Thursday, November 6, 2008

October 16, 2008 Guild Meeting

Another month has gone by and our guild meeting for October came and went. It was a busy meeting since our "5 Fabric" Challenges were due.
Some of the business at the meeting included the Fall Retreat coming up in November on the 14th and 15th. It will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building. We will start at 10:30 am and go until at least 7 pm both days. We were instructed to bring scraps of fabrics, including denim, to make some pot holders that Vea will be demonstrating. Lucy has also posted some aprons on our blog that we can choose from to make. So check them out and bring appropriate fabrics for these. Suzanne asked that we bring Pot Luck for our meals on Friday. Something that reminds us of havest time. Saturday meals will be sack lunch, or snack on left overs from Friday.
Admission is free for members. A major door prize will be given out on Saturday that will be made up of a fat quarter from everyone attending. So don't forget to bring a special fat quarter to put in the stack for this. Any non member attending will be charged $5.00 for the two days.
Bring UFO's, current projects, and whatever you need for these and come enjoy this time to share and sew.

Our guild is still working on "Project Linus" as our main charity. Paula delivered 50 quilts to our Joplin Area Chapter this month. She received some new ideas for us to work on besides quilts. It should be fun to participate in some of these. One includes the use of a special "SkipStitch" Blade that goes on your cutting tool. This pierces holes in fabric like fleece that can then be stitched around with yarn, crocheting a cute edge instead of fringe. She will bring the blades to the retreat, so anyone who wants to bring some fleece to prepare, please do so.

Door Prizes were drawn. As well as our BOM winner, Marcene who won our Dahlia blocks from last month.

Our new BOM was presented by Coralee. It shows "Tessellations". This is a technique of one block overlapping onto the next as in our "Falling Leaves" tessellation block for next month. It is to be made in fall leaf colors of hand dyes/batiks. It will really make a beautiful quilt for the lucky winner next month.

See you all at the retreat. Looking forward to having fun sewing, sharing and just being together.

Keep checking back as I am going to try to figure how to post our Project Linus pictures, Fall Festival pictures and our "5 Fabric" Challenge pictures so they don't take up too much room on our Blog.

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