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  • 19 Apr 2021 7:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks to all who contributed to our Wall Hanging Challenge and Show and Tell for our April meeting (see presentation below). 

    Thanks also to Stephanie from Green Acres Quilts for a fabulous demonstration of the Exploding Pineapple block.

    Next month the challenge is Baby Quilts.  See you online again with Zoom on 14th May.


  • 20 Mar 2021 1:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks a million to all who attended our March Zoom meeting and to Lynn from Seams So Simple for showing us what's new in the shop and sharing a fun, quick make with us : fabric baskets to brighten up your home and for use as quick gifts.

    Members show and tell can be seen in the following presentation and our Block of the Month and meeting notes can be found here: BOM-7.pdf

  • 24 Feb 2021 5:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you to all who attend our meeting this month with guest speaker Pat Archibald.  It was brilliant to see so many online from all the branches and we hope you enjoyed our meeting.  For those that missed it here is some of the branch show and tell.

    See you online at our next meeting on the 12th March!

    Ruth on behalf of Midwest Branch Committee 2021

  • 14 Jan 2021 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you everyone who joined us for our January meeting where we explored all things unfinished objects and projects half done.  Show and tell from the branch is below in the presentation.  Our next meeting is online on the 12th February.  Until then Happy New Year and happy sewing.


  • 8 Dec 2020 12:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had a great meeting online on Zoom again last week.  Thanks to all who took part and congratulations to our Quilty Bingo winners.  Wishing all members a safe and merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


  • 16 Nov 2020 2:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks to all who joined us last Friday for our November meeting held on Zoom. Thanks again to Nikki for her Christmas makes and tour of the new premises for the Sewing Shed.  In case you missed it, our members show and tell can be seen in the presentation below.

    Next month our challenge is : Christmas makes.  Any size, any object, as long as it is Christmas themed!

    Our next meeting is on Friday 4th December.  See you then.

    Ruth


  • 12 Oct 2020 10:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks everyone for a fantastic October Meeting via Zoom.  Without your show and tell we couldn't do this!  

    Next month's challenge is : Bags!  Old or new, large or small, any shape, any size, please share photos along with your show and tell to midwestpatchwork@gmail.com.

    For those that missed our meeting please see below some of the slides presented showing our members show and tell and our Block of the Month Handout here at this link.

    Stay safe and happy sewing!


  • 17 Sep 2020 5:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had a great turnout for our Zoom meeing.  It was lovely to see everyone again.  Thanks for the wonderful show and tell.  In case you missed it please see some of our presentation below. 

    For the block of the month instructions please see this link for the PDF you can download and print. 

    Looking forward to our next get together in October!
  • 17 Sep 2020 5:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you to all our members who completed a quilt top during our Summer Quilt-A-Long.  Congratulations to Suzanne for winning the jelly roll.  We look forward to seeing what you make with it!

    For convenience I have gathered up the PDF files of the pattern at the bottom of this post and the how to's covering:

    • colouring a block design
    • breaking down the block into basic quilt units
    • basic chain piecing & simple leaders & enders
    • a scant ¼” seam and why it can be handy
    • Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese 4 ways
    • Chain piecing a block and a whole quilt
    • Sew & Flip Method to simplify shapes
    • Leader and Ender projects to make scrap quilts
    • Giant Quilt blocks
    • Borders, backing, binding and hanging sleeve

    I hope that you enjoyed the series and will find the above useful for future projects.

    Stay safe and happpy sewing!

    Ruth Bourke on behalf of the Mid Western branch Comittee 2020

    Previous steps:

    2020 QAL part 1.pdf

    Summer Quilt part 2.pdf

    Summer QAL part 3.pdf

    Summer QAL part 4.pdf

    Summer QAL part 5.pdf

    Summer QAL part 6.pdf

    Summer QAL part 7.pdf

    Summer QAL part 8.pdf

    Math1Squares.pdf

    HST templates 1-6 inch.pdf

    FG templates.pdf


  • 3 Sep 2020 5:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to government Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to have an in person meeting in September so we are a Zoom meeting instead.  We will have a Block of the Month, small & fun quick make, Show and tell and monthly challenges.  Please contact midwespatchwork@gmail.com for further details.  

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