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QBTS October 2016 Newsletter

Published by Kittyann, 2016-10-09 12:28:32

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. Our next meeting is on Oct 24, 2016 at 7:00pm First Christian Church, 2035 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC Confirmed guild meeting schedule for 2016: November 21 (* 3rd Monday) -- December 5, Holiday gathering & feast*If New Hanover Co schools are closed due to inclement weather on meeting nights then the guild will NOT meet. President’s PieceBy the time you read this, Matthew should be gone; I hope you and yours all managed tostay safe.A big thank you to Dianne Brisson and her nominating committee; their slate waspresented and accepted at the September meeting and we will vote in October. It's alwaysa challenge to fill the slate; job well done!We've been invited to the Greenville SC's Quilters Guild to a Christmas brunch onSaturday, December 3; if interested, please contact me as I have to rsvp for our group.I hope to be sending out a survey to gather your ideas for our next quilt show; please takea few minutes to respond - your opinions matter! The show is a year away, but we muststart planning. Start thinking about which quilts you'd like to enter.Looking forward to seeing some of you at the Day of Sharing on October 15; we'll tell youabout it at our next guild meeting.Til then, keep on quiltingMary Ann

Quilters by the Sea Invites members to “A Holiday Flower Fest” Monday, December 5th at 6 PMFirst Christian Church, 2035 Oleander Dr., Wilmington 28403Sign-up sheet available at the October and November meetings, or RSVP by November 28th with a call to Mari at 910-769-5237.Please bring a potluck dish by last name letter:A-H salad I-R casserole S-Z dessertPaper products, plastic-ware, & water provided by QBTS.Also at the party: Raffle quilt drawing!(There will not be member Show and Tell at this event.)Enhance the party décor by wearing floral attire……What does that mean? decide!

Bits n’ BobsFrom Kendra Grove: Next month is Domestic Violence Awareness & Quilts for Kids will bejoining forces with the NC Sheriffs Dept to provide quilts for their use. If anyone would like to donate aquilt to the cause they can contact me at 301-491-3304 or bring to the October meeting. Quilts should beapproximately 40\"x50\". ThanksDay of Sharing will be Saturday October 15 in Morehead City. It's a gathering of 200 quilters fromseveral guilds in NC. The event features Show and Tell from all the participants - its like pop-up quiltshow with a wide range of beautiful work. It's always inspiring! This year's guest speaker will be MegCox, a well known writer as well as quilter and and quilt book author. Check out herwebsite Guilds are welcome to bring their raffle quilts. Admission is $6.00 andincludes lunch and door prizes. Space is limited - if you'd like to reserve your spot, send a check madeout to QBTS for $6.00 to Mary Ann Kotas, 3265 Gardenwood Drive, Leland, NC 28451.Habitat Quilts:A new pattern to use for our Habitat quilts. have gotten permission from Kenzie Mac & Co. to use her pattern \"Going Home\" for our Habitatquilts. We had been trying to find a new pattern and this one is so cute and fun to do. Hope to have aworkshop and some kits coming soon. Barb SiemeMembership News:Hope you all are enjoying the fall weather!! I would like you all to welcome our newestmembers: Beulah McLemore, Karen Warren, Alice Rainey and Chet and Eileen Forbush , who areaffiliated with our new quilting shop in town…Quilts N Crafts… ( look for the green ribbons on theirname tags).We are getting our new application ready for our 2017 Membership Drive…please watch for it in ournewsletter and at the website …where you can print it off and fill it in and either mail it or bring it to ourNovember meeting. Remember you need to fill in the blanks so we can keep an accurate record for ourroster. $25 renewal membership for next year is good until postmarked December 31….In January duesfor the year are $30.Hope you have a Spooky HalloweenKaren Smith, membership chairperson

