Quilters of all levels of experience - beginner to expert - are welcome to join!
11 AM - 2 PM: Lunch, open sew, and time to socialize with chapter friends and guests
2 PM - 3 PM: Educational offering
3 PM - 4:00 PM: Business meeting
(Note that all classes are subject to change without notice depending on availability of instructors and materials)
The Patriotic Piecers are a sub-group of the Card Tricks Chapter. They have been getting together monthly since approximately 2013 for the sole purpose of creating special quilts to honor those who have served our nation and our community with handmade quilts to express our gratitude and provide comfort and healing. So far, the Patriotic Piecers have presented more than 200 quilts to veterans, active military, and first responders who are members of the White Mountain Community..
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ENTRY FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
Click here to go to the quilt show page.
Download an entry form and the application information sheet. The application information sheet has a lot of information about requirements for quilts being entered in the show, categories of quilts, and prizes to be awarded. As more information becomes available it will be posted on the Quilt Show page.
Sandy demonstrates the use of the Bloc-Lock tool
Sandy showed us how to use the bloc-lock tool to make Majestic Mountains!
Sandy is demonstrating Sashiko stitching using her Baby Lock Sashiko machine. It uses only a bobbin - no top thread!
A close up of the Sashiko stitching
Samples of a variety of Sashiko stitching patterns
Here is Maggie, putting the final touches on the table settings. She did an amazing job coordinating this year's party. Thank you, Maggie!
There were tables full of tasty goodies!
Enjoying the party!
Secret Sister gifts
Quilts stacked up for the Trunk Show presented by Sandy Wagner!
Chapter President Elaine Mahaffey (right) presents Maggie Heath, Director of Walking Down Ranch (Veterans' Village) in Lakeside, with a check for $1800. Every year, the profits from the Chapter's Opportunity Quilt are used to support a local charity. Veterans' Village, which supports local Veterans in crisis, was chosen as this year's recipients.
Cathy Clark presented a demonstration of fabric dyeing using ice. She spent time as an artist-in-residence at the Petrified Forest, and developed a palette of fabrics using the colors found in the Petrified Forest to create art quilts. She demonstrated the technique of using chipped ice and powdered dyes to create a variety of colors and textures
Samples of fabrics Cathy dyed
Cathy showed how her fabric swatches were dyed to match the colors of the landscape.