.  You are also welcome to bring your own project to work on.

Saturday, March 21 - Worldwide Quilting Day! (click on the link)

Friday, April 3 - 11:30 am - Lunch will be at Frankie's Pizza, 117 Roosevelt Ave., Enumclaw.
1:00 pm - General Guild meeting  at the Buckley Fire station, 611 S. Division St,, Buckley.

Friday, April 17 - 1:00 pm - Guild Workshop at the Buckley Fire station, 611 S. Division St.

Monday, May 18 - Crystal Quilters' Annual Tour of Martingale Publishing, Bothell, WA, including lunch and quilt shop stops as well.

Upcoming Quilt Shows and Events

Friday, March 6 - 4 pm - 7 pm. Empty Bowls fundraiser for local food banks at Enumclaw High School Commons, 226 Semanski St. S., Enumclaw.

March 13 - 15 - "Quilts Under Northwest Skies" Annual quilt show by Quilters Anonymous.  Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA.  Friday and Saturday 10 - 5, Sunday 10 - 4.  Admission $8 (good for all 3 days).
For further information, see the website.

March 27 - 28 - "The Story Begins At Home" quilt show by Tri-Cities Quilters Guild, Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA.  Fri 10 - 6, Sat 10 - 5.  $5 admission.
For more info, see the website.

April 9 - 11 - "A Journey Through Time" annual quilt show by Clark County Quilters, Vancouver Church of Christ, 9019 NE 86th St., Vancouver, WA  Thurs & Fri 10 - 5, Sat. 10 - 4:30.  Admission $7 or $10 for a 3 day pass.
For more info, see the website.

April 17 - 19 - "Fabric of the Forest" Quilt Show by the Piecemakers Quilt Club in Forks, WA.  Forks High School Auxillary Gym. Hours: Friday - noon to 6 pm, Sat - 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday - noon - 4 pm.  Featured quilter is Kathi Carter.  
For more info, see the website.

April 24 -25 - 23rd Annual Spring Fling Quilt Show by Odessa Quilt Club, at the Odessa High School Gym.
For more info, see the website.

April 25 - 26 - Bee-utiful Quilts 2015 Quilt Show by the Busy Bee Quilters, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Building #400.  Hours: 10 am - 5 pm each day. Free admission and free parking.
For more info, see the website

May 7 – 10 - Puyallup Valley Quilters' 17th Annual Cascades Retreat, Yelm, WA (cost of retreat $190.00)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

More Reminders!

Reminder #1 - Friday, Feb. 20th - At the workshop, we will be exchanging our boxes for the Traveling Round Robin.  In your box, you should have all of the fabrics you've selected, the block you've chosen made of your fabrics, and all the other "ingredients".  The next swap will be at the March meeting, Friday, March 6th.

Reminder #2 - Saturday, Feb. 21 at 9 am - We will meet at the Sears parking lot in Enumclaw to carpool to the Kitsap Quilters' quilt show in Bremerton.  Please click here then scroll down to Upcoming  Quilt Shows & Events for more info on this quilt show.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Crystal Quilters Workshop reminder

Don't Forget: This Friday, Feb. 20th at 1:00 pm  is our workshop on Strings.  We will be in our usual meeting place, the Buckley fire station, 611 S. Division St., Buckley,

We'll be playing "Strip Poker" with our strips, so be sure to bring some fabric strips.  They should be width of fabric and 2 1/2 inches wide.

We will also use any size strip, cut width of fabric or less, and from 3/4 inch up to 4 or 5 inches wide, for making some sample string piecing.  Please bring your sewing machine and workshop sewing kit.

one example of a string quilt
(click on the photo to "biggify" it)
For those that don't want to participate, you're welcome to come and work on your own project as well.

Come and have fun with us while learning another way to Slash Your Stash!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Crystal Quilters Workshop Information & Supply List

Wednesday, Feb. 18 - 10 am to 2 pm. at the Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st St.  Fusible "Kokio" class by Dee Brown of The Quilted Trillium.  The cost of the class is $40, payable to Crystal Quilters, with a $7 kit fee (kit includes fabric, batting and backing) going to the instructor.

If you are interested in attending this class or have any further questions, contact Judy at 253-970-1946 or by email at marinerbball(at)hotmail(dot)com.
(Judy needs a headcount to let Dee know how many kits to bring to the class.)

The supplies you need to bring to class are:

* Small, sharp scissors
* 8 1/2 x 11 inch Lite Steam-a-Seam II (no substitutions) - Judy will have some for those who need it.
* Teflon applique pressing sheet
* Sewing machine capable of free motion sewing, with light neutral bobbin thread
* Optional items: tweezers, personal ironing station (less than 200 watts)
* a lunch

Please see Dee's website for an explanation of the raw edge fusible method she will be teaching in this class.

