Monday, June 15, 2015

Crystal Quilters Workshop

Friday, June 19 - 1:00 pm. -  Beginning Bargello Workshop at the Buckley Fire station, 611 S. Division St, Buckley. 

Here are the supplies that you will need for this workshop:

Bargello Pillow

 For the workshop, you will need 2.5 inch strips.  You can use a Jelly Roll or you can cut your own.  It works best to use batiks, small prints or "nothing" prints (that look like a solid from a distance) for this technique.

If you wish to make a 16 inch pillow, you will need 8 strips cut selvage to selvage.  For an 18 inch pillow, you will need 9 strips, cut selvage to selvage.

Sew these strips together using 1/4 inch seam allowance, lengthwise, making sure to alternate contrasting colors.  You may repeat colors or they may all be different.  You will be making a strata.

a sample strata

Press all the seams the same direction on the wrong side, then from the right side, making sure to press nice and flat.  (No chicken lips!)  After pressing, sew the first and last pieces of fabric together forming a tube.  Press this seam, matching the direction of the rest of the seams.

Please have this tube ready for the workshop on June 19 so that we can start cutting, adjusting and sewing right away.

Bargello panel on a jacket

You will also need a sewing machine and your usual sewing kit and cutting tools.

If you have any questions about this, call Vonda @ 360-897-9019.

*  Don't forget to bring your Traveling Round Robin blocks to exchange, if you are taking part in that activity.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Crystal Quilters Calendar - June 2015

Friday, June 5 - 11:30 am - Lunch will be at The Kitchen, 1521 Cole St. Enumclaw.
1:00 pm - General Guild meeting at the Buckley Fire station, 611 S. Division St, Buckley. 
* Bring your UFO's and/or quilts needing help.  
* Vonda will be discussing the fabrics needed for the Bargello workshop this month.
* Don't forget to wear your name tag!

Wednesday, June 17 - 1:00 pm - Quilt Show Committee meeting, Buckley Library, 123 S. River Ave.

Friday, June 19 - 1:00 pm - Bargello Workshop, Buckley Fire Station, 611 S. Division St, Buckley.

Upcoming Events for Crystal Quilters

Friday, July 10 - Noon (please arrive @ 11 am) - Guild Potluck Picnic and Challenge Quilt Reveal in Clarine's beautiful yard.  Don't forget to bring a chair to sit upon!

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

Upcoming Quilt Shows and Events


June 5 - 7 -  "Blast of Farms" Woolley Fiber Quilters Annual Quilt Show, Downtown Sedro-Woolley, WA during the Blast From The Past Festival.
For more info, see the website.  

June 5 - 7, 2015 - Rosalia Battle Days Quilt Show, Rosalia Community Center, 614 S Whitman, Rosalia, WA, 99170.  Hours: Noon - 4       Admission: Free  
For more info, see the website. or 
Email: davin617@hotmail.com or Phone: Jenna McDonald, (509) 523-3644
A wide variety of Quilts. Held in conjunction with the Rosalia Battle Days Celebration.

June 24 - 28 - Western Washington Shop Hop.  For more info, see the website.

June 21 - Sept. 8 - Washington Row By Row Experience. For more info, see the website.

July 1 - October 4, 2015 - 30 Quilts for 30 Years: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry exhibit at La Conner Quilt Museum, La Conner, WA.
For more info, see Caryl's website or the Museum's website.

July 9-11, 2015 - Oregon Summer Quilt Expo: "A Celebration of Quilt, Knit and Stitch Artistry". 10am to 5pm at  Sisters Convention Center, Redmond, Oregon.  There will be classes (including Make It and Take It workshops) and an expanded vendor mall. 
For more info, see the website.

July 11 - Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Sisters, Oregon. For more info, see the website.

July 24-26 - 'Roaring Twenties' Quilt Show by the Covington Quilters, Cedar Heights Middle School, 19640 SE 272nd St. Covington, WA 98042.  Fri and Sat 10- 5, Sun 10-4.  For more info, see the website.


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Crystal Quilters' Calendar - May 2015

Friday, May 1 - 11:30 am - Lunch will be at the Buttered Biscuit, Too!, 9801 219th Ave. Place E. (off Hwy 410), Bonney Lake.
1:00 - 4 pm - General Guild Meeting at the Buckley Fire station, 611 S. Division St, Buckley.

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

Please Note: There will be no regular guild workshop in the month of May.  See * below for more information.

Wednesday, May 13 - 1:00 pm.  Quilt Show Committee meeting at the Buckley Library.

Saturday, May 16 - 9 am - 2 pm - Enumclaw Garden Club annual plant and garden art sale.  In the "pony" parking lot, at the corner of Cole St. and Initial Ave., Enumclaw.

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 8:55 am. (If you will be slightly delayed, please give Judy a call to let her know you're on your way, so the carpool will wait for you.)

* Saturday, May 23 - 10 am - 2 pm.  Quilt Show Workshop at the Enumclaw Library,  1700 1st St.  We will be making reversible aprons to sell at the Quilt Show in October.  Patterns for the apron will be available at the guild meeting on the 1st.  Please bring your sewing machine, cutting equipment and sewing kit.  You can use your own fabric or go the guild "stash" @ Patricia's house. (please call first)  There will be a "small" competition among guild members re: the aprons.  More info on that later.

Saturday & Sunday, May 30 - 31 - 2:30 pm.  Cascade Foothills Chorale presents: "The American Stage: Minstrels, Vaudeville and Early Broadway" at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1535 Washington Ave., Enumclaw.  $10 General Admission - Food Bank donations welcomed.  
For more info, see the website or call 360-825-4259.

Friday, June 5 - 11:30 am - Lunch will be at The Kitchen, 1521 Cole St. Enumclaw.
1:00 pm - General Guild meeting at the Buckley Fire station, 611 S. Division St, Buckley.

Upcoming Events for Crystal Quilters

Friday, July 10 - Noon (please arrive @ 11 am) - Guild Potluck Picnic and Challenge Quilt Reveal in Clarine's beautiful yard.  Don't forget to bring a chair to sit upon!

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

Upcoming Quilt Shows and Events


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 5 - 7 -  "Blast of Farms" Woolley Fiber Quilters Annual Quilt Show, Downtown Sedro-Woolley, WA during the Blast From The Past Festival.
For more info, see the website.  

June 24 - 28 - Western Washington Shop Hop.  For more info, see the website.

June 21 - Sept. 8 - Washington Row By Row Experience. For more info, see the website.

June 28 - 29 - "Island Journey: A Quilt Show" by the Vashon Island Quilters Guild.
For more info, see the website.

July 11 - Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Sisters, Oregon.

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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!