Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A new season

I am looking forward to a new season of quilt guild meetings - the sharing and comraderie of all the quilt girls.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Florida Quilts Made by Joyce Menard

This quilt top above has 6 inch center blocks made with fabric silk screened in Key West, framed with a Jelly Roll of Moda Brights and then black sashing. The 2nd below is a puzzle pattern made of batiks.

Thanks for sharing these with us, Joyce!

April 2010

The table topper(s) pattern for this month is "Two-fer" provided by Nancy Sailor.
(no blotto block this month)


Below are just some of the quilts for show and tell this month

Asenath Sweeny and her "View from the Window on Second Sand Beach"

Asenaths sunflower garden flag

Paper pieced sailboats by Nancy Sailor

One of the blocks on a quilt done by Diana Holland

Geranium Window quilt by Dorothy Stepens

Garden Bag by Asenath Sweeny

Tote bag made by Barb Clishe

Sally Koskinen holding her wallhanging

Another quilt by Sally Koskinen

Linus quilt by Diana Holland

Scrappy butterfly quilt by Nancy Sailor

Below is the list of May Classes at Portage Quilt House

May 10, 10:30am – 4pm Sheep In The Meadow with Judy, $20Tuesday, May 11, 10:30am – 4pm, Country Charm Table Runner with Joanne, $20Wednesday, May 12, 10:30am – 3pm, Shop Hop Welcome Banner with Judy, $15If you went on the shop hop and got our free pattern we gave out you may want to take this class. Our little project using charm squares is a welcome banner to hang inside or out, but we recommend out of the sun. Learn basic piecing, appliqué and prairie points.Thursday, May 13, 10:30am – 4pm, 4 Corners Apron with Joanne, $20This fun apron can be made in adult sizes or for kids. What a great idea for Father’s Day. We just got in a cute fabric with beer mugs that might fit that occasion just right. Let Joanne show you how simple this pattern really is.Friday, May 14, 10:30am-3pm, Side Pocket Purse with Joan, $15A few fat quarters, some fusible fleece and a piece of plexiglass (optional) is all you need to make this great looking purse with built in side pockets. See the sample at the shop! Saturday, May 15, 10 – 10:30am, STASHBLASTERS 3Monday, May 17, 10:30am – 3pm, Baby Doll Dress with Judy, $15Girls sundress sizes 3-5 or 6-8. A cute new pattern from Maw-Bell Designs. Thursday, May 20, 10am-Noon 6500/6600 Club with Lil, $12.50ß May 19 – 23 Judy and Joanne are off to Quilt Market!!!!Wednesday, May 26, 6:30pm, GIRLS NIGHT OUT, Quilt Market Review.Saturday, May 29, 10:30 – 3pm, Disappearing 9 Patch with Judy, $15
And here is all the info for the
2010 Shop Hop - April 30 thru May 8th

Purchase a passport for $5 from any of the shops and this will entitle you to 20% off all fabric at each of the shops. You will also get a free pattern to make something wonderful from charm squares from each shop you visit. Most shops run discounts for shop hoppers on things other than fabrics. PQH usually runs 20% off on notions, books, and patterns as well as fabric! Each shop will also have a drawing for a lovely gift basket worth over $75. ( You could potentially win all 10 if you are a lucky girl!) If you get to all 10 shops turn in the last page of your passport and you will be entered into our grand prize drawing where you could win a $50 or $25 gift certificate back to each of the 10 shops in the hop! Each shop will give you a goodie bag or fat quarter as you enter!

All shops will be open from 9am - 7pm on April 30 and May 1st. Sunday May 2 all shops will be open Noon to 4pm. Just remember some shops are on central time and some on eastern. After the 2nd of May all shops will run their own hours. PQH will be open from 9:30am - 5:30pm May 3 - 7 and 9:30am - 3pm on the 8th.
The shops involved are:

Alley Kat's Quilt Shop, Marquette, MI 906-315-0050

Ben Franklin Crafts, Marquette, MI 906-226-9613

Brambleberry Inc., Ewen, MI 906-988-2230

Country Garden Quilts & More, Marquette, MI 906-485-5006

Fabric Patch, Ironwood, MI 906-932-5260

Northern Lodge Quilt Shop, Gladstone, MI 906-789-9300

Pine Street Quilts, Marinette, WI 715-735-9806

Portage Quilt House, Houghton, MI 906-487-5500

Quilter's Haven, Menominee, MI 906-864-3078

Quilt's 'n Stuff by Glenna, Escanaba, MI 906-786-3436
Hope everyone has a good month!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Another Free Pattern

Dancing Bugs 2

All of the instructions for this quilt can be found by clicking HERE. The Camelot Cottons Company shows the line of fabric they used for creating this quilt, the swatches can be found HERE.
I also wanted to share another link with you, The Alliance For American Quilts.This is a wonderful non profit organization that was established to preserve quilt history. They have an awesome site with plenty of photos, indexes and quilt makers stories. They also hold several contests with great prizes and the quilts they ask for submission are quite small. The current contest, Making Old From New, requires only 16" square. You can check out their current e-letter here.
I hope everyone had a great Easter. The weather has been stellar and it's hard to stay in so it's a great time to put together some smaller to-go projects that can be taken to the ballpark, on car rides, to the beach, to the porch, etc. See you at the next meeting.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

National Quilting Day - Free Pattern

"Tie One on for the Troops"
Instructions for this can be found on the National Quilt Associations site HERE.

March 18ths Meeting Pics

Blotto Block for March provided by Joanie Teddy
(no table runner pattern this month)

Sue Meirs Stack and Wack Tessalating Quilt.
(Possible class for this in this is in the planning stage)
The following are some of the show and tells that were brought in... great work ladies and thanks for all the inspiring eye candy...

Easter Placemat - Barb Clishe

Baby Quilt - Nancy Sailor

Antique quilts Sheila Hillard inherited from her grandmothers - What treasures!

Halloween quiltlet - Dorothy Stephens
Duck quilt - Chris Collins
Queen size Storm at Sea - Diana Holland
Cut Out Doll Boy Quilt - Barb Clishe
Cut Out Doll Girl Quilt - Barb Clishe
A big "Thank You" to Miracle and Elizabeth Lester for providing the snacks at the meeting. It's getting harder and harder to outdo on snacks with these "meals" that are being presented lately, YUM!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Links on Blogging 101

Doesn't this make you think Spring?


Here are a couple tutorial links for helping you with your blogging...

And another link here at Empty Easel for some helpful hints and advice about how to maneuver around a blog.