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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

September 2013

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Program for night includes: Book Review: Bonnie Crysdale Color of the month: Complimentary Colors – Murine Gray Lesson: Hand Piecing with Tia Montoya Bring the following supplies. Project is a 4" BOWTIE From "Little Quilts" book - large plastic ice cream lid for templates, or template plastic . - Needles, Sharps size 8 or 9 - a #2 pencil , - scissors for cutting plastic - fabric scissors - fabrics for the bowtie: cream and a contrasting fabric - Cutting surface: small sand paper board or a small cutting mat ALSO 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

Also bring a “landscape” fat quarter if you haven’t already for the “It’s Sew Lovely” Quilt Fest Basket. and 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.


Important Dates Sept. 12 – Mesa Verde Quilt Talk see article on last page! Oct. 8-10th Quilt Fest –Zermatt Hotel in Midway. Sept. 17 – Deadline for quilt entries for Quilt Fest. 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. Springville Museum of Art Quilt Show July-Sept, Springville, UT.

Meeting August 13, 2013 Delicate Stitchers August meeting was held at the Grand Center. Mary called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. There were 23 people present. Patti gave the book review on Open a Can of Worms by Debbie Caffrey, who lives in Albuquerque. Patti was really struggling with the directions until she got an Omnigrid 96 or 98 triangle ruler that Debbie recommended. The ruler includes the seam allowance when you cut. She showed a cute pattern she is making from the book. Bonnie also showed her king size quilt she made a few years ago using a pattern from the same book. Patti suggests cutting off the dog ears before you sew the seam. . Bonnie presented the color of the month, which was neutrals. These are gray, brown, black, white, tan. They can add a lot to a quilt, or stand alone if needed. Gray tends to wash out most colors, so you have to be careful with it. Bonnie showed a quilt she is making using only neutral colors. Crystal was supposed to present the lesson on favorite new tools, but she wasn’t present. Everyone showed or talked about their favorite new gadget, or tool they like, which was quite interesting and helpful. Marian has set up a sew day for the Mahnaz banner, for August 24 th at the Grand Center. She will be using the dragonfly pattern, and showed Sandy’s new dragonfly quilt, which is beautiful. Marian would like the guild to pay for the background fabric, and then have people bring batiks for the 16 dragonfly blocks. Claudia made a motion for the guild to buy the fabric for background and backing, and the motion passed.

2013 Features Color Horoscopes for our Year of Color!


(August 24 to September 22) Element: Earth Color: Brown/Navy Spiritual: Steadfast Physical: Healing Emotional: Confidence Virgo is the virgin of the astrological calendar, and those born under this sign are often known for their tidy, fastidious nature and quest for perfectionism. These are the quilters whose stash is neatly folded and sorted by color and pattern. Their work is precise and they’re the ones to ask about yardage calculations.

Sandy Davey talked about the UFO project. She said if the quilt you were supposed to do that month is only half done, you can get half credit for it. The one for next month is number 8.

GREY and neutral color schemes are what appeal to and personify Virgos. Grey is a blend of black and white, and is where all the details reside. It is associated with rationalism and control, and is calm and neutral. It does not stand out, but it goes with everything and is very adaptable. Grays, beiges and neutrals are modest, classic, timeless colors that require a specific appreciation and intelligence.

We talked about the museum show again. If you sign up to do one, you must plan on getting it done and putting it in the show. Marian said there are lots of ways to do a quilt, it doesn’t have to be a landscape. We also decided to give help to anyone who needs it. In that regard, Bonnie will be teaching a raw edge machine applique class at the Grand Center on October 19. She will send out information by email to everyone.

