Welcome to Turtle Creek Quilter's Guild Blog

Welcome Everyone,

Turtle Creek Quilters Guild meets the third Sunday of every month from September to June at 1:00 PM. Upcoming meeting dates are posted below. We meet at the Dwier Center in Groveville, NJ. Non-members are welcome to attend.

Our meeting dates for 2012 are January 15; February 19th, March 18th; April 15th; May 20th; June 10th; September 23rd; October 21st; November 18th and December 16th.

Please see posts below regarding our various programs and other topics of interest.

For further information, please contact Rita Romeu at Romeur@comcast.net.

This forum is for everyone, so please feel free to post articles, photos, events - anything that you think may be of interest to your fellow members.

Any suggestions or feedback on the blog are always welcome.


Your Program Chair, Rita

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

At our last meeting we enjoyed our end of the Season Auction -- it was a great success.

Thank you to all our members  -- See you in September or maybe at a summer UFO.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

2012-2013 Meetings

10/21/2012  Barbara Meuchen
11/18/2012          Super UFO Mini Retreat at Stony Brook Sew and Vac in Bordentown, 9 AM to 5 PM
12/16/2012     Retail Meeting-Quilters Obsession
1/20/2013       Annual Tea Party/My Favorite Things
2/17/2013    Charity Program

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Turtle Creek Shoppers Guild!

What a great pre-holiday meeting today!!  Nancy Ball, one of our members and founder of an online quilting business TodaysQuilting.com spoke about how she started her online store and the "real dirt" on running it.  She gave us a lot of insight into how she does it all, from dealing with the large fabric designers, to shipping, to  promotions, and she still finds a little time for her own work.  I was very impressed!! 

We then had the opportunity we were waiting for  - we shopped until we dropped! Nancy brought beautiful merchandise including layer cakes, jelly rolls, books, gadgets, and more.  I think we are all ready for the holidays (I bought several gifts just for me), and our block of the year project. 

Thanks so much Nancy!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

February Workshop with Rayna Gilman - Cinderella Blocks - Reinventing the UFO

I am pleased to announce that we will be having a workshop and lecture with New Jersey quilter and teacher, Rayna Gilman.  She got rave reviews from the other Guilds that attend MAQNET.  The workshop she will be presenting will demonstrate how to take your "orphan" blocks  (you know, the ones that are left over from projects or those that you ended up not liking...... I have plenty) and transform them into beautiful new projects. 

The workshop will be February 18th from 9:30 to 4:30.  The tentative location is the Switlik Center.  The cost is $60.

Here is a link to her website. http://www.studio78.net/ 

Playing with Paintstiks

I spent the morning working with Shiva Paintstiks to make a border for a quilt I am working on.  I am enjoying using the surface design techniques that I learned in our workshop a few months ago.  I sometimes find it difficult to shop for fabric that is really going to satisfy what I have in mind for certain projects.  Instead of going to five or six quilt shops looking for something that I like, I find it easier just to make something.

Here is a photo of the border (its not sewn on yet, this was just a mock up until the fabric dries).  In several of the blocks, I used other techniques that I learned including silk screening and dye discharge. 

I'd love to hear what others are working on - please feel free to comment or post.  If you have questions about how to do it, please email me.

Teddy Bear Quilts

Thanks to Betty Acree for photographing the window in Allentown that showcases the teddy bears and quilts made by Turtle Creek for donation to the Salvation Army.  We made 178 quilts this year - a record!!  Good job everyone.