June 2014 The Kitsap Quilter Next Meeting: June 24, 2014 7:00 pm First Lutheran Church, Poulsbo Summer Solstice—June 21st Co-Presidents’ Message—Nancy Cave Mathisrud and Marilyn Hendren Happy summer, it is June after all. Volume 33, Issue 6 I would love some quilts for the Kitsap Regional library. I will have forms to fill out at the June meeting when you turn them in. I will return them to you after the display ends, the first part of August. I think this will be great advertisement for our guild. Our guild depends on its members to volunteer. The last meeting we hit the motherload! I would like to thank Leslie Stapleton for stepping up to the Hospice Chair position. Leslie works at the hospice and has volunteered to continue as Chair, as long as she works at the hospice! Laura Jacobs graciously volunteered to machine quilt hospice quilts. Drop her an email or call her, to make arrangements. Debi Snyder stepped up to be the Membership Chair for next year; Barb and Lisa have offered to continue to Cochair the Fabric Exchange. Thank you to these three volunteers, as well. Now, we are still looking for President(s)-Elect to serve as President(s) for the 2015-2016 fiscal year to round out the Board. It’s a total of 3-years’ commitment (before-during-after). The Board holds 4 meetings a year. I would love to work with a couple of people to have a fun picnic in August. Please let me know if you could help with a game or decorations. Happy sewing. Nancy Guild Contacts Co-Presidents: Nancy Cave Mathisrud and Marilyn Hendren Recording Secretary: Marj Deupree Vice President and Education Co-Chair: Barbara Gabriel 2015 Quilt Show Chair: Marybeth O’Halloran Education Co-Chair: Cheri Searles Newsletter Editor: Mary Ann Hooker Treasurer: Sherry Loomis Co-Presidents Elect: Jaxine Andersen and Mary Ann Hooker Treasurer Elect: Leslie Stapleton Past President: Margaret Mathisson 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 Volume 33, Issue 6 Page 2 May Meeting Minutes The meeting was called to order by CoPresident Nancy Mathisrud. We have three guests: Muffie Prause and Sherry Lo from Bremerton and Kelsey Rico from Silverdale. The March minutes were approved as published. There was a correction to the April minutes. Our Sunshine Chair is Sharon Wilson. There is no co-chair. The April minutes were approved as corrected. Committee Reports Education/Programs: Barb Gabriel has programs set through October. June will be a members’ showcase. See Barb if you have suggestions. July’s speaker will be Alison Harris from Cluck Cluck Sewing in Poulsbo. August is the picnic. September will be Linda Tellesbo, a Judy Niemeyer certified teacher. There will be a class the Saturday following the meeting. October’s speaker will be Patty Hempen, who does kaleidoscope flowers. She will have a class the Wednesday following the meeting. There are still openings in this Saturday’s class with Kathy Mack. Brenda Henning will be giving a stained glass class on Saturday, July 12. There will be a sew-in for American Hero quilts on Saturday, June 14 at the Poulsbo Lutheran Church, beginning at 10 am. Fabric Exchange: Barb Seitz and Lisa Jowise announced that 76 QOV blocks had been turned in. Please continue to make them in the split rail pattern. The exchange winners were Nancy Parrott and Leslie Stapleton. Hospice Quilts: Quilts for Hospice must be 100% completed when turned in. If any members with longarms would be willing to quilt hospice quilts, please let Nancy know. Jan Oelschlager has had to step down as chair. Leslie Stapleton has volunteered to take over. her if anyone is interested in helping her with the process. Announcements The guild needs a President-Elect for In-House Quilt: Marilyn Hendren needs next year. just 8 more blocks returned. Please A volunteer is needed to organize fun mail them to her so the quilt can be put and games for the August picnic. together. The guild received a thank you letter Library: Cheryl McCurdy announced from April speaker Helene Knott and that all books in the guild library are another from the State of Washington now available on the website, by title Division of Child and Family Services for and by author. Cheryl recommended a the bear and “blanket.” new mystery by Ann Hazelwood called Nancy Mathisrud has promised the “The Jane Austin Quilt Club.” She also Kitsap Regional Library that we will has books on New York Beauty blocks. provide 6-12 quilts