Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 35

Thread: I'm going to be brave and join a guild!

  1. #1
    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    AZ/Utah border
    Posts
    2,390
    Well, I'm basically shy and get crowd anxiety. Then I've heard lots of horror stories about the quilt police at quilds. Then recently there was a quilt show in town. It was fantastic and I talked to lots of ladies there. It turns out that they seem pretty great and I've committed to join. I even know 2 of the members pretty well from my church.

    So I got the opening social fabric sheet and I"m going to be there. I had to change my work schedule around so I wouldn't be working the whole night before the meeting which would make it less fun.

    Here is the fabric I've chosen and the pattern we are going to do. Wish me luck on stepping out of my comfort zone!

  2. #2
    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    6,753
    Have fun!!!

  3. #3
    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    AZ/Utah border
    Posts
    2,390
    Now for the photos

    I already had the browns, and choose the dusky blues to go with it
    Name:  Attachment-41264.jpe
Views: 84
Size:  72.7 KB

    This is one of the samples that they gave us to help choose colors
    Name:  Attachment-57970.bmp
Views: 74
Size:  706.7 KB

  4. #4
    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    AZ/Utah border
    Posts
    2,390
    Why won't this photo come thru??
    Attached Images Attached Images

  5. #5
    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    AZ/Utah border
    Posts
    2,390
    One more try? Then I'll give up
    Attached Images Attached Images

  6. #6
    ccbear66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Knob Noster, MO
    Posts
    913
    lets see if this works I changed it to a jpg for you
    Attached Images Attached Images

  7. #7
    ccbear66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Knob Noster, MO
    Posts
    913
    by the way I love that pattern. Be sure and keep us posted as you progress.

  8. #8
    Moderator kathy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    on the Texas Coast
    Posts
    4,050
    because it's a bmp file not a jpg

  9. #9
    Moderator kathy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    on the Texas Coast
    Posts
    4,050
    you're fast ccbear!

  10. #10
    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    AZ/Utah border
    Posts
    2,390
    ccbear - THANX. I just didn't notice it wasn't a jpg. Here's another sample from the quilt show, although I didn't care for just pinks.

    I guess there is just one block, over and over.
    Name:  Attachment-46608.jpe
Views: 85
Size:  65.6 KB

    It's a stunning pattern.
    Name:  Attachment-52642.jpe
Views: 82
Size:  79.8 KB

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Gulf Coast, FL
    Posts
    1,429
    Those are pretty, and good for you! Hopefully the guild will be full of women like you find here! :D

  12. #12
    mamatobugboo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Maple Grove, MN (by way of GA, NC, PA, NC, AL!)
    Posts
    1,552
    i've htought about joining a quild, but don't want to take time away on the weekends, so need to find one that meets during the week.

    That pattern is quite nice - you will enjoy it!

  13. #13
    Super Member mary quite contrary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    2,540
    I doubt they could possible be as nice as the people I have met here but I'm sure they are going to be very nice. :)

    You will enjoy it. I love that pattern.

  14. #14
    Super Member zyxquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    So. California
    Posts
    3,776
    Congrats Sara! It's great that you already know some ladies, and they can introduce you to some more. :D
    I've done the Weaver Fever quilt (well, it's STILL a top :wink: ). It isn't too complicated, but be sure you keep your sections in order!

  15. #15
    bj
    bj is offline
    Super Member bj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ft. Worth, Texas
    Posts
    3,569
    I like my quilt guild. They are all very nice. I even met a lady there that does longarm quilting for the public. She did my dh's Texas Tech quilt.

    I made a quilt using that pattern in blues and yellows. It turned out very pretty. My dil's mom loved it. I think the colors you chose will be beautiful.

    I'm going to put a pic of Carol's quilt.

    Here's my weaver fever.
    Name:  Attachment-17461.jpe
Views: 12
Size:  79.7 KB

  16. #16
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    SE Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,087
    I've been in several guilds, and all of them were absolutely delightful.

  17. #17
    Super Member Moonpi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Central FL
    Posts
    4,851
    That is some pretty pattern! Good luck with your guild, and try not to take the quilt police seriously.

  18. #18
    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    East Oklahoma - pining for Massachusetts
    Posts
    8,433
    You should have a great time. Quilters are most friendly people. If the quilting police do show up, just tell them you are not in their jurisdiction. LOL.

    I love the one with the blues. I can't wait to see yours when it is done.

    Anne

  19. #19
    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    6,753
    I have the Weaver Fever pattern, but have not attempted it yet. It is beautiful and your fabrics are very nice.

  20. #20
    Super Member Chele's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Belle Isle, Florida
    Posts
    6,737
    I know you are going to have a blast. Quilters are the best people. Laugh, interact, and learn. What a great resource for tips, etc. You're going to love it!

  21. #21
    Super Member Dodie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Wyoming
    Posts
    1,422
    Blog Entries
    1
    I'm sure you will enjoy the guild and if it is anything like the one I go to you will have a great opportunity for learning as we do several classes through the year and have a great book library and also lots of other activities relax and enjoy

  22. #22
    jacquemoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nv
    Posts
    1,271
    GOOD FOR YOU!! I've been wanting to join a quilt guild for years but now I'm too busy. I need to learn a lot more about QUILTS.

  23. #23
    Super Member Quilt4u's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Merrimac, MA
    Posts
    9,035
    Blog Entries
    1
    Beautiful. And you are going to enjoy your new guild. Have fun.

  24. #24
    Alaskan lady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Southeast Panhandle
    Posts
    680
    I've made this quilt in reds, blues and beige and another in greens. browns and burgundy. It's a great pattern. enjoy the class!

  25. #25
    Super Member gcathie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Southeast, Ohio
    Posts
    3,270
    Sounds like it will be fun...I joined but only went once...was the wrong time for me and I kept forgetting when it was....and I didn't know anyone...I felt out of place....but had a good time.....they only met once a month....I get the local newsletter from our Fabric store and they always have interesting classes one can join...I do that from time to time....Maybe I'll try again...

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.