NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 15th, 2019, 6:30 pm

PROGRAM: "Christmas in July" Quilted Christmas Tree. Bring in 8 strips of fabric, cut into 2 1/2 inch squares. One piece of 5 1/2" fabric for the bottom and flathead pins.

Hand work time 5:30 pm
Refreshments 6:00 pm, provided by the Jelly Roll's

Remember your SHOW 'n TELL items

Also remember to sign in at the door for the Secretary's records.

In 2019: You can check here for programs, birthdays, who's turn for refreshments and to set up for the night; but you will need to go to

for updates and pictures on guild happenings.

NO Diamonds - NO "Y" seams!

The 6:00 pm embroidery group brushed up on how to make French, Colonial and Bullion knots.  For some it was a great time to figure out why the knots came out certain ways and for others - wow, that's how you do it?  It is great to have all levels of experience together in this group and for everyone to help each other out.

 Bullion knot is also a "grub" if you are doing ribbon embroidery and there are two ways to make it, so you have your pick.  Good job everyone.

Prepare yourself for a great show of quilts to follow.  Our guest speaker Debbie Maddy of Calico Cariage Quilt Designs - out did herself with the possibilities she shared and the visual part of her presentation.  Not all of her quilts are shown here, but enough to show you what a talented woman she is and what a great program she gave us.

Debbie started young making doll clothes on an old "C" clamp on the table and hand crank machine until she was 9 and graduated to a big sewing machine.  She sewed garments most of her life and in the 70's learned about polka dots, plaids and stripes when she made her first quilt for her new born son.  Like many of us, Debbie's years passed by with taking classes at a local quilt shop and using templates to make her quilts. Then one day a friend introduced her to the most wonderful tool ever invented for the quilter - the mat and rotary cutter!  In the early 90's Debbie started teaching quilting and in 2002 had her first pattern published.  From there it was juggling two jobs for 5 years and then deciding that after spending over 35 years as a dental hygienist where no one could talk to her, it was time to go full swing into quilting and the wonderful benefit of two way converstation.

Enjoy the different looks Debbie has obtained from her patterns, whether small or king size, modern or age old fabrics - Debbie shows you how to .......... SIMPLIFY!

Carpenter's Star

We had to see the back for the quilting on this one.

No Diamonds in the Sky

Evening Star

Shining Star

Antique Stars

Simple Beginnings

Sassy Lap Quilt

Stella's Surprise

Making Memories

Kindergarten Quilts

Josephine's Knot





Cosmic Jewels

Hunter's Star

Fat Quarter friendly

Modern Art

Gypsy Sampler

Table Art

Chain Reaction and Illusions

Fine Dining

Please excuse if names are not with the correct quilt - Click here to go to her website to see patterns, quilts and books available.  Debbie also brought in a wonderful selection of her books and patterns for us to shop from.  Great presentation from a great lady.  Thank you.

For those of you that wanted the recipe for the depression cake, click here. to get a printable .pdf copy.

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