for them to display Membership: The guild needs a new in July. Please bring your quilts to the membership chair for next year. Amy June meeting. Nancy will see that they Constant offered to train her replaceare returned to you. ment. Mary Ann Hooker will continue Quilts.com is putting on a Quilt!Knit! to print the membership booklet. Stitch! show at the Oregon Convention Quilt Show 2015: Marybeth O’Hallaron Center in Portland on August 14-16. needs assistants to help her publicity Fund raising is continuing for the Fishchair. There will be an Ice Cream Social line banner quilt. from 2-4 pm on June 8 at Linda MoMargaret Mathisson will be collecting ran’s home for committee members blocks for the retiring presidents. Inforand others who wish to volunteer. mation will be in the newsletter. Challenge Quilt 2015: Ann Trujillo read Carol Olsen has block kits for Quilts of off a number of obscure laws in the Valor. 143 blocks have been turned in state of Washington. She continues to so far. The deadline is the July meeting. encourage everyone to make a challenge quilt. Complete rules are on the Marybeth O’Halloran had a sample block for the American Hero Quilts sew website. -in in June. Raffle Quilt 2015: The top was shown Linda Moran reminded everyone of the to the membership. Kitsap County Stampede on August 20Raffle Quilt 2016: Ann Trujillo thanked 24. Volunteers are needed for 4 hour everyone who had returned their arcs. shifts. Volunteers receive a free pass to Those who haven’t can bring them next the show and a parking pass. month or drop them off to her at QuiltShow and tell was held, followed by the ed Strait. break. Scholarship: Carol Johnson has 34 poThe evening presentation was by Kathy tential applicants but no official ones yet. The deadline is May 31. Please see Mack from Pink Chalk Fabrics. Page 3 May Minutes, cont. The meeting was adjourned. Respectfully submitted, Marj Deupree Editior’s Note. As of this writing, the speakers have not been determined for the June meeting. Remember, hospice quilts need to be completely finished when turned in. Call or email Laura Jacobs if you need help getting them quilted. [email protected] 360-779-9257 Fabric Exchange—Barbara Seitz and Lisa Jowise How to create texture and movement in your quilts? Consider geometrics. Squares, chevrons, hexies, circles, trapezoids, even squigglies make your eye move across the design. You can see movement in the picture of squigglies on the Fabric Exchange calendar. Geometrics also play up their floral neighbors nicely. Let’s see how many fat quarters we get to exchange in June. We are continuing the red/white/blue split rail fence block to be donated for Quilts of Valor quilts; the pattern is on the website. Many thanks to Bobbi Wodtli for offering to quilt one of the assembled tops. She also brought a very large piece of fabric for backing plus some blocks she and friends made at a recent retreat. Our members are all generous ~ we collected an amazing 72 blocks at the May meeting. YAY! Can we top that in June? We hope you all are having as much fun with Fabric Exchange this year as we are! Thank you. Know someone who needs a card of congratulations, encouragement, or sympathy? Don't forget to phone or e-mail the Sunshine Chair, Sharon Wilson, for any cards you wish to have sent to our members. Sharon Wilson, 360-394-2219 [email protected] FOR SALE Altos QuiltCut2 Fabric Cutting System Complete with book and instructions Asking $160.00 or best offer Call 360 434 2266 The Kitsap Quilter Volume 33, Issue 6 Page 4 Library News—Florence Debely and Cheryl McCurdy Have you checked your calendar lately? Well...it's six months until Christmas, and the Guild Library has plenty of gift ideas for you to make. There are books about Christmas quilts in many sizes, mantel/piano covers, stockings, tablet covers, table toppers, bed toppers, and more. The new book being introduced for June fits right into this category. Fons and Porter have compiled 34 quick designs for every season and skill level in Best of Fons & Porter Tabletop Quilts. If you buy or subscribe to their magazine, you may have seen some of these designs already, and they are fun to make for gifts or yourself! School is out for the summer, and many of you are going on summer trips to the beach, mountains, the USA, or, perhaps, to a foreign country. Why not take a quilting mystery or two to read while you are relaxing? New this