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I'm In a Quilting Guild!

October 02, 2012

"No," Susan said, "I learned that from you."  "School Days" by Robert B. Parker ♦♦♦◊◊

A long time ago, in a memory far, far away I wrote about attending a class with a famous teacher that was hosted by a guild. The teacher was great, the guild members - not so much. That launched me into another story about another experience with a quilting guild, one that I was a member of for a year.

Okay. Not so much a story as a rant. But you probably guessed that.

But today I am here in front of you admitting that I've joined another guild. What makes this one different, you ask? I know everyone (so far). I was there when it was 'born'.

It is the Duck Cutter's Guild. A guild for lovers and users of fabric die-cutting machines. We have monthly projects. We have tips and tricks. We have community service projects. We have a Block of the Month. We have snacks. The common "thing" is that all or most of our projects are cut on the die-cut machine. And everything's optional. If you don't want to do the monthly project or the BOM, nobody's going to snub you.

I hosted (shared) one of the monthly projects, a notepad cover. I've made another project, a fabric gift bag. I have a third project cut out. (I might have sent the bag home with Mom. I can't seem to find it to photograph)

I'm also doing the BOM. I decided to use scraps in reds, greens, golds, blacks and creams.

All of the pieces for the blocks are cut on the die-cut machine, so they're fairly easy to piece together. Because I was substituting colors from the original pattern, decided to make myself a chart/spreadsheet so I knew how many of what size in what color to cut (Okay, family members, stop rolling your eyes. It's the organized and efficient thing to do.)


permalink 2 Comments:
At 10/02/2012 3:14 PM, Blogger Carrie P. Babbled Back:  

well it sounds like a perfect fit. have fun.

At 10/11/2012 2:15 PM, Anonymous Gimpy Cat Babbled Back:  

Like your projects, the travel fabric on the note book is cute and the block colours are nice and warm. Does it make it much faster with the cutting machines?

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