The Applique Society's Quilt Group

Our group is a member of The Applique Society. (AKA TAS)

We are "Haven't Missed A Stitch" quilt group that meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at Quilter's Junction, 404 S Tower, Ste 5, Centralia, WA. We meet from 10:30 am to "whenever" up to 5 pm.

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend. Visitors can come often - but expected to join The Applique Society within 3-4 visits.

Membership is around 20, with 6-7 regular attendance.

See what our members are up to - check out the member pages.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 26, 2017

Our meeting was today

It has been decided by the group to no longer be a part of TAS. When TAS stopped sending out the magazines, then everyone felt they were not getting anything out of the money they put in.

So, as of today, This blog is closed.

The group will continue to meet at Whalen quilt works as an applique group but not being part of The Applique Society.

Please feel free to come join us, at $1.50 a meeting. Look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017

Today we had 7 members attending the meeting. Two members left early (including me). We had a good visit with each other and was able to see what everyone was working on.

We were able to pick the fabrics for the blocks we will be doing to donate to an organizations that can use it for raffling. The background fabric was not in yet, but we were still able to pick the fabrics that will go for out blocks. We received approval from both the designer of the quilt and TAS for being able to do the donation.

Sis showed her quilt she finished. She took a class using one of the tools in the shop. She did say it was fun, but it was a lot of work.

Jean finished her quilt she started last year in Lynn's class for 2-fabric Applique(tm). She had it hand quilted too!!

Lynn worked on her eagle blocks for QOV. She was able to finish two sets of wings.

At the meeting we talked about the renewal of TAS dues. Several of us talked about how TAS turning to the computer has put several of us at the point of "why?" A few of us don't use the computer to check magazines. Everything with TAS in on FB or on the website. Some of us don't go on the website. AND some of us don't like to print out the magazine to be able to read it. We don't read things on the website. We talked to Rita at the shop to see if we could still have meetings but not be under the TAS name. We had a good discussion and we will talk about it in the next couple meeting before we vote on staying or leaving TAS.

Our next meeting is the 23rd with a POTLUCK. Bring food and come join us all!!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017

Due to the editor (Lynn Wiltzius) not attending meeting in the past couple months, and no reports were given, no reports were made for the past 2 months.

Today we all met at Whalen Quilt Works. We talked about doing a donation quilt. We'd make a quilt that would be given to an organization to raffle off. No time limits.

So, we all brought patterns for a quilt that had 12 blocks. We'll buy the fabrics from the shop. We picked 3 patterns to use, with them being listed as 1, 2, 3. Contact to the pattern designer for permission before we will do them. The group picked the fabrics and the shop is going to order fabrics for us.

The group decided on the Red, White, and Blue colors, like what Cis is making with her quilt BOM.

The fabrics that were picked are darker than these. More in the direction of navy blue, darker reds.

Barb was busy hand quilting her quilt. She had part of the center done.

We had 9 members attending. A couple left early (including Lynn).

Friday, November 18, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

Sue took notes and we had 8 at the meet with Debbie MacInnes.   she brought her  Simplique templates and instructions.  

   We ironed out the details again for Dec. 8  -food is a wide range of tasty treats  and we would encourage you to bring whatever you would be inclined to do.   It is a brunch and luncheon combined with both versions of dishes coming.    We will only have a gift (to 15.00)  in a brown bag exchange that day.  

NO  raffle or odds and ends.   We are simplifying the day  so that we can enjoy it. We decided to have our drawing for  TAS membership in March at potluck.   Sue did take a few photos of the group at the last few meets and will send to them.

Note from Barb:

For those of you at TAS at the Chehalis library yesterday, this email will makes sense!  For the rest of you, a recipe for pancakes you say?  Yes, that is my subject line.  I make these pancakes that are on the healthy side and I l-o-v-e them.  I often add 5 mini Lily's chocolate chips (stevia sweetened) to each pancake as it cooks.  I don't add butter or syrup.  I just eat them like a roll up.  I got on the subject and talked about these....thus the request for the recipe.

Trim Healthy Pancakes
In a blender:
Add 1 cup Old Fashioned organic oats.  Blend until oats turn into powder.
Turn off blender (seriously that is what the recipe says so I included it funny) and add 1 cup 100% liquid Egg Whites and 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese (I like 1%).
Add 2 tsp aluminum free baking powder, 2-3 tsp sweet blend* and a dash of vanilla.
Blend well.  Sometimes I left the batter sit a bit to thicken up.
Heat non stick griddle to medium temp. Spray with a bit of oil spray.  I use a butter/olive oil mix.
I use about 1/4 cup mix and it makes about 9 pancakes (3 per serving).  
*I purchase the Sweet Blend from the Trim Healthy Mama website.  It's a blend of stevia and erythritol.  On that website they have a neat sweetener conversion chart.  I don't like things really sweet so I go light on the sweet blend.  You could use sugar to taste.

Nov 10, 2016

We had a good meeting. There were 5 of us.

We talked about the brunch/luncheon for the Christmas Party at Cil's.

No photos provided.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

October 27, 2016

A discussion was brought up on the Christmas Party for Dec 8th. A decision was made for the party.

Our second meeting in November will be at the Chehalis Public Library where Debbie McInnes will be there to demo her Simplique  templates and share with us about  Piecing the Past.  

No other report was given.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016

Due to Storms coming to the area, the meeting was cancelled.

Only three members attended, but let. Kathy W and Susy were there for a short time. Lynn missed them both by 5 minus.

Everyone else called and said they would not be in.

Next meeting will be in two weeks. Hope to see everyone there!