May Meeting Recap

Hello Quilters!

Website Reminder-
Everything about our various happenings will be posted on the website each month. That means all information about the Block Lottery, swaps and challenges, charity blocks, and any events coming up will all be there.

LVMQG Summer Retreat!
Enjoy a weekend sewing in beautiful southern Utah!

When: June 23-25, 2017
Where: Pine Valley, Utah
Cost: $60
The house sleeps 18 people. Cost will go toward food and cleaning costs. Meal list will be provided to those members who are signed up to attend. If you have signed up but not paid, watch your email for information about how to pay soon! If you would like to attend but didn’t sign up, please send us an email so that we can add you to the list. Pictures of this beautiful house are up on the website.

Glam Clam Class with Latifah Saafir!
Latifah Saafir will be teaching her Glam Clam quilt in a 6-hour class on September 30, 2017. Sign ups are happening now! The class will be held at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 8901 Del Webb Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89134. The pattern is required and can be purchased from her website. The Clammy template is recommended. The supply list (and a discount code!) is on the website.

Charity blocks-
For the months of June and July we will be collecting blocks to make quilts for local Veterans. We will be using this stack and whack tutorial from Alison at Cluck Cluck Sew. PLEASE NOTE: Our blocks will be the larger size she mentions at the end of the tutorial. Start with a 9.5 inch square. Blocks will measure 8.5 inches when you’re done.

Fabrics should fit into our red, white and blue theme
Start with 9.5 inch squares as mentioned at the end of the tutorial.
Turned in blocks should measure 8.5 inches.
Individual blocks – do not sew together

Block Lottery-

With Memorial Day and the 4th of July coming up, it’s the perfect time to do a flag block for our lotto! We will be using the tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew.

Colors are red, white and blue prints with a low volume white.
This is a great block for using up scraps!
We are working with lots of strips and sometimes that can be tricky.
One more tip for cutting your strips: cut your strips by the length of the fabric and not width of fabric. This will help prevent your block from becoming wavy after you piece the strips together.

Next Meeting-
Our next meeting will be held on June 28th at 6pm. We look forward to seeing you there!


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