This January we celebrated our accomplishments as a guild and personal projects completed. The Dogwood Quilt Guild made 20 Honor Quilts for veterans in 2018. Also, 245 baby quilts for the nursery at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital and 50 pet quilts created for cages at our local shelter. One member made 52 baby quilts alone! That is one quilt a week!
January is a time when we celebrate UFO’s (unfinished objects). We have a common goal, it’s called our “Get R Done” list. Any project that has been started anytime before 2019 can earn a spot in our giant notebook full of pictures and descriptions of projects that we aim to complete this year. Every time a project is completed it becomes a ticket in a drawing for our January celebration for prizes and fun gifts (which may in turn become a new get r done project).
Here is Janet with one of her cozy flannel quilts, one of dozens that she creates each year for newborns.
We meet at Grace Episcopal Church the first Saturday of the month at 9:30am. Join us!
Next month, Pam from Sager Creek Quilt Shop is teaching a scrappy Pineapple class concluding our guild meeting. Bring your sewing machine, scrap strips in dark and light colors, and bring your pineapple ruler or order by January 19 at the shop. The class is free for DQG members. To become a member dues are 25$.
Every other year the Dogwood Quilters Guild raffles a beautiful quilt made by the guild members. The proceeds help our endeavors to purchase materials for our charitable projects and other functions of the guild.
This pattern is a large churn-dash within a churn-dash, a modern feel using a variety of black, white, and gray with splashes of color. Overall the neutral tone coordinates well with most any bedroom style. Barbara Herring (a local longarm quilter) quilted with the Dancing Vines pattern and many of the fabrics were purchased at our favorite quilt shop, Sager Creek Quilts, right here in Siloam Springs.
The quilt is king size approximately 106″ square which can also be used as a queen with more hangover.
Tickets are on sale now for the Opportunity Quilt at 1$ each or 6 for 5$. Find a guild member to get your tickets!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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….
All of these quilts are much more vivid in real life! Visit us for our next Show & Tell