August 2013 MOOS Newsletter

Hello fellow Quilters:

Summer is marching along. The weather has been wonderful for the first part of summer, but high heat and humidity always comes for the Illinois State Fair, so be prepared. Gertie ordered screen mesh in a rainbow of colors+ black for those project bags and vacation totes to let the sand out and air in to dry swimsuits, toys, etc.  Quilting themes, farm scenes, Santa, etc puzzles are now available at the shop. They make a great gift.

August 3, 2013: Cow Girl Roundup: All are welcome to an open sew session.  Meeting will be held the 1st Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We will meet in the sewing room at the Quilted Cow.  Bring your "COW'S" (COMPLETING ONGOING WORKS). 

Thursday Sessions: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Sept 5, 2013 11AM to 2PM. Saturday Sessions: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and Sept 21 1 PM to 4PM. “Quilted Cow University 101” will educate the beginning quilter on how to select fabric, use rotary cutter + mat + ruler; piece easy to more complicated blocks; put blocks into rows using sashing and posts; applying borders; pin basting the layers together; machine free-motion quilting; label and binding. Six weeks session: class fee $60.00; purchase Quilting the basics and beyond by Jeri Simon. Prefer fabric and tools purchased from us, but not required.  Please sign up early as we will pre-order the books the 3rd week in July.

August 7, 2013 A Year to Crow About is a monthly project that you get two blocks each month that when completed makes a quilt. Sessions start 10:30 AM and meet the first Wednesday of the month. Stop by the shop for details.

August 7, 2013 Mystery Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 1PM to 3PM. Only Bev knows what the final project looks like. Each month you will receive your "clue" and have time to sew that afternoon.

August 10, 2013 Underground Railroad Sampler Block #5. 11AM.

August 12, 2013 General’s Wives block of the month continues

Wednesday August 21, 2013 starting at 10:00 AM Farmland Quilting is presenting a demonstration and workshop during the Jersey Gals Day Guild on their stable piecing method. The DEMO and trunk show will be the first hour or so with the workshop starting at 1PM until 4PM.  Anyone that wants to check out the stable piecing or our Day Guild is welcomed to join us for the DEMO/Trunk show. The workshop project will be piecing Storm at Sea. Limit to 12 students. The pattern and stable foundations are available for purchase from Farmland Quilting the day of the workshop. Fabric may be selected and cut in the hour to hour and a half between the demo and workshop starting at 1 PM or the class supply list will be available prior to the 21st for pick-up.

August 26 Holstein Day Group meets the 4th Monday at 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Stop by the shop for details; you might be interested in the projects and want to join the Holstein Herd.

August 27 Night Holstein meets the 4th Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Upcoming events:

·         Commuters Retreat Monday – Thursday September 9-12 8AM to 8PM. The event is in the classroom at the shop.  Bring your sewing machine and projects on Monday -- Leave in the evening - come back the next day. The cost of this will be $27.50 per day.  Limit is 12 people. We will have pastries for breakfast with lunch and supper catered in.    You can start at 8 a.m. and sew until 8 p.m. each day.  Please let us know as soon as possible, if you want to come.  A $27.50 deposit to hold your seat. There will be projects available with Demo's.   We will accommodate people who can only come a few days. 


·         Mystery Bus Shop Hop October 4, 5, & 6. Cost includes transportation, food and lodging. $50.00 deposit by August 22 will hold your seat. COME AND JOIN THE GROUP --- THERE WILL BE BUS PRIZES AND SURPRISES.  CALL 217-245-9190 TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT.


·         RETREAT -- Pencil in your schedule for a 5 night Retreat in February.  I haven't got all the details yet.  We did have a great time last year.


·         More Twisted Classes coming up. We just received the cutest Twisted Spider & Snowman patterns for those that already know the technique. I have heard that you can’t make just one!