In this Issue:
A Note from
QCA Liz S.
There are several important
announcements in this week’s e-newsletter! Be sure you read the Jo-Ann’s
VIP Card article so you can get your new card as soon as
possible. And if you like watching Quilt Out Loud or Quilt
It! The Longarm Quilting Show, but wish you could see it on the
QCA site instead of hopping off and site and reclogging into QNNtv.com –
wish has been answered! Have you heard about Quilting
Together in Chicago? QCA is a proud to present this wonderful
one-of-a-kind event! Plus, as a premium member, you’ll get VIP
treatment! You’ll save even more and get extra perks that other
Did you take a quilting vacation yet this year?
Over my July 4th weekend I traveled to Illinois for a big cookout with
my mom, 7 siblings and 14 nieces and nephews. Even with all the happy
craziness of a family reunion I still managed to find a new quilt shop
and buy some red, white and blue fabric.
Now that I am back home, I am
thrilled to see that some of our other QCA members decided to take a
summer road trip and meet each other in person for the first time. Do
you recognize these wonderful ladies? They call themselves the East
Coast Bucken-ears and you can read about their quilt shop
travels and stash envy here: The first East Coast Bucken-ears Adventure
I also hear that Gini,
Shellie and Laura (aka
Quiltedwings) almost connected at the Sisters Oregon Quilt Show 2010
which sounded like an awesome destination based on all their comments.
Feeling inspired? Sounds like some of you are
plotting your next road trip together here: Gathering in 2011? Something tells me
there are many more happy QCA member gatherings to come!
Happy travels! And wherever you
go may there always be a quilt shop along the way.
QCA Liz S.
How to Get
Your NEW Joann's VIP Discount Card
Joann Fabric and Craft Stores is a proud sponsor
of QCA and they offer each member a VIP Discount card—good for 10% off
your purchase – both online and in their stores!
Effective this year, they will issuing
these cards to you directly. You will no longer receive them
from Quilters Club of America. Your current card expires August 31,
2010, and the new card they send you will expire August 31, 2011.
The quickest way to get your
card is to order it directly online. IT’S EASY! Here's how:
- Click this link to request your card
online here: www.joann.com/qcavip
- Click on the ENROLL NOW button and select
the VIP Discount Card button
- Enter your personal information
- Put “Quilters Club of America” as the
- Click again on the ENROLL NOW button and
you will see a confirmation page.
If you do not have internet access, you can call
Jo-Ann’s automated VIP Card hotline and recite your information over the
phone: (877) 604-2280. Be sure you request it as soon as possible so
you don’t miss out on the great savings having this card brings you!
Out Loud! and Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show on
We’re so excited to announce that you can now
watch all the episodes of Quilt Out Loud! and Quilt It!
The Longarm Quilting Show on the QCA site (in addition to QNNtv.com)! This is the very first step of a
longer term initiative to bring access to the QNNtv.com videos to the QCA site – greatly
streamlining the process and making it easier and more intuitive for
you! We know this has been a “hot” item on your site improvement “wish
list” and we hear you!
To check it out, please visit this page which is
accessible by clicking the QNNtv.com/F&P On Demand link your My Dashboard box.
We hope you enjoy this new feature!
You Get VIP
Treatment at Quilting Together in Chicago!
Hopefully you’ve already signed up for this
terrific new event we’re putting on September 29 through October 2nd,
but if you haven’t, you are NOT going to want to miss it! Imagine three
whole days doing nothing but all things quilting! You’ll learn from
some terrific instructors, you’ll come home with lots of free goodies
and quilting supplies, and you’ll have a great time meeting other
Plus, as a premium QCA member, you’ll get
VIP treatment: you’ll be invited to a special “meet and greet”
with Marianne Fons, the keynote speaker. You’ll receive a very special
free gift when you check-in. You’ll receive a $50 savings over and
above any other savings out there. So check out this page on QCA and RESERVE YOUR SPOT
today! Space is very limited, and you won’t want to miss out!
Survey – Finding a “Pieceful” Moment
July’s survey question comes from member Tammy,
who asks: “What is the most peaceful time of day for you to
quilt?” Since member Sharon Larson finds it
hard to catch a peaceful moment in a house full of grandkids, we also
encourage you to share your strategies for finding some
peaceful quality time to quilt!
Send your answers in to email@example.com
and include “Peaceful Moments” in the subject line. We’ll give you till
August 10th to reply. Winning responses are picked at random from all
of the entries we receive. Each winner will receive a $10 gift
certificate to KeepsakeQuilting.com.
Congratulations goes out to Helen Petrik,
Rose Wakefield and Anne Sinnott, the
winners of June’s member survey question: “What is the Best GROUP
quilting activity you have ever participated in?” Retreats and charity
quilt projects were especially popular. You can read their stories and
more here: June Member Survey Winners.
the July video for Jodie’s Sampler!
This month on Jodie’s Block of the Month
Sampler we're onto the Friendship Star blocks which are really
nine patches made of squares and half square triangles. There are only
four of them, so this is an easy month! If you are new to making half
square triangles, this video is for you: Jodie's Sampler: How-To Video #3
Watch this video from Jodie
and learn what is new on Quilt Out Loud!and Quilt
It! The Longarm Quilting Show this month. What's New on QNNtv.com in July?
Cookin’ in QCA Groups?
In the Crazy Quilt Group, Nana
says, “Guys you need to check out the media section. Linny
has posted a ton of pictures that are absolutely amazing. I have
never seen such beautiful hand embroidery before” You can view them in
the group’s Crazy Quilt Media Gallery
The Appliqué Group
is planning another group project in the fall. It will feature another
pattern from Bunny Hill Designs called “Snowbound” If you think you
would like to join in on this project, visit the Applique Group and
click on the discussion thread titled: Snowbound
The Dear Jane Group started
working on the Dear Jane quilt pattern back in January, but they are
always welcoming new members who want to take on this amazing patchwork
quilt project. Recently they started a Traveling Fat Quarters!
exchange among their members. Perhaps something similar might make a fun
activity for QCA members in general?
Sampler Group sends a big thank you and best wishes out to
Kay (MuttMomKay) for all her great work as their group
leader. She has recently had to step down from her leadership role but
the group is still going strong. Here is a glimpse of Gini’s mix of
nine-inch blocks so far:
This issue’s winning member tip comes from Laura Lee:
“I LOVE quilt
magazines, and I've been collecting several for the 10 years I've been
quilting. But, alas, I’m out of storage! What to do? Aha! I’m going
digital! I'm flipping through each magazine (I devoured each of them
when they first arrived), finding those ‘I want to make this someday’
patterns, and those, ‘Wow, I didn't know that!’ tips. Then I scan them
into my computer, make an Ideas folder and a separate folder for each
pattern in My Pictures, and there they are, ready for me to print them
out someday and sew away! I share the magazines with quilting friends
and give what’s left to the local animal shelter thrift store.”
Do you have a tip you would like to share?
Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
and put “Tips” in the subject line. You just might win a $10
online gift certificate to Keepsake Quilting if we use your
Stories from the Forums
For a good dose of quilting laughter, visit
this classic discussion thread recently picked up again by Helen Bell
titled: Fabric Hoarders Beware !
“This is my stash...and I love it...and I use it
daily!!! so I don't really hoard....right???” Helen Bell