Judy Turner – Aug27 Claudia Berner – Sept. 3 Kay Osteen – Sept. 4 Kitty Kope – Sept. 7

Several people showed their quilts that were hanging in the museum in May and June. The theme was Name That Tune. Lou showed Old McDonald, It’s Not Easy Being Green, Honky Cats, and Bird Dog. Patty showed Knights in White Satin. Marian showed Autumn Leaves and Moonlight on the River Colorado. Laura showed America the Beautiful, Night and Day, Red Sails in the Sunset, and Doggie in the Window. Sandy showed Starry, Starry Night, and Bonnie showed White Christmas. Marian showed the finished goat coat she made from a sweatshirt to give to Jane Sleight out at Pack Creek Ranch for letting us use the ranch for our retreats. It is very cute, and she said it was a ton of work. Show and Tell: Bonnie made two sewing machine covers, one for her daughter and one for whomever. She also finished a large UFO flannel quilt for kids-incrisis. Cathy went on the Minnesota shop hop. There are 76 stores 2

involved, and they (Minnesota) have been doing it for 7 years. She plans to go again next year. Sandy made a beautiful BQ using a Laura Birch mermaid print. It is large, and she made lots of blocks, and it is now ready for the quilter. She also went to see Shauna, and showed several quilts that Shauna made. They include a top with bright crosses on a white background for her oncologist, a Dresden plate with blue sashing in soft old fashioned colors, an attic windows with sailboats and a very colorful back that Lou quilted, and a lap quilt for her neighbor in a Rubiks cube design. She made the block sizes herself, a 9 patch and plain blocks in a background. Murine showed a big bag UFO that she started in a class at the Grand Center, very cute. Mary has one started, but not finished. Laura showed another k-i-c quilt that Murine quilted, and another small UFO in red, blue and yellow with appliqued elephants on it. She also had another k-i-c quilt of a panel with black trim, and another baby panel quilt, and still another quilt of Sunbonnet Sue that is very cute, but not finished yet. Yrma showed a king size with buckskin colored background and Dresden plates on it. She did it as a rag quilt on the edges of all the blocks, with a large center block of a Dresden plate. She also made shams to match. It is hand quilted. Tommye is making hexagons by hand for some future project. Marian made a very cute robe for her granddaughter. It has flowers on it, with red fronts at sashes. Sondra showed the 3rd quilt in this style that she has made, and she quilted it herself. It is very modern looking, with rectangles and squares, a lap size in blues, purples, greens, and reds. Susan made a block butler in a pattern from Deonn Stott that she got on UTube. The outside is very cute lady bug fabric, and it all folds up. Betsy showed a Halloween lap size quilt, all Halloween fabrics, for her grandkids. She made another one with pictures down the middle, a panel, and skeleton fabric on the back. Lou quilted both. Audrey used puffy batting in a t-shirt quilt, and has finally decided to un-baste it and take the fluffy batting out and use a thinner one. Lou showed a Snow White and other princesses quilt she made for her granddaughter, in pink and purple, since those are her favorite colors. Pat had another ki-c quilt she got from Laura, that Murine quilted, using puffy batting. It is plain colors in dark fabrics. Marty showed a top, a kids quilt in turquoise and brown with ric rac on it, and she has started another one.

Eileen Davis from Clifton, CO asked if she could advertise in our newsletter. She has a Long-Arm to rent. It would be used at her place. She sent along a couple video links about her machine which is the fusion with the pro-stitcher. The first one is about the long-arm and the fusion. The second video is very long but is the most updated for what the computerized quilting can do for you. You can also look up handi quilter on you tube and find an assortment of videos. and

Long-Arm Rental Computerized or free-motion quilting HQ Fusion 24" Throat 12' Frame $25 an hour Eileen Davis 3373 F Road, Clifton 970-270-1366

Why pay someone else when you can quilt it yourself!!

14,287 Pieces of Fabric

Behind the painted picket gate

The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

There lived a quilter known as Kate

Respectfully Submitted, Bonnie Crysdale, Secretary

She had one son, a boy named John; One daughter, whom she doted on. She had one husband and one house One pup, one cat, one little mouse… Sandy Davey has stepped up and offered a new UFO challenge for the next 10 months. See August Newsletter for complete details. In August we were to complete Number 8... For September Number 5... Bring your completed UFO’s for show and tell ... It can be any one of the numbers... It’s just that you get EXTRA CREDIT for completing the designated number for the month. This month Sandy will draw the number designated for completion before Next Meeting in October.


And 14,287 pieces of fabric.

