2016

Calendar 2016

*Monthly Meeting Schedule Below

January 4, 2016 – Monday

Regular meeting from 4-8pm.

Theme: Flannel Animal Rag Quilts – Sandy Duxbury provided patterns for animal shaped rag quilts.

Show and Tell/ Draw for a UFO Gift Certificate Winners: Angi Wiggins and Debbie Schoolcraft

  • 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 for 2016 in January or 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. May only win once.

Hostess (stays 4-8pm): Many thanks to Robyn Thompson for hosting January’s meeting!

Dinner: Thanks to Annette Weisenseel and Theresa Morrow for dinner in January.

*Challenge 2015-16: Row Quilts

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. You may only win once.

Hostess (stays 4-10pm):  Laura Newbry

Dinner: Everyone please bring potluck snacks and appetizers to fuel us for the Mystery Quilt

March 14,  2016 – Monday

Regular meeting from 4-8pm.

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: Kathleen Thompson and Sandy Duxbury

  • 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.

April  11, 2016 – Monday

Regular meeting from 4-8pm.

Theme: None

Show and Tell/ Draw for a UFO Gift Certificate Winners: Diane Cole

  • 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 (stays 4-8pm): Sandy Duxbury

Dinner: Debbie Schoolcraft and Michelle Cutler

*Challenge 2015-16: Row Quilts

May 9. 2016 – Monday

Regular meeting from 4-8pm.

Theme: None

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

  • 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 (stays 4-8pm):  Heather Barnes

Dinner: Carolyn Wright and Lisa Roskam

June 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

July 11, 2016

Loose Threads Summer BBQ on July 11, 2016

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!!

September 15, 2016 – Thursday

Regular meeting from 4-8pm.

Cathy Criger is in charge of planning the theme/classes/etc. for September through November.

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 (stays 4-8pm):

Dinner:

October 20, 2016 – Thursday

Regular meeting from 4-8pm.

Cathy Criger is in charge of planning the theme/classes/etc. for September through November.

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 (stays 4-8pm):

Dinner:

November 17, 2016 – Thursday

Regular meeting from 4-8pm.

Cathy Criger is in charge of planning the theme/classes/etc. for September through November.

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 (stays 4-8pm):

Dinner:

December 2016 – Christmas Party

Hostess:

Potluck – bring a dish to share.

*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 for a chance to win a gift certificate to a quilt shop.

6:30-8:00pm   Free Sew continues

*Challenge Quilts

At our annual Christmas party we usually have a drawing for prizes to award those that finished our challenge quilts for the year.  In 2016 you can share your Rag Quilt, Your Mystery Quilt or your Row Quilt – The Row by Row Experience.  See the California Row by Row Experience on Facebook for ideas. Gals have collected patterns and we’ve been sharing them at our meetings. If you want to swap and share, bring what you have gathered. We decided that you can put your name in the drawing for every row you include on your quilt. 1 row, 1 chance to win.  10 rows, 10 chances to win. Do as many or as few rows as you like.

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