Other Fun and News

Other Fun and News

2017

January 10, 2017 began our new year and our new Block of the Month, which is really a row of the month, we're calling Row, Row, Row Your Quilt. The programs for this quilt will be presented at the meetings and members can anticipate learning new cutting and piecing techniques as well as accomplishing much of the month's row in the meeting.
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September's meeting celebrated the 19th Anniversary of the founding of Over The Mountain Quilt Guild. Shelly M did a fabulous job with the Autumn and Sunflower theme and we honored Claudia S as the member present with the most number of years as a member. Claudia was founding member in 1998 and coninues to be a guiding force for the guild. She was crowned "Queen of the Guild."








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August's meeting focused on the Flying Geese row presented by Kathryn F. She showed us how to use the specialty ruler that was a membership gift to cut accurate large and small triangles to get the perfect point and lined up geese for the row. Watch those point when stitching and wait to trim the top and bottom adjustment strips until you are ready to do the measuring and finish the quilt top. Instructions on that coming in October. Thank you Kathryn!




We also had an extra project presented my Cindy G and Carol A - a twist up, portable scrap catcher. It was mostly hand work but easy and fun. Thanks ladies!



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July's meeting was conquering Row 4 - The Blanket Stripe Row. Susannah F. gave a calming and clear presentation on accurate piecing and cutting to achieve the many pieces needed. Our Row, Row, Row Your Quilt has one more Row and then we'll share some finishing tips.


We also enjoyed pies and mini shopping sprees for our Christmas in July theme.



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June's meting was an extra project the Triangle zipper pouch presented by Holly P. Then Holly P presented the Stars row of the Row, Row, Row Your Quilt. Easy stuff but lots of steps. Those present accomplished a lot. Go going ladies!







May's meeting was a quick demo on how to piece a Log Cabin Block presented by Sandra P and Rosie D. They had fun sharing some history of the block with us and tips on getting into the groove for making 18 of these for the big border - Remember to wear you Amish cap to be a better quilter!





April's meeting was our Community Service Sew-In day. Eileen and Bev presented a Quilt-As-You-Go method of creating a strip quilt. Prizes were available for random drawings throughout the day and everyone present won something! It was an effective event with several people finishing the quilt, including the binding, by the time we had to pack up. Most others were close to finishing and we look forward to a fun group photo of all the finished quilts next month. (See the Community Service tab)






March's presentation was given by Shelley W on the Double Pinwheel row. She walked us through all the steps for getting 4 great blocks with lots of tips and tricks for keeping our rotary cutting accurate. Remember to keep even pressure on your acrylic ruler and walk your hand up as you cut. Also slide your rotary blade to the ruler rather than  cutting up from the corner. this will help protect the precious corner of your ruler from nicks.





February's Presentation was given by Carol a and Cindy G on the Churn Dash block and setting it on point. They did a great job getting us started with our piecing techniques and definition. Ladies, remember to watch your 1/4 inch and scant 1/4 inch seam allowances and trimming up the half-square triangle blocks with the specialty ruler from Quilt-In-A-Day really helps.





Our first presentation was given by Susannah F on Color theory and choosing your fabrics for this quilt. She included information on using a filter to determine value as well as ideas on how to choose the focus fabric to begin.




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2016

We held our annual Holiday Party on December 13, 2016. A big Thanks! to Shelly M for making everything so beautiful and festive.  We also had one more project from Kathy K - the spiral table topper. Here are a few pictures of our fun day.
















Kathy K has been our small projects leader this year and has done a wonderful job. Thank you Kathy for all your efforts. We hope the next year's projects can be as interesting and well presented. Kathy has one more project to share at the December 2016. Take a look at the Upcoming meetings page to see what you need to brings and plan ahead.

Here is our group working on the November project. Lots of room to work and socialize!

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