News of NoteWANTED: Person or persons to create the 2018 raffle quilt. The guild willcover the cost of materials and quilting. This can be a great group project fora bee.2017 Retreat News The response to the retreat registration has been great. We are currently fulland have started a waiting list. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please mail theregistration form but DO NOT include the deposit check. When space becomes available you will benotified. We're very pleased to have so many returning and first time participants! The RetreatCommitteeAssistant Treasures Newsletter Update:Raffle Ticket Sales have slowed down over the summer, but I’m hoping for our best month ever come ourOctober Meeting. Remember it is the only source of revenue besides membership that we have in2016. The drawing will be held in December. Remember, you can buy your raffle tickets and earn achance to win our beautiful quilt pieced by MarieAnne Coadic and quilted by Bev Cochran.To date:85 members plus misc. sales have turned in money and raffle tickets earning approximately$1700.00. (This pays for the materials and labor involved in making the quilt)28 members never picked up their raffle tickets. (This is lost revenue of $560.00.)75 members have yet to turn in their raffle tickets and money. (If all 75 members turn in $20 that willpractically double our earnings.)From the Nomination Committee:Slate of Officers for 2017President *Mary Ann KotasVice-President/programs Karen Smith/Didi TaylorWorkshop Michelle MaySecretary *Kathi RosbrughTreasurer *Candy SmithAssistant Treasurer Tammi PittsMembership Candy LordMembers at large *Nancy McLeanMembers at large Mari deMoyaMembers at large *Pat GrineviciusNewsletter Dianne BrissonThe election will be held in October and they will be sworn in in November.

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Janome Horizon MC 7700 QCP Sewing Machine Just bought the new Janome 9400, my third Janome so I'd like to find a good home for the 7700. It has many wonderful features like a built in walking foot, knee lift, push button cutter, many stitches and lighting. Great for piecing and quilting. Extra feet and extension table included. Recently serviced so it is good to go. Asking $1700. Optional rolling carry case $125. Call Becky Bucci 910-686- 5804 or email to schedule a time to try it. Bernina 930 Record sewing machine. The machine coveted by quilters for its excellent stitch quality. I’ve had the machine for a few years, it was my aunts who rarely used it. I purchased a portable table and acrylic insert for it last year. Comes complete with hard case, case with several feet, knee bar, operational booklet, foot pedal and cords. $1,000 - Ani 910-409-0302Ads in the Newsletter-Each Guild Member gets a free ad one time per year in the newsletter. Charges for ads are asfollows: Business card Size- $5.00; 1/4 page-$7.50; 1/2 page-$10.00 and Full Page-$20.00.Charges will be doubled for non-members or businesses.Please send your ad copy via email to: Payment can be made via check to QTBS,and mailed to: QBTS, PO Box 955, Wilmington NC 28402. Or, can be handed in at the meetings tothe treasurer.

Programs and Classes for 2016Congratulations to our winners for the 2016 Fall Challenge! What a wonderful turnout we had- 30 of the 43 who originally signed up turned in quilts!! September was a busy but excitingmeeting. (For those of us who did not use the charm packs for a challenge quilt, it would be a very nicegesture to use the charms in a neonatal quilt!)Cash Prizes were awarded to:Bobbi Fitzsimmons for Best Use of Brushstrokes Fabric Mary Harmed for Best Original Design Mary Ann Contri for Best Quilting (machine or hand) Loretta Brehm for Best EmbellishmentsJanice Pope also awarded fabric prizes to:Joyce Bardeen; Jennifer Mercier; and Becki Bucci.Congratulations to these winners and all who entered!!October Meeting: For October, Vickie Clontz will be joining us to “Walk on the Wooly Side”. Vicki iswell known for her wool designs and classes with many of her patterns featured in nationalmagazines. This will be a power point presentation with samples available for us see up close.On Monday, October 24, there will be a half-day class, Wooly Mixed Media, held at First ChristianChurch from 1 to 4PM, with a cost of $15. Since we will not be meeting prior to this class, pleasecontact Dianne Putnam immediately to sign up! Vicki is a wonderful teacher and lots offun! This will be a most enjoyable afternoon!!In this class we’ll adorn our wool with rich swirls of color to create a beautiful art piece in your favoritehues! We’ll also dye our embellishments to match, such as pearl cotton and strips of silk. Join me as weexplore fun techniques such as marbling, stenciling, needle-felting, and creating funky beads. Yourunique creations will be ready to jazz up your next project, art journal cover, brag book, cell phone case,purse, etc. This is a fun class for all skill levels. Instructor will bring ideas to share for fun projects!Supplies list:All students need to bring:∙ Fat quarter inexpensive muslin for ironing dyed goodies∙ Large towel (old)∙ Apron/old shirt (as we’re dyeing)∙ Scissors∙ Barbasol “original” shaving cream∙ Small squeegee or old credit card∙ Painter’s tape∙ Small (5”) stencil∙ If students have Tsukineko inks they’re welcome to bring them, and I will also bring some to share.Instructor will have some of these things to share: stencils, paintbrushes, inks, containers, painter’s tape,shaving creamAdditional supplies needed; kits will be available for these for $14/kit:∙ Fat eighth off-white square of 100% wool (I prefer Valdani wool.)∙ Light-colored sari silk or ribbon; some synthetics will work.∙ Off-white or white pearl cotton size 5, 8 or 12∙ Small droppers for the inks, 3-6∙ Small daubers, 3-6

