This year our guild will be having virtual meetings via Zoom at our usual meeting dates – the second Saturday of each month. Meetings start at 9:30 a.m.
Information will be sent out to guild members by email when needed. Guild information will also be posted on our blog (Flyingeedlesquiltguildwordpress.com). Also check out our FACEBOOK page.
Show and Tell:
Each monthly meeting will have a “virtual” show and tell. Members who wish to participate in show and tell are asked to email a photo of their quilt or project to Barb dB at least 1 week before the meeting.
When your photo is shown you will be asked to speak about your project just like we used to when presenting from the front of the room (what inspired you, what fabrics di you use, who it’s for, and anything else you want to share).
This is the year to get things done. At year-end, a draw will b held for a special prize. Whenever you show a finished quilt or quilted project at show and tell, your name will go into the “hat”. At the June meeting the draw will take place. Three prizes will be donated by Erie Quilt Art.
A full and exciting program has been planned with a lineup of world-€renowned professional quilters attending our meetings virtually with information lectures and trunk shows. In addition, three of these quilters will be teaching workshops for our guild. Links to the meetings will be sent by email.
November 21 – 9:00-12:00
Workshop: Ana Buzzalino – Rocks, Pebbles and Stones
Cost: $40 for Guild Members – Mail check payable to FNQG, send to Mary.
Ana is an internationally known fiber artist, author, and educator. Join Ana as she shares her love for rocks in this fun and relaxing class to make rock, pebbles, and stones. You’ll learn 2 different methods to incorporate them into your art pieces. The 3-hour workshop is all done by hand (no sewing machines needed). An optional kit is available – contact Ana at anabuzzalino.com
February 20, 2021
Susan Madu-Modern Blended Quilts Workshop-6 hours
Three options to be decided at the November Meeting – details to follow
April 17, 2021
Krista Hennebury – Speed Date with Improv-6 hoursThis class is speed dating with improvisational piecing techniques that include curves and free cutting. Several techniques are introduced and demonstrated one after the other with little time to second guess. Explore line shape and happenstance in abstract design using solid color fabrics in black, white and one pop of color.
Guild Challenge/Projects for 2020 – 2021
Guild members can participate in a mystery quilt organized by Kelly B. Steps will be sent to guild members each month by email. The goal is to have the quilt finished to show at the June meeting.
“Why Not” Charity Quilt Project
“Why not try a block”, says Kelly B. She’s found a website with block patterns and the idea is for guild members to try a block for charity. Use white as the background and rainbow colors for the rest of the block. Kelly will collect the blocks and they’ll be used for a quilt for charity.
Comfort and Charity Quilt details
|Organization||Quilt Dimensions requested|
Adolescent Mental Health Units
|52″ x 72″ and a few 60″ x 80″|
|Inn From the Cold||52″ x 72″ and Baby|
|Quilts from the Heart|
|52″ x 72″|
|A.L.S. Society||42″ x 54″|
|Neonatal||24″ x 36″ (all cotton – fabric, batting, and thread)|
|Victoria Quilts||60″ x 80″ (must be exact size)|
|Quilts of Valour||60″ x 80″|
|Be Brave Ranch, Sherwood Park|
(for abused young people)
|60″ x 80″|
|Comfort Quilts from Guild for ad hoc needs that come up||no specific measurements but lap quilt size works well|