Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Quilt Spectacular

The 15th Annual Quilt Spectacular is right around the corner.  Three weeks from tonight we will be teaching (that is -- January 28th at 5:30 p.m.)   Quilters from Southeastern Idaho (some of them QUITE famous I might add) will be sharing demonstrations, trunk shows, quilt show, raffle, etc. over a 2 day period!  I first heard about this last year when a quilt was displayed that I had the opportunity to help create.  Olie and I are so excited to be able to participate in this event this year.

Our demonstration will be projects using 2 1/2" strips.  One of these projects was taught as a demonstration at our shop last July -- but we have more ideas to share.  We just love playing with fabric (this is no secret to the community)!!!  Check back soon for a tiny sneak peek ...

All of the information you need to know about the event is listed below.  Hopefully you will be enticed to attend and/or participate -- or at least pay us a visit. 

Olie & Evie

15th Annual Quilt Spectacular: Birthday Party!!

North Bingham County District Library, 197 West Locust Street, Shelley, Idaho, 357-7801

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January 28, 2014, Tues 10 a.m-6:30 p.m. Jan 29, Wed 10:00 a.m.-7:00


We would love to display your quilts. Each quilt must have a 3x5 card attached to the front right corner of the quilt with the maker’s name in large print, city, and the quilt’s name and comments about the quilt. Please call the library, 357-7801, to tell us how many quilts you will bring. Deliver your quilts to the library Monday, January 27 or call Terry to make special arrangements. Please pick up your quilt on Wed. evening between 7:00-7:30. Please do not ask to pick it up before that time.  Thank you for your help. Questions, call Terry 346-6559.



·         11:00 am:        Foundation Fun with Crazy Quilting--Linda Elison and Judi Douglass--
Sharing a few fun and easy techniques that you'll be inspired to try! Use up your fabric scraps and a few household recyclables. (Spools and Spindles)

·         12:00noon:     Celebrity Trunk Show—Kim Diehl—This prolific quilter and quilt book author will show some of her fantastic quilts.  Don’t miss this!

·         1:30 pm:         Our Motto: Be Prepared--Kathy Olkowski—She will tell you all things to do to help your machine quilter do her best work by having your quilt top prepared correctly.

·         2:30 pm:          Cute to a Tee!—Nollene, Kimber, and Ashley Jensen—Take an old T-shirt, cut it, and presto!  Look at what great things you can make. No quilting involved!

·        3:30 pm:          Potpourri of Ideas—Madge Lindsay—Lots of tips you can use:  glued binding, perfect circles, home machine quilting, appliqué tips, and more.

·        4:30 pm:          The Wide World of Pre-Cuts—Annalee Leonard—Demo on the Accu-quilt, and ideas for using pre-cut pieces. (The Ribbon Retreat)

·        5:30 pm:         Amazing Jelly Rolls—Rhonda Walker and Marci Serr--Easy techniques using 2 1/2" strips (jelly rolls or rolie polies) which make it look like you spent hours piecing. (Olie and Evie)


·         11:00 am         Color by the Trunk Full!—Eula Baldwin—A trunk show by a talented quilter who loves color!  You will be inspired.   

·         12:00 noon      No More Naked Tables—Terry Anderson—From simple to complicated, holiday to everyday, tablerunners let you try out new fabrics and ideas. 

·         1:30 pm           Strips and Scraps—Lori Robertson—Lots of ideas but no difficult patterns,  adaptable to any size, here are clever and fun ways to use those pieces.


·         2:30 pm           Why Didn’t I Think of That?--Susan Hansen—Tips and tricks to make your quilting easier.            

·         3:30 pm          Round and Round—Kathy Robinson—Using the Olfa Circle Cutter tool.   

·         4:00 pm          Birthday Party!! and Announcement of winners

·         5:00 pm          English Smocking—Mary Harshbarger—This is a hands-on class to learn an old beautiful art.  Sign up ($2.00) for a kit at the library before Jan. 25, or come watch.

·         6:00 pm          Scrappy Fabric Bowls—Jennette Layng—Learn to make easy bowls using cotton clothesline and your fabric scraps.

·         7:00 pm          Pick up your quilts at this time.  Thanks. 

Again this year:  block contest and gift basket raffle  (see back)

Quilt Spectacular 2014, Birthday Party!!, January 28, 29.


Quilter’s Gift Basket Raffle


You might win this basket of quilter’s supplies and goodies.

To enter, give:

6-half-square triangles, (9 ½ inches) made in either of these colors:

1.    Tans and plaids (for boys)

2.   Whites and bright pretties (for girls)

See samples and get the pattern if needed at the library.  Please measure your block to ensure it is 9 ½ inches square!


Every six blocks will earn one ticket.  Safety pin these together with a slip of paper with your name and phone number on it.  Enter as many groups of six as you want.  To qualify, please use good quilt-shop quality fabrics, 100% cotton.

We will turn these into quilts and give to charitable causes in our area. 

Turn these in any time before Jan 29, 2:00 p.m. at the library in Shelley to enter your name in the drawing for this super prize, and feel great about donating to good causes!




12 ½ inch Block Contest


Blocks can be either pieced or appliqué, using any pattern, and at least some of the focus fabric.  Focus fabric can be purchased at the library for $1.00 beginning Dec 2.  Enter up to two blocks per person. 

To qualify, you must make sure your block measures 12 ½ inches. Label each block with your name and phone number, pinned to the back. 


Turn your block into the library any time before 6:00 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2014.  Winners are by popular vote and will be awarded cash prizes.


All participants will be entered into a random drawing to win the blocks.

Voting on the blocks will close at 2:30 p.m. on Wed. Jan. 29.  Winners announced in the classroom at 4:00 p.m.


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