President’s Challenge 2014-2015

“2 1/2″ Strips Challenge”

I want to challenge all COQG members to make a quilt using 2 1/2″ strips.  You may use fabric from your stash or purchase jelly rolls to make the quilt.  You may then sew your strips together or subcut them to make the design you choose.  At least 3/4th of the quilt must be from strips.

The quilt must be at least 36″x40″, but can be any size larger.  It must be finished to hang at the May 28, 2015  meeting.

Some traditional designs could be 4-patch, 9 patch, log cabin, braids.  Any design that comes from your 2 1/2″ strips OR you can use strips in your sashing and your borders.  Members who like applique might choose to use strips for your background and then applique.

There are ideas in magazines, books and individual patterns or you can make up your own design.

I am hoping everyone will participate. So let’s have fun sewing and see how many styles of quilts we can make.


Fabric: 2 1/2″ Strips
At least 3/4th of quilt must be 2 1/2″ strips
**NOTE: The strips may be sub-cut as needed
Size: 36″x40″ or larger
Deadline: May 28, 2015 meeting

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COQG Sponsored Charity


The show committee is please to have chosen Positive Tomorrows as the charity we will donate 30% of the proceeds from the raffle quilt ticket sales. Please do your part in raising money for this worthy organization. Our mission is simple: educating homeless children and their families for life. We use education to help break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. We help in three main ways:

Removing Barriers Supporting the Family Educating the Homeless Child Check out the Positive Tomorrows Needs List on their website. Learn how you can get involved with Positive Tomorrows!

“Our Sister’s Closet”
2209 W. I-240 Service Road
Walnut Square Shopping Center
(NW Corner of I-240 & Penn Ave.)Hours
Monday-Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Closed SundayPlease donate lightly used clothing and accessories as well a decorative home items.
Books are always appreciated.Our Sister’s Closet has been COQG’s charity of choice since 2009 – Please consider donating items to benefit the YWCA Women’s Shelter BEFORE having a garage sale.

~Have you considered donating a quilt for the YWCA’s Purple Sash Fundraiser auction?  Contact Cindy at Our Sister’s Closet.

All donations are tax deductible

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Valuable Tips for Quilt Storage from Martha Spark

Martha Spark is a textile care and preservation expert.

— Swim Noodles are safe to use to roll our quilts that are no wider than the 48″ noodle length.
— Clear plastic containers are safe for fabrics storage IF the letters PP and/or PE appear on the bottom next to the triangle.
— It is not recommended to use Space-Saver type plastic bags for long term quilt storage as the compression of the fibers will cause strain and breakage over time.  A better option is to wrap quilts in clean, white cotton sheets as textiles need to breath.

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