The Kitsap Quilter Celebrate Spring! First Lutheran Church, Poulsbo President’s Message—Margaret Mathisson

April 2013
The Kitsap Quilter
Next Meeting: April 23, 7:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, Poulsbo
Celebrate Spring!
President’s Message—Margaret Mathisson
Volume 32, Issue 4
Thank you to Diane Allen for donating geraniums for door prizes. Donations gladly accepted. I also want to thank all of you for keeping me on my agenda last month. I was
fuzzy brained last week but my hearing is almost totally restored.
Thank you also to Mary Ann Hooker, CarolAnn Jackson, Jaxine Andersen and Linda Johnson who volunteered to be in charge of the 2015 raffle quilt. The 2014 raffle quilt is in
the trusty hands of Wanda Rains and as soon as she is finished the binding goes on and
then photos can be taken for publicity.
What a great group you all are for stepping up when we need something done. Keep up
the good work.
Guild Contacts
President: Margaret Mathisson
Vice President and Education Chair: Barbara Gabriel
Treasurer: Sherry Loomis
Recording Secretary: Marj Deupree
Newsletter Editors: Mary Ann Hooker and Christine Townsend
Kitsap Quilters was established to foster and encourage the art of quilting, both in its traditional approach and its
contemporary adaptation, to bring together those who love the art form and to share the art form with the community.
The Kitsap Quilter
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February Meeting Minutes
The meeting was called to order by
President Margaret Mathisson. We
have four guests: Elizabeth Boyton
from Bremerton, Dawn Robson and
Kim Mindor from Poulsbo, ad Di
Selfridge from Silverdale. We also have
seven new members: Felicia Hord from
Silverdale, Elaine Jukam, Cyndi Jacobson and Cheryl Berger from Poulsbo,
Margie Lema from Kingston, Verna Rae
Oraker from Bremerton, and Elizabeth
The February minutes were approved
as published.
2013 Quilt Show: There are still CDs
($6) and notecards ($5) available. See
Mary Ann Hooker if interested.
2014 Quilt Show: Marybeth O’Halloran, for Ann Trujillo, announced the
dates of February 14-15, 2014, the
location of President’s Hall at the Fairgrounds, and the title of “Quilts In
Bloom.” The featured artist will be
Gladys Schultz. There will be a raffle
quilt. And thank you to everyone who
completed a survey.
Kitsap Cuddles: Vicki White announced
that 36 quilts had been turned in, plus
Committee Reports:
five Easter quilts. She will be having
sewing days at her house on WednesPrograms: Barb Gabriel announced
day, April 17 through Saturday, April
that our April speaker will be Ami
20. She needs 6 people each day. MaSimms. She will give a talk titled “Living
terials will be provided. Bring lunch
With Quilts.” May will be Quilt Univerand your sewing machine. See her to
sign up.
Fabric Exchange: The winner this
In-House Quilt: Donna Endresen anmonth was: Nancy Parrott. The theme
nounced that she has 6 blocks availafor April is blue and lots of flowers of
ble. [By the break, these were taken.]
all different hues.
Newsletter: Mary Ann Hooker anDoll Quilts: Norma Tipton, for Ann
nounced that there are still technical
Trujillo, read a thank you letter from
problems with the newsletter and they
the Poulsbo Fire Department. Ann is
may have to be sent as an attachment
hoping for 500 quilts by September.
again in April. She needs a graphic
She has 400 so far. Everyone was urged
artist to help with posters for next
to help her reach the 500 mark early.
years quilt show.
Hospice: Sheila Wagner has kits availaAnnouncements
ble. The quilts need labels so please
email her if you need one.
Margaret Mathisson had several announcements. She has a pattern for
Library: Cheryl McCurdy has “Dogmaking name tags, as was done, in the
Gone Murder: A Queen Bee’s Quilt
past. It will be printed in the newsMystery” available. She also has
“Doubledipity: More Serendipity
Quilts” by Sara Nephew, which uses
The By-Laws committee with meet in
the Clearview triangle ruler. Another
suggested book is “T-Shirt Quilts Made
The raffle quilt for 2015 now has four
Easy.” Please return overdue books.
committee members.
