May 2014 The Kitsap Quilter Next Meeting: May 27, 2014 7:00 pm First Lutheran Church, Poulsbo Let’s get planting! Volume 33, Issue 5 Co-President’s Message—Nancy Cave Mathisrud and Marilyn Hendren I have volunteered the Kitsap Quilters guild to showcase quilting at the Sylvan Branch of the Kitsap Regional library for the month of July. I would like to collect the quilts at the June meeting. They will be inventoried and stored in a locked display cabinet. The size of the 2 cases are: 6’6” tall, 45” wide, and 26” deep with shelves and 28” deep without shelves. I am looking forward to learning to make the tote at the class on May 31 by Kathy Mack and hearing her talk about Pink Chalk at the guild meeting on May 27. Happy quilting and enjoy the May flowers. 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 5 Page 2 April Meeting Minutes The meeting was called to order by CoPresident Nancy Cave Mathisrud. We have five guests: Jan Shaub from Silverdale, Jodi North, Sharon Klint from Anacortes, Charisa Pinnich from Seabeck and Janine Walker from Federal Way. Committee Reports Snuggle Quilts: CarolAnn Jackson thanked those who have donated small quilts, as well as those who have donated the small stuffed animals. She recently donated some to Bainbridge Island. Education/Programs: Tonight’s program is Helene Knott on color wheel theory. There are some spaces available in her free motion class tomorrow. May’s program is Kathy Mack from Pink Chalk fabrics. Her talk will be on the Journey of a Modern Sewist. Her class will be Saturday, May 31, at the church. The class is $40 and attendees will make a tote bag. Contact Barb to sign up. June’s program will be a members’ showcase. Barb would like suggestions for nominees. On Saturday, July 12, Brenda Henning will be back with a stained glass class. Sign up will begin at the May meeting. In-House Quilt: Marilyn Hendren requests that everyone turn in their blocks as soon as possible. She hopes to finish the quilt soon and have the drawing in June. Linda Moran has volunteered to quilt the top. Marilyn does need volunteers for sewing the blocks together. Please let her know if you can help. was to be present when World War II veterans were given quilts when their Honor Flights returned. There will be a July quilt display at the Sylvan branch of the Kitsap Regional Library. If you’d like to donate a quilt, please contact Nancy Cave Mathisrud. April 26-27 will be Port Gamble Fiber and Fabric with two quilt shows: one in Library: Cheryl McCurdy recommended the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion and one two mysteries, “The Double Wedding in St Paul’s Church. Ring” and “Double Wedding Ring April 26-27 will be the Stray Threads Quilts” by Clare O’Donohue. Also Quilt Show at Cascadia Community “Diamond Chain Quilts” by Barbara College in Bothell, WA. Cline. The overdue list will be out next May 2-4 the Victoria Quilters’ Guild month! presents Adventures in Quilting 2014 at Quilt Show 2015: Marybeth O’Halloran Pearkes Recreation Center, Victoria, still needs a publicity chair. She is upBC. ping the number of gifts to whoever June 7-8 Carson Valley Quilt Guild will will volunteer. Kate Lindsey will do a have their show in Carson City, Nevada. facebook page for the show. October 3-5 will be the 2014 La Conner Challenge Quilt: Ann Trujillo gave a Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival. All entries quiz on Washington state information must be submitted no later than midto help members think about a chalnight PST on June 30, 2014. lenge quilt. Full rules are on the webShow and tell was held, followed by the site. break. Raffle Quilt 2016: Ann Trujillo had The evening presentation was Helene packets for members to paper piece for Knott on Color Wheel Theory. She had the 2016 show quilt. a slide presentation as well as many Sunshine: Deanie Willman is stepping quilts to show. down as chair. Sharon Wilson and ElThe meeting was adjourned. leen Veals will be replacing her. Respectfully submitted, Announcements Marj Deupree Marilyn Hendren announced that the Fishline quilt is on hold. Fabric Exchange: Barb Seitz and Lisa Jowise have a new block for QOV, a red, white and blue split rain fence. With previously donated blocks, they had put together a quilt for Kitsap Cuddles and another for Hospice. The raffle Carol Olsen has been very busy with winners were Judy Lucas and Cherry Quilts of Valor. Many quilts have been Searles. handed out. She has block kits availaGadget Librarian: Marybeth O’Halloran ble. Remember that the second Monhad a Hex N More tool which is used