Welcome to the website of the
Quilted Leaf Quilt Guild
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Regular meeting day is the first Saturday of the month at the Midwest Electric meeting room in Grant.
We meet at 9:00 a.m. MT unless otherwise noted on the calendar.
August 3 Quilt Guild Program
** Please note: For the project on 8/3 - Also need one more piece of fabric for the lining of your bag. Cut - 11.5"x18.25" .** Thanks, Pennie
Quilt Show at the Perkins County Fair 2019
Show and Share at July Quilt Guild Meeting
New Meeting Managers
Sally Shiers and Judy Hilferty will be the new meeting managers.
JoAnn will organize the new Mystery Quilt Project, starting in September. Please call them with suggestions or questions, or send a message to the webmaster, Susan Hanson at the bottom of this page. Thanks to Pennie Reese and JoAnn Schultz for 20+ years of leadership.
To Quilt Guild Members and Friends.
How about a challenge -- :)
For the 2019 year, at the conclusion of every project that you make, take a little of the extra material and make a pinwheel block ( a small block, maybe 2”, 3” or 4” block). Up to 3 pinwheels per project. At the end of the year, sew all pinwheels together and see all the projects for the year. I think the memories will be great!
It may end up being a mug rug to a king size quilt.
I am going to use half square triangle papers to make it easy, plus I am going to set up a cute box, or basket to keep the project in sight and easy to get to. I’m going to try to keep it up to date so that I don’t have a lot to do at one time. Just a quick little block will make a wonderful memory table runner, or something bigger.
During our meetings we will have to report how the challenge is going.
Just for fun!
p.s. Don’t forget to make a pinwheel for the blocks we are making monthly for Guild.
If you have questions, contact Judy Hilferty.
A Visit to the 2018 Nebraska State Fair
In case you were wondering...
Quilt Guild leaders:
Pennie Reese - Guild facilitator and co-organizer
JoAnn Schultz - Co-organizer and Mystery Quilt coordinator
Susan Hanson - Web Lady
You know you are a quilter if:
There is more fabric in the house than food.
"Fat Quarters" are not the heaviest part of your body.
Your ironing board is always set up but you never iron clothes.
You "pet" your fabric.
People are always picking threads off of you.
You can measure 1/4" by eye.
You clean up your sewing room and they think you are leaving.
You have a "stash" and it isn't illegal.
Check out some of our favorite internet links with the internet links tab.
Our Quilted Leaf Guild was organized September 14, 1991.
Thirteen joined then and thought it would be lots of fun.
New members were added - some leaving as years go by,
But each were ready to learn new projects and giving it a try.
"Show and Tell" is first at meetings and always a treat,
Seeing each one's creations cannot be beat.
Each year the Mystery Quilt adds to the fun
Not knowing the finished results until our project is done!
We enjoy 'all-day quilting' about once each year
To quilt something new - or just "catch up", I fear.
Then, of course, there's the yummy potluck at noon
And we find that the day usually ends too soon!
Occasionally a guest is invited to give a lesson,
At other meetings a member obliges - which is a blessing!
Through the years we've taken trips to Quilt Shows or shops,
Benkleman, Wray, Kearney - were among our "shop hops".
Several other times we even saw Eleanor Burns sister
Who talked and showed many quilts, and even brought her "mister"!
Lasting friendships have been made,
Skills and sewing tips have been acquired.
The talent seen by each member's work can be truly admired.
Quilting offers solitude and can relieve a person's tension,
We're grateful for the Guild, friends, years and projects too numerous to mention.
Darlene Kuskie, Charter member