The next Capital City Quilters regular business meeting will be held:
July 18th, 10:30am
Using the online application “Zoom” *
We will be talking about the CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE - see information below
* To join the meeting, just click on the link in the e-mail invitation that will be sent out a day or two prior to the meeting!
When life give you scraps, make a quilt.
The Christmas Exchange showcases your design and quilting skills. Quilters interested in the Christmas Exchange place three ½ (one-half) yard pieces of fabric: background, theme, and a coordinating fabrics, their name, identify if the fabric is washed or not washed, and an idea of what they might like in a plain brown grocery store bag, and bring it to the July CCQ meeting. All the bags are placed on a table. Everyone who put in a bag takes a different bag home. A guild member coordinates the exchange and keeps track of the members participating in the exchange.
Once you receive “your” bag, you keep the fabrics and identity of your Christmas partner a secret while you make a quilted object. You need to utilize in some way all three fabrics on the FRONT of the quilt, and add fabrics, quilt batting, and backing from your own stash. Quilts must be at least 24 inches x 24 inches, and must be finished by the CCQ Christmas Party in December. The quilt label must include swatches of the three original fabrics. Completed Christmas exchanges are brought to the annual CCQ Christmas Party where they are returned to the owner and admired by all.