by Gerry Tucker
Summer is officially here, even though we have been experiencing the heat and humidity for some time now. All the better to close our selves inside and sew, sew, sew.
I want to thank all who participated in the June CQ Production day. I’m sorry that my body did not cooperate and allow me to be with you that day. Believe me I was there in spirit! I know all went well, thanks to the Monday Sewers and those who stayed and worked so well together. Two quilts were tied and several kits started. Phyllis Salt, Ellen Sherman. and Gloria Barker took kits home to finish. Door prizes were won by Linda Lever and Janet Hodges.
I will not be attending the July Ocean Waves meeting. Bud and I will be visiting the beautiful states of Ohio and Michigan. There are quilt stores in both states!!
Joan Vigil will host Monday Sewers in July. Meetings at my house will resume in August starting the 4th and going on to the 11th, 18th, & 25th. In September, we will meet on the 8th and 23rd. All are welcome.
Please call or see Norma Jeanne Green for questions or to return items from Production Day. See you at our August meeting. Sweet seams.
Basket weave 12” block For COMMUNITY SERVICE QUILTS
(Pattern from Quilters Cache. Direct link to block: http://tinyurl.com/k885g5u.)
From light fabric, cut 3 strips 1½” by Width of Fabric
From dark fabric, cut 3 strips 1½” by Width of Fabric
1. Sew strips together.
2. Press seams toward dark fabric.
3. Cut 3½” sections to make 16 units.
4. Sew rows, then sew rows together make block. Sew scant ¼” seams. Blocks finish at 12½”.