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Delicate Stitchers Newsletter President: Mary Hofhine 259-5802 Historian: Cyndy Peters 423-366-1778 Vice President Elect: Lou Gostlin 259-1082 Librarian: Shauna Dickerson 259-0906 Secretary: Bonnie Crysdale 259-0246 Friendship: Lou Gostlin 259-1082 Treasurer: Murine Gray 259-5514 Newsletter: Peggy Harty 259-4270 Lesson Committee: Marian Eason (Chair), Lou Gostlin, Pat Garlett, Darleen Nelson, Monica Scowbo, Peggy Harty, Mary Hofhine

October 2013

Important Dates

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Oct. 8-10th Quilt Fest –Zermatt Hotel in Midway.

Program for night includes: Book Review: Crystal Day Color of the month: Analogous Colors - Pat Ferguson Lesson: Ergonomic Sewing - Marian Eason BRING: 2 strips of fabric to each meeting for a strip drawing. Once members have a strip stash, we’ll have a “Jellyroll race” at one of our UFO sew days; Calendars or day planners so you can put the dates of all our meetings and

Also bring a “landscape” fat quarter if you haven’t already for the “It’s Sew Lovely” Quilt Fest Basket. functions for the year, your show and tell, and your name tags.

Remember, we meet at the Grand Center, Social time 6:30 – Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

~~~~~~~~ Thought for today: We CAN accomplish big things for ourselves. There's no magic wand to make it happen spontaneously. We earn it by making the effort and doing the work, learning, improving and making steady progress each day. ~~~~~~~~


Oct. 9, 2013 – Deadline to enter quilt in AQS – Phoenix 2014 Oct. 19th - The raw edge machine applique class is October 19 at the Grand Center. It is for people of ALL skill levels. Everyone can get some benefit out of it. The two women who wrote the book we will be using as a guide won best of show at Paducah using this technique. There will be a sign up sheet at the September and October meetings.

Meeting Minutes, September 10, 2013 Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild September meeting was held at the Grand Center. Mary Hofhine called the meeting to order at 7:00 p. m. There were 19 people present. OLD BUSINESS: Cards for several people were circulated by Lou. Mary passed around a sign-up sheet for Bonnie’s stitched raw edge machine appliqué workshop which will be held in the exercise room at the Grand Center on Saturday October 19 th from 9 a.m. until late afternoon. Bring your own lunch. This class is designed for all levels of quilters. This will not be a project class, but a technique class. Another opportunity to sign up for this workshop will be available at the October meeting.

2013 Features Color Horoscopes for our Year of Color!


Sew day was several weeks ago. Seven people attended and made sixteen dragonfly blocks. Marion showed the beautiful and colorful blocks which will make up the border of a quilt she intends to give to her quilting friend in Iran. The square in the middle will have a giant appliquéd dragonfly. It will also say “dragonfly” in both English and Farsi. Someone made the announcement that Judy Turner broke her leg and that Sandra Starley broke her wrist. NEW BUSINESS: Bonnie went to a quilt show in Silverton so she was not able to give the book review; instead, Tia Montoya presented a book review of the book she used for her lesson on hand piecing. Murine gave this month’s lesson from the book Color & Design by Heather Thomas which has been used throughout this year for minilessons on the theme “A Year of Color”. This book can still be ordered at Crystal’s shop. Murine’s lesson was on direct complements, split complements, double complements, and double split complements. It was very interesting and informative. Murine showed how she used direct complements of a quilt she made of a jack-o-lantern---adorable. She also showed Crystal’s square to demonstrate split compliments. The complimentary colors were very pleasing to the eye. Tia gave a book review of her favorite book Quilting by Hand by Jenny Byer. She also facilitated a lesson on hand piecing a 4” Bowtie block. She demonstrated how to make tiny stitches by feeding the material onto the needle instead of doing a running stitch. She cuts everything ahead which makes it easy to hand stitch when traveling. She passed out precut pieces for the bowtie block and several members made a block during her lesson. Tia also demonstrated how to make templates from ice cream lids and rubber cement. She draws the pattern on paper, glues it onto the plastic lid, and then cuts it out with scissors. What a wonderful lesson! Lou announced that the retreat for the mystery quilt will be held this year on November 8th, 9th, and 10th at Pack Creek Ranch. Stop by the clinic to get directions for the mystery quilt. The retreat will cost $30.00 per person for cleaning. The only hint from Lou on the mystery quilt is that it looks best scrappy and is jellyroll friendly. UFO’s: Murine was the only one to show her UFO at this time. It was a gorgeous green and purple strip quilt. She plans on embellishing it with rick rack and flowers. Sandy said next months UFO is number 7. MUG AWARD: Mary presented the mug award to Peggy Harty who works tirelessly, contributes extra time and effort, and presents enjoyable


(September 23 to October 23) Element: Air Color: Pastels Spiritual: Fertility Physical: Warm/Grow Emotional: Balance Libra is represented by the scales, and those born under this sign are often great communicators, thinkers, negotiators and socializers. Decision-making can be a lengthy process, as every possibility is considered – even seeking outside opinions. Libra quilters will have a plan before starting to sew, if they don’t have a huge list of planned projects yet to be launched. Soft, cool pastel colors like BLUE, GREEN and MAUVE are great for balance-seeking Libras. Blues and greens are nature’s colors, and speak of honesty and groundedness. Purple is a rich emotional color, but mauve is tempered with neutral grey. No clashing contrasts, but even, harmonic color schemes are appealing for their sense of calm.