Workshop Information

Thursday, Feb. 12 - Jaimie Davie of Loopy Tulips (www.loopytulips.com) will be giving a workshop for Quilters Anonymous quilt guild on "Beginning Baltimore" applique.  There is still room in the class and Crystal Quilters are invited to participate.  

The cost of the class is $40, and the times are 9 am to 4 pm (with setup starting at 8:30 am).  If you are interested in attending this class, please send an email to diane.hurley(at)comcast(dot)net.  

The class will be held at Ronald United Methodist Church, 17839 Aurora Ave. North, Shoreline, WA.  (Parking is accessed off Linden Ave, N, behind the church)

Diane also has this information for us:

If Crystal Quilters guild has members that are interested in any of our other speakers and their workshops, let me know and I can put them on a waiting list.  Then, if there is space in the class, I can let them know 2 weeks in advance. Class are all on Thursday's except where noted.
 
March: 5th - Joe Cunningham - Creative Design - www.joethequilter.com   $50
April 18th (Saturday Workshop) Lisa Jenni - It's all about Daring--- Curvy Cutting & Making Holes    $45
May 15th - Kathy McNeil - Learning Landscapes - www.kathymcneilquilts.com  $60
June 11th - Melinda Bula - Clematis Flower - www.melindabula.com   $55
July 16th - Norah McMeeking - St. Marks Wallhanging - www.bellabellaquilts.com  $60
August 22nd (Saturday Workshop) Dee Brown - Northwest Seasons Applique art quilt -  www.thequiltedtrillium.com  $45
September 10th - Emiko T. Loeb - Reversible Lob Cabin Blocks  www.emikotloeb.com   $50

If you are interested in any of these classes, please send her an email at diane.hurley(at)comcast(dot)net.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Crystal Quilters Calendar - February 2015

Friday, Feb. 6 - 11:30 am - Lunch will be at Bangkok Thai resaurant, 1240 Griffin Ave., Enumclaw.
1:00 pm - General Guild meeting at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 S. Division St., Buckley. 

The agenda for the meeting will be available at the meeting.

If you haven't already turned them in, please bring your finished half-square triangles trimmed to 2 1/2 inches square, made of the squares we traded at the January meeting.

There will be a discussion of Friendship and String Quilts at the meeting.  There will also be a short demo by Judy on the cleaning and repair of Vintage sewing machines. Bring your Featherweight machine to the meeting for assistance.

Please consider bringing one, two or more Friendship, Star or Basket blocks to contribute to our 2015 raffle quilt with the theme of Friendship.  Your choice of block pattern, size and fabric/color.  Wynonna and Vonda will be assembling the quilt.  Blocks MUST be turned in at the Feb. 6th meeting!

Don't forget:
* to wear your nametag at the meeting!
* it's recommended that each member donate at least one Comfort Quilt this year.  See the newsletter for the recommended sizes.

Friday, Feb. 20 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Guild Workshop at the Buckley Fire Station.  String quilts/Slash Your Stash!  We'll be playing "Strip Poker".  (No, not that kind of strip poker!  *grin*)   Bring your strips cut 1 inch to 2 5 inches to play along.

Friday, March 6 - 11:30 am Lunch is TBD
1:00 pm - General Guild meeting at the Buckley Fire Station, 611 S. Division St., Buckley.

Upcoming Quilt Shows and Events:

Feb. 18 - 10 - 2 pm- Dee Brown is giving a Fusible Web class at the Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st  St.

Feb. 20 - 21 - "Modern Vintage" Quilt Show, Kitsap Quilters 29th Annual quilt show.  Kitsap County Fairgrounds, President's Hall, Bremerton.  10 am to 5 pm daily.  Featured artist: Sharon Broom.
For more information, see the website.

Feb. 26 - March 1 - Sew Expo!  Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave.SW, Puyallup 98371.
For further information, see the website

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 4 - 7 pm - Empty Bowls (fundraiser for local food bank) at Enumclaw HS Community room.


March 13 - 15 - "Quilts Under Northwest Skies" Annual quilt show by Quilters Anonymous.  Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA.  Friday and Saturday 10 - 5, Sunday 10 - 4.  Admission $8 (good for all 3 days).
For further information, see the website.

March 27 - 28 - "The Story Begins At Home" quilt show by Tri-Cities Quilters Guild, Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA.  Fri 10 - 6, Sat 10 - 5.  $5 admission.

April 9 - 11 - "A Journey Through Time" annual quilt show by Clark County Quilters, Vancouver Church of Christ, 9019 NE 86th St., Vancouver, WA  Thurs & Fri 10 - 5, Sat. 10 - 4:30.  Admission $7 or $10 for a 3 day pass.
For more info, see the website.

May 7 – 10 - Puyallup Valley Quilters' 17th Annual Cascades Retreat, Yelm, WA (cost of retreat $190.00)