I hope everyone has had a fun summer! Doesn’t it seem like it has been ages since our last meeting? Here’s an overview of our upcoming happenings (all events are at the Cedar Grove Community Church unless noted):
Charity: We’re now adding a quilt drive for Houston and Florida in addition to our planned pillowcase drive for children in foster care.
Pillowcases for the Giving Hope Network – Please bring pillowcases to the September 21 Meeting. (You can also make them at the October 7 Open Sew but our focus on that day is now moving toward quilt making for Hurricane victims.)
Here are a few tutorials:
All People Quilt Free Patterns
Nancy’s Notions Speedy Trim Pillowcase PDF download
Missouri Star Burrito/Rollup Pillowcase Video Tutorial
Hurricane Response: We’d love to hear from members your ideas about how you would like us to implement this, but we know one thing: we will be making quilts for distribution! To that end, please feel free to start making them now. In addition, our Open Sew on October 7 will be dedicated to making quilts for Florida and Houston. The guild has fabric and batting, and we’ll be looking for volunteers to quilt and bind them.
Meeting September 21:
Trunk Show with member Michelle Reiter.
The Paint chip mini quilt swap is now due at the October meeting. Details are below.
September 23 10AM-4PM:
Noodlehead Market Tote with Michelle Reiter – There have been a few cancellations, so there are 2 spots open.
SIGN UP: Noodlehead Market Tote
Open Sew October 7, 10AM-4PM:
Guild Charity Sew Day for Houston and Florida. Come and sew for a few hours or all day! Guild will supply fabric and batting.
Meeting October 19, 7:15 PM:
Trunk show with member Melanie Tuazon.
Paint Chip Minis due. Make a mini quilt using the colors on the paint chip that you chose at the August meeting. Size Should be no longer than 12″ on one size and 20″ on the other. (see above for details!)
October 21 10AM-4PM
Trill Workshop with Melanie Tuazon – There are still a few spots available.
SIGN UP: Trill Workshop
Meeting November 16, 7:15:
Bee Block Swap Quarter 3 due
Potholder swap due -Make a potholder (8″x8″). This should be a modern take on a classic block!
November 18 10AM-5PM
Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with Josie Dakers
SIGN UP: Nuno Felted workshop
December 14, 7:15PM
Holiday Party and Elfster Swap at LDS Church, 209 Mountain Ave/Caldwell NJ