Please be sure to sign out books. There
A silver braided earring was found at
are many that are missing.
the Church several months ago.
The play, “The Quilters,” will be at the
Port Gamble Theater the first 3 weekends in April. Quilted Strait will be
open Friday, April 5 until 7 pm.
Sharon Walker announced that there
are nametags available for pickup.
Linda Moran announced that she has
15 of the 20 quilts needed for the graduating class at Klahowya Secondary
School. They are needed by June.
There is more information in the February newsletter.
Janet Larsen, from Gig Harbor Quilters,
has two “bug jar” raffle quilts. Tickets
are $1 each.
Show and tell was held, followed by
the break.
Patricia Belyea gave a very interesting
talk on her quilting experiences in Japan and on her Yukata cottons. After
her talk, she drew names for prizes
generously donated by her and StashFest.
Door prizes were drawn.
The meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted,
Marj Deupree
Ami Simms as the “Ami Burrito”
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April Speaker—Ami Simms, Living with Quilts
Ami (which pronounced correctly rhymes with salami), was a teacher of second grade students until declining enrollment
brought that career to an abrupt end. She now believes that that layoff was “the luckiest day” of her life.
On her website she notes, “I became a professional quilter, combining my two loves: quilting and teaching! After 25+ years on
the national circuit I still look forward to every trip. I get to work with people who never fail to inspire me. I only teach subject
matter about which I am truly passionate — no spelling or long division — and giggling in class is highly encouraged. I'll show you
everything I know as long as you realize there isn't just ONE right way to do anything. You get to pick what works for you.”
Library News—Cheryl McCurdy and Florence Debely
What a beautiful spring we are having in Kitsap County! So many NEW blooms every day. The Guild Library has two NEW books
to share with you this month.
Hoffman, Kaufman, Island Batiks, etc., continue to create wonderful jelly rolls, layer cakes, fat quarters, charm squares, and
more, to tempt us. There are so many things we make with these short cuts. Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs,
compiled by Lissa Alexander, has 35 projects to sew. Celebrate holidays, milestones, and more with this charming book.
The second new book for April is Civil War Legacies, by Carol Hopkins. There are several Civil War quilt books available in our quilt
world, so choosing one to add to our library was challenging. Step back in time with 15 favorite patchwork-quilt patterns, that
will beautifully showcase your reproduction fabrics. This book features clear diagrams and pressing directions, also.
It's back, the Overdue Book List. Thank you to everyone who has returned their overdue books. If you have lost one of the Library's books, PLEASE let us know! Members are responsible for book replacement or $$$ for the librarians to replace lost books.
Bella Bella Quilts
Mariner's Compass Stars; Silk Ribbon Album
HENDREN, Marilyn
Affairs of the Heart Applique Masterpiece; Thimbletots & Butterflies (redwork)
KEIM, Cynthia
Fables Flowers; Romancing Ribbons Into Flowers
McKEEVER, Debbie
The Ultimate Book of Quilt Labels
Easy Paper-Pieced Baby Quilts
Treasures Underfoot; Tropical Paradise
Circles of the East (Japanese Family Crests)
Doll Quilts—Ann Trujillo
Awesome! Norma said that there were 16 doll quilts turned in the last meeting. The generous hearts of this guild never ceases to
amaze me! The Fire Department and police stations though are so grateful when I bring beanie babies and quilts to them. If anyone knows of another place that could benefit by receiving these toys and quilts, I'm sure we could get some to them. Keep them
coming! I still have a lot of small toys, so 12 inch quilts are perfect!
Thank you for your continuing support, Ann
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Kitsap Cuddles—Vicki White
I've been burning the midnight oil in my Big Valley workshop preparing for the Cuddles Marathon April 17th thru the 20th.
