Wednesday, May 22, 2013

April's Sew & Tell Parade

A little inspiration from April's Sew & Tell....

Heather's "Easy Street" (Bonnie Hunter mystery)
Dana's Earth Day Wallhanging, Betty's Twice Around the Block Variation, & Kim's "Estratra Star"
Kym's Jelly Roll Race & Tropical Rainbow blocks 
Virginia's Tulip applique, Viola's 2012 GTPQG BOM & Judith's  totebag
Christine's "Red Maze"
Elaine's "Circle & Stars" & Christina's vintage yard sale find & "Christina's Radiant Star"
Can't wait to see what next month brings, can you?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Door Prize Winner!

So, who won April's door prize?

It must have been meant for her...the cover photo is a purple quilt and Kathi is surely on a purple fabric collecting kick lately!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Charity Quilting in April

For the first few months of this year, each of our 3 charity coordinators took turns issuing a challenge to the guild for a specific goal to meet.  This month, members were asked to donate either a baby bib, hot pad, pillowcases, or cuddle quilt for a local women and children's shelter called the Genesis House.  Our members lived up to that challenge and many items were certainly donated this month!

Genesis House donations - April
And of course we didn't forget about our other charities...

3 quilts for the Veterans
6 quilts for the newborn babies
And, generously, this month, The Thread Peddler of Waynesville, MO, donated a bunch of pillowcase kits for members to sew up and bring back for donation to the Genesis House!  Thank you Thread Peddler!
pillow case kits

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Color Challenge - Green!

The color challenge color in the month of April was...GREEN!

14 ladies participated in the color challenge this month!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Memorial Blocks

Recently, our guild suffered the great loss of one of our most generous and gifted quilters.  In honor of her, the ladies all got together to make a quilt for her son who is also a guild member (not to mention the youngest and only male)!

GTPQG makes memorial blocks quite often for the loss of any guild member's immediate family member.  We use a simple standard 8 1/2" 16-patch block pattern of squares and HSTs.  For the loss of a male family member, we make blue hearts on a muslin background; pink hearts on a white background for females.

It may be a lot of work sometimes, but in the end, most of the recipients appreciate the thought, time and effort that goes into each block gifted to them in their time of sorrow.

Friday, May 10, 2013

April Program

We invited the wonderful and talented ladies from The Fabric Store in Lebanon to come and set up shop during the April guild meeting.  They brought bolts and bolts of fabric for us to shop from as well as a few fun rulers, magazines and tools!

One of the shop ladies even gave us a demo on the 10 Degree Ruler and how to use it to make a tree skirt or table topper.  Too cute!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bargello Workshop

In April, the Viola (center) taught a Bargello class!  We had a brand new workspace and about 11 participants - fun, fun!

Then, some of the ladies brought their finished Bargello projects to Sew & Tell at the guild meeting!

Bargello - Nice job ladies!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Board Meeting - April

Did ya ever wonder what a GTPQG board meeting looks like???

Well, now ya know!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Mystery Clue #4

Naturally, April being the 4th month of the year, the 4th mystery clue was announced!  

Clue#4 - Block 1 & Setting Triangles

Here's Heather explaining Clue # 4 during the guild meeting.  And look at the 8 members who have kept up with the mystery so far proudly displaying their March clues #3!