QUILT & SEW NEWSLETTER
Just a reminder:
We are sewing this weekend.. come and join us!
Quilts of Valor is a program whose goal is to award quilts to service men and women as a means of thanking them for their selfless service to our country.
The QUILTS OF VALOR (QOV) FOUNDATION National SEW DAY is Saturday, February 1, and the Golden QOV group is making a weekend out of it. We are sewing Friday, January 31, through Sunday, February 2. We will meet in Trenton at The Trenton Schoolhouse (formerly known as The Community Center) for this worthy sewing cause. The fun begins on Friday and Saturday from 8:30-6:00, and on Sunday from 10:00-4:00. Call the shop to register so we can have a goody bag ready for you. Otherwise, come when you can; help as you are able. We need people cutting, sewing, and pressing. Bring your machine and the basics. Bring a couple of friends with you, and set up an assembly line. Or, come by yourself and we will plug you in where you can be most helpful. We will have kits made up, ready to sew. Or, you may bring your own QOV project to complete. Our goal is to get as many quilt tops assembled as we can!
We are having pot luck for lunch. We have the meats and drinks, just bring a side or dessert to share.
***Calling all longarm quilters! We sure can use your help. We have tops that need to be quilted. We can provide the backing and the batting, we just need your time and talent. This is where we seem to get behind in the quilt making process. And, of course, there is the binding…. Anyone out there like to bind? Let us know if you can help.
Call the shop to register and for more info 270-466-5000.
****We have a QOV quilt presentation for 2 veterans planned for Saturday at 2 pm at the Sew Day.
Thanks for all you do!-- Denise
Quilts of Valor Half Square Triangle Challenge
For anyone who can't come this weekend, but would like to help...
Quilt and Sew at Golden Threads is challenging quilters to join the Half Square Triangle Challenge. And, no challenge is complete without opportunity to win prizes. The prizes are:
Grand Prizes for the MOST Half Square Triangles donated in 2020 will be a
$100 Quilt and Sew at Golden Threads Gift Card.
Quarterly Prize - $25.00 gift certificate: Each quarter a drawing will be held for the Quarterly Prize. For each 20 (twenty) half square triangles donated, the person will have her/his name placed in the Challenge Jar. The drawing will occur on the first day of the following quarter. Let's use up some scraps we have at home…
The Rules are simple:
- The blocks are to be 6 1/2” unfinished.
- The fabric must be quilt shop quality (to comply with the Quilt of Valor Foundation rules).
- Use only white or cream with red or blue.
- The blocks will have quarterly designated colors:
- January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020 are to be Red and White/Cream
- April 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020 are to be Blue and White/Cream
- July 1, 2020 – September 30, 2020 are to be Red and White/Cream
- October 1, 2020 – December 30, 2020 are to be Blue and White/Cream
All blocks will be donated to the Golden Quilts of Valor Group to make quilts next year.
120 blocks make a quilt. Let's see how many quilts we can make from our stash.
6 ½” half square triangles (unfinished) instructions- makes 2 half square triangles.
- Cut fabric into 7 1/2" squares of white or cream(light) and your red or blue(dark).
- Lay a light and dark square, right sides together.
- Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the light piece.
- Sew ¼” from the line on both sides.
- Cut on drawn line.
- Press seam toward the dark/red or blue fabric.
- Trim unit to 6 1/2" square.
- Tah Dah! You are done.
It takes a village to get things done, so your participation is appreciated.
JINGLE FOR YOUR JANUARY
Don’t forget to bring with you the RED ENVELOPES you received in December. Each envelope contains a coupon for a free gift and for a surprise discount. You may use one envelope per visit, and it must be unopened when you enter the shop.
THIS IS THE LAST WEEK! You have until Friday to use those envelopes!
UPCOMING CLASSES, EVENTS, PROGRAMS
UFO CLUB 2020 has already begun, but it is not too late to join! What is a UFO? It is an Unfinished Fabric Object, and if you are like me, I am sure you have a few of them lying around! Joining our UFO club will help you complete some of those projects! Club meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:00. Come check us out! It is a great way to meet new friends and to gain inspiration and motivation. If you have any questions, just ask. Forms are available in the store, or just show up on February 1st
BEGINNING QUILTING:Tuesday evenings, February 4, 11, 18, & 25, from 6:00-9:00. Since February’s weather is fickle at best, we have found that a 10-12 week Quilting 101 class ends up lasting a lot longer due to weather cancellations. So, Denise has designed a mini winter class for beginners to learn the basics of quilting—from cutting, to piecing, to setting, to finishing. Students will be constructing a 3 block table runner in this class. Fee is $50 + fabric & supplies. Please register for this class ASAP as spots are limited.
DIAMOND LOG CABIN STAR QUILT CLASS: February 21 & 22, from 9:00-4:00.
This may be your last chance to take a class with Carol Thurston, as she is
moving out of state. This class features an original design by Carol, one that
is breathtaking! Her pattern is included in the class fee. You will need to cut
your strips ahead of time, so please sign up early and get your supply list. This
class is appropriate for quilters with intermediate to advanced piecing skills. You
will also need the Clearview 60 degree triangle ruler (10 or 12 inch ), in addition
to your fabrics. Fee is $75.
TRENTON HANDWORK GROUP meets monthly each FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 10:00 am—1:00 pm in the Quilt and Sew classroom. If you want to learn new techniques, find portable projects, and share the latest in English paper piecing, red-work, embroidery, and more, this group is for you! Come join us, bring a project or idea, and bring your lunch. Call the shop for more details. 270-466-5000.
THURSDAY SIT & SEWS:February 6, 13, 27, from 10:00-5:00. “Friend & Fabric Therapy Sessions.” See description above.
TRUNK QUILTS CHARITY SEWING: February 20, from 10:00-4:00. See description above.
CLASSROOM MINI RETREAT: February 28, 29, & March 1. Our classroom mini retreats offer you the chance to set up your work station and leave it all in place for multiple days if desired. It is a time of sewing, socializing, relaxing, unwinding. Plus, you will get a lot accomplished in your time. It is also a great chance to continue working on any class projects you were unable to finish within the time constraints of class. Doors open at 9:00 am. Many ladies choose to stay long past 5:00. As long as one of the key holders is available to stay late, you can, too!
LORI HOLT VINTAGE HOUSEWIFE SEW ALONG began January 27th! You may sign up for her weekly blog posts at beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com where she gives you the pattern for the weekly block and walks you through her construction process. She also features a lovely narrative describing her inspiration for that particular block.. We will also be beginning a new Lori Holt club where you can come and work on any Lori Holt project you desire. Watch future newsletters for further details on that program.
***Edit: As of publication, 5 of the 6 kits have been reserved!
MYSTERY BLOCK OF THE MONTH (BOM) BEGINNING in February. This is a 12 month program, featuring fabric and instructions for one block per month. Each block will be $5. You may pay in advance for all 12 blocks ($60), or we can keep your card on file and charge it automatically each month. If you choose the second option, your card will be charged monthly, even if you do not pick up your block. Offered in 2 colorways-- Bright Spring or Christmas. You may choose to do one or both options. Toward the end of the program, a finishing kit will be available for purchase, if desired. You must sign up in advance and let us know which theme(s) you choose for your block. Blocks will be available the 3rd Saturday of each month, beginning February 15th. This is a 12 month commitment! Beginners to advanced, this BOM is for you. The blocks are easy, and the borders are striking.