Mystery Quilt class

Antelope Quilters Guild has offered  a variety of activities such as monthly meetings with guest speakers, demonstrations , classes and seminars on quilting techniques, and monthly mini-groups for fun and fellowship plus seasonal  retreats.

Due to Covid-19 we have suspended all in-person meetings, but are using Zoom for general and board meetings.

We have been using Zoom for Mystery Quilt Classes. Our own Rhonda Doty lead a group of quilters through the mysterious process of cutting fabric, laying out and stitching without knowing the design or look of their final project. We had great participation and already Rhonda has started a second mystery quilt group.


Unveiling 2020-2021 Opportunity Quilt

We are happy to present to you the 2021-2022 opportunity quilt,

Women Make the World a Brighter Place

The quilt measures 76” by 89”.  The pattern we used (with permission) was International Sun Bonnet Sue by Debra Kimball, MD.  

We are grateful for the many hands that worked on this beautiful quilt.  We are planning on entering it in the California State Fair in 2021.

All of the blocks were made using scrap fabrics from Kathy Beard, Lynnda Fair, Lydia Shelton, and Fabienne Dransfield.

The blocks were needle turned hand appliqued by Barbara Davis, Claudine Matulich, JoAnn Lewis, Teresa Lambing, Lynnda Fair, Kathy Beard, Lydia Shelton, and Fabienne Dransfield.

The Belgium block was not part of the pattern.  It was designed by Sharon Garsee.

Hand embroidery was done by Sharon Garsee.

The name of the countries were machine embroidered by Jeannie Cheyne.

The piecing was done by Fabienne Dransfield.

The free-motion quilting was done by JoAnn Lewis.  JoAnn researched the flower associated with each country and quilted it in its corresponding  block.  There is a label on the back of the quilt with the name of the flowers.

The binding was done by Teresa Lambing.

Fabienne Dransfield, Opportunity Quilt Chairperson



Our Busy Community Service Committee and Guild Still Busy

Even with the Covid -19 restrictions, many of our guild members are still busy, while staying home and social distancing, making quilts for our community. Needs and disasters are still happening, even though we can not meet and sew together as a group.

We would like to share what our guild has done in the past, and let you know we are still working!

Packages and quilt tops, batting, backing and binding ready for members to take home to complete

Another quilt completed

Some of the beautiful quilts we give away

Volunteers needed to finish quilts

Quilts headed for a new home

Another beauty being donated

We love to make patriotic quilts for our veterans in wheelchairs

This quilt will keep someone warm

Chairperson Lois Ann distributing work to guild members



Upcoming Classes

All “In Person” Classes have been postponed due to Covid-19. We are working on classes to be held on Zoom

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Poinsettia Table Runner.  This class will be taught by Pat E.  Cost is $10.00

Poinsettia Class

Saturday. September 14

String Class.  This class will be taught by Wilma S.  Cost is $10.00

String Class

Saturday, October 12

Small Christmas Tree.  This class will be taught by Pat E.  Cost is $10.00

Christmas Tree class


Craftsy class you may enjoy: Finishing techniques

Hello all, thought I would suggest something you might be interested in doing in the new year: taking a Craftsy class on bindings and borders to finish off your quilts in style. I have already signed up.

Go to Craftsy.com at this URL:

https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/classes/finishing-school-edges-bindings/35419

Finishing School: Edges & Bindings with Mimi Dietrich



Please use Amazon Smile for your Amazon purchases!

The board has voted to take advantage of the AmazonSmile program.

I hope this will help explain the program to our guild members. This is a great opportunity to raise money for Antelope Quilt Guild with little effort. It is as simple as logging into smile.amazon.com and picking Antelope Quilters Guild to support.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low pric- es, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the prices of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Please shop AmazonSmile!