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April CQG Meeting: Charity Quilt Challenge & Speaker Sandy Fitzpatrick

Sandy Fitzpatrick of Hissyfitz Designs in Cary will be the speaker.  Sandy designs whimsical applique patterns.

Charity Quilt Challenge Display.  Bring your completed charity quilt and vote for your favorites for "Viewer's Choice" awards. The following is a reprint from the March guild newsletter.

Charity Quilt Challenge 2013: Balis and Lollipops

Once again the CQG Charity Groups are combining for an annual quilt challenge. All 3 groups, Quilts for Kids (QFK), SAFEchild (SC), and Quilts on Wheels (QOW), will be selling fat quarters as our challenge fabrics. Both QFK and SC will be selling a colorful and whimsical lollipop fabric, while QOW will have batik fat quarters for sale. Here are the guidelines to participate:

 Purchase a fat quarter for $2.00 from the charity group of your choice.

 Each fat quarter purchased is equivalent to one (1) quilt to be turned in for the challenge.

 Fabric must be prominently featured on the front of the quilt.

 Each quilter may use their choice of pattern and additional fabric to make a quilt.

 Quilts must be quilted, not tied.

 A Capital Quilters Guild label must be sewn on the back lower right corner of the quilt.

 Quilts need to be completed and brought to the April 18th meeting.

 A Viewer’s Choice award will be presented from each of the Charity Groups for the highest vote recipient in each category.

 All Challenge quilts will be donated to the charity of their choice based on the fabric purchased.

Charity Quilt Size Guidelines:

Quilts for Kids (QFK) - Minimum 32" x 32"

SAFEChild (SC) - Any size

Quilts on Wheels (QOW) - Min. 38" square; max. 45" square.


For new Shared Stitchers:

Some of the meetup members have decided to attend the Capital Quilters Guild meeting together.  The guild offers a great variety of learning and charitable opportunities - all for only $25 a year.

The guild meets the 3rd Thursday of each month.  If there is a guest lecturer, there will be two different workshops given the next two days (Friday & Saturday) by the guest lecturer.  There are usually five guest lecturers a year so that means ten different workshops!

Please note: When you are in the parking lot and facing the building, you'll enter the door on the left-hand end.  There are usually signs that say "Quilt Show" to guide you.  A gentleman is usually there to hold the door for you.  Go straight through the lobby and you'll see the entrance to the meeting room.  We'll have seats as close to the front as possible.

It's OK to bring in a bottle of water.

Hope to see you there!

Gail and Eileen

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  • Carla

    Have to be here until 6p. Will likely be late, but I will be there.

    April 18, 2013

  • Eileen J.

    Not feeling well so I'm staying in tonight

    April 18, 2013

  • Eileen J.

    I miss you guys! The trip has been wonderful but I'm starting to get homesick! Hope to see many of you on the 18th!

    April 12, 2013

    • Holly M.

      Miss you too! Glad you're having a good time!!!

      April 12, 2013

  • Carla

    Looks like I might be free on Thu, but I won't know for sure until Wed. So this is more a maybe than a yes.

    April 8, 2013

  • Carmen S.

    I just missed hitting the submit button.

    March 21, 2013

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