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October 20, 2009 at 1:46 am (Uncategorized)

“Finished is better than perfect, and a completed quilt is better than one that never got started.”
–Bonnie Hunter
Check out her website: http://www.quiltville.com

Fall Membership Meeting—We have an upcoming Quarterly Membership Meeting on November 7, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. There will be another tasty potluck, so please bring your favorite dish. Program topics will include an Introduction to Bonnie Hunter, quilting for charity, and a brainstorming session on upcoming Guild events. The Membership Meeting is just one thing to look forward to during November’s Time to Sew Weekend. Hope to see you there!

Scholarship Auction Item—Just a gentle reminder that the Scholarship Tea & Auction is about a month away. Please donate an item to help the Guild’s continuance of our two scholarships to high school seniors. Your beautiful quilting is what makes this event such a success!

New Website—Did you notice the new link at the beginning of the newsletter? Thanks to Angela Arnold, we have an updated and very fashionable new website. Be sure to check it out!
New Committees—At the Annual Meeting we had sign up sheets galore for all of the activities the Guild sponsors. Please check for your name to make sure you are listed….and if you don’t see your name, be sure to contact me so we can get you involved in important and rewarding volunteer positions!
• Time to Sew—Kay Adams, Anne Cervenka, Sara Hottinger, Diane Weise
• Scholarship Tea & Auction—Sheryl Glasen, Terry Bonnell, Diane Ujioka, Julie Farnes, Jacque Rose, Sara Hottinger
• 2010 Spring Retreat—Wendy Armstrong, Diane Weise
• 2010 Scholarship—Angela Arnold, Kay Adams, Linda Lohse, Diane Ujioka, Diane Wiese
• Raffle Quilt—Lila Koplin, Sara Hottinger
• 2011 Fall Retreat—Terri Stavig, Chair; Valerie Covel, Diane Ujioka, Lila Koplin, Wendy Armstrong, Sara Hottinger, Angela Arnold

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QA

September 15, 2009 at 2:44 pm (Uncategorized)

Hi Everyone,
Just wanted you to know that you are invited to September’s Quilters’ Anonymous meeting. We will meet in the CHS Home Ec. room on Sunday, September 20, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. As you may know, Q.A. is to celebrate quilting NOT the guilt associated with it. So please come quilt with us; bring any project you want to work on and the necessary supplies. To those who have made it to Q.A. before, remember your quarters!

Any questions, contact Terri at aknorsk@gci.net or respond back to this email.

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QA

September 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm (Uncategorized)

Hi Everyone,
Just wanted you to know that you are invited to September’s Quilters’ Anonymous meeting. We will meet in the CHS Home Ec. room on Sunday, September 20, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. As you may know, Q.A. is to celebrate quilting NOT the guilt associated with it. So please come quilt with us; bring any project you want to work on and the necessary supplies. To those who have made it to Q.A. before, remember your quarters!

Any questions, contact Terri at aknorsk@gci.net or respond back to this email.

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Quilt Show

September 3, 2009 at 9:48 pm (Uncategorized)

Cordova Northwind Quilters
presents an
Annual Quilt Show

Sunday, September 27, 2009
2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location to be announced.

Information for Guild Members:
• Quilts for display can be dropped off at either fabric store or the Home Ec room Monday thru Friday, September 22-25.
• Please attach a label to each quilt with the following information:
o Name of Quilt
o Name of Quilter(s)
o Date
o Story and/or details concerning quilt
• If submitting more than 2 quilts, please label in order of priority.
Further details to be announced as they develop. The committee is excited to be involved in what we hope will become an annual event.
Committee Members
Lin’ee Bradford Sara Hottinger
Terry Bonnell Lila Koplin
Julie Farnes Terri Stavig, Chairperson
Ria Hill Diane Ujioka
Questions or Comments: Contact Terri at aknorsk@gci.net

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Loose end weekend!!!

