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

Guild Opportunity Quilt


Fuller image Opportunity quilt

Isn’t this year’s Opportunity Quilt beautiful? A gorgeous pieced block and applique in the borders is hard to resist.   Tickets will be available soon!

You may feel as though you are seeing double though. There is a second top just like this! Members will have an opportunity to have it come live in their home by helping to quilt and bind it translate to chances added to the drawing. The Ernest White Center is open on Wednesdays to help.