∙ Curly fibersUnfortunately we had to cancel the class scheduled for Saturday, October 22, Wet-felted Vessel. Thoseof you who paid for that class will have your fees refunded.Vickie’s website is, please visit it to see of her other work.November Meeting: For November, Barbara Cline, author and teacher, will be joining us for both aprogram and a class. You may have even seen her recently on The Quilt Show! Her lecture will be“Amazing Diamond Chains” and we will learn several techniques for forming diamond chains.On Monday, November 21, Barbara will lead us in a class from her “Let’s Party Table Runner”pattern. This table runner is a great pattern to learn how to piece a triangle quilt base layout. Alternatetwo triangle blocks in different colors and block rotations to form attractive stars and stripes where theangles meet. The class is from 9 am to 4pm at First Christian Church with a cost of $25. Thesupply list will be available at the October meeting. Please sign up and learn a new technique fordiamonds!!Barbara’s website is, please visit it to see her work.December is QBTS Annual Christmas Party!! Thank you to Mari deMoya and her committee forall their work. I’m looking forward to our Holiday Flower Fest, it sounds like a lot of fun! Look for thedetails in the newsletter.Dianne Putnam or (910)329-1332~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A survey was held at the September meeting to get feedback on guild meeting times and interest in workshops.Survey Results…For Question one our meeting times… with 82 people voting….here are the results-50% (41 votes) From 7-9 on the 4th Monday of the month(our current meeting time)23% (19) From 6-8 on the 4th Monday of the month19.5% (16) From 1-3 on the 4th Monday of the month7% (6) From 1-3 on odd months and 6-8 on even monthsLooks like we will be keeping our regular time and dates!For Question 2 about workshops and programs you would like to see:47 Votes for Scrappy Quilts 23 votes for Applique hand turned30 Techniques Courses 20 Thread painting27 Landscape 19 English Paper piecing26 Patchwork 18 Applique Machine25 Regular Paper Piecing 18 Sewing Curves24 Art Quilts 16 3-D DesignsThe following were write ins for other:Fabric Dying, Fabric Painting, Free Motion, Bargello, Modern, Templates, Binding and Borders, NewYork Beauty, Handbags, Large Bags by Candy and Amy, Use of unusual fabric, and do not do workshopson things that the quilt shops are doing.

Thanks to all who participated in the survey….know that your guild hears you and tries to get thoseprograms and workshops you would like to see….NOW it is your job to support them. Upcoming EventsHigh Country Quilters' Guild Show - Thursday Oct. 13, noon to 4 pm and Friday and Saturday Oct14-15 from 10 am to 4 pm, at First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley, 3634 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC28751 Website: Sponsored by: Maggie Valley QuiltersGate City Quilt Guild, Greensboro, NC October 14 - 15, 2016 9:30 am - 5:00 pmCongregational United Church of Christ 400 West Radiance Drive Greensboro, NCAdmission: $6 *Discount coupon to print on the website: Rivers Quilters Guild Show - Bee by the River in Red and WhiteOctober 21st and 22nd 2016 www.twinriversquiltersguild.comLocation: New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, 203 S. Front St., New Bern, 28562Hours: Fri & Sat 9 - 5 Admission: $7North Carolina Symposium 2017 Building Friendships, Building Skills May 18 - 21,2017 at Peace College in Raleigh, hosted by Durham Orange Quilters Guild. October BOM from Please contact Pat Haislip with any questions. Instructions can be found here>>> Please use the color palette as in the photo.

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