Monday, November 10, 2014

October Meeting Wrap Up!

Hi Everyone!  I'm sorry I'm so late getting a post out about our last meeting.  My computer was shot but is now fixed and back where it belongs!  So here we go......

First, thank you to all of those who came to visit with us in October!  It is always nice to see new faces.  We hope you enjoyed your visit and will come hang out with us again!  Also, welcome to our new members!  We had three new members join us last month.  We are so glad to have you all!

Check out some of the great finishes that were shared with the guild during our Sew and Share time! 

Here is our next BOM.  Since we don't have a "real" guild meeting in December, you can either bring it with you then, or you can finish it and bring it to the meeting in January.  So, don't make yourself crazy trying to get it done with all the holiday stuff going on.  Here is a link for a free tutorial on how to make this block:    Modern Maple Leaf Tutorial

Now some more fun stuff!  Our next meeting will be our Christmas Party on December 11th.  The get together will be held from 6-8pm on the 7th floor of the Dowd YMCA.  We will have an ornament swap and share in some good  food and fellowship!   For every ornament you bring you will be able to swap for one to take home!  Also, I created a Sign-up genius for the party.  

Please head over there and sign up for something to bring!   Christmas Party Sign Up

Don't forget that Carol Doake has offered $20 off her new Craftsy class "paper pieced stars"  here is the link to receive that discount.  Discount for Class

One last of our guild members, Beth, wanted to let us all know about the Quilt Auction being held by Sari Bari this Spring.  It is time to get started if you would like to particpate:  Here are some links for you to follow:    Sari Bari  (this is their main site)    Quilt Auction Info  (this is a link to some information about the auction)   and here is an email if you would like to get involved:   Below you will find a letter from the Quilt Auction Coordinator.  It gives you all the details.  

In May 2015, we will hold the 4th annual Sari Bari Quilt Auction.  We are excited for the opportunity, through quilting, to connect both the materials and the stories of Sari Bari with your own stories and passions as quilt artisans.  Thank you for your partnership!

This year Sari Bari will produce 10 large quilts and we hope to have 10-20 more quilts from gifted quilters like you.  The auction will potentially engage churches, schools, and our friends around the globe attracting thousands of participants to help us raise funds for a building purchase.

Please read the following carefully for all the information you need to be a part of this year’s auction:

1. Materials for the quilts:
o   Sari Bari will provide saris in a color scheme of your preference, with enough fabric to complete your quilt as well as plenty for future personal projects.
o   Available colors are reds, greens, blues, browns, yellows, oranges.
o   All saris sent will be recycled. 
When working with recycled saris, be aware that they are quite thin, soft, and stretchy.  They will be washed before they are sent to you, but you may want to wash them again before you work with them.
o   We consider your participation a donation of your time and quilting supplies as partnership with the women finding freedom with Sari Bari. Sari Bari will provide saris and cover shipping expenses.
2. Auction timeline: 
November:  Send out Sari Materials to Quilters
March 31: Quilts completed and mailed to distribution point
April 1-30:  quilt auction promotions, quilt shows, photo shoot of quilts
May 1-10, 2015: Sari Bari Quilt Auction online
3. The next step for you:
Please confirm your participation by cutting and pasting the following into a reply email. Please reply by November 15 for late November delivery of your saris:
Phone number
Color preference: Choose two or at most three colors from the list below. We will do our best to accommodate your color preferences based on color availability. 
o   Reds, greens, blues, browns, yellows, oranges.
Quilt size:  Twin, Queen, King, Baby
4.  We will need the following information from you at a later date. We will advise you on when this information is due:
Personal or group bio:  250 words or less
Quilting materials:  batting type, thread type and material, other materials used, backing material,
Exact measurements of the quilt:
Quilt design and a description of the quilt:
Quilt name preference:

From all of us at Sari Bari, thank you so much for sharing your quilt skills for freedom.
Your 2015 Quilt Auction Coordinator,
 Natalie Cook

I hope that covers everything!  If you have any questions, please ask!  We hope to see you in December!