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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.

 

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

Ever wonder what goes on at a Dogwood Quilt Guild Meeting?

If you are curious like I am, need some friendly advice, can’t get your machine threaded, or would love to figure out how to get things done, then YOU should visit!

Hi, I’m ChristyLyn. I am a self starting, fabric stashing, sewing machine hoarding, vintage fabric buying, Pinterest pinning, and pattern collecting beginner quilter.  I began in 2014 when nobody wanted my mom and grandmother’s grand collection of scraps and fabric saved for decades.  I feel the need to complete quilts because I feel closer to them with every stitch I make.

Whats your story?  Why do you quilt?  We want to know!

The BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO ME was visiting a couple different guilds. The Dogwood Quilt Guild has since become my home guild. Let me highlight a few things that go on:

Guest speakers- wonderful experts from different fields such as designers, equipment dealers, scissor sharpeners, fabric dealers that come to share.

Show and tell- my favorite part…..anyone brings any project to show off that has been completed (or nearly completed) since the last meeting.

Pot luck- there is always coffee and a themed pot luck.

Community sew- many meetings we bring our gear to sew up blocks for a raffle quilt or a baby blanket race.

Education- through special guests or just by sitting next to another quilter and asking questions, education is ongoing.

Library- the guild has hundreds of quilt inspired novels, how to, and pattern books free to check out.

Friends and friendly advice- I haven’t been with a more cheerful and helpful group of people ever!

Charitable events- make a baby blanket to donate to the hospital or ten! The goal this year is to donate 150 quilts and we are getting closer to that number everyday.

Git ‘R Done list- put your project and name on this list and get encouragement to finish these projects.

Sunshine and shadows- a time during each meeting to share happy and sad events in your life.

 

I’ll end this post with some photos from the October meeting.

Here are some more of the baby blankets already donated to Siloam Springs Regional Hospital.

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December 2015 Christmas Quilts

With the last guild meeting of 2015 we decorated merrily (even having to set up an extra table to accomodate guests and visitors), feasted grandly and celebrated each others company and accomplishments this past year.

Below are a couple of the beautiful quilts shown this day!

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