Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Altering a Denim Shirt for Our Northeast Quilting Friends Quilt Guild
Anyway, the point is, most times it really does take someone to "introduce" someone to quilting. Whether it's mother to daughter, friend to friend, I've found that situation to be pretty common.
Moving to Louisville, Kentucky in 1996, I tried out a couple of guilds and decided they weren't for me. Meagan and I had started a guild in Houston, called the Killer Bee, it's still going strong. So in June of 2000, I went to our Women's Ministry leader at our church and asked if we could have a quilt guild there. She said yes, and the Northeast Quilting Friends began. It was called Quilting Friends at first, but, turned out 3 guilds liked that same name, so we changed it.
This year we are making a new shirt. You know most people design T-shirts and let someone else make it, but, we like a challenge so...
This is our old shirt that I jazzed up with a bit of batik trim. The pocket became the name tag. On the back is a detachable mini quilt for our guild name and logo.
Now we are going to be making a new shirt. I found this denim work shirt at the Dollar General. First I removed the pocket to design a new name tag. Next I cut off the bottom edge because it was way too long. Then I removed the sleeves and will probably cut them to 3/4 length as I like that length.
Once I get the basic shirt the way I like it, I'll work out the design for the back mini quilt which can be buttoned on.