The trunk show was fabulous and the workshop was lots of fun. Here are some gorgeous pictures.
We are incredibly lucky to have in our Guild so many quilters who are not only skilled, but who are very willing to share their talents and their time with others.
To sign up for any of the following workshops please contact Marie Girard (she’s in the “book”).
Get ‘er Done Workshop: Pat Clark, Shirley Swenson and Connie Brewer have offered to act as mentors for members who have some UFOs lurking in the closet. If you keep stumbling over a Hunter Star, a New York Beauty, a Judy Niemeyer Seasonal Table Runner or a Kim Diehl Invisible Applique wall hanging, and you need a nudge to get back at it, here is your opportunity to pick the brain of someone’s who’s been there, done that.
Denim Vests: Evelyn Urbom will show us how to transform those old jeans taking up space in the dresser drawers into sweet little vests for ourselves or someone we love.
Free Motion Thread Painting: Te Pabon and Erika Assimus have something new up their sleeves and guess what! They’re willing to share it with us. Have no idea what thread painting is? Well, just maybe Te and Erika will bring some samples to our December Get Together. If you are interested in this, or any of the other workshops, sign up with Marie.
Charm Squares: Ideas and Demonstrations: Sue Stepp
Okay so Pat Clark has us all cutting fabrics into squares and they are beginning to pile up. Want to get some ideas on how to transform those 6-1/2” darlings into actual somethings? Well, Sue Steep understands your pain and is here to show you the way.
Purses: Anna Wang is willing to guide us in our quest for getting back to our “girly girl” days. There are times for our L.L.Bean totes, and there are times for our sweet little purses. Here’s our opportunity to make one of those glamour bags just for us. Maybe Anna can have one available in December to make us drool.
- Basic sewing supplies
- Two 4 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ pieces of coordinating fabric (Bonnie likes batiks)
- Embroidery thread to match
- Chenille needles #22 or #24
- Marking pencil or pen
- Small ruler – 1″ x 6″
- Silk ribbon
- Charms or buttons of your choice
Our final meeting of the year in June will be a combination potluck luncheon and community sew. You are welcome to come to either or both. For the luncheon, please bring a favorite (and yummy!) main dish, salad or side dish to share. We will be putting everything on a buffet table. If you only bake, you may bring dessert. But as we are all concerned about our “swim suit figures,” main dishes would be preferred. Also please remember to bring your own dinner plate, silverware, and beverage. Napkins and tablecloths will be provided.
For a little fun and sociability at the potluck, we are having the Left/Right game. Don’t forget your gorgeous fat quarter of fabric for that. We are also having a Show and Tell of favorite notions. There is always something out there we haven’t heard about that would make sewing just a bit easier. So…remember to bring your favorite notion, fat quarter of fabric, potluck dish and place setting for an enjoyable June meeting!
If you haven’t already signed up for the luncheon, please e-mail or call Shirley Swenson at email@example.com or 845-876-2556 with your pot luck contribution. Thanks!
If you would like to work on a Community Service quilt at home the sizes are as follows:
For the shelter quilts – 40” x 48” or larger with batting. Quilted or tied.
For the Nursing Home – 36” x 48” and no batting. Flannel backing is good for these because they do not slide off easily. Quilted or tied.
Directions for the walker pockets and wheel chair pockets can be found here.
If you missed this DVD workshop in February or want to look at it again, please contact Shirley Swenson to borrow the DVD. You’ll be amazed how much there is to learn about thread, needles, and tension. The two-hour DVD, which features Bob Purcell, President of Superior Threads and self-certified Threadologist, can be played on a DVD player or on a computer with a DVD drive. Eventually this DVD will be in our library.
See http://www.superiorthreads.com/ for more information about Superior Threads products, to view and print excellent thread reference guides (under the Education tab), or to sign up for their monthly newsletter, which also features specials and sales.
Winter through Spring 2012 Calendar
February 18 – Superior Threads DVD workshop and Superior Thread giveaways as door prizes
March 17 – In-house workshops
April 20 and 21 – Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches
May 4 (Friday) – Cathedral Stars workshop with Bonnie Hunter
May 19 – Carol Gilham-Jones lecture and workshop: Tile Quilt Revival
June 16 – Yearend events and community service sewing