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2021 PROGRAMS

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we had been holding our meetings virtually via Zoom since March 2020. This has made guest speakers and presentations a bit difficult. Beginning in July, we began to hold simultaneous hybrid in-person/virtual meetings. We hope we can begin to again schedule presenters sometime in the future. Stay tuned!

DECEMBER EVENTS

General Meeting NOTE DATE CHANGE December 16, 6:30 PM in-person and via Zoom.

It is time for the holidays and we have not really seen each other in so long. We are hoping that all members would like to come out for the December meeting and join in a holiday gathering. We would plan, as we always do, to have a nice holiday meal, some good conversation, and laughs. We would also have our large “Clean out the Closet” sale to follow our feast.

  • Please let us know if you will be attending and what you will be bringing – We need a volunteer to coordinate the sign up. We may vote to have the Guild pay for the entree and members bring sides and dessert. Stay tuned.
  • “Clean Out The Closet SALE” The Guild has accumulated so much donated fabric that the closet is full and the Recreation Center has asked us to clean out the closet so we are going to sell it all at rock bottom prices – nothing will be more than $5.
    • Scrap bags 50¢, fat quarters 25¢, yardage for $1.00 and large yardage for backing $5. This is going to be a big sale with lots of fabric, notions, books, patterns and odd items. Bring your pennies as you don’t want to miss out!

NOVEMBER EVENTS

General Meeting November 18, 6:30 PM in-person and via Zoom.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU Round Robin – We will go around the room (and Zoom screen) where each member will have 5 minutes to talk about some aspect of their quilting journey. Such as:

• When did you start quilting – what inspired you to make your first quilt?

• What’s your quilting style – what or who influenced your style”

• Who’s your favorite designer/pattern maker?

• What’s your favorite or least favorite part of quilting?

OCTOBER EVENTS

General Meeting October 21, 6:30 PM in-person and via Zoom.

PRESENTATION: MFA FABRIC OF A NATION American Quilt Stories

Jennifer L. will give a talk with a PowerPoint related to her visit to the MFA exhibit.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

General Meeting August 19, 6:30 PM in-person and via Zoom.

PRESENTATION: CUTTING TOOLS AND CUTTING METHODS

Susan B. will demonstrate Creative Grids Stripology Rulers and Holly S. will demonstrate different methods for cutting flying geese.

AUGUST EVENTS

General Meeting August 19, 6:30 PM in-person and via Zoom.

JULY EVENTS

General Meeting July 15, 6:30 PM in-person and via Zoom.

JUNE EVENTS

General Meeting June 17, 6:30 PM via Zoom.

MAY EVENTS

General Meeting May 20, 6:30 PM via Zoom.

APRIL EVENTS

General Meeting April 15, 6:30 PM via Zoom.

PRESENTATION: QUILTING SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

Susan B. will describe what is included in the following subscriptions:

Sew Sampler (Fat Quarter Shop) https://www.fatquartershop.com/sew-sampler-quilting-subscription-box

Quilty Box (Paper Pieces) https://www.quiltybox.com

Benartex Fat Quarterly http://benartex.com/fabric-club/

MARCH EVENTS

PRESENTER

A presentation by Alyson Ainsworth, who is a Master Weaver and designs for Chilewich, a high-end store that designs innovative textiles for placemats, floor mats, etc.

UPDATE ON CHICKEN BLOCKS

All the chickens have flown the coop and landed in their new homes! We can’t wait to see how each of the sixteen (16) participants put their blocks together!

FEBRUARY EVENTS

This month members will be introduced to the first ever “Scrappy Zoom Mystery Quilt” event. Interested members will meet via Zoom once a month on a day/time convenient to sew together on Zoom. Even if you can’t join the Zoom sewing (zewing?), instructions will provided so you can complete the blocks/quilt.

JANUARY EVENTS

The Guild is still working together to maintain connections. In December 2020, Lynn DiRusso offered to coordinate and organized two quilting opportunities that would start in January.

ROW QUILT

Row quilts are groups typically made up of 5 or 6 people in each.

Participants will need to sew together a “row” of blocks of their choice. The
maximum width is 54”. As each row is made, the quilt is rotated to the next person in the group and they sew their row onto the quilt. Keeping the quilt/wall hanging at 54″ will make it manageable as it grows!

It’s going to be great fun to see how these turn in this summer!​

CHICKEN BLOCKS

To go along with the chicken keeping craze, Lynn also offered a chicken block exchange. The blocks measure 8” wide x 7” high, which includes a 1/4″ seam allowance all around, as with any standard block exchange.

When done, each participant will receive the number of blocks as there are total participants. Each chicken block may face either left or right.

VISIT WITH A MEMBER

​Also in January, members will have a virtual craft room tour and participate in a virtual card making class with guild member Ginger Rabesa. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Ginger has taught card making and paper crafting for almost 10 years.

Each participant received all the supplies they needed, except glue, to create a birthday card.