Monday, September 18, 2017

September Meeting in Review

Hopefully after Saturday you're thinking of how you can use a Jelly Roll, or something like it, in your quilting. I saw lots of fun projects beginning, and some ending quickly! Sewing with strips can be fast. Here are the links to a few things mentioned by Kristen Perschon and others in class.

Kristen's Pinterest Board: Jelly Rolls

Jennifer Barclay's project: Midnight Quilt Show

Anna & Jessica's project: Three Dudes

Great job bringing surge protectors/cords everyone! I'm glad to see some of you come for Show and Tell and some feel like staying. We added three new faces, so make sure to look out for Charity, Hilary and Georgia and say hi next time. Also a reminder that both swaps are now closed, but you can still join us in December for the project swap and cookie exchange. Anna will send out more details next month.

And speaking of next time, in October we will get our Row Effect groove on. It will be another Sew Day, so bring your traveling sewing kit, too!

Enjoy all of the inspiration that beautiful Fall brings.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

September Meeting Reminder

Wow! So many things going on already in September. 
Widespread hardship & tragedy with natural disasters, fires, 
and yet another anniversary to remember the events of September 11th.

Quilters are amazing people, there are so many opportunities
to heal through quilting.  
You can give the healing touch or even be the recipient of it.

So as you go about doing good, 
don't miss the opportunity to take some time,

Saturday, September 16th  11:00-2:00
and meet together to
Celebrate National Sew a Jelly Roll Day

Need a Quick quilt to comfort someone....Sew a Jelly Roll Race quilt

Have you made anything with a Jelly Roll? 
Share it for Show & Tell
(or anything else you have been working on)

Check out the Facebook page for links on great projects
Kristen Perschon has started a pinterest page
with other ideas for Jelly Roll sewing.

Fabric Strip Exchange:
Bring 20 strips ...2.5"x width of fabric
Any combination of Dots, Stripes and Solids
(optional exchange, no need to sign up)

Remember***you must have a 
1,000+joules SERGE PROTECTOR STRIP to sew. 
It is required!
 This is an open sew meeting, bring something to work on.

Membership Renewal:
Cash payment is not longer available, Card payments online are always available, request an invoice by contacting JoyLyn
via email:  HighlandQAFA@gmail.com

This is the last month to sign up for Exchanges:
Tula Pink Houses
Valentine Fabric

Take Care and keep doing good!
See you soon
JoyLyn, Kristin, Anna, Pamela & Sydney

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September Jelly Roll Strip Exchange




Saturday, September 16th
As part of our participation in the
Moda Project Jelly Roll event

We will be having a 2.5" Strip exchange
Build your own Jelly Roll!!

Rules:

There will be NO sign up for this exchange

BRING:  20 ... 2.5" x (WOF width of fabric) Strips

They can be a variety of Stripes, Polka Dots & Solids
(They do NOT need to be 20 strips all the same)
Please use current quilt shop quality fabric.

Turn in your strips at the beginning of meeting and they will 
be shuffled with the other participants & returned at the
end of meeting.

You may participate with as many groups of 20 as you like!!

Questions???? email highlandqafa@gmail.com



Sunday, August 27, 2017

September National Sew a Jelly Roll Day


Join us in September as we celebrate 
Project Jelly Roll & National sew a jelly roll day.
This is a new, yearly event, 
& the brainchild of Moda Fabrics.

So save the date to come & sew a jelly roll with us at our September Meeting.

More information coming about what we will specifically do to celebrate.  Until then, here are some links you might find interesting.


Sunday, August 20, 2017

August 2017 Meeting

Welcome to those who are joining us for this next session, we have some fun things planned! As always, anyone is welcome to join us at any time. We have set the annual dues at $30, paid either in cash or online. Contact JoyLyn for details. To the left is a fuller calendar with dates and more specifics on each class, for your future information.

In August we talked about getting outside of your box. We all have our own unique boxes that allow us to do what we want and sometimes limit us from doing what we could. Modern quilting is so many different things to many different people because of our individual boxes. In this open group we hope you will feel comfortable pushing yourself just a bit to see what's on the other side, whether that means being more social, trying solids, looking into new fabric artists, designing your own pattern, or just joining our quilt group for the first time. Find something Modern to explore in your quilting and try something new.

Sign ups for our swaps and exchanges will close after September's meeting, so let us know if you want to participate.

Going forward we are adding some members to our leadership team to help us out:

Jill Miskin will be leading our charity sewing. If you have any ideas or places that could use quilts, please let her know.

Crystal Hendricks will be our friend to everyone, which she already does so well! If you need help getting into Pinterest or finding us on Instagram or navigating this blog, she's happy to help.

Jennifer Barclay & Diane Woodward will be our hospitality reps, they will be passing out and collecting your lanyards at every meeting, as well as the Member Spotlights and remembering birthdays.

Kristen Perschon will be heading our group projects, starting in September with National Jelly Roll Day.

September we will pass out the name tag and d-ring part of your lanyards if you've already paid, and having Open Sew. We will focus on Jelly Rolls, but bring whatever project you need time with.

Happy Fall everyone!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Session 13

Friends, this Saturday, August 19th is the beginning of Session 13 and we are so excited to be in our new space! We've given it a few practice runs and are happy to be in this new, bright area. Hopefully most of you received an email with details about joining us, please let us know if you need more information or didn't get the original email.  Check your spam and do a search.  Please add HighlandQAFA@gmail.com to your contacts to increase the chances of it going to your inbox.

This week we will not be sewing together, since we want lots of time for introductions and eating (my favorite). Feel free to bring Show and Tell and/or a plate of something to share. To read more about the transition click here.

We hope to see you on Saturday at 11am! Look for yellow balloons.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Meeting in Review: July 2017 Quick Curve Ruler

This new space is going to work out so great for us. I loved seeing so many faces, and hearing so many machines humming. I loved that people can pop in and out with whatever works for their schedules. I loved the extended sharing and friendship we can have in this bright, big room. 

Thanks to everyone who showed a preview of their Quick Curve Ruler work this morning. I look forward to seeing some finished pieces in coming months - I saw lots of great color combinations being started today. 


Elisa used Kaffe with the Deco Tumbler pattern.


She also started the new Mod Owls pattern.

Ella made a beautifully quilted mini using Chic Picnic.

Bethia used Metro Rings and loves how jelly roll friendly it is.

And Jenn Barclay is bravely cutting into her CF collection to make a Chic Country quilt.

Next month is our official Grand Opening party in our new space. We will not have open sew time in August, because we will be too busy with our introductions and eating. Please come ready to meet new people, and consider bringing a plate of something to share with everyone for our potluck. Neither is required, but my favorite is chocolate cupcakes in case anyone was wondering. We will roll out our new group project and schedule for the coming months, our new name tags, and have sign ups for some fun exchanges we've got planned. There will also be a sewing TV tray demo, for those who haven't had their sewing revolutionized yet by having one nearby for every project. If you haven't paid electronically, you can also pay annual dues in person on this day.