in day of every month there’s a sew-in at several block of the month programs. Quilted Strait for QOV. Ann Trujillo recounted what a touching experience it Page 3 Featured Speaker—Kathy Mack In 2006, Kathy began writing about her quilting, sewing and crafting adventures in an online journal. She named her blog Pink Chalk Studio—a fun and colorful place where she creates beautiful things for her daughters, her home, her mom, great teachers, good causes, her friends and herself. In 2007, the Pink Chalk Studio Pattern Collection was born. You'll find her ever-expanding set of fun-to-sew accessory patterns available at quality fabric shops across the nation. If you can't locate a pattern locally, the complete line is available at Pink Chalk Fabrics and from other fabulous online vendors. In 2008, Pink Chalk Fabrics launched with the mission to provide the best cloth, pattern, and tools available for modern sewists. Our motto is Do What You Like, Like What You Do. Fabric Exchange—Barbara Seitz and Lisa Jowise Intense, daring, dramatic ... those words describe women and mothers everywhere! This month we feature jewel tones, those wonderful colors that lend depth to our designs. These are not necessarily dark or solid colors, they are saturated in color. The examples in the photo don't show the intensity of the colors as deep as they are in real life but you get the idea. We're looking forward to seeing what you all bring to exchange! Have you made your patriotic red, white & blue split rail fence blocks to bring along? We'll make a Quilt of Valor top with your donated blocks. Here's the pattern: http://www.kitsapquilters.com/fat%20quarter%20exchange.html Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day! See you Tuesday, the day after Memorial Day. QOV— Carol Olsen Join the Quilts of Valor sewing group on the second Monday of each 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. Contact Carol Olsen at 206 780-0379 or [email protected] Know someone who needs a card of congratulations, encouragement, or sympathy? Don't forget to phone or e-mail me the Sunshine CoChairs, Elleen Veals and Sharon Wilson for any cards you wish to have sent to our members. Elleen Veals, [email protected] Sharon Wilson, [email protected] The Kitsap Quilter Volume 33, Issue 5 Page 4 Library News—Florence Debely and Cheryl McCurdy Our big news for May is that the Library Book List is now on the KQ web site, in ABC order for book titles AND in ABC order for authors! Please check this out! We will continue to have the same lists at each meeting, for those who don't have home computers or get a book idea at the meetings. The merry month of May is here at last! Kitsap County is blooming all over the place. You, too, can create a "blooming" quilt from the companion books we are introducing this month. Linda J. Hahn (AQS Publishing) invites you to try making a quilt from New York Beauty Simplified and/or New York Beauty - Diversified. This block is a clean, precise, starburst pattern that has been around for a long time. Yes, it's made with a super simple paper-piecing foundation method resulting in a perfect block every time. If you are making a block or two for the 2015 Raffle Quilt, these books may be right up your alley. There are an abundance of projects in Linda's books, by the way. You might be surprised how versatile the New York Beauty block is! The new novel for the month is the fourth book from the Colebridge Community, The Jane Austin Book Club. Ann Hazelwood is the author, and her first book was The Basement Quilt. If you read the previous books, you already know that Anne Brown Dickson and her friends are steeped in the writings of Jane Austin. They decide to make the Jane Austin quilt, enter it in an international quilt show, but the quilt mysteriously disappears! OVERDUE BOOK LIST is not very long this month. However, in the past year we have lost at least 12 books to former members who didn't return them before they moved or dropped out of the guild. Monetarily, that's over $250.00 worth of books. Some of those lost books are out-of-print and can't be replaced. The Library budget is not big enough to buy new books and replacement books. Please be responsible and return books you check out if you're going to move or not rejoin the guild. HATCH-DANIELS, Cathy Circle of Quilters, copy 2 (novel) LOY, Terry Hand-Dyed Fabric Made Easy McKEEVER, Debbie The Ultimate Book of Quilt Labels RITTER, April Murder on a Starry Night (novel) SMITH, Susan Patchwork Sassaman Style WELCH, Geniene (2 books) Fancy to Frugal--Authentic Quilt Patterns from