Mary had planned several Programs for 2020 - and then COVID happened. After a hiatus of several months, we held a couple of meetings outdoors, and finally are able to have our meetings back in the Rec Center - although with a limit of 25 people in the room.
Although Kate made the arrangements to have our 2020 Quilt Show at the La Veta Community Center, the Town of La Veta cancelled Art In The Park and all associated activities.
Carolyn and Shirley planned another wonderful Retreat at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Colorado Springs! See the photos from 2020 on another page. We have reserved dates for 2021!
Maryellen arranged several opportunities to show our quilt and sell raffle tickets. Final sales for the 2020 quilt were good; the winner of this year's quilt has also commissioned another quilt of the same pattern, although larger. The crew is working on it!
The new raffle quilt, for the drawing in July 2021, is titled Navajo Sunset in memory of our member Liz Alberici. It was created by Mary, Shirley and Liz, and is shown on our home page. Tickets are available now - see Maryellen.
I don’t remember where I got the pattern to make this ironing board. I think parts of it I took from a picture I saw in a quilt magazine and after seeing the price, decided that I could make one a lot cheaper.
I found everything at Lowes and the helper on the floor cut the wood for me which made it very nice for me.
1. Plywood sheet ¼ to ½ inches thick, I got two cuts out of a sheet. The board measures 59” long x 21” wide. Reminder, you don’t want your board too wide or long if you are going to put it on top of your existing ironing board.
2. From a Wood Plank ¾” x 1-½”, you need four cuts at 16”. These will be attached as supports, and will frame your existing ironing board. (See picture of underside of board.)
3. Upholstery stapler, wood screws to attach the holding planks to the board. Electric drill to secure the wood screws to board or have a husband or son on hand to do this for you
4. Counter sink the wood screws from the top of the board and make sure they don’t go all the through the planks or you could damage your ironing board or table. I covered my planks with sticky back felt to protect any surface that I would lay my ironing board onto.
5. Batting to cover the top of board. Make sure it is 100 percent cotton batting, one or two layers.
6. Canvas to cover the batting with, or use a heavy fabric. After you have the canvas attached to the board, spray it good with water and let it dry. It will tighten even more and make pressing that much easier for you.
7. If you are not going to put this on top of your existing board then you can make it any size you wish.
Any questions about how to make this ironing board, please let me know. It is easy to do and if you have help, well that just makes things so much better
Phone and email on file with membership list.
Here is a link to a tutorial for a board similar to Carol's:
At the August meeting Mary gave a simple pattern to use some of the donated fabric recently received - or use some from your stash! Below is the pattern Mary used -- 5" squares and 5x14" rectangles.
She also made some with a tumbler pattern. (If you set the first tumbler of every row in the same direction, you won't have corners to match as you put the rows together!)
If you missed the pattern Mary gave in January, called Pick 12, see the Print section below.
We are still collecting 4" squares for Mable. (She would take 5" squares too, if there were enough she could make a whole top.) You can drop off your fabric squares with Barb H.
We are also collecting strips of selvages to send to Jody. She has moved to Arizona and is bored! She has offered to pay the postage if we will mail her some bags of selvage. Please give what you have to Barb H., and she will ship them to Jody.