Community Service Quilts 2014

Friday, July 15, 2016

My Tuesday Show and Tell

I had hoped to attend the picnic last Tuesday night, but I was babysitting and couldn't get away. So I'm showing you my Show and Tell quilts here. -- Carol E.

Remember in our show Sunny had an orange quilt, improvisationally pieced somewhat similar to this... and the title was "Everyone Needs Orange in Their Lives" (something like that)... well, coincidentally I had already made this top, but it was not done. Recently I got it done and then finally put on the binding. It's just a fun quilt for me to keep.

This is another improv-pieced quilt that is for me to keep. It was inspired by a book of improvisational piecing, but I can't remember the book's title right now.

a baby quilt for a friend's baby boy

This is for my daughter's step-son who recently graduated from high school. It is a Gudrun Erla pattern from her book, Big Blocks.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Community Service Quilts Travel to Canada

These two quilts were sent to a program in Canada which serves women and kids, Yukon Women's Transition Home in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. The quilts will be distributed to women's safe houses in several of the Yukon's small, isolated Northern communities. The Yukon Women's Transition Home has recently opened a new 10-unit second stage transition housing complex. Quilts will go to the women and their children who are escaping abuse and starting over in a new life, making use of the services provided by the organization. Thanks to everyone who helped make the blocks.

This first one is from our 2014 block. Sally assembled the quilt, and it was quilted by Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This one is our 2015 block. Carol assembled it, and Nancy B. quilted it.

Carol may have a few nine-patch blocks left, enough to make one or two more quilt tops. If anyone still has 2014 or 2015 blocks at home, you can still make tops and turn them in -- Or turn in the blocks so they can be used by our two new Community Service coordinators: Beth K. and Tricia M.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Our 2016 Quilt Show

The Dakota County Star Quilters annual show is up and will still be there through Friday, May 6. You still have time to attend! Here are pictures of some of the beautiful quilts.

If you get a chance this week, take a look at the show. The quilts are much prettier in person than in photos.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Our Annual Quilt Show

Dakota County Star Quilters holds a quilt show each year at the South St. Paul Historical Society. Unlike most shows, our show stays up for over a month, allowing you plenty of time to come visit our show. Our members contribute quilts for display and we usually have 100 pieces on display. There is an annual challenge project among the members, on which visitors of the show can vote for their favorite one. Also shown are samples of charity projects the group has worked on and other hand crafted items.

A boutique is open for visitors to shop. Beautiful quilts, and plenty of fabric is donated each year for purchase. There is also a small quilt auction that visitors can bid on during the run of the show.

2016 Show
The 2016 Quilt Show will be held April 13, 2016 through May 6, 2016.
It is held at the Dakota County Historical Society Museum
130 3rd Ave No.
South St. Paul, MN
Hours: Wed & Fri, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thurs., 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sat., 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

This is our 21st quilt show. Our theme this year is "Legal in all 50 States!"

Check back periodically for updates on our upcoming show!

Our speaker for the 2016 show will be Gudrun Erla from GE Designs. Originally from Iceland, Gudrun now lives in Minnesota. Gudrun will lecture on Tuesday April 12 at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM. She will be giving us a trunk show of quilts and lecture on Stripology. She describes the lecture as follows: 'This lecture will take you through my strip collecting process, how I choose strips for my quilts, color combination and choices in scrappy quilts and how to choose background fabrics and accents to pull your scrappy goodness together. I will take you through the thought process behind the Stripology ruler and of course show you multiple strip quilts along the way.”

Tickets are on sale now. Contact our quilt show chair to purchase tickets kathy.lindstrom1[at]gmail[dot]com .

Note: Correction for lecture tickets
There is an error on the tickets for the lecture by Gudrun Erla. The date of the lecture is APRIL 12, not February 12. We apologize for any confusion this may cause.

Pictures from previous shows:

Friday, March 18, 2016

Recipient of a Quilt

Sally M's quilt was delivered to this person at the Bennett Freeze Forgotten People site in Arizona. Isn't it fun to see where our quilts end up? This was delivered through Quilts Beyond Borders.

The one below was in the same delivery bunch. It was made by Carol E.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Community Service Quilts

a few more quilts that were sent out into the world:
1) to a preemie baby in Arizona
2) not yet quilted; will go to Quilts Beyond Borders
3) two quilts by Sally went to Quilts Beyond Borders

Interested in attending our guild? Our next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN. We meet downstairs to the left past the reception desk; look for Dakota County Star Quilters label on one of the doors and come on in!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Quilt for a Baby Shower

Here is another quilt made from community service blocks and from some donated fabric. This one is being sent to Fond du Lac Reservation for their annual baby shower. Thanks to everyone who helped make this quilt a reality.