Cyndy Peters - Sept. 29 Lou Gostlin – October 6th Julie Bierschied – October 10th Adrien Taylor – October 15th

The Blocks of the Builders

lessons for the guild.

by Jacquie Scuitto

SHOW AND TELL: Tia showed a gorgeous string quilt top she made for her grandson. It was machine stitched with striking colors. Tommy showed her hexies, English paper piecing—looks complicated. Peggy showed her un-UFO, a crazy quilt which she was commissioned to make for her friend’s daughter. She explained that she had trouble stretching the back. Eye-catching pastel colors. Patty Jo showed her creative stuffed animals; darling neck pillows for her grand children to use when traveling. They are precious; one bright blue and one bright yellow. Sandra Starley showed us her column in the national quilting magazine, Quilting Quarterly. Her article for this summer was titled “Rocky Road to Kansas”. Sandra showed pictures on her I pad of several of her quilts. She also showed her unfinished calendar quilt that is hand appliquéd with unique old fashioned designs. Cathy showed beautiful hummingbird squares with flowers surrounding the birds. It was embellished with metallic thread—wow! Darlene showed a beautiful bargello quilt she made from Claudia’s recent class. Tommy quilted it with unbelievably intricate patterns. Crystal showed her 7 year old UFO. It was dominated by orange, pink and blue geometric designs. Mary showed lots of baby things she made: a baby hoody towel—looks cuddly, a pink, blue, green and cream baby quilt from the class Tommy taught and a baby mat. Lucky babies! At the end of the meeting, a drawing was held for the two strips of material each member contributed. Sandy Davey won the jelly roll. Once members have a strip stash, we plan on a “Jellyroll race” at one of our UFO sew days. The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m. Respectfully Submitted, Patti Jarrell Acting Secretary

I've sought inspiration A quilt for to make. There's a wide choice of patterns, Now which should I take? Here's Baltimore Album And Sunbonnet Sue, Seven Sisters, Clay's Choice And Log Cabin too. Anvil and Churn Dash, Birds in the Air, Country Crossroads, City Square. Broken Dishes, Tree of Life, LeMoyne Star, Contrary Wife. Mexican Star, Pickle Dish, Cherry Basket, Goldfish. Thousand Pyramids, Irish Chain, True Lover's Knot, And Airplane. Tangled Garter, World's Fair, Kansas Troubles, Windblown Square .

Also Hovering Hawks And Flying Geese. I really don't know What to piece!

Sandy Davey has stepped up and offered a new UFO challenge for the next 10 months. See August Newsletter for complete details. Double Bonus points are rewarded for projects completed by the next meeting following the month the number is drawn. If you miss the bonus deadline, don’t let that stop you from completing your projects because ANY completed project is worth points! You can also concentrate on finishing a number not yet drawn and it might be done in time for the Double bonus! Numbers Drawn So Far: July - August # 8; August - September # 5; September - October # 7; Just do it!


Four-Patch, Nine-Patch, Tumbling Blocks, Grandmother's Fan, Jack-in-the-Box. Spiderweb, Kaleidoscope, There must be one. I've not lost hope. I've thought and thought, I'm ready to wilt. Eureka! I'll make a sampler quilt!

What should I use for my quilt back?

Here’s What’s Cookin’

Hints from your long arm quilter

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Yield: 3 dozen cookies Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Soft and chewy spiced pumpkin cookies dotted with chocolate chips! We make endless batches of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies during the fall months. They are always a hit! Ingredients: 3 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 2 cups chocolate chips Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and spices. Set aside. 3. Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla, and pumpkin and mix until combined, about 3 minutes. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. 4. Drop by large, rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to brown around the edges. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.


Have you given much consideration to the backing you have picked for your quilt? If you are like most of us, you’ll have a light colored quilt top, and then pick a dark plain backing that matches the border you put on your quilt. So now, what color thread would you like me to quilt it with? If I use a light color thread, it is going to show on that dark back, and vice versa. And as good as I am, I make mistakes, and they will all show. Same thing if you put a plain fabric on the back, all the stitching shows. I can mix the colors, put a light thread on the top, and a dark thread in the bobbin, but even if my machine tension is as perfect as I can make it, you are still going to see some dark thread on the top, and some light thread on the back. The best backing you can use is a small to medium print with lots of colors, with the overall color being similar to the main colors in the quilt top. The stitching doesn’t show on the back, and the same thread can be used in both the top and the bobbin. Thread will travel with ease! At our last meeting Tommye had a bobbin of thread in her dental floss box to do her hand sewing. No scissors needed to cut the thread off the bobbin since built in cutter is on the floss box! Cool Tip!

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