Loose Threads – May 11, 2015

May 11. 2015 – Monday

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

Scrap Therapy – Do we have any volunteers to lead us in another scrappy project in 2015?? Or do we just want to do our own thing?

Round Robin – It is NOT an exchange night.  Be working on those projects if you are part of our 2014/2015 Round Robin

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 April were: Cheryl Allen and Cathy Criger

Themed Show and Tell – I keep forgetting to bring these! but… As well as UFO’s, share the quilt that was made for you by another Loose Threads member when they picked a bag filled with your fabric in the Christmas 2006 exchange OR share a gift quilt someone else made for you.

Dinner for April:  Cathy Criger, Margo Amero and Angi Wiggins are scheduled to bring our May dinner. (If June would work better for you to bring dinner, Angi is willing to swap.) Thanks to Lisa Roskam, Kim White and Donna Schilling for bringing dinner in April. We need more ladies to sign up to help with dinner in the coming months.  Three ladies per night would be excellent! Who will help Annette Weisensell and Sherrie Perez in June?

Scrap Therapy – For the 7 ladies who signed up to do the Scrap Block Swap ( Lisa Roskam, Roxanna Flint, Angi Wiggins, Joan Pogon-Cord, Sandy Duxbury, Donna Schilling and Cheryl Allen)  – We are exchanging blocks this month. Please bring your 12 exchange blocks with you – 2 for each woman involved (not counting yourself.)  If you didn’t sign up for this, I’m sorry, you cannot participate as the other participants will not be bringing enough blocks to share.

  • Remember: 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 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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