Thursday, March 17, 2011
2011 September Stitch Shenanigans
Where: Estes Park, Colorado
When: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 5:00 PM to Monday, September 26 at 11:00 AM
Please join us for our FOURTH ANNUAL CQI crazy quilted gathering!! This year is jam packed with
teachers Martha Green (Carny Roadside Attraction School of Crazy Quilting) and Gerry Krueger, a
vendor mall, mini tutorials and CQ fun! A sampling of past activities includes Chinese Auction, Stash
Dash, Ugly Tie Swap along with a variety of mini tutorials and LOTS of technique shared amongst the
members!! Approximate costs are $255 for lodging, $100 for food and $100 for our teachers and of
course shopping funds! Spaces are limited, so be sure to make YOUR reservation now!!! Day rates are
available for those wishing to attend a class only.
For more information, please contact Leslie Ehrlich at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by piney cq at 9:28 AM
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Hi everyone! I have just created a Flickr group for those that are participating in the Hearts and Hands for Sendai project. Everyone is welcome to share their blocks from their "naked" beginnings to completion! Thank you ALL once again for your heartfelt participation!
Posted by piney cq at 9:29 AM
Monday, March 14, 2011
I am coordinating a project to raise funds for the recovery of Japan. The quilting community as a whole is welcome to participate! Traditional and crazy quilt blocks will be accepted! I am posting the guidelines below for those that are interested in joining in. Please contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to working with everyone! I know this will be a fabulous project upon completion! Stay tuned here or at the CQI blog for updates on blocks as they come in!! Please feel free to utilize this post on your own blog to help in spreading the word!!!
Hearts and Hands For Sendai
This project will be dedicated to helping those affected by the earthquake tsunami disaster in Japan. Per Hideko Ishida's request, all quilts will become a part of an exhibit in Japan where money will be raised by viewing the quilts. Ultimately, these quilts may be auctioned and the proceeds given to a charity designated by Hideko Ishida, our Japanese CQ Sister! We will keep everyone informed as time progresses. This project is open to the quilting community at large! You may track details on the Crazy Quilting International blog, http://crazyquiltinginternational.blogspot.com or the ICQA Facebook page http://tinyurl.com/4h3x28a .
Guidelines are as follows:
Theme: Friendship and re-building of a country
Finished block size: 8 inches
Colors: Jewel Tones
Style: traditional or crazy quilt blocks will be accepted
For traditional quilt blocks, there are no pattern restrictions. The only requirements are the size and the colors. Finished size is to be 8 inches (20.32 cm). Please allow a half inch seam allowance. Colors are jewel tones. No restrictions to the type of fabric used.
For crazy quilt blocks:
_ Cut foundation at 9 inches (22.86 cm), piece the entire foundation.
_ Baste a line at 8 inches (20.32 cm) to stop embroidering
_ Do not add beads or charms past 7 ½ inches (19.05 cm)
_ Zig zag edges to prevent edges from fraying.
_ Add your name and address on the back of the block.
_ Mark the block with “UP” to show which side is the top
_ Prefer all fabrics used be “fancies” (ie: silk, satin, taffeta, velvet) but if you have
some kimono fabrics or other oriental themed fabrics in your stash you are
welcome to use them.
_ All beading MUST be double stitched and knotted with BEADING THREAD!!!
NO exceptions!!! These items will be handled a great deal and beads, buttons,
charms are among the first to begin to loosen. Embellishments – may be done
by machine or by hand.
_ Lace and other motifs are acceptable and must be securely attached
_ Trims are acceptable and must be securely attached
_ SRE is acceptable
_ Tatting and crocheted butterflies and dragonflys, etc are acceptable and must
be securely attached
_ Please sign the back of your block
Please refrain from using any reference to the rising sun as this has political connotations in Japan.
If you have any questions, at any time, please just email me or call me; Leslie email@example.com . All completed projects will be mailed to me no later than June 30, 2011. Please contact me for mailing address information.
We are asking for an entry fee of $10.00 dollars for each block. This fee will be accrued and forwarded to either Hideko or a charity of her choosing. This is to generate funds to help Japan as much as possible.
Funds can be sent vis a vis check, money order (payable to ICQA) or Paypal, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check gift for the donation. I appreciate everyone’s participation and look forward to seeing all the fabulous creations!
Posted by piney cq at 12:10 PM