Quilt Shows and Events

2017 Fall Retreat
Thimbleweed Quilters is hosting their annual Fall Quilt Retreat at Hummingbird Music camp September 15-17. You must be a paid member to attend. $130 for the retreat includes room and board - please make checks payable to Thimbleweed Quilters. Registration begins at the July 20 meeting.

You may choose from Three options: Class #1- The coolest scrap quilt ever - presented by Gail Garber ($7 fee) OR Class #2 Sweets All Around presented by Benee K OR you may join the UFO group and bring your own projects. 

Other activities include the Silent Auction (please donate your new or gently used sewing items), the Night Owl Project ($6 fee for supplies and is a non-sewing projects) and the Gift Exchange. This year the exchange gift is an apron. Here is a link to an easy pattern that is suggested. http://www.sewcando.com/2014/04/how-to-make-multi-pocket-gardening-apron.html Stay turned for more details.

Two samples of the Quilt being made in Benee's Class - 
One strip pieced centers and the other with Fussy cut centers 

In addition to your precut fabrics per earlier instructions, please bring (some are obvious, some are not):

•           Sewing Machine in good working order, with new (and extra) universal or quilting needles and ¼” foot.

•           Thread and bobbins coordinated or blended with your fabrics.

•           Rotary Cutter and preferably an 8 ½” X 24 ½” ruler (you will need this to cut your border strips)

•           A small ruler, for finding the centers of your blocks and your triangles.

•           A fabric marking pen, preferably erasable or heat-sensitive (Frixion pen)

•           A cutting board surface, probably 18” X 24” size; not everyone needs to bring one – if you and your roommate or a friend are in the class, then only one person needs to bring a cutting board.

•           ALL FABRICS LEFT FROM INITIAL CUTTING – this includes extra strips and extra layer cake (10”) squares. Strips especially will be needed for borders.

•           Pins or Wonder clips

•           Thread snips or hand scissors

•           Other sewing supplies you usually ‘travel with’, but don’t ‘overpack’

•           Irons and ironing surfaces and extension cords will be provided by Thimbleweeds, but you may bring your own if you prefer

•           Even though the Style 1 and Style 2 quilts are different, the steps are basically the same. Those using fussy cut fabrics will seemingly be a step ahead of those using strips for their center squares, but eventually everyone will be at the same place in the quilt construction process.


Fresh Quilting TV Show Gets Second Season
When the second season of Fresh Quilting launches on Aug. 24, the show will be distributed to all public television affiliates in America as well as Create TV, the public television sub-channel devoted to how-to programming. The Modern Quilt Guild and KS Productions have a hit on their hands! "Response has been fantastic," says Kathie Stull, president of KS Productions.
Kathie recalls that when Fresh Quilting began in early 2017, it wasn't available on all public television stations, although viewers worldwide could watch episodes online at the show's website and a YouTube channel.
In less than four months, the weekly show was snapped up by 333 stations in 158 markets in 43 states, in addition to landing a place on Create TV. "We knew immediately that the show would continue," Kathie says. 
If you haven't seen Fresh Quilting, here's what you're missing. In each 30-minute episode, two to three teachers speak directly to the camera, classroom-style. Segments focus on topics such as techniques, design concepts and community building with tips for leading guilds and organizing group projects, swaps and quilt shows.
In season two, a biweekly segment will cover free-motion and machine quilting. In the first of 13 episodes, Anna Maria Horner kicks off season two of Fresh Quilting on Aug. 24. Season two teachers include Violet Craft, Christina Cameli, Samarra Khaja, Krista Fleckenstein and Riane Menardi. Sponsors include Janome America, Inc. 
To find your PBS and Create TV station or to watch it online, visit Fresh Quilting. Members of the Modern Quilt Guild will be able to binge-watch all 13 episodes on Aug. 24.


Let us know about your upcoming Quilt or Fiber Arts Show.  

Please email holika1313@gmail.com with your information.

1 comment:

  1. I am curious about your show you're having on the 15th of May. Do you have information for vendors for future events available? I am an indie dyer from Las Cruces. My email is ladonna@fistfuloffiber.com