This Saturday is a great time to visit Siloam Springs Dogwood Quilt Guild monthly meeting, show and tell of recent quilts, and OUR YEARLY AUCTION!
All you need to bring is yourself. Tickets for auction are 0.25$, yes that’s right, a quarter or QUARTERS. If you have fabric, notions, old sewing machines, anything not being used in the back of your crafting closet that you need to be rid of, consider donating to the auction. (One year I got a HUGE bag of batting scraps that I pieced together and used to make 10 baby quilts.)
One quilters scrap is another quilters future MASTERPIECE!
All proceeds help the guild to fund our charities such as Quilts of Honor for the Veterans Home in Fayetteville, cage quilts for our local animal shelter, and baby quilts for new moms at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital.
This is my son’s favorite meeting of the year!!!
Hope to meet you there!
0930am at Grace Episcopal Church, Siloam Springs AR
The Ladybug Quilt Retreat is in October at the Lake Ft. Smith, at the Turkey Lodge from the 15th through the 20th. Invite a friend, there are 2 spots left and it is open to guests as well as DQG members!!
Email the guild for more info!
Our monthly guild meeting is minimally a couple vibrant hours long . We update each other on our projects, charity work, we draw a few door prizes, show and tell and sometimes a have an educational class, a snack, or a sew in. It is interesting to see what is happening even if you don’t bring along your supplies.
Join us in September for a……..
Coloring Fabric Class
Taught by Janet Cater
Join us Saturday, September 7, for our Coloring Fabric class. Supplies needed:
Light colored fabric (white or pastel)
Derwent Inktense pencils or blocks
Ironing board or pad at least 12 inches square
A supply list for the class is also attached in a separate document with the pattern that needs to be
Have questions? Find our facebook page, Dowood Quilters.Guild or drop us an email at:
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.