naples quilters guild   1983 -  2018   35 Years!

Bear's Paw pattern (raffle quilt 2011)  click for instructions
favorite guild patterns
Children's projects crib sheet
Hooded baby towels
Boutique items Rotary cutter holder
Bag ID Tags
Easy Back Pack
Easy Continuous Prairie Points

Tutorial for Continuous Prairie Points - one color
Make Star blocks for injured soldiers
Potato Chip Bag



Ryan’s Case for Smiles
Karen Harris has retired from her position as the local Ryan’s Case for Smiles contact. She did such a great job, it took 3  people to replace her. 
Donna Evans, Laura Stacell and Carolyn Fraser will be distributing pillow case kits, washing
and ironing the completed kits and dropping them off at the NCH children’s section. 
We will still be picking up completed pillowcases from the Guild meetings and at Flash. 

For our winter visitors, you can mail completed cases to Carolyn Fraser
at 10220 Heritage Bay Blvd #316, Naples, FL 34120. 

You can also donate fabric to be used for making pillowcase kits. 
Child themed prints are always appreciated. 
One 6- year-old oncology patient requested princesses for her pillowcase.
Thank you for your support.                                                                  Look for our page on
Facebook, searching under ConKerr Cancer - Southwest Florida.

Pillowcase Pattern - Hidden Seams

3/4 yard main fabric
1/8 yard insert fabric
1/3 yard outer band fabric

1. Trim the 1/8 yard of insert fabric to the desired width (2 “ used in model)
2. Fold the insert fabric in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, and press.
3. Trim the main fabric to 42” by 27”
4. Trim the band fabric to 42” by 9”
5. Lay the main fabric right side up.
6. Lay the folded insert strip on the main fabric, raw edges matching.
7. Lay the band fabric, right side down, on the main fabric and insert fabric, raw edges
matching. Pin together and stitch, using a 1/4” seam.
8. Take the opposite end of main fabric from the seam and roll it up to the stitched area,
rolling it underneath the band fabric.
9. Take the long, raw edge of band fabric and fold it around the rolled up main fabric to
the back side. The right side of the band fabric will now be against the wrong side of
the main fabric. Match raw edges, pin, and sew across the width. This will form a
10. Reach into the tube and pull out the main fabric.
11. Press well.
12. Sew the side seam with a French seam or serge or trim with pinking shears.
13. Sew the bottom end with a French seam or serge or trim with pinking shears.
French Seams:
1. Match raw edges with wrong sides together.
2. Sew a small seam - no more than 1/4”
3. Trim seam allowance to 1/8”
4. Press well
5. Fold along the seam so that right sides are together and sew along the edge with a
1/4” or 3/8” seam.
6. Turn right side out and press.

To see a You Tube demonstration of this process, see the web address below. (Note: 
She cuts a 3” accent strip and I cut a 2” strip. It doesn’t matter which - I just think the
narrow accent strip is neater looking.)

For ConKerr Cancer all pillowcases must be washed in dye and fragrance free
detergent, ironed, and folded individually in a quart sized ziploc bag. You may
turn in your cases unwashed/unbagged if you wish as we have volunteers who
will do this for us. Please enclose a note saying whether washed or unwashed.  
Thank you for being a Smile Maker for a sick child!  Fort Myers Chapter
Find us on Facebook at: ConKerr Cancer - Southwest Florida
On National Quilt Day the Cutting Czars, Piecing Professors, 
Blockheads and Iron Maidens
worked diligently to make blocks for three Quilts of Valor
These quilts will be given to
deserving veterans to show our appreciation for their
 service to our country. Although we
made good progress, the quilts are not yet complete.  
We need everyone’s help to complete the quilts and we will
continue working on the quilts at the April Gathering Stitches.
 If you want to volunteer to quilt
or sew binding on the quilts let me know. 
We want to have all three quilts completed by June 1. 

We thought it might be nice to make things to sell at the boutique,
thread catchers and finger pin cushions. 
A link below is available for the directions. 
Respectfully submitted,
Mo Bonner
Boutique Committee
For the pincushion look at Inklingos You Tube Video there is a link to the blog for the supplies needed. 



​Paula Lenahan is teaching “Abacus” .
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