Brochure is out and registration has begun for the 2019 Eight Rivers Quilting Party to be held at the McClintic Libary in Marlinton, West Virginia. Dates for this year’s party are 1 – 3 August 2019, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Charlene Beverage’s class will be a “Covered Bridge Wallhanging”. Betty Jo Williams’ class will be a “Log Cabin Star Table Mat” and Michelle Hill’s class will be “Farm Rose Star Quilt” by Marci Baker. You can download the brochere to read more about the quilting party and classes and to register for classes. We hope to see you there!
Pocahontas County will be celebrating it’s bicentennial in 2021. In preparation for this historic event, quilters of Pocahontas County are in the process of putting together two quilts to mark this major milestone. When completed, one quilt will be placed on display at the Pocahontas County courthouse, commemorating our 200th year birthday. The other quilt will be raffled in order to secure funds for the actual bicentennial event. Blocks are now available for pick up at Deb Ann’s Fabrics in Hillsboro and the Wellness Center in Marlinton. If you had not previously expressed an interest in completing a block but are interested, please contact Lauren Bennett at 304 799-7386. Blocks must be completed and turned in by 15 May 2019.
Starting this Thursday, 11 April 2019, the Watoga Quilting Weekend begins. We will be offering two days of quilting classes (Thursday and Friday), followed by an old fashioned quilting bee on Saturday. PLEASE NOTE: The quilting bee is opened to anyone who is interested in participating or just wants to observe the process. There is no charge for attending the quilting bee. Those participating in the quilting bee itself are asked to bring a covered dish.
For additional information, please check out Watoga State Park’s or Deb Ann’s Fabrics website. Call 304-653-4150 with questions. Hope to see you there!
Guess who is coming back? That’s right! Calhoun County’s very own Debbie Walker, from Deb Ann’s Fabrics, in Hillsboro, West Virginia, will be back in Grantsville on 3 November 2018. This time the quilt project will be a “Carpenter’s Star”. Class will be held at the Grantsville Senior Center (125 Durst Court, Grantsville, WV) on Saturday, 3 November 2018 from 10:00 am to ???. Join us to learn how to create a “Carpenter’s Star” quilt. Bring a lunch. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Your supply list is as follows: sewing machine (in good working order), neutral colored thread, at least three wound bobbins, scissors, pins, a travel ironing space and cutting mat (PLEASE NOTE: there will be cutting and ironing stations set up if you don’t have your own), one 6 1/2″ – 8 1/2″ ruler or longer and a rotary cutter. Kits will be provided with two colors of your choice. Cost of the class is $50.00 and this includes the cost of the kit. If interested, please call 304 653-4150 to sign up and to provide your two color choices for your kit. See you soon!
Here is your supply list for the September Mystery Project of the Month. You will need:
- Sewing machine
- Cutting mat
- Rotary cutter
- Assorted sewing notions
- 12 assorted Halloween print fabrics (you will need at least 1 fat eighth of each fabric)
- 1 yard of a coordinating solid
We can’t wait to see everyone on 21 September 2018, from 10:00 am to 2 pm at the Hillsboro Library! See you soon!
The new block of the month for 2019 has been put together and is ready for you to take a look. The BOM will start in January 2019 and run for nine months. The project consists of 15 12 1/2″ blocks (three a month) and three 17 1/2″ blocks with hour glass blocks (one set per month). Month nine will consist of the finishing kit with stripping. The quilt will measure 86 x 88 with borders (which are not included in the BOM). When you receive each month’s blocks, they will have been completely cut out and be ready to sew together. No struggles with fabric selection or cutting! What could be easier? The cost is $40.00 per month and the cut-off date to sign up is 1 December 2018. You can make a one time purchase of the entire quilt for $340.00, which is a $20.00 saving. Blocks can be mailed with additional postage rates applied. We hope to have our sample quilt quilted and on display during the “Fall Into Quilting Retreat”, scheduled for October 18-20, 2018, in order to provide you with an up close and personal look! For any additional questions, please feel free to call the shop at 304 653-4150.