Loose Threads – August 2016

We will not have an August meeting. Enjoy your summer everyone! I’ll get back on here with our September meeting date when it gets approved.

First of all – Thank you Sherrie Perez for our lovely Loose Threads summer BBQ. You are such a wonderful hostess. Please thank Richard for his YUMMY BBQ chicken and chunks of pineapple! Thank you too, ladies, for all the great food you brought. Delish!

We made some decisions about our future at the BBQ.

  • Biggest decision: we are going back to Thursday nights.

I have requested some dates for 2016/2017 from the church. Will let you know if we get them. We need to coordinate with Dress A Girl sew group. They meet on Thursdays, too, but their coordinator, Margo, comes to Loose Threads, too!

We have a signup sheet going for you all to volunteer to help in the upcoming LT year. Cathy Criger has volunteered to oversee September, October and November. We’ll see what she comes up with for us – doing some classes has been requested.

New member Carol Westover has volunteered to do Roster. DeAnna Sturgeon took over buying the gift cards. I can still oversee our little website and be Admin on our Facebook group. It looks like the Loose Threads will keep going.

Happy Quilting!

More up to date news is always available on our private Facebook group. (Please join the Facebook group if you have not already done so. Instant communication happens on the Facebook group and you can share with the other ladies quilting tips, etc.) 

Loose Threads – July 2016

SUMMER BBQ – On Monday, July 11 we will have a special BBQ from 4-8pm. We are meeting again at Sherrie Perez’s beautiful home. PM Sherrie on our Facebook Group for directions. You can bring handwork to work on if you want but last year we seemed to socialize more than sew.
Food:  Sherrie will be supplying the main course.  EVERYONE – Please bring a side dish to share.  You can RSVP whether you can come or not AND share what side dish you are bringing in our private Facebook group. (Please join the Facebook group if you have not already done so. Instant communication happens on the Facebook group and you can share with the other ladies quilting tips, etc.) 
This is an important meeting…we will be discussing the future of Loose Threads. So please try to make it!!

Loose Threads – June 2016

1076June 13, 2016 – Monday

Regular meeting from 4-8pm.

Show and Tell/ Draw for a UFO Gift Certificate Winner:

  • UFO Gift Certificate Winners tonight!  Pay your $20 dues to be involved!  We collect dues, but then to encourage you to finish projects, we offer them back to you in the form of gift certificates to quilt shops. Each month you  finish a quilt and share it with us you can be in our monthly drawing to win a gift certificate to a quilt shop. (You may only win once!)

Hostess & Dinner (stays 4-8pm):  Deanna Sturgeon and Cathy Criger

Loose Threads – May 2016

May 9. 2016 – Monday

Regular meeting from 4-8pm.

Theme: None

Show and Tell/ Draw for a UFO Gift Certificate Winner:

  • UFO Gift Certificate Winners tonight!  Pay your dues to be involved!  What is this UFO Gift Certificate drawing? We collect dues, but then to encourage you to finish projects, we offer them back to you in the form of gift certificates to quilt shops. To participate, please pay your dues of $20. Each month you  finish a quilt and share it with us you can be in our monthly drawing to win a gift certificate to a quilt shop.

Hostess (stays 4-8pm):  Heather Barnes

Dinner: Carolyn Wright and Lisa Roskam

Loose Threads – April 2016

April  11, 2016 – Monday

Regular meeting from 4-8pm.

Bring those quilts! Show and Tell/ Draw for a UFO Gift Certificate Winner – drawing two winners since Angi forgot the certificates last month!

  • UFO Gift Certificate Winners tonight!  Pay your dues to be involved!  What is this UFO Gift Certificate drawing? We collect dues, but then to encourage you to finish projects, we offer them back to you in the form of gift certificates to quilt shops. To participate, please pay your dues of $20. Each month you  finish a quilt and share it with us you can be in our monthly drawing to win a gift certificate to a quilt shop.

Hostess (stays 4-8pm): We need a hostess!

Dinner: Debbie Schoolcraft and Michelle Cutler

Reminders for May:

Hostess (stays 4-8pm):  Sandy Duxbury

Dinner: Carolyn Wright and Lisa Roskam

Loose Threads – March 2016

Loose Threads Next Meeting

March 14, 2016 –  Second Monday

Regular meeting from 4-8pm. Bring your own projects to sew or…

Theme: Rag Rugs with Michelle Cutler.  A note from Michelle: For those of you that would like to do the rag rug on March 14. Here is a list of what you will need.

  • A large blue crochet needle
  • 3 large safety pins
  • fabric, scrap fabric, or sheets. At less three sheets or 4 to 5 yards of fabric. You can use scrap binding for this project since your strips will be 2 and 1/2 inches. This amount of fabric will get you started. The total amount needed will depend on the size you want your rug. Note, I recommend using old sheets or scrap fabric since this does use a lot of material.

Good ways to use up scrap bindings or fabric you don’t want or like anymore.

rag rug

Show and Tell/ Draw for a UFO Gift Certificate Winner (Carolyn Wright is in charge of dues and ufo prizes in 2016):

  • UFO Gift Certificate Winners tonight!  Pay your dues to be involved!  What is this UFO Gift Certificate drawing? We collect dues, but then to encourage you to finish projects, we offer them back to you in the form of gift certificates to quilt shops. To participate, please pay your dues of $20 at the March meeting. Each month you  finish a quilt and share it with us you can be in our monthly drawing to win a gift certificate to a quilt shop. (Can only win one gift certificate a year.)

Hostess (stays 4-8pm): Kathleen Thompson

Dinner: Kim White and Jaci Halberg (can be there at 4pm)

*Challenge 2015-16: Row Quilts – Check out – The Row by Row Experience website. See the California Row by Row Experience on Facebook for ideas.

Helping Loose Threads Keep Going

Please sign up to help in some way if you want our group to continue! Angi has a signup sheet available at the meeting. Thank you to those who have already signed up to help.

Loose Threads – February 2016

Loose Threads Mystery Quilt Night

Friday, February 5, 2016

Special meeting time FRIDAY from 4-10pm. Laura Newbry will be leading us in our Annual Mystery Quilt.  Click here to get prep instructions.

The Mystery Quilt this year is only two colors.  Please use HIGH CONTRAST fabrics.  Fabric 1 is 1 1/8 yard of background fabric. Fabric 2 is 1 yard of foreground fabric. It finishes 44×44 square.   Buy more of each fabric is you want to add borders (on your own).

You can still come and sew on your own projects if you don’t want to work on the Mystery Quilt.

We won’t be having Show and Tell or Draw for a UFO Gift Certificate Winner, so save your UFO’s for March:

  • What is this UFO Gift Certificate drawing? We collect dues, but then to encourage you to finish projects, we offer them back to you in the form of gift certificates to quilt shops. To participate, please pay your dues of $20 for 2016 in February. Each month you  finish a quilt and share it with us you can be in our monthly drawing to win a gift certificate to a quilt shop. (Winners in January 2016 were Debbie Schoolcraft and Angi Wiggins. We’ll draw for two more winners in March.)

Hostess (stays 4-10pm):  Laura Newbry
(many thanks to Robyn Thompson for hosting January’s meeting!)

Dinner: Everyone please bring potluck snacks and appetizers to fuel us for the Mystery Quilt
(Thanks to Annette Weisenseel and Theresa Morrow for dinner in January.)