Common Threads Quilt Guild 

NEXT MEETING – October 28, 2014

Oct 28 – Peg Bingham

Peg Bingham

Peg Bingham

Peg Bingham will present her  “First Quilts to Last Trunk Show”.  She shows her earliest and most recent work to illustrates why she quilts  and how she evolved into a quilt designer and teacher.

Peg’s love of quilting together with her love of all things Celtic has resulted in publication of her own pattern line of pieced Celtic Knot designs, called Peg’s Patches. These designs are unique and like nothing else available, featuring simple construction with stunning results.  Along with the line of pieced Celtic Knots, Peg writes other fun patterns including several Attic Windows designs.  Peg loves to update, modernize, and put a contemporary spin on traditional blocks and patterns.  Peg has been machine quilting since 1976.  She has been teaching quilting and designing patterns based on pieced Celtic knots since 1996.  Her Celtic designs are fabulous and beloved by quiltmakers all over the world!  In August, 2010 she completed her M. A. in Clothing, Textiles, and Interiors at the University of Akron with her thesis entitled Professional Machine Quilting and its Impact on the Contemporary Quilt Movement.  Peg is the director of The Quilt Camps at Cedar Lakes featuring two annual quilting events at the lovely and pastoral Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, West Virginia.  These events provide opportunities for education, growth, relaxation, and camaraderie for quiltmakers from all over the country.  You can get more information about Peg’s quilting work and The Quilt Camps at Cedar Lakes at www.pegspatches.com.

There will be a dinner available before the meeting.   The menu has a variety of soups.  It starts at 6:15 and the cost is $5.

The fabric for the Fat Quarter Lotto is orange.  For every fat quarter brought in, you receive one raffle ticket. The winning raffle ticket takes home all the fat quarters. You may also purchase a ticket for $2.50.

The Charm Square Fabric Swap will be swapping “small Halloween prints” for the month of October.  Click here for more information about participating in the Charm Square Fabric Swap.

UPCOMING SIGN-UPS

Birthday Fat Quarter Swap – This is a yearlong commitment starting in January. Sign up sheets will be available at the October meeting. If we run out of sheets or you need more information, contact Vicky Price at moc.loanull@ecirPSV.

Pizza Box Swap – This is a yearlong commitment starting in January. Sign up sheets will be available at the October meeting. If we run out of sheets or you need more information, contact Vicky Price at moc.loanull@ecirPSV.

RAFFLE BLOCKS

We will be drawing for the Raffle Block winners in October.  We only received 38 blocks, so there will only be 3 winners this round. The few extra fabric packets will be divided among the winners.

NEWSLETTER

Here’s the link to our October 2014 newsletter, “The Running Stitch”.

QUILT SHOW PHOTOS

Clck here to see photos of the winners of our quilt show this September 2014.

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