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, October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

Today was a day of learning. Some of us worked on our own projects and some of us worked on making "thread catchers."


Here, Sue is working on hers. Lynn was teaching how to make the catchers. She did miss a step and a few of us had to figure out how to fix the "goof." We were able to finish our catchers without too much worry.


Thanks to Joyce for bring her sewing machine. She was able to sew a few of the pieces that we needed sewed.


These are the catchers that got done. Cis (opened catcher), Lynn (top blue/green), Sharon, Sue K, (middle), and Joyce's (front left) catchers. Lynn made two, but the other was isn't shown. Kathy W, step in to say hi, she wasn't feeling good, so didn't stay long. Lynn gave her the catcher in the photo. Lynn also gave Evelyna (shop owner) the other one she made, for a thank you to her.


Barb brought her quilt she finished. She was able to get it done in a very short time.

We talked about our December Christmas Party. Cil gave out the instructions to her house for the Christmas Party. For those who wish to participate in the "White Elephant" give exchange, the rules are: No more than $15 gifts, gifts can be something you have that is NEW, and should be a gift for a quilter.

BLOCK CHALLENGE FOR DECEMBER

Theme:              Christmas
Background:      12 1/2" unfinished - can do work on 13" square to make it easier to cut to size
Background fabric:   Cream, off white, beige - NOT MUSLIN

Work has to be appliqued, traditional Christmas colors, and anything that goes for Christmas. 

Keep in mind, Christmas has "true" colors. Anyone finishing their block can put their finished work in the "drawer" at the shop. If anyone wants to participate, just do the work and put your name on the block to be in the drawing. 



Thursday, October 9, 2014

October 9, 2014

Potluck Day! We had a great turn out of at least 12 members. It was good to see those we haven't seen in awhile and missed the others that are regulars. It was a full house, so it worked out pretty good.


The basket blocks turned out awesome! We had 12 entries into the drawing. Before drawing a winner, we discussed what we would do with the future blocks as a challenge. We talked about winners picking the next block pattern, but in the long run we decided to keep it simple. Themes will probably go with the seasons. That way the different color themes going, everyone should be happy. In the future we can buy a quarter of fabric and have that used for each block. The group voted to "keep it simple" and continue what we were doing.

Joyce won the first quarterly block challenge. Before she won, it was voted that the person winning the block can not win back to back. Congratulations Joyce!


This is part of the blocks won.


And this the other part. Some of the blocks were shared each time we met, as they were getting done.

Next challenge -

BLOCK CHALLENGE FOR DECEMBER

Theme:              Christmas
Background:      12 1/2" unfinished - can do work on 13" square to make it easier to cut to size
Background fabric:   Cream, off white, beige - NOT MUSLIN

Work has to be appliqued, traditional Christmas colors, and anything that goes for Christmas. 

Keep in mind, Christmas has "true" colors. Anyone finishing their block can put their finished work in the "drawer" at the shop. If anyone wants to participate, just do the work and put your name on the block to be in the drawing. 

Looking forward to seeing what all the next drawing will bring.