Loose Threads – April 2015

April  13. 2015 – Monday

Regular meeting from 4-8pm. (*See schedule below). Bring your own projects to sew!

Round Robin – It’s an Exchange Night! Bring in those Round Robin boxes!

Draw for a UFO Gift Certificate Winner – Bring your UFO’s.  We’ll have Show and Tell and you have a chance to win a gift certificate if you’ve paid your dues for the year and finished a quilt in the last month to share with us. Our winners in March were: Angi Wiggins and Roxanna Flint.

Themed Show and Tell – As well as UFO’s, share your Loose Threads Pioneer Samplers (2003) OR bring any sampler quilt you’ve made or have.

Dinner for April:  Lisa Roskam, Kim White and Donna Schilling are scheduled to bring our April dinner.  Thanks to Kathleen Thompson, Pogie and Theresa Morrow for bringing dinner in March. (We need more ladies to sign up to help with dinner in the coming months.  Three ladies per night would be excellent!) Any volunteer to help Cathy Criger in May?

Scrap Therapy – It was decided to take two months to make our exchange blocks so we’ll be exchanging in May.

  • So far we have 7 ladies signed up to participate:  Lisa Roskam, Roxanna Flint, Angi Wiggins, Joan Pogon-Cord, Sandy Duxbury, Donna Schilling and Cheryl Allen. Do we want to just provide one block or two blocks each for the exchange?
  • There is an error in the book’s instructions.  In the strip piecing instructions it says to trim your blocks to 8.5 x 8.5.  This is wrong.  Blocks will be trimmed to 9×9 and finish 8.5 x 8.5.  We are exchanging our blocks rough (apx 9.5 x 9.5) and letting the new owner of the blocks do the trimming after the exchange.
  • The pattern for the block swap we’ll be doing in March, April and May 2015 is in the book Simple Strategies for Block Swap Quilts. It’s the Tipsy 9 Patch pattern in the back of the book using the Crossroads to Jericho block. There’s two different ways in the book to put the blocks together into a quilt top – straight and on point.
  • Fabrics for blocks – Black is black on black print. Colors need to be 100% Quilter’s Quality COTTON (no flannel) – jewel tone medium to dark medium (prints, plaids, solids, tone on tone, etc) – fabric CANNOT have any white in it.

*Monthly Meeting Schedule

4:00 -5:30 pm   Come for Free Sew. Bring your own projects or join in whatever we’ve got scheduled..

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

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