Meeting in March 2012

The March meeting is THIS WEEK ladies!  I think it snuck up on us since we met later in February due to the 4 day weekend.  Here’s the info:

Who:  All Loose Threads and Friends

What:  It’s the first drawing of our UFO Challenge 2012.  Bring those Finished tops or quilts to show off and enter your name in the drawing for a gift certificate.  (See info on the drawing below.) We’ll have sewing time and dinner, too!

When and Where:  Thursday, March 15 from 4pm to 8pm in the Country Oaks Chapel.

Dinner –  Signed up to bring us dinner are: Cathy Criger, Donna Schilling and Sandy McCain (If you haven’t signed up to help with dinner yet, please sign up this Thursday.   Thank you Theresa, Vicki and Kim for a great dinner last month!

There’s still time to sign up for the 2012 UFO Challenge.  Please sign up at this next meeting!  Here’s some information for those already signed up:

  • Not Paid for UFO Challenge:  Beth Denny
  • Need UFO Lists from the following ladies:  Carolyn, Lillie, LaVerne, Sherrie, Vicki R. and Theresa M.

Question?  I asked some of the ladies if I should purchase gift certificates from Beverly’s or JoAnn’s or just from quilt shops.  Please tell me what you think.  The general consensus of those I asked was to keep it quilt shops only.

I wrote the original UFO Challenge Rules below – new additions are in red.

UFO Challenge 2012

In January I’ll give you a signup form where you can list 6 projects you want to finish in 2012 (you may list more than 6 projects if you want to – that way you can work on whatever you feel like working on – however – you can only enter 6 times in the drawings (once a month) no matter how many tops you finish). We’ll have a $20 buy in like we did last year for incentive. One month we’ll draw for winners, the next month will be a work day – just like this year. When you finish a UFO from your list, you can enter the drawing and mark it off in the UFO notebook.  You can modify your list until the March 15, 2012 meeting.  After that meeting your list will be locked in for the rest of the year.  The notebook containing all our UFO lists will be at the March meeting and you can make changes and additions until the end of the meeting.  Ladies who have not turned in your lists yet, please get them to me ASAP.  If someone wants to sign up mid-year, that is acceptable.  You just need to turn in your UFO list when you sign up.

Reminder:  We are defining UFOs in two ways – 1) UnFinished Objects (quilts you started and never finished or kits/projects you bought and never started) – if you get this to quilt top stage you can enter the drawing OR 2) Finished tops that need quilting and binding – if we see your completely finished project, you can enter the drawing. If in the unusual case that you have no UFO’s – then simply enter something new you started and finished in the two months between drawings.  We always want you to share whatever you are working on whether it qualifies for the drawing or not.  We LOVE to see finished quilts!

Loose Threads is free to anyone who would like to attend. The UFO Challenge will be, too. HOWEVER, if you wish to participate in the bi-monthly prize drawings for finished quilt tops, you must buy in one time per year at $20 (Cash only, please). It is too difficult to pro-rate or make exceptions. Consider it a Loose Threads Membership Fee. We will be dividing the proceeds by 6 and using the money to buy quilt shop gift certificates for the winner of the random drawing. This is so you’ll be committed to the Challenge and so we can have prizes when the finished tops are presented. The membership fee is the same whether you join in January or July, whether you finish one top or all six.

Remember:  Once you have won the drawing, your name will no longer be entered so that someone else can win. Note, if we have more than 6 Strip Club members, you are not guaranteed to win anything. If we get a lot of ladies joining the Club and paying the fee, we can get more than one gift certificate as a prize and have more than one bi-monthly winner. If you cannot make a meeting but finished your top, send it with someone else so we can see it, cheer for you, and enter your name in the drawing (if you paid your membership fee.

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