We will be meeting on Saturday the 22 at Susan's house. Please email her or firstname.lastname@example.org for an address and directions to Susan's house. We will meet at 10:00, have a potluck lunch, and work until about 2:00.
We will be working with our pleaters as practice in preparation for Kathy Awender's class at Stitchin' in the Foothills in March. Please bring your pleater, spare needles, thread, a dowel rod, and a piece of fabric about 10" long and the width of your fabric (approximately 44" - 45"). Bring a piece of fabric that is solid, one that has stripes, and maybe even one that is checked or gingham so that we can practice with various fabrics.
Fabric will be handed out for the first of the bishop Wee Care gowns made by the AS&E pattern. Bring your downloaded pattern. Tawana will talk about the construction of the gown because you need to have the sleeves sewn in before we pleat the bishop at the April meeting. You will need to furnish your own thread, floss, and lace for the sleeves, but the fabric will be provided by the chapter.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The members of the Ozark Foothills chapter of SAGA celebrated Christmas at Carol's lovely home on December 14.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Ozark Foothills Chapter has a new home! We will now be meeting in the Ann Henry Board Room at the Fayetteville Public Library at 6:00 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month. The Library is located at 401 W. Mountain Street in Fayetteville. There is a parking garage attached to the library.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
If you have Jeannie B's Book of Embroidery Designs and Stitches, please bring it. The A - Z Embroidery Stitches book is also helpful. You will also need a fine point wash-out marker. There will be two light boxes for copying your pattern onto the hand towel. Of course, bring embroidery scissors, your thimble, if you use one, and magnification.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
It will be Christmas in July for this month's program. We will be working on a smocked Christmas ball using the plate called "Duck the Halls" by Little Memories. Stacked cables (picture smocking), backsmocking, and construction techniques will be skills taught this month The smocked Christmas ball decorated tree and basic information about completing the ornament are by Dorothy Dyer and are in Issue #133, 2010, of Sew Beautiful magazine. We will be providing kits, so if you want to make this ornament, email Diana and let her know you want a kit.
Basic sewing supplies will be needed. If you have Issue #133 of Sew Beautiful, please bring it. See you on July 23 at 7:00. Ho! Ho! Ho!
Friday, June 7, 2013
Prewash and press all fabric before cutting
400 3" Squares of your choice in varying colors of reds, khakis, and creams. We have selected a collection from the French General line.
A variety of 1/8 yard fabrics. From each 1/8 yard prewashed fabric you will get a minimum of 14 3" squares.
A variety of 1/4 yard fabrics. From each 1/4 yard prewashed fabric you will get a minimum of 28 3" squares.
You will need a total of 400 3" squares. Of these 400 3" squares, you will bring 20 to exchange at the June meeting. These 20 can be all of the same fabric or you can bring a variety.
Select 400 3" squares for center of quilt.
Using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, sew blocks 20 rows by 20 rows.
Center of quilt should measure approximately 50" x 50".
You will need two and a half yards of border fabric. Two yards will work but after washing it is better to have extra for the border length. The border width will be the width of your fabric divided by four. For example if your fabric width is 40" after washing and cutting the selvages off you will have four 10" widths. The inner sashing can be cut on the width to save fabric but will need to be pieced. Depending on the width of the inner border you want depends on the amount of fabric. Backing will depend on all of your measurements. On this quilt I would use the left over fabrics and piece them for the backing.
Makes finished size about 71”. Number of squares would need to be adjusted to make a different sized quilt.