Meeting Coming Up!


Before you know it, September will be here and the guild meeting right behind it.  With our “usual” spot at the Ernest White Center still under construction, it has been an “odd” summer with cancellations and displacements.  You do what you can to keep meeting though!

This next meeting is no exception.  We will be meeting at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on Saturday, September 12, 2015.  You may recall that we had a couple of our summer sew-in’s there in the past.  Head north on US 231 and look for Hwy. 174.  Peggy gave better instructions in the newsletter.

Lots happening—Gilding the Lily challenge reveal, retreat coming up.  Come join us!

Preliminary quilt count


Jill Dailey, our quilt show committee chairperson, has a request.

“In order to determine whether the Pell City Friendship guild will be able to hold a quilt show in 2016, we need to get an idea of how many quilts the members and others will wish to display in the show. Please indicate by categories, how many pieces you would be interested in showing at the Quilt Show in June, 2016. Please do this as soon as possible so we can adequately plan!”

There is a form to use in your newsletter and also on the quilt show tab so you don’t have to cut up your newsletter!

Here’s the link

While you are there look over the directions for adding a hanging sleeve and which items will need to have them!

THX for your help,

FYI: May Guild events cancelled

Peggy received a call today informing her that the city is doing work on the Ernest White community center.  It will not be available to the guild until the first of June.
Therefore, we will cancel the May meeting, the May sew-in and all Wednesday and Thursday sew days in May.
 All the other facilities were already rented out so there is no meeting place available to us.  We are planning to have the next sew-in June 11, 12 and 13.  The 13th will also be our next meeting date

Bargello Class


The May sew-in dates are set for May 16-18, 2015 at the Ernest White Center in Pell City AKA the regular meeting place.  Jill D will be teaching a bargello class during the sew-n.  Silly me, it is NOT the version of bargello that I had emailed out to you!   THESE are her examples of what you can do.

IMG_0291  Koi IMG_0290 tiger

Jill says “This will be a wall hanging, and teaches the bargello technique which can be adapted to larger quilts. The project is called Bargello With Personality. ”

All fabrics need to be 42″ wide fabrics (fat quarters not appropriate).

Choose 8 to 12 fabrics that work well together (see examples) with nice contrasts and coordination. You will need between 1/8 and 1/4 yard of most of them. Bring 1/2 yard of each for focus fabric (the tiger print in one example), and your top and bottom fabrics. We will “audition” and choose fabrics in the class. You may not need them all.

Also you will need backing fabric, which can be pieced if necessary.

The koi hanging is 27 wide by 42 long. Tiger is 32 wide by 41 long. So 1-1/4 yard of backing should be enough.

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I have!

ED. note:  this will also be mailed out to you in a pdf format so you can print it out with pictures for inspiration or use this link Bargello Class