Wednesday, February 26, 2020

February Meeting - Sewing Together!

We had a wonderful turn-out for our February meeting!  
Deborah is barefootin' it!!!
Members came together ready to sew, cut, measure, iron - everything needed in order to start our charity initiative this year which is to provide a small quilt and backpack for each child in Friendship Trays for our area this year.  We even had to add extra tables!  

It was a happy, cheerful group, busily working together and enjoying the fun of sharing our love of quilting with our community!

Diane Krebs has taken the lead on the Backpack project and did a superb job of explaining the pattern and showing us examples of how to make these as cute as possible! 
Along with quite a few cut kits, she also brought extra fabrics, lots of embellishments, and other tools needed.  A lot of our members also added contributions to the denims and other fabrics - we ended up with a mountain of fabrics to choose from!

And by the end of the evening, we even had a completed backpack - and no one was surprised that Deborah was the one who finished first!  Look at those cute fish - just one of the cute pockets Diane had made ahead of time for our kits :*)

Before we all started on our project for the evening, Eve led us in a very short business meeting, followed by Show-n-Tell - one of our favorite parts of each meeting!!!

Several members brought small quilts and tops they had made for the Friendship Trays children.  These small quilts will go inside the cute backpacks.  Eve also brought several kits she had cut for anyone who wanted to take them home and finish them.

Diane even used shirt scraps from her stash on this one!
There were also a couple of cool finishes from the Sherri Lynn Wood workshops....

Linda can't decide which way hers wants to go! 

Finally, we'd like to share a very nice letter of thanks we received from our charity project last year, which was making 700 placemats for Friendship Trays, one for every person receiving the regular meals!  It said: 

"Thank you so much for all these beautiful placemats!  The recipients loved them and were in awe of the beauty and intricacies of each mat.  Attached are a couple of the photos of the distribution.  We have a few left over but have designated them to go with new recipients as they come into the program."    

Wishing everyone a gorgeous March!!!!

Hope to see you at our next meeting:
March 26 @ 6:30pm - Room C
St Gabriel Church, Charlotte
Program:  Libs Elliott Lecture!!!!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Guild Meeting Reminder!!!

Tuesday, February 25, 6:30pm
St Gabriel Catholic Church - ROOM C
Charlotte, NC

Come prepared to SEW WITH US next Tuesday (2/25).  After a short business meeting, Diane Krebs will lead us in making backpacks for the Friendship Trays children as part of our charity project for the year.  Diane and Eve have prepared some kits for the bags, and we are hoping some of you can CONTRIBUTE either denim yardage or decorator fabric as well.  We will need as many of us as possible to contribute in order to have enough fabrics to make these bags!!!

BRING your normal sewing supplies, including sewing machine, thread, pins, rotary cutter and cutting mat, etc.  Please let Jane know if you can bring an iron and ironing board for the group to use - it will be much appreciated!

Things to Remember:
  • Have you paid your Dues for 2020?
  • Come prepared to secure your spot in classes with Libs Elliott in March before they fill up!!!
  • Don’t forget that your “trash” may be someone else’s treasure! Take a few minutes to gather some things for our Sale table - it’s one really easy way to contribute to the Guild and keep your own sewing area neat and tidy at the same time 🤗
Hope to see you there!!!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

January Meeting - Full House!!!

We had a full house for our January 2020 meeting!  

We welcomed 10 visitors, and 4 of those joined as new members - welcome!!!!

Business Items of Note:
  • LIBS ELLIOTT Lecture and Classes coming up in March!
    • Quilting with Code lecture Thursday, March 26, 6:30pm ($10 charge non-members)  NOTE:  Change FROM usual meeting night!!!! 
    • Piecing with Dynamic Stripes class Friday, March 27, 9a-2p
    • Weight of Love class Saturday, March 28, 9a-2p
 Contact Jane LeBlanc for more info
  •  Charity Project for 2020 will be small quilts and drawstring backpacks to put them in for the children of Friendship Trays.  Our February 25 meeting will be sewing together as a group making these backpacks - bring your machines and supplies.
  • Dues for 2020 - $40 for the year, due now.  Bring your dues and completed Membership Form to our next meeting and give to Loretta Sirota, or click here to email her for mailing instructions.
After the conclusion of our general business, we enjoyed a fun presentation about AccuQuilt cutting systems by Kay Giese, local long-arm quilter and teacher at Quilt Patch in Matthews.

And as usual, our members shared some amazing
projects during Show and Tell!!!!

 Join us for our next meeting!
Tuesday, February 25, 6:30pm
St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Room C

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