month are two books from authors already in our library. Quilt Trip, by Elizabeth Craig, brings back retired art curator Beatrice Coleman in a Southern quilting mystery. An elderly eccentric quilter gets murdered this time, tangling up Beatrice's plans in unexpected ways. Ocean Waves by Terri Thayer, takes place at a real location: Asilomar, CA. Quilt shop owner, Dewey Pellicano, hopes to mix business with pleasure at the symposium, but a militant conference organizer, a notorious "ghost", a mysterious missing woman, a stolen heirloom sewing box, and a mountain lion on the loose add up to trouble for her. Dewey must try to find a pattern in this crazy quilt of a murder mystery. PLEASE REMEMBER TO RETURN CHECKED OUT BOOKS PROMPLY, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE MOVING AWAY OR DROPPING OUT OF THE GUILD. Page 5 Birthdays Celebrated June—July 3-Jun Audrey Fitzgerald 11-Jul Wendy Egilson, 4-Jun Mary Pickens 19-Jul Helen Ross 6-Jun Margaret Mathisson 20-Jul Cindy Metcalf 12-Jun Lisa Jette 21-Jul Elaine Jukam 15-Jun Lisa Jowise 24-Jul Maggie Magee 16-Jun Susan Sanchez 25-Jul Barb Gabriel 22-Jun Sue Weaver 26-Jul Carol Olsen 26-Jun Diane Allen 27-Jul Marybeth O'Halloran 26-Jun Lisa Giles 27-Jul Sarah Schiavone 28-Jun Debi Snyder 29-Jun Barbara Ramey 30-Jun Susan LaFramboise Notes from the Many Hats of Ann Trujillo Challenge Quilt This years’ challenge is “This Great State of Washington. The size should be no smaller than 60” circumference, and no larger than 160” circumference, and can be any shape you like. Your entry must be an original, no commercial patterns, and should show or portray something about our state that you love, find amusing, is memorable to you, or just would be fun to make into a quilt. We encourage you to use at least 1 technique that is new to you in your quilt. Ann and Norma 2016 Raffle Quilt Thank you to everyone that turned their completed arcs to me this last meeting. For those that didn’t have them for one reason or another, I would like them back at the next meeting please, finished or not. I’ll have more parts to hand out to those who are experienced paper piecers. Thank you to all of you who participated. It’s great to see so much support! Ann and Andrea Applique Group We have a great time at our 1st Monday appliqué group at Quilted Strait from 10-2. Everyone is welcome, and I would love to see new faces. * Quilter’s Cottage * in Poulsbo, Washington an ideal retreat for groups of 3 to 6 *** Website: www.poulsboquiltretreat.com E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 360.710.5536 The Kitsap Quilter Page 6 Kitsap Cuddles—Vicki White Summer has arrived and I'm enjoying the flowers, mild temperatures, and warming sunshine that streams through my quilt room window. I've just finished quilting and binding your spring marathon quilt tops, and with the addition of your May meeting donations, I have 34 more quilts ready for delivery to Harrison Silverdale Birthing Center for their "at risk" babies. Volume 33, Issue 6 Your participation in Cuddles is appreciated, and the need for baby quilts continues. Whether it's donating fabric or materials, sewing, quilting, binding quilts, or creating your own quilts from scratch, you can help us. Please check the website for our program guidelines, or see me at the meetings for information, kits, patterns or labels. I can finish your pieced top as well, so turn in your top or completed quilt so that I can facilitate its journey to that very special baby. Thanks for your continued support. Blocks for Co-Presidents Nancy and Marilyn It is a tradition to make blocks of their choice for our outgoing President(s). The following is what they have chosen, which is the same block we made for Amy and Suzanne Using batik fabrics, cut the following: 2 pieces 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" dark 2 pieces 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" dark 1 piece 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" light Sew the 1-1/2" squares of the dark fabric to each end of the light rectangle. Press the fabric to the dark. Sew the 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" dark strips to the top and bottom of the pieced strip. Make two of these for Nancy and two for Marilyn. Sign just one block for each. Some of the blocks without the signature could have the dark in the center and light around. We will give them their blocks in