As of this writing I only have 3 slots available on Saturday for interested participants. Our plan is to piece simple tops for the
at risk babies born at Silverdale Birthing Center. This fun and relaxing work-party is one of the ways you can support the Cuddles program.
We also appreciate your contribution of finished quilts and tops, child-like fabrics, fabric and batting. Together we can make
a difference in the lives of these babies and their families. Thanks for your support.
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Vicki White, Chairperson (360) 779-1408 [email protected]
Fabric Exchange—Nancy Cave & Marilyn Hendren
April brings showers and clouds, and they bring May flowers, so include blue skies and flowers.
Fabric exchanges are quarter-yard pieces—either fat quarters or 1/4-yard cuts.
Guild Member Inquiry
Does anyone have, or know someone who does has, a Bernina 440QE with embroidery module that would be willing to help
me learn how to use the embroidery system?
Please contact me, Laura Jacobs, [email protected] or by phone, 360-779-9257.
Don't forget to phone or e-mail me with any cards you wish to have sent to our members.
For any reason—sympathy, happiness, get well or just an "atta girl."
Deanie Willmann , 206-842-5991 [email protected]
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It’s Mystery Time Again! — Jaxine Anderson
A new mystery quilt is starting this month with the fabric selection. It is a Judy Hopkins 6-month mystery named A Cosmic
Delicacy. Following the Supply List, below, I have written additional information to help you in selecting fabric.
A new step will be available in each month's newsletter from now until September. If you have any questions about fabric
selection, or if you have questions as you work through the mystery, please give me a call. Jaxine Andersen, (360) 930-9442
By Popular Demand...
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Birthdays Celebrated April—May
Judy Lucas
April Ritter
Lynn D. Green
Florence Debely
Sherryl Ramondetta
10-May Lyn Brown
Teresa McAlhany
11-May Jan King
Kathy Cathcart
13-May Jaxine Andersen
12-Apr Geniene Welch
16-May Val Martinson
16-Apr Olivia Stalter
16-May Elleen Veals
19-Apr Karen O'Grady
23-May Nancy Parrott
21-Apr Linda Johnston
27-Apr Debbie Ueda
29-Apr Genie Kahler
30-Apr Leanne Brooling
30-Apr Sherry Loomis
Happy birthday (and belated happy birthday) to our dear friends. If your name is missing, please contact Amy Constant so
she can update our records and we can celebrate your day with you.
Upcoming Events
April 19 thru 21—Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show, Forks High School. Hours: Friday noon—6 pm, Saturday 10 am—6 pm,
Sunday Noon—4 pm. Classes and Lecture by Marti Michell.
For information on class sign-ups contact Karla Lewis, 360-374-9201.
Quilters: The Musical will be playing April weekends, April 5—21, directed by our own Andrea Rudman. Hours are Fridays
7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 2 pm matinees. Please check the website, for
additional information and to buy tickets before they sell out!
* Quilter’s Cottage *
in Poulsbo, Washington
an ideal retreat for groups of 3 to 6
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 360.710.5536
Phone: (360) 297
Cell: (360) 536
E-mail: [email protected]
Quilts of Valor
Kitsap Quilts of Valor sewing group on the second Monday of the month at Quilted Strait, in Port Gamble.
We have fabric, we have patterns, we have fun! Come and sew for a few hours or get some ideas for quilts you can make on your
own. Questions? Call Carol Olsen at 206-780-0379 or e-mail [email protected]
The following is text from the website where the info.
was extracted. “What I would do with this pattern would
be to foundation piece the basket triangle strips and
then turn under the seam allowance ad use a small ladder stitch to applique the rows together. That would be
jut for the small triangle basket area. I think the outside
areas would be easier to sew. I know it’s the “A” word,
but I just think it would be very hard even for the best
FPP’er [paper-piecer] to match those areas perfectly by
machine as small as they are.”
[ed. Note: there are no further directions]