the 30's and Let's Twist Page 5 Birthdays Celebrated May—June 2-May Florence Debely 3-Jun Audrey Fitzgerald 5-May Barbara Neff 4-Jun Mary Pickens 8-May Sharon Wilson 6-Jun Margaret Mathisson 10-May Lyn Brown and Stephanie Yost 12-Jun Lisa Jette 11-May Jan King 15-Jun LisaJowise 13-May Jaxine Andersen 16-Jun Susan Sanchez 15-May Miriam Gill 22-Jun Sue Weaver 16-May Val Martinson 26-Jun Diane Allen 16-May Elleen Veals 26-Jun Lisa Giles 23-May Nancy Parrott 28-Jun Debi Snyder 27-May Debbie McKeever 29-Jun Barbara Ramey 30-Jun Susan LaFramboise Notes from the Many Hats of Ann Trujillo 1. Thank you to all of you that took arcs for our 2016 raffle quilt. I have had a couple people bring theirs to me at Quilted Strait. I would like to have the rest of them back this next meeting please, as it will still take quite a bit of work to put it all together. 2. Our challenge for this next year is this great state of Washington. Pick something that you love about this state, and represent that in a quilt no smaller than 60” circumference, and no larger than 160” circumference. You should use 2 different techniques, and should have at least one technique that is new to you. I’ve got mine mostly figured out, but not started yet. So many things to be inspired by where we live. 3. Thank you very much for your continued support of the ladies at Purdy. They are extremely grateful for all you do for them. Just a little reminder, they need 1/4 yard minimum pieces, unless there are charm squares, or that kind of thing already cut. They have no use for batting scraps anymore. If you have batting pieces that are big enough for a quilt, those are much appreciated. I do know that the frame/gift store that is downtown Poulsbo where the appliance store used to be would love to have your smaller batting pieces. They ship breakables all over the country. Waste not, want not. :) * 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 It's the first part of May, and I'm happy to report that another successful Cuddles Marathon has produced sixteen tops to add to our inventory. Fourteen ladies came to my Poulsbo "sweat shop" over a four day period to sew for the "at risk" infants born at Harrison Hospital Birthing Center in Silverdale. Hopefully these tops will be finished and on their way to the babies soon. Volume 33, Issue 5 I was able to deliver 24 quilts to SBC this past month with the generous support of our guild members, Quilts from the Heart members, and several other community donors. It is heartening to me to see the expanding interest in helping our Cuddles program from outside Kitsap Quilters.........the word of our work is spreading. There is growing interest by guild members in taking Cuddles kits home to make tops. I am happy to produce these from our substantial stash of donated fabric, but they are very time consuming to prepare. I am looking for a few volunteers who could help me with this task. Please contact me if you are interested. Thanks to all who support Cuddles in ALL the ways you do! Call for Quilts—Bainbridge Quilt Festival Bainbridge Quilt Festival is a non-juried, non-judged quilt show open to all quilters. Guidelines and entry form are online at www.bainbridgeislandmodernquiltguild.com Entry deadline August 1, 2014 Quilt delivery deadline August 28-30, 2014 Join our email list on the website for updates. Don’t Be Shy More information on the Bainbridge Quilt Festival When: Saturday, September 13, 2014 Where: Winslow Way, Bainbridge 9:30 to 5 Raffle Quilt Day of Festival: Sew In for American Hero Quilts, repurposing cotton shirts, floorcloth demonstrations and more Sponsored by Esther’s Fabrics, Pink Chalk Studio, White Lotus Quilting, Old Mill Cottage Quilts, Beach Garden Quilts and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Support from City of Bainbridge Island Lodging Tax Grant Page 7 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 May 24-25, Chewelah Arts Guild's 15th annual Quilt Show Jenkins High School, 702 East Lincoln, Chewelah, WA www.chewelahartsguild.org June 6-8, Blast from the Past Quilt Show Woolley Fiber Quilters Location TBD, Sedro-Woolley, WA www.woolleyfiberquilters.blogspot.com 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 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] 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 will be openings. We will also 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. When the Nominating Committee calls for your help, please say YES! 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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