Fixing those seams that are too scant! Marian Eason sent along this TIP from Lily's Quilts: I think we have all had this problem at least once ;-) Here's how I fix a scant seam or two (as I had a couple of horribly scant seams on the triple framed pinwheel I made in this post). Cut a strip of fusible interfacing about 1/2" wide and the length of your scant seam. Iron it so it sits right on top of the seam on the wrong side.


Now flip to the right side and sew a run of tiny stitches (I set my machine to "1" length) along the edge of the seam - about a thread or two away from the seam on each side in threads as close to the colours of the fabrics as possible. These lines of stitches are almost invisible partly because they are the same colour as the fabric and partly because they are so small. And VOILA, your dodgy scant seam is reinforced.

Marian also sent along this website: One could look at this for hours and hours! Did you know there is a new second hand store in town called "The Suitcase". It is next door to the Laundromat in the Village Market shopping center. It is for the Day Star Academy. It is clean and neat and the prices are good! - Sue Allemande

I think I’ll knock off work early tonight and enjoy happy hour! In reading the Utah Quilt Guild Newsletter about the history of wooden thread spools and bobbins I picked this bit of trivia to share with you: Two common expressions came from bobbin mills. “Knock off work” came from knocking the belt off the pulley of the circular saw when it was time to shut down. “Happy Hour” came from Friday afternoon bobbin work. Methylated spirits or lacquer was applied to bobbins only the last hour of the work week because the fumes were intoxicating.


Sandra Starley sent the following link...

Mesa Verde Artist-in-Residence Sue King to Speak on September 12

Here’s What’s Cookin’ Tracy’s “SewThankful” Creamy Green Chili Chicken Stew Easy Crock-pot Version 8 ounce package cream cheese 1 can of cream of chicken soup (I look for a brand that is MSG free and low sodium) 1 – 2 cups fresh or frozen/roasted green chili (I use mild or medium, but pick the heat you like) 1 whole roasted chicken - skinned & de-boned. You may wish to substitute all chicken breast meat or canned chicken breast. 8 ounces chicken broth (I use organic/low sodium/no MSG) 3 medium potatoes, peeled & diced (if you like more potatoes, add them) 16 ounce package of frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, green beans, etc.) 1 onion, small/medium 1 - 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped ¼ - ½ cup frozen corn (if frozen mixed veggies includes corn, you may wish to omit this line item as an additional ingredient). Salt & Pepper to taste Option #1: add diced ham or smoked sausage or bacon (these all add wonderful flavor) Option #2: add more veggies of your choice. Adjust quantity of any ingredients above to suit your personal taste and that of your family. Put all ingredients in a large crock-pot. Turn crock-pot on low. Stir occasionally. Let it cook all day (at least 6 - 8 hours) Serve in large bowls; garnish with shredded sharp cheddar cheese and sour cream if desired. ©Tracy L. Chapman August 2008. All rights reserved. Permission to copy this page in whole (not removing or changing any part of this page, including this footer) for personal use or to share with friends for their personal use is granted. SAVE on threads, patterns & more at Sew Thankful. Visit to sign up for the FREE eNews to receive special savings, new product announcements, occasional recipes, ideas and MUCH more.

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On Thursday, September 12, 2013, textile artist Sue King from Lancaster, Ohio, will speak on her work as an art quilter and demonstrate the use of silk screening as a form of surface design. Participants can make a textile post card as a memento of their visit to the park, or screen a design on an item of their own clothing. The free event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the library downstairs at Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, and is open to all. Supplies will be provided but participants must bring their own item of clothing, such as a tee shirt, to screen if desired. King has always been fascinated by history and enthralled with old photographs. Of her figurative work, composed entirely of textiles, King says,"I search for a way to connect our present experiences with those who came before. They call forth the ghost into the room." As a clinical social worker, King searches for connections with others, the commonalities of experience that define what it means to be human. Her current work focuses on themes of hardship, sacrifice and survival. King will serve a two-week residency at Mesa Verde National Park in early September. She was selected by a jury of accomplished local artists, who lauded her vast number of presentations, publications, public collections, and solo exhibitions as well as the intricate quilting of portraiture as particularly noteworthy. More information about King is available at Quilt: Shiwawatiwa by Sue King

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