Opportunity Quilt for Raffle

Every other year the Dogwood Quilters Guild raffles a beautiful quilt made by the guild members. The proceeds help our endeavors to purchase materials for our charitable projects and other functions of the guild.

This pattern is a large churn-dash within a churn-dash, a modern feel using a variety of black, white, and gray with splashes of color. Overall the neutral tone coordinates well with most any bedroom style. Barbara Herring (a local longarm quilter) quilted with the Dancing Vines pattern and many of the fabrics were purchased at our favorite quilt shop, Sager Creek Quilts, right here in Siloam Springs.

The quilt is king size approximately 106″ square which can also be used as a queen with more hangover.

Tickets are on sale now for the Opportunity Quilt at 1$ each or 6 for 5$. Find a guild member to get your tickets!

March 2018 Meeting is Upon Us!

Are your scraps multiplying in the dark, like rabbits? Have they gone wild and crazy? Never fear! Lynn Bell will share some ideas to help us tame those unruly scraps and transform them into beautiful quilts (think beauty from the beast, or a silk purse from a sow’s ear). She would like everyone to bring one or two scrap quilts whether you made them or received as a gift, as well as a favorite scrap pattern or book to share. So sit back, relax and be prepared to come away inspired to use up those scraps that you’ve been collecting.

Join our monthly Guild Meeting the first Saturday of the month to meet people in the community, learn quilting styles, listen to expert guest speakers and teachers, and to enjoy snacks at Grace Episcopal Church, on Mt Olive Street, in Siloam Springs.

Meeting begins at 09:30 be early to find a seat and sign.

Check out our Show and Tell pages to see what members have been sewing. Here is our February 2018 Show & Tell.

 

2018 is here!

New year new location! January’s Dogwood Quilters Guild monthly meeting was super fun with five new members to start the year out right. Welcome all new members!

We are still meeting the first Saturday of the month, same time 9:30 am (get there early) but now back to the original location, Grace Episcopal Church On Mt. Olive.

We Show and Tell at the end of EVERY meeting! Here’s my fav from January.

Ever tried a MYSTERY QUILT? Come to every meeting for the next clue and directions. Completers get prizes btw. Here’s some pics of 2017 completers

This years Mystery Quilt is called PINS AND NEEDLES, sew with us!

Remember February 3rd is a quilt binding class with our local quilt shop owner Pam Goggans of Sager Creek Quilts. Bring a small quilt, placemat, or potholder to bind- along with your travel machine and thread.

This year we plan on increasing our pet quilt donations to Tailwaggers, Quilts of Honor for the Old Vets Home, and baby quilts for the Siloam Springs Hospital.

Keep in mind that in April there is a small quilt challenge all in violet or purple. Need details? Come to the meeting or email us at dogwoodquiltersquild@gmail.com

Sew long!

End of the Year Luncheon

December is the time to celebrate with our annual luncheon. Bring a side dish or dessert and don’t forget a wrapped fat quarter of any quilt shop quality variety.

Also, reminding all members that January is our GET R DONE prizewinning meeting. Bring in a photo of all your UFO projects for 2018’s list and receive prizes for the stuff you got done in 2017!

Calling all Ladybugs!

Chickens, sheep, and cats OH MY!

What a beautiful time to retreat at Lake Fort Smith! This week was full of fun, games, casseroles not to mention some new munchies favorites like peanut butter fudge and chocolate waffle cookies…the best food cooks in NWA and THE BEST QUILT FAIRY!

Last year, I was fascinated by all the quilts covering each of the ladybug bunks. I took pictures of every bed. This year my fascination continued but on a more minuscule size, pincushions! Can you find your pin holder? Can you tell whose is whose? How well do you know your quilting companion?

I prowled around snapping pictures of the cutest pin holders ever seen, and not too many were of the red tomato kind.  Some created out of need, and others expertly  crafted to resemble a favorite animal or a favorite pet, all having the same function- keeping pins in their place.

See you in November!  Bring your quarters for our SILENT QUILT AUCTION!

October Guild Meeting

What a fun day in Siloam Springs! Saturday’s are my favorite! I get to go to the guild meeting and the kids hit the parks and library! There were so many baby blankets donated to the hospital. Our number so far this year is 115. Here are a few…

 

With our “Git Er Done” list that will be wrapping up at the end of the year, the Dogwood Quilters are not only attempting to finish collected projects over the past few decades, but it is nearing CHRISTMAS TIME!

Check out these busy Quilters beautiful pieces….I spy with my little eye, QUILTED BASEBALLS!

Also, our very own designer of fabric showed some samples and wrapping paper featuring our guild flower and members names….

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All of these quilts are much more vivid in real life! Visit us for our next Show & Tell

September meeting

Change in the plans for the September 7th Guild Meeting!

Get ready, get supplies, start your engines!

We are having another BABY BLANKET RACE! Bring you sewing machine, needles, and thread- kits are provided by the guild. Bring a friend for this fun challenge to increase our donation to the Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Nursery.

Here are some pictures from last years pattern:
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