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OUR GUILD'S NEXT MASTER CLASS IS COMING IN MAY

Are you looking for an opportunity to improve your free-motion quilting skills?  This year's Master Class is just what you are looking for!  Cindy Needham (www.CindyNeedham.com) will be teaching a three-day class on Whole Cloth Quilting.  Note:  Cindy uses a domestic machine for all of her free-motion quilting and is known as "the linen lady" because she takes old tablecloths and other vintage cloths and quilts them beautifully.  Debby Walters has had the pleasure of working with Cindy numerous times and says that Cindy's free-motion skills are incredible.  The Master Class will be held May 20-22 at Springhill Suites in Seabrook.  The cost for guild members is $100 and $165 for non-members.  Sign-up will begin at the February meeting.
 

The Symphony of Stars LQG quilt show is coming! 

We need a lot of volunteers - and a lot of quilt entries!  
You can read about the show... and where you can volunteer... in the show guide. 
Click here to see it.
And don't forget to buy your raffle quilt tickets!

    REGISTER YOUR QUILT ENTRIES NOW!
Click here and register your quilts early.  
We all want to see your beauties on display!!!
 

2016 SPRING RETREAT

YAY!!!!   WE NOW HAVE JUST A COUPLE SPOTS LEFT AT RETREAT --
IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND, YOU MUST NOTIFY SUE GARMAN IMMEDIATELY!
EVERYONE ON THE WAITING LIST IS NOW "IN" THE RETREAT -- BRING YOUR $40 CHECKS TO THE FEBRUARY GUILD MEETING!

The 2016 Spring Retreat will be here before you know it!  We can hardly wait for the doors to open... and this year, as always, the retreat will be better than ever.  Heres the scoop, for those who have not been to the Spring Retreat before.  The retreat is held on Galveston Island, in a well-lit ballroom; we all get to sit and sew together at our go-and-sew retreat: set up your sewing machine or bring applique or other handwork, and enjoy time with fellow quilters. Start a new project or finish a UFO. This is, more than anything, a great time to have fun with old friends, make new friends, do some real power-sewing done, and make super memories.  The doors open on Wednesday, March 30 and close way too quickly when noon, Sunday rolls around.  Stay for an afternoon, a day or two, or the whole time - the price is only $40 (note:  no gift cards will be given this year, as prices have risen).  Additional details are in the newsletter.

We hope to see you there!
Sue Garman

Lottery Blocks  
The January lottery block is the Scrappy String block. 
For instructions on making this block, click here.   
How does the lottery block system work?  Make two blocks.  One is for the lottery; the other is used in the guild's annual auction.  For each two blocks you make, you get  one chance to win all the blocks in the lottery set.  The more you make, the greater your chance to win - and the guild's share of block-sets bring in auction income that helps pay for our programs. 
ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW UFO CLUB?  WE'RE STARTING!
Lecia Majewski has done it again...  started up a new UFO Club challenge!  We saw SO many awesome finished quilts at guild meetings in 2015 -- why not be part of the finishers this year?!  

Click here for details on how this year's UFO Club will work.  Get ready for a year of fun!

Workshops
Workshops can give you new techniques, new knowledge, and new inspiration - you may be surprised at what YOU can do!  Check out all of our upcoming workshops by looking at the guild calendar.  Workshop sign-ups are taken at the Workshop table at guild meetings, or contact Tracy Powell.  Sign-ups are considered confirmed only after payment of fees.  Sign up early as slots often fill quickly.
 

Community Service Quilts
If you are interested in making a community service quilt, click here to check out our Community Service page.  Scroll down for a list of suggested sizes of quilts.  A multitude of kits are available at each guild meeting for cutting squares, piecing squares, quilting, and/or binding.  You don't have to do everything -- every little bit helps in the making of these heartfelt gifts to people in our community who are dealing with unique challenges.
 

KEEP ON COOKING!
If you wish to join the Roosting Nested Goose challenge, it's never too late.  Some guild members have joined in finishing their roosting Nested Goose quilt tops, made in Nancy Amidon's Prepared Edge Master Class, by adding new borders.  The goal is to finish the Nested Goose quilt blocks, add specified (below) borders, and finish the quilts for a special exhibit at the 2016 quilt show.

If you don't have a nesting goose block, use any block of your choice and add borders in the following order:   
1.  Flying geese
2.   Add a block of your choice:  stars, triangles, pinwheels, or just a cornerstone square, etc.
3.   Add a block with squares in it:  checkerboards, four-patches, squares on point, a cornerstone square, square-in-squares... or whatever you decide!
4.  Add a border with applique in it:  it can be as simple as an appliqued circle in each corner - or swags, vines... whatever you wish!

It will be FUN to see what happens with this; we have so many creative members! 
 

Check out the Calendar  
Take a look at who is lined up to come and speak to us; we have a lot of great speakers coming!  Click on the Calendar link at the top of this page and then scroll on down.
 
Our Library
Click here for a list of our library books by author -- or click here for a list by title -- or click here for a list by category (e.g., appliqué, piecing, etc.).  You can also always click on "About Us" (at the top of this page) to find these lists.

Lakeview Quilters Guild
Serving the Houston Bay Area and Neighboring Communities
Meetings:  Third Monday of the Month
Social Time 6:30-7:00 p.m., Meeting Time:  7:00 p.m.


MEETING LOCATION: 
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
on Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay.

IMPORTANT:  If you'd like join our guild, go to the "About Us" link at the top of the page!

Our guild banner flew on NASA's Space Shuttle STS-85 mission
Contact: web2@lakeviewquiltersguild.org
Lakeview Quilters Guild
P. O. Box 580365
Nassau Bay, TX 77258
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