Monday, September 22, 2014

Welcome Back ~ September Meeting

Hello Ladies!

     We hope you had a wonderful, relaxing summer.  It seems like only yesterday that days were long and sunny, yet today, the air is crisp and clean, and fall is finally here.  

     Last Tuesday, September 16, 2014, LIMOD met at the Lutheran Church in East Northport to discuss the new and exciting ideas in store for our Fall 2014-Spring 2015 year.
     One item discussed was the September 2014 Block of the Month (BOM).

     This year's BOM will be a tutorial from the blog: In Color Order (  Click on Block of the Month or look in the tutorials section of the blog. Below is the direct link.

  We will start with September's block and go from there.  Make your blocks in any color/fabric you'd like (look at the color values in the finished quilt for inspiration.  Bring in your finished block each following month to show.

HST Block of the Month: September by Jeni Baker
LIMOD September BOM

Finished, the BOM will be 12.5"

     Click the link below to take you directly to the September BOM instructions:

     In addition, we will be doing a charity BOM.  If you wish to participate, each month, the same BOM (above) will be made in a specific color way that will be given to you.  For September, the charity block must be made in Medium Gray/Red/White (Gray outside triangles, Red middle trapezoids, and White background). Please use saturated (rich) colors and contemporary fabric: solids or prints.  Each participant will be entered into a raffle.  Depending on the number of participants, there may be more than one winner.  If there are not enough participants, the blocks will be saved until year end, to combine to make a scrappy charity quilt.  The winner(s) of the raffle will get blocks that month to be sewn into a quilt (on their own time schedule) and donated to their chosen charity.  The winner(s) will explain what charity they are going to donate their quilt to.  They will also take a photo of the quilt, when it's finished, to share. 

     A second item we discussed was the LIMOD's October charm swap.  After we "swap", a challenge will be given to be completed for the following (November) meeting.
Guidelines for the Charm Swap:
  •  Cut Twelve (12) 5-inch x 5-inch squares of quilt shop quality fabric from a SOLID fat quarter.  Please, no fabrics from Joann's, Michaels, etc.
  •  Put your twelve (12) 5-inch squares in a gallon plastic zip bag or similar which will keep the fabric nice and flat.
  •  Bring up to five (5) packets to the October meeting.  You take home as many packets as you bring.
  •  At the meeting, see the swap coordinator to drop off your packets and get your pick numbers.
  • Can't be at the October meeting? Send your packets with a trusted friend and we'll pick for you!
  • At the October meeting we'll fill you in on the "challenge" guidelines for what you will be doing with these bundles!
  •  Not sure how to cut the perfect charm? Try visiting Elizabeth Hartman's blog for an excellent tutorial for cutting accurate charm squares from a fat quarter: 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions... Looking forward to swapping with you at the October meeting~ Tuesday October 21, 2014. 



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