August 3, 2009 at 8:32 pm (Uncategorized)

A LOOSE ENDS WEEKEND
Friday 5:00-11:30
We will have a potluck, a general membership meeting and loose ends or take Diane W.’s absolutely free mystery challenge (directions below!)
Saturday 10:00-???
Loose ends
Sunday Noon-6:00
Loose ends

Be ready for fun, finishing projects and don’t forget to bring an ironing board,

Diane’s Absolutely Free Mystery Challenge
Friday, August 7th, after the North Wind Quilter’s Guild
General Membership Meeting/Potluck at the Masonic

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Classes at Forget-Me-Not Fabrics

July 3, 2009 at 9:10 pm (Uncategorized)

July classes include Flannel Crazy Curves and/or Crazy Curves
July 21,23,30 class is Weaver Feaver Quilt class
July 25 Maret Anderson from “Seams Like Home” Teddy Bear class
July 26 Maret Anderson class, “Sewing and Embroidery” techniques
Hi All ! Just a note to remind you to sign up for Maret Anderson’s class on July 25 and 26th. She is bringing Bernina sewing machines with her and she needs to know how many?

Also, Sign up now for the “Crazy Curves” classes coming in July (dates to be decided). You can do a standard curves quilt or the Fuzzy Flannel Curved quilt….come on out and see a sample.

Sign up is available now for the “Weaver Feaver” quilt in July. Come and see sample.

Sign up for Diane Wiese class in August and see sample.

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Instructions for the Easiest Jelly Roll Quilt EVER

June 29, 2009 at 5:38 pm (Uncategorized)

Easiest Ever Jelly Roll Quilt
1. Sew each 2 1/2” strip end to end with a diagonal seam.
Note: Jelly Rolls cotain 40 strips so this will make one continuous strip approximately 1600” long! Don’t worry too much about fabric placement. There’s no way to judge which fabrics will end up next to each other.
2. Trim seams to 1/4” and press in one direction.
3. Cut the first strip off approximately in the middle and discard the loose end. Trim the selvage off the 40th strip.
4. Here’s the hardest part of the whole quilt– bring the two ends together rights sides together with no twists in the strips. Sew the long sides together. Your strip will now be 2 strips wide and about 800 inches long!
5. Clip the folded end so that you can open the strips and press the seam in one direction.
6. Again, bring the short ends together, sew the long sides right sides together, clip the fold and press.
7. Repeat step 6 until you have 32 strips in width. Notice that each fold cuts the strip length in half and the seams become much easier to sew!
8. Optional: add a 6 1/2” border.
9. Layer your quilt with batting and backing, quilt, bind, enjoy!

Optional:
Use matching charm squares or additional yardage, appliqué simple shapes onto the quilt.
To enlarge the quilt, use an additional Jelly Roll to add on. Simply measure the quilt top to get the proper length, sew several strips together to get enough strips of the right length. Add this border to the opposite sides of the quilt, sewing across the ends of the original 32 strips.

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LOOSE ENDS

June 22, 2009 at 11:31 pm (Uncategorized)

Do you have any unfinished quilting projects? Come join us for LOOSE ENDS!

July 17-19 at the Masonic Temple
Friday 5-11 p.m. (Diane W. will be available to help those who are finishing the Road to Bali.)
Saturday 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Come join us for a great weekend of fun and quilting.

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Alaska Fabric Camp Classes in July

June 19, 2009 at 5:55 pm (Uncategorized)

July 11-It’s a Wrap fabric bowls, baskets, bags. 10am Saturday Morning
Julyl 17-Happy Hour-Confetti in the Corner- 7pm Friday evening

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Guild Party

June 19, 2009 at 5:54 pm (Uncategorized)

Cordova Northwind Quilter’s Guild
celebrates with
A Summer Solstice Party!
featuring
Piecing and Potluck!

When: Sunday, June 28th 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: Home Ec Room
Why: Do we really need a reason? 
1. We love to get together
2. We love to quilt
3. We love to eat
4. Pam Ventgen is coming to visit

Do you have any of the following?
• A Bali Pop?
• A Jellyroll?
• A Honeybun?
• A stash of at least 40 2 ½ or 1 ½ inch strips?

If so…we have a quick and easy way to piece one together. A free pattern and instructions will be provided. Bring the usual equipment and supplies. Sewing begins at 4:00 pm!

Bring a dish to share…Potluck dinner will be served at 6:00 pm!

Questions? Contact Terri Stavig at 5581 or aknorsk@gci.net

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