Monday, February 13, 2017

Guild meeting this week

The monthly meeting of Loose Threads Quilt Guild is this Thursday (February 16) at Broad Street Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m.  Our program is Coffee Cup Cozies Make and Take.  We're looking forward to seeing you there!  Don't forget to bring:

#6 UFO to show your progress (finished or not!)
Birthday fat quarter for Laura (30's)

Completed projects and red-themed items for Show and Share Supplies for Coffee Cup Cozies
  • Sewing machine, iron, and basic sewing kit (scissors, marking pen, etc.)
  • Fabric for cozy front (6" x 15")
  • Fabric for cozy back (6" x 15")
  • Fusible batting (6" x 15")
  • Either (1) 3.5" of 1/2 - 5/8" wide velcro for velcro closure OR (2) hair elastic, button, and needle/thread for button closure
Jitter's is closed this week - so NO HAND-SEWING AT JITTERS' THIS WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Loose Threads Quilt Guild meets twice this week:

Hand-sewing and lunch.  Wednesday, January 18 from 10:00 - 1:00 at Jitters' Cafe.  Bring your hand-sewing project and join us to work on your projects, visit, and/or eat lunch.  Come whenever you can and stay as long as you'd like!

Guild meeting.  Thursday, January 19 from 6:30 - 8:30 at Broad Street Methodist Church.  Join us for our monthly guild meeting.  We're planning for 2017 at this meeting so bring your calendar and your ideas.  As a reminder, also bring:
  • Membership form and dues
  • Completed UFO Challenge form
  • Items for Show and Share (completed projects and older projects featuring the color GREY) 
  • Fat quarters for January birthday girls (batiks for Linda and 30's for Kim R.)
  • 4 completed covers for QSC mini-journals
Hope to see you this week!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Mystery Quilt 2017

The 2017 Mystery Quilt is Secret in the Sewing Box.  In addition to the fabric for the top and borders, you will need an additional:

  • Background                           5/8 yard
  • Coordinate A                        3/8 yard
  • Coordinate A & B                 scraps of each
  • Feature                                  1 yard
  • Batting                                    twin size
  • Backing                                  4 ¾ yard
  • Binding                                   2/3 yard


2017 UFO Challenge

Loose Threads Quilt Guild is participating in the American Patchwork and Quilting UFO Challenge.  To participate, identify 11 UFO’s (unfinished objects) that you’d like to make progress on during 2017 and list where you are on the project right now.  Each month, we will draw a number and you should work on that UFO during the month – listing your progress over the month and showing what you’ve accomplished at the next guild meeting.  The goal is to make progress each month on your UFO’s, even if you don’t finish the project.

Before the January meeting, complete your list of unfinished objects (UFO’s) using the form at 

  • Identify 11 UFO’s that you would like to make progress on during 2017
  • List where you are on the project right now (e.g. needs binding, blocks are partially finished, fabric is cut out, etc.)
  • Bring your completed form to the January meeting to share with the group

January UFO Challenge is #6.  So you can choose what you want to work on for the February meeting!  Don’t forget to note where you are on the project before you start working.  Bring your #6 to the guild meeting in February so we can brag on your progress.

If you’d like to join not only our guild challenge but also the APQ global network, you may choose to join the APQ 2017 UFO Challenge Facebook group at  See for complete details.