September so bring to meetings or mail to Margaret Mathisson, 23670 NE Lillehammer Ln., Poulsbo, WA 98370. FOR SALE B-Line Quilting Frame—never used; still in box! This is a frame where you attach a fast-speed sewing machine (like the Juki TL98Q, which sews 1500 stitches per minute) to a track. For information about the complete system, see http:// www.sewingmachineoutlet.com/bljukiquiltcombo.htm for schematics and https://www.baysidequilting.com/faqs.htm#B-Line Home Quilting System Questions for practical, frequently asked questions. The Juki sewing machine is not included, but can be purchased for about $750 online. I purchased the table from a friend for $500, and neither of us ever used it. Asking $500 , or best offer, for table which includes extension bars. Contact Mary Ann Hooker, [email protected] or phone 916-719-3230 Page 7 Space is still available—call today! Upcoming Events Call for Entry: 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival: International Juried & Judged Show sponsored by the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. Categories include: Traditional Quilts, Art Quilts, Wearable Art, and Fiber Arts. Awards include: Best of Show; First, Second, and Third place winners in each Category; and Awards of Excellence. Top award winning entries will be featured in a special exhibit at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum from October 9-November 23, 2014. Deadline for entry midnight PST, June 30, 2014. Full details at http://www.laconnerquilts.org June 18-22, Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop www.washingtonquiltshophop.com June 27-28, Fabric Magic Moses Lake High School 803 Sharon Ave E, Moses Lake, WA 98837 For info [email protected] July 10-13, Oregon Summer Quilt Expo "A Celebration of Quilt, Knit and Stitch Artistry" www.oregonsummerquiltexpo.com July 18-20, Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club Annual Show Sequim Middle School Gym, 301 W. Hendrickson, Sequim, WA www.sunbonnetsuequiltclub.org/annquiltshow July 31-August 3, Last Ever APWQ Quilt Symposium, University of Puget Sound campus, Tacoma. See http://apwq.org/page.php? ID=94 for seminar registration information. August 1, Deadline for Bainbridge Quilt Festival quilt entries. July 2014 TBD 34th Annual Quilt Show Monroe High School, 17001 Tester Rd, Monroe, WA 98272 www.busybeequilters.com August 30-31, 18th Annual Buggy Barn Quilt Show 28848 Tramm Rd N, Reardan, WA 99029 www.buggybarnquilts.com (509) 548-5311 or [email protected] September 13, Bainbridge Quilt Festival. Outdoor quilt show, Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island, 9:30 to 5. Quilts of Valor—Carol Olsen Thanks to all of you who have made the 2014 Challenge block and to those who took more kits. Please sign the blocks on the front, first name only + “Washington”. They will go to other states to be included in their quilts – like a friendship quilt from the US. We will get our own pile of blocks to make into quilts. Deadline to turn blocks into me is the July meeting (July 28 th). You can also mail them to the address on the instruction sheet (her deadline is July 31 st). Ann Trujillo will pick up blocks at the June meeting. Final Note—Mary Ann Hooker Are you interested in holding an office, chairing a committee or hosting one of the annual parties in the next fiscal year? Nancy has asked current office holders if they will be continuing their position—there are openings. We need someone, or a pair of women, who are willing to serve as President Elect. Jaxine and I will only stay in the office of President for one year. You will be required to serve 3 years on the Board. A couple of years ago, we came very close to dissolving the Guild, when no one stepped up. It would be super great if all the social events positions are covered by the August meeting, as well (Summer Picnic, Christmas Party, Christmas Blocks, etc.). It feels like we’re always asking for volunteers, and it’s not comfortable for anyone. But remember, Kitsap Quilters is only as dynamic as the willingness of its member to participate. Kitsap Quilters P.O. Box 714 Poulsbo, WA 98370 Kitsap Quilters welcomes new members throughout the year. You are invited to attend two meetings free, after which membership is required for further attendance. Please visit our website at www.kitsapquilters.com for more information.
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