It was great seeing everyone on Zoom, and we can’t wait to meet again in person!
- Paint Chip Challenge & Swap have been tentatively moved to February. Watch for updates via email and Facebook. Want to join the swap? Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work on matching you with a partner. Please let us know by Friday (Jan. 28) if you want to join.
- QuiltCon is coming to Phoenix, February 16-20. Are you going? Let us know if you want to meet in person there to exchange notes and finds!
- Looking to later this year: Quilt Camp in the Sawtooths is still in the works for August 12-14, at Luther Heights Church Camp. And our Modern Quilt Walk in Ann Morrison Park is planned for Saturday, Sept. 10. Stay tuned for more details on both events.
- If you haven’t yet paid your 2022 dues, please do so soon. We’re updating our roster of current members, and renewing your membership means you’ll get emails and updates about events and activities this year.
CLUB MOD 2022
New year, new format for Club Mod! If you’ve joined before you know it’s a fun and casual way to connect virtually with friends from the comfort of your own sewing room. This year, we’re using Club Mod to focus on finishing Works in Progress (WIPs), and appreciate Cassie for the refresh idea! Here’s how it works:
- Choose one of your WIPs to complete during Club Mod 2022.
- We’re kicking it off Friday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. on Zoom.
- Work on your WIP during Club Mod, or just join us for some socialization to go with your sewing.
- Get ready to win a prize and enjoy the satisfaction of finishing!
SHOW & TELL
- Deb shared her WIP from an online class with Carolina Oneto on free form curves and color theory.
- Carol showed her striped John James Fabrics Quilt from a Quilt Expressions pattern, as well as one of her three-leaf clover blocks she finished as part of her St. Patty’s Day quilt.
- Fay finished three quilts from a friend’s one large UFO quilt; it’s been quite a project, but with beautiful results.
- Valerie finished 20-year-old WIPs: a strip quilt and a picnic quilt. Congrats on getting those done! She also shared her jelly roll rug by RJ Designs and a strip quilt table topper.
- Elizabeth finished a ByAnnie.com Project Bag from our last retreat. We also got a peek at a purse she is working on for her mother from a kit by Connecting Threads.
- Kathy S. received a gift of a featherweight sewing machine extender with carrying case, and showed off her Kaffe Fassett quilt.
- Karen F. shared her Edyta Sitar mystery quilt using a textured linen fabric line. From the leftover blocks she made another fabulous quilt. She also shared a Birch Fabric quilt made from a Quilt Expressions scrap busters pattern, as well as blocks from her 2021 temperature quilt, which she is still working on.
WIPs/NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS
We exchanged lots of ideas on organizing WIPs and Unfinished Objects (UFOs), acknowledging it could be fun (and maybe a little bit intimidating) to evaluate and prioritize projects. Some resources we discussed include:
- Use The Quilter’s Planner (and especially their Quilting Project Planner/Projects-At-A-Glance PDF) for sketching, tracking and more
- Read SuzyQuilts.com blog post “3 Steps to Finish Your WIPS”
- LoriKennedyQuilts.com suggests creating project categories: 1. finish, 2. challenge, 3. deadline