Sunday, September 15, 2019

COUNTDOWN TO SHOW TIME!

IT'S THIS WEEK!


We are SO excited about our 2019 Unbroken Thread Quilt Show.  The Cottage Grove Armory (628 E. Washington Avenue, Cottage Grove) is such a spacious, light-filled and appealing historic building--we can't wait to see it festooned in quilts.  


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And there will be so much going on . . . 

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING:


Tuesday, September 17.  If you've had one or more quilts accepted for the show, this is the day to bring them to the Armory, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.  Be sure you have a 4" sleeve on the top back of your quilt, and have sewn the paper Show ID label to the bottom left corner on the back. Don't forget to bring your Entry and Loan Form along with your quilt.


Sleeve along the top edge
Label in bottom left corner

Wednesday, September 18.  This is a day the Pioneer Quilter elves do their magic behind the scenes--hanging the show, setting up displays, readying the boutique, putting a fresh quilt in the frame, and our vendors set up their booths.

Thursday, September 19.  The Pioneer Quilters' Unbroken Thread Quilt Show is open 10 am to 4 pm 

10:30--noon   Speaker  
     Sheila Sinclair Snyder:  Barn Quilts, Past and Present

2:00--3:30   Demonstration
     Barbara Trunnel:  Single Square Beginner Quilt


Friday, September 20.  The Pioneer Quilters' Unbroken Thread Quilt Show is open 10 am to 4 pm

10:30--noon  Demonstration
    ChrisAnn Mead and Beth Weldy:  Appliqué Prep Techniques

1:00--2:00 pm   Speaker  
     Marsha McCloskey:  A Patchwork Life
     Marsha will have many of her books (1984--2014) available for purchase after her presentation.
  
2:00--3:30  Demonstration
     Caren Ross:  Having Fun With Fabric Crumbs


Saturday, September 21.  The Pioneer Quilters' Unbroken Thread Quilt Show is open 10 am to 4 pm

10:00--4:00   Class
     Mindy Reeves:  Farmhouse Table Runner
     There are still a few spots available for this class.  
           Scroll back to June 1 post for photo and information.
          If interested, email weaverlady@q.com

10:30--noon   Demonstration
     Barbara Fox:  Self-binding Baby Quilt

1:00--2:00   Speakers
     Ann Pfrender and Susie George:  Vintage Quilts from Pioneer Quilters' Collections
     
2:00--3:30  Demonstration
     Linda Steller and Lisa Ponder:  Quilt Labels

3:30  Raffle of appliquéd quilt blocks

4:00  Quilt Show closes

5:00--6:00  Pick up your quilts.  Be sure to bring your receipt form!


AND EVERY SHOW DAY,  ALL DAY:

On-going demonstration by Pioneer Quilters of  hand quilting in a frame

A stellar group of vendors to inspire you

Our popular boutique, with hundreds of items handmade by Pioneer Quilters

Block Raffle Tickets!  Will you be the one to win these 30 amazing appliqué blocks?  Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00.


Photo shows half of the lovely blocks.  All unique!

SHOW PASSES

If you plan to be at the show more than one day, I urge you to buy a show pass on your first day, rather than 2 or 3 individual day passes.  Daily passes are $7.00 and show passes (any/all days) are $12.00.  Admission for students is $3.50 a day, and under-fives are free.




Tuesday, August 13, 2019

SNEAK PEAK

You may have scrolled down and seen photos of some of the great items for sale in our Pioneer Quilters' boutique at past years' shows.  There are always so many delightful handmade gems!

Today I stopped in at the boutique meeting and was able to see a few of the amazing items this gifted group of Pioneer Quilters has made for this year's show.  Much more was already boxed away.  But here's your sneak preview of what was out today.
















We hope you're as excited as we are!  Only 5 weeks to go!  You've got it on your calendar, right?

Sunday, July 28, 2019

QUILT SHOW ENTRY FORMS ARE DUE AUGUST 1

Entry forms for our September quilt show are due this Thursday!

If you have quilts to enter, but haven't gotten your hands on the entry form yet, not to worry.  Just email quilterspioneer@gmail.com and request one.  We'll send one to you as a PDF.  Remember to submit it by August 1st!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

OUR QUILT SHOW FLYERS


These colorful show flyers give you information on what will be happening each day during our September show.  Of course all day every day you'll be able to view gorgeous quilts, and we're always demonstrating hand quilting around a frame.

Every year we raffle off quilt blocks.  We're especially taken with how gorgeous this year's blocks are--four are shown on the flyer below.  These are hand appliquéd and embroidered by Pioneer Quilters, and they're still coming in.  You can see others on our Pioneer Quilters Facebook page.

They're going to make one spectacular quilt! Tickets will be on sale throughout the show, but you can also purchase them now from Pioneer Quilters.



Saturday, June 1, 2019

THE NEW VENUE, A CLASS FOR YOU . . . and FACEBOOK!

OUR NEW QUILT SHOW SPACE

We Pioneer Quilters are quite excited about the possibilities inherent in holding our show in a much larger venue in September.  A  few weeks ago, we got a chance to visit that space, the Cottage Grove Armory, and we were all delighted with those possibilities.






One of the many wonderful features of the Armory is a large room where we can gather groups for classes/workshops.  


OUR FIRST QUILT SHOW WORKSHOP


We'll still have daily speakers and demonstrations twice a day, but now with this wonderful classroom, a third feature is being added--our first quilt show workshop!

Mindy Reeves has offered to teach a paper-pieced Farmhouse Window table runner workshop.
  


The class will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 10 to 4.

The pattern and paper piecing supplies will be available at the workshop.  Participants will complete at least one Compass Rose block.

Registration is now open.  Registrations will be accepted in the order received.   Please email Robin Fouquette (weaverlady@q.com) for a registration form.


QUILT ENTRIES


Will you have a quilt ready for this year's September 18-21 show?  We are now accepting entries.  If you'd like an entry form, please request one at this email:  quilterspioneer@gmail.com.  We'll email it to you as a PDF.


JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP


Pioneer Quilters now has a Facebook group!  This blog and that Facebook page are both great places to see photos and read about what our group is up to in its 5th decade!

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

ANNOUNCING OUR 2019 QUILT SHOW

Our 2019 show will be held 
Thursday--Saturday, September 19-21, 
at the Cottage Grove Armory.  


Do mark these three days on your calendar!  



We're quite excited to be holding our 2019 show 
at this new venue, 
where we'll be able to offer you more:



Wonderful quilts--
by Pioneer Quilters and other community members
Fascinating speakers
Instructive demonstrations
Detailed paper-piecing workshop
Appealing hand-crafted gifts in our boutique
Enticing raffle of colorful hand-appliquéd blocks
Vendors offering their yummy wares to our show attendees
And, of course, delightful hand quilting in a frame--our speciality!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

ROLLING, ROLLING, ROLLING . . .

ROLLING


A few folks were trying to envision how one quilts the center of the quilt.  "You need somebody with very long arms?"

We attempted to explain how we roll the boards at two opposite sides of the quilt as we go along.  

I thought these two photos would be informative--they're of the quilt when our show started, and about an hour before the end--six days later.  Hand quilting isn't for the impatient!






RAFFLE BLOCKS


Our 30 hand-appliquéd pomegranate blocks were won by Jill.  Congratulations, Jill!  We hope the quilt they'll become will be finished and entered in our show next year!



THANK YOU


Thank you for attending our 2018 show and following our blog.  I hope you've enjoyed both.  Dates and information about our 2019 show will be posted here once we begin making plans.