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At the Quilters Roadshow, volunteers (SMQ members and others) spend time piecing quilt tops for Ronald McDonald House quilts while experts share their knowledge of the history of quilts the public brings to the roadshow. The Quilters Roadshow is held at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend, TN (http://www.gsmheritagecenter.org/).
The Quilters Roadshow has been moved from November 4, 2017 to October 28th. Hours are 10am-4pm. The usual potluck will be shared with all QRS volunteers. Please consider volunteering this year. Merikay Waldvogel, Becky Harriss, Jean Lester, Cindy Stuart and Jan Waas will be there to provide quilt knowledge, stories and fabric dating for anyone that brings in their quilts. Bring one of yours to share.
October 3, the guild will have the Fiber on a Whim. Speakers for the evening will give a class during the afternoon at the Messiah Lutheran Church from 2:00-5:00. The class is titled “Landscape Painting with Fabric”.
Step out of your comfort zone in this workshop where you will create a small scale landscape. When working in such a small size it is import to maintain the appropriate scale, as well as using “values” to create a sense of depth visually in the landscape. View your “stash” with new eyes wrong sides of fabric, fussy cutting to create nature’s elements or even using “bitz” of fancies to give shine or shadow. Your finished art can simply be framed like a painted landscape or sashed into a quilt.
This class will be taught by the ladies of Fiber on a Whim who will also be presenting our program at the meeting after class.
3 hour class
$30 class fee + $15 kit fee
October 3rd – Messiah Lutheran Church 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Overnight Trip to the Fall American Quilt Society Show in Paducah, KY Wednesday Sept 13 to Thursday Sept 14, 2017.
The Show promises to be as large as the Spring Paducah Show.
1st day: Spend 2 hours at the massive Hancocks of Paducah quilt store and 3 hours at the show and vendors.
2nd day: Spend all day at the show, vendors, in town stores, or National Quilt Museum.
Bus departs Paducah at 3 pm on Thursday.
With a minimum of 33 persons signed up, price would be $175 each
and include bus, driver’s tip, two-day show admission and a shared bedroom with two double beds. For a single room, the price is $223.
Bus departs from Tellico Village at 7 am and returns the next day at about 10 pm.
Additional pickups/drop offs would be made in Lenoir City and further west on I-40.
Signups will finalize at the August Tellico Guild meeting on Friday August 11th.
The trip is open for friends and family. They do not have to join the guild to go. Please share this information with your quilting friends so that we can fill this fun trip.
E-mail Barbara Craig at Barbralou@aol.com to sign up.
Phyllis Dermer has a request: Phyllis will trade home-made jam for jam jars (4 or 8 oz). She has blue-, straw-, and mixed berry jam (and other canned items). Please contact her a day or so before the meeting to make sure she brings what you want.
At the August meeting we will be playing Bingo. Instructions for the Bingo cards are from Fons and Porter. You only need to make one card to use. You are welcome to make more to contribute to Ronald McDonald House Quilts. All Bingo card blocks will be given to Ronald McDonald House Quilts to be made into quilt tops at the Quilters Roadshow in November.
Sunday, July 30, will be the next Sit and Sew for Ronald McDonald House Quilts. We will be working on Bingo card blocks. We meet from 1-4 PM at the AC Moore store located in The Centre at Deane Hill, 250 Morrell Road, Knoxville, TN 37919. This location is across from the West Town Mall, in the same shopping center as Kohls and Bed Bath & Beyond. You may bring your sewing machine and basic sewing and cutting supplies. An iron and pressing surface will be provided. There is plenty to do, so if you don’t want to bring your machine there will still be plenty to keep you busy.