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Friday, April 15, 2011

Announcing: Earth Day Challenge

Earth Day is on April 22 and to mark the occasion, we are issuing a challenge. Use non-traditional materials to create a quilt block or mini quilt and bring it to Show + Tell at the May meeting. Of course, feel free to add in new fabric and batting needed to complete your vision.

Non-traditional materials can be anything from old clothing to paper goods and everything in between. There are a couple of great examples from guild members. Juanita Johnson shared a very unique mini quilt at a recent guild meeting. She used Shout color catchers to create a very cool and modern mini quilt. You can read about it on her blog. Melanie Sullivan used vintage quilt scraps to make this adorable mini quilt:

[photo via Texas Freckles by Melanie Sullivan]

You can see more photos and read about Melanie's mini quilt here. For the really non-traditional, check out Angie's blog post about some unique quilts that were shown at the Dallas Quilt Celebration in March. The bottle cap quilt and the Lay's potato chip bag quilt are definitely Earth Day friendly!

I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Happy quilting,

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April Meeting

Wow!  I can't believe it's already time for another meeting.  We are back at Bernina this month. (Yeah!, we missed the wonderful gals last month as they were all getting ready for the Dallas Quilt Show).  If you haven't attended a meeting at Bernina of Dallas you can find them here.  They recently celebrated 28 years in business.  One visit to their store and you will understand why they have been open that long! 

For this months meeting we will be discussing our charity quilt drive, upcoming officer elections, and my personal and tell!  Come join us and show everyone what you have been up to since last month's meeting.  Bring along ideas for topics for next years meetings, nominations for officers, and if you have made "just one star" for the Quilts of Valor, bring it along as well.

This Saturday is the April Saturday Sew, so make plans now to join us for that as well!