Good Morning Everyone!
Welcome to all of our new members! Do you realize that we are now at 123 members and still growing! How great is that to have sew many quilting friends in one group!
Just a note to let you know what is going on in our group as we have a lot of new members and also to just recap what is happening.
We are in the middle of a Charms and Noodles Swap (closed already) for Spring colors. The pieces that we receive from one another will be used in a mystery quilt called SPRING starting in March. Just a fun way to trade and use up some stash. There will be more details on the mystery starting in February. You can still play along if you wish and the list of colors are posted in the files under Charms and Noodles Swap.
We also have a Round Robin that is still open but will close on January 31. Please post under the post, Round Robin, if you want to do this and please put your name and address in the Members Address under the files so that we know who to send to. When you have your Center block ready, please post a picture of it under the post.
Our 2015 UFO List! We already have a winner, Barb Baumann and she has the honor of calling the number for next month. She will also receive a FQ from my stash. Whoever is the first to finish for the month, receives a FQ from me and the honor of calling the next number. It is not too late to enter your 11 UFOs for a chance. Just to files, 2015 UFO List and click edit and you are entered. You must post a picture to prove that it is completely finished.
We have a weekly challenge called the Once A Week, Keep Your Own Block. I post a pattern from Quilters Cache each week, starting with an easy block and then going to difficult. If there is an extra Sunday in the month, then we have a Bonus Block that can be very hard or easy. We then start over in the next month. The blocks can be applique, PP or regular pieced. These are just for yourself and designed to see if we can work outside our comfort zones. If you do a block we would love to see a picture of your creation. In addition, there is a Paper Pieced block to try out for those of us who are learning the technique. These will remain easy until we get the hang of it.
Again, welcome to our group and please feel free to ask questions or share. Thank you.