Loose Threads November 2014

Hello Loose Thread Quilters:

Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 17, 2014 at 4pm at Country Oaks Baptist Church .  A bunch of the Loose Threads & Friends are heading to our annual quilting retreat in Oakhurst the weekend before, November 7-10. (Last I heard the retreat was full. Sherrie Perez is organizing the event this year.)  I’m hearing the Holiday Quilt Hop is happening in the Central Valley that weekend too, so plans are underway to hit the shops on the way up to ECCO camp.

In November Margo Amero, Roxanna Flint and new member Margy Michalski are set to make dinner.  Thanks to Carolyn and Lisa R.  for last month’s dinner. Baked potato bar. Yum!  Congratulations to Sherrie Perez for winning the UFO drawing in October.

We shared and exchanged our Round Robins in October.  Beautiful work ladies.  Round Robin Participants are:  Annette W, Carolyn W, Angi W, Sandy D, Lisa R, Cathy C, Diance C, Pogie PC and Sherrie Perez joined the fun.  We are on a slow track exchanging every two months.  Next exchange will be December.

Christmas Party – Diane Cole is having her kitchen remodeled and Teri K. is buying a new house at the beach (lucky girl!) so we will be having our annual Christmas Party at Diana Mauldin’s house in BVS.  Here’s what I posted on Facebook already:

Christmas party DATE CHANGE. Hey, girls. Diana Mauldin is the new host for our annual (fabulous) Christmas party. We had to change the date to Tuesday December 16 at 5pm at Diana’s home in Bvs. She will provide dessert and drinks. We can bring Asian-themed appetizers, sides, salads, etc.

Don’t forget to keep working on your quilts for the extra gift certificate drawing at our Christmas Party. We decided you can show us your Mystery Quilt, I Spy Quilt, Block of the Month Quilt (your colors) or the Block of the Month blocks you won in the drawing made into a quilt. Lots of opportunities to win!

In keeping with our scrap theme for 2015 we will be having a 5 1/2 inch block exchange at the Christmas party to get ready for a block exchange project in 2015. More details coming soon.

If you aren’t part of our Facebook group, please join!  We post pics of quilts and share information in the group.

I’ve been thinking about our schedule for 2015 and wanted to get some dates on the church calendar.  We want to do Scrap Therapy and need some volunteers to share ideas of what to do with scraps. Mary wants to do half square triangles and Angi wants to do strips.  Be on the lookout for pictures of quilts that fit the Scrap Therapy theme. If you’re on Pinterest, here’s a link to some pics Angi has collected. I’ve posted a tentative schedule of events for 2015 on our 2015 page.

Monthly Meeting Schedule

4:00 -5:30 pm Come for Free Sew. Bring your own projects.

5:30 pm – 6:30pm – Dinner & Show & Tell.  All Business stuff and dinner is transacted around 5:30 – 6:30pm.

Draw for a Finished UFO Winner – To participate, please pay your dues of $20, finish a quilt in the past month, and share it with us to be in our monthly drawing to win a gift certificate to a quilt shop.

6:30-8:00pm Free Sew continues