Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June 2011

We had a small group attend TAGY this month. The rest of you missed out on a really fun day.
Some of us met for lunch at Trisha Holliday's new Wild Horse Cafe (across from the rodeo grounds) before the meeting.

Lili hosted the meeting, and brought lots of needle felting supplies. She also brought some books with illustrations and ideas. We all took part and played. See photos.

Lili found snow near Meeteetsee and did some more snow-dyeing, which she brought for Show and Tell. Also she stopped by Lucy's Sheep Camp (between Thermopolis and Worland) and brought some beautiful wool roving for us to see and to use.   Lili   took part in a fabric exchange through Quilting Arts magazine, and pics of the beautiful hand-dyed fabrics are below.

Linda read some of the new categories from the Machine Quilting Expo catalog. The categories are catching up with technology. Now awards are for "Best Machine Quilting - Stand Up" (long arm, mid arm, etc. where the machine moves over the quilt); and "Best Machine Quilting - Sit Down" (domestic sewing machine, where the quilt must be moved through the machine).

Everyone was reminded to make a 12 1/2 inch square block for the Yellowstone Quilt Fest Block Challenge coming up in September. The YQF web site has been updated with June Jaeger's class info.

Quilt Wyoming has a quilt challenge coming up next month, and don't forget the Park County Fair needs quilts to show.

Our Sky-Lines quilt exhibit is being displayed at the National Quilt Association Show in Ohio, June 14-18.  Kathy will be there and will take photos.

Our "Under-The-Sea" challenge quilts will have an internal sleeve.  Instead of sewing the sleeve on the back, it will be sewn between the front and back of the quilt.  This way, the quilt can be viewed from either side.  Likewise, make your label blend in with the quilt. ie. Your name could go on a fish, or on a piece of coral, so it blends in with the quilt theme.  Finished hanging length is 72 inches, including any fringe, etc.  Width can be from 18" to 24" as desired.

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