Sunday, November 26, 2017

November meeting reflections

North Coast Needlers November meeting our guests were the folks from Lunn Fabrics of Lancaster, Ohio.  They brought with them their wonderful batik fabrics and patterns.  We learned about their process of creating high quality batiks and the opportunity to add some to our stash!
Luscious batiks for sale
Snowman pattern

copper batik stamp
 November show and tell - as always we were wowed by our members quilts and projects that they have created for themselves, friends, family and community service.  Below are a few from the meeting - thanks for sharing!
Community Service - Activity Mat

Monday, November 6, 2017

Let's make a Raffle Quilt for 2018!

Back in the day (as they say) all of the North Coast Needler raffle quilts were made as a group project. Sometimes at evening meetings and other times during all day sewing sessions at Porter Library or a member's home. Over the years, some of our quilts have been a little more complicated, or due to the amount of appliqué, just weren't suited to being created by a large group. This year, we will be having a Throw-back Tuesday and will be working in teams at a Tuesday meeting to make a quilt which will be raffled off in 2018. 

A group of us met a few weeks ago and decided on a String X pattern for the group raffle quilt that will be assembled at the January meeting. We are asking that guild members bring scraps in “Skittle” colors. Bright, pure colors – no Batiks please! If you would like to pre-cut some pieces, we will be using a mix of 1.5”, 2.25” and 2.5” strips 10” in length. We will also need 8 1/2” squares of white on white.

The plan is to have 8 teams made up of a cutter, sewer, presser and runner/support person. A few people will be needed to layout the quilt and run the blocks over to the machines. We can trade off and will gladly accept any help! The goal is to make 72 blocks at the meeting and hopefully assemble the top.

A sign-up sheet will be circulated at the November and December meetings. If you will not be at the meetings, please call Gini to volunteer - 440-823-9557. We will be looking for 8 machines with a ¼” foot, cutting and ironing stations.