Thursday, November 8, 2012

Oct/November News

Sorry so late posting!

Open Sew Days! Learn a new technique for your Jelly Rolls!
When: November 15, 16 & 17
Where: Stanton Town Hall
We’ll be getting together to work on projects  - set up your space for 3 days of uninterrupted sewing! No laundry! We will also have Caring Quilt Projects set up for all those that wish to participate – Quilts to tie, and a new, fun technique to learn while making a caring quilt – check it out!
What: One of the newer ideas that is making the rounds is a "Jelly Roll Race".
Caring Quilts is going to modify it from a race to a marathon and in the process we will all learn a new technique while helping restock the Caring Quilts inventory.

We will have more details at the November meeting but wanted to let everyone know sooner so that you could start making plans.

The link below will show you the technique that we'll be using.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

Hi Everyone! Ahh, my last newsletter as Secretary to you all! Welcome, Cathy Smith to Secretary! Also – welcome Erica Olson to President!

November Meeting Reminders – Meeting will be held at St. Luke’s, Thursday – November 9th at 7 PM.
Hostesses: Sandy Balcerak, Mary Pagel and Donelle Fisk.
Stashbusters –For new folks – you take pieces of fabric and follow the guidelines of the person that brought in the fabric. You make your blocks and bring them to the next meeting. You get to submit your name for each block that you make. We draw a winner and that person brings in fabric the next month. We always have 2 rounds going. If you win the blocks, you can still participate, but you cannot win during the next year to give other folks a chance to win. Mary Pagel brought in the fabric - Bring in your blocks, match the rose & green – 10.5 inches unfinished.  Yvonne Green won the blocks and will bring in fabric at the Nov. meeting
Dues & Membership List – Please bring in your dues - $10. If you are an past member, just need you to confirm your contact info – see the master sheet at the meeting. New members, need you to fill out a form.
Raffle basket – Lisa Franklin brought in the basket, Bridget Mortensen won – Bridget will give Kelly the basket for November’s meeting since she has to work.

October Meeting Notes:
September notes were approved. Our new officers of Cathy Smith for Secretary and Erica Olson for President were voted and approved!
Welcome Patience Biedler and Gail Mandel as New Members!
Correspondence: Thanks you’s from Melissa Jack, Julie LaBarre/Ted Getchel, & the Miller Family.  Grace Place also sent thanks for all of the household products we donated.
Caring Quilts – If you take kits or quilts to work on, please sign them out. We have given out 12 lately and have 25 left.
Quilt Show Reporting – We had a total of 321 attend. Raffle winners – Quilt, Julie Knutson, Table Runner – Jean Hansen and Iron Caddie – Jan Schmidt. We had a total of 117 quilts by 24 members submitted for the show. If you would like to see a more detailed report and the survey results, please see me at the meeting. Silent Auction – have a few items left to distribute, but great success at over $600 raised.
Block Exchange – Blocks were due at the October meeting. If you have blocks for Kirsten, please give to Betty Schmit.
UFO 2012 Winners – 3rd, Mary Johnson, 2nd Jean Potter, 1st Patsy Larson. We will be giving this program a rest for 2013.
Committee Sign-ups – Please consider signing up for committees.  It’s a great way to get to know members and get involved. More hands make easier work!
Retreat – We figured out that January meeting actually conflicts with retreat, so Erica is researching the Church availability to see if we could reschedule the meeting.
Erica’s request – if you have fabric or old pillow cases in good repair, please consider donating to the Fabric for Africa Dresses. You can bring the fabric to November’s meeting and Erica will take care to get it to the charity.
Fun Article – 50 Ways to Hide Your Fabric – I found a link to this 2004 article from Fons and Porter -

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