Welcome to Washington Stars Quilt Guild
Our Guild provides a forum for sharing our interest in the art and craft of quilting in all its forms through regular membership meetings, special programs, quilt shows, classes, group projects and charitable works. Please step inside our website and take a look at what we do.
You are welcome to attend one of our meetings generally held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. However, occasionally meetings are held on different nights. Please check our calendar to confirm meeting date. Doors open at 6 pm with meetings beginning at 7 pm. We meet at St Benedict’s Episcopal Church, 910 Bowker St SE, Lacey WA 98503.
Our mailing address is:
WA Stars Quilt Guild
PO Box 1223
Olympia, WA 98507
Reminders for August:
WSQG PicnicThe annual picnic will held in lieu of our August program meeting on August 16th at Tumwater Historical Park. This year we are going to have a Hawaiian theme so break out your best Hawaiian attire and island food. Drinks and tableware will be provided. Dinner will be served starting at six. Hawaiian dancers will provide entertainment and lessons for anyone who is interested in learning a Hawaiian dance. Also, we will have several demos of Hawaiian quilting, a couple of raffle items, and once again you can bring items to sell before dinner. If you want to sell anything bring your own table. If you have any questions call Cory Plantenberg at 866-8806 or Pat Gibbon at 206-715-6541. Hope you can join us.
Reminders for SeptemberBusiness Meeting
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:00 St. Benedict's Episcopal Church. Come early to chat with your quilting friends, buy some MegaLotto tickets, sign up for the fall retreat, check out a book from the Guild's library, and/or learn about the mystery quilt.
Tonye Belinda Phillips Trunk Show and Class
Tonye Belinda Phillips is a fiber artist living and creating in Camp Sherman, Oregon. Her work covers several different styles from whimsical folk-art to abstract. She will be presenting a trunk show, Friday, September 16 entitled, "A Hint of Tradition - A Hint of Whimsy: Tonye's Applique 'Trip'". She will be teaching a wool applique class the following day, Saturday, September 17 at St. Benedict's Episcopal Church. Class cost is $45. You may visit Tonye's website at http://www.tonyebelindaphillips.com/index.html.
WSQG Facebook Page
Have you been on Facebook lately? Have you ‘liked’ WSQG’s page? Our new Facebook administrator, Carolyn R, has been posting all kinds of interesting things- go check it out! Thank you, Carolyn!
The May article has been posted.
Mystery Quilt is now posted on the website. It too has it own tab.
2016 Challenge Quilt
“It Takes a Village...Town...City” Challenge - Instructions are now posted under Challenges
* 9” finished house blocks found at www.allpeoplequilt.com. There is a free pattern under the title “Where the Heart is”. This is also an excellent resource for all types of pieced and appliqued blocks.
* Laura Wasilowski’s book “Colorful Quilts/Fanciful Stitches”. This book has a lot of great ideas for making houses using fused techniques and embellishing with easy embroidery stitches. The library has a copy.
Quilting Makes You Happy and Healthy
Not only does quilting make you happy, research shows it’s also good for your health.
Read more about it in the article under the “Tips & Patterns” tab.
Are you a new member of the Guild who is still trying to figure out how to participate in the Fabric Exchange and other monthly activities?
Would you like to make more new friends with similar interests?
Are you an experienced Guild Member who likes to work with and encourage new quilters as they gain experience? Would you like to expand your own circle of friends and partner with a new Guild member?
If so, the WSQG Mentoring Program is for you! Sign-up is now underway for both experienced WSQG members (Mentors) and New Members (Mentees). The experienced WSQG members will be paired with a new member for at least a year to help the new member become an active member of the Guild. Should be fun for everyone!
Quilting Arts 1400 has been previewed by a guild member.
You can now print off a compact version of the directory for your personal use. Go to Members only section and click on Directory in Excel.
Food Bank Quilt Bags - Charity Sew
The instructions for making the bags are posted under Charity Sew.
Website Updates and Announcements
We will post weekly updates and announcements every Friday. Items to be posted on Friday must be submitted to Jan and Cindy by midnight, Thursday.
Please submit in the following format -
A short announcement or up to a paragraph - have it ready so that all we need to do is cut and paste the material.
If you are submitting a form or anything longer than a paragraph, must be submitted as an attachment in Word or PDF format.
Excel documents must be submitted as attachments in Excel or PDF format