Sunday, January 31, 2016

February Fabric Fun!

Dig into your stashes! Bring red,white or pink fabrics1/4 yard or even your scraps! We are going to be swimming in hearts! (Any fun fabrics really! The more scrappier, the merrier! 

Project 1- No Sew Fabric Fun! 
You will need:
Un-fused fabric (see above)
Canvas of your choice
(Or any other surface you want to decoupage on.
Please paint your canvas(or other item) a couple days before the meeting, you may need 2-3 coats. Needs to be absolutely dry or the mod podge can peel the paint.

Project #2 Handmade with Love Stitchery. You will need: 8"x8" starched fabric,coordinating binding and heart fabric. 3.5" square with fusible on the back. We will trace the design and cut out your heart. You will be amazed at how fast! You can stitch at home in an evening!

Project #3 Hugs Mug Rug
You will need: Make a quilt sandwich before the meeting. I just did a small 8"x8" sandwich with simple not so straight line quilting! After quilting, square it up. I will have some fused "hugs" words already to go! You will pick out hearts and then bring home to hand or machine sew into your quilt sandwich. Add cute binding and it's a great little gift for yourself or a loved one!

I am leading the project for Program committee, so just let me know if you have any questions!

Kelly Stodola

Monday, January 4, 2016

December 2015 Notes

December 10, 2015 Meeting Notes

This was our Christmas party so we enjoyed a variety of wonderful foods.

 Show & Tell and Round Tuits were shared.

President Erica called a brief meeting to order.
We wish to thank hostesses:  JoDee Johnston, Eileen Van Dyk,  Mary Gosse

January hostesses will be:  Lynette Dahlquist, Heidi Headlee & Meg Tryba
Guests were introduced.

Secretary’s minutes for November approved (CP/ LJ).   Treasurer’s report for November approved. ( CP/KS).    Correspondence was read.

Meg Tryba gave information on challenge project “birthstone challenge” with more detail to come.
She also inquired if we wished to participate in box project this year. Motion (LJ/HH) carried to authorize up to $100 to fill two boxes.

 Retreat information from Oak Forest Center: January 7-10, 2016 with 5 rooms reserved. Cost is $137.50 for the 3 nights lodging and 7 meals. Information sheets, sign up sheets to bring items, and final sign up sheets were passed.  We need a minimum of 24 under terms of contract.  For Fri. thru Sun. with 2 nights and 5 meals $95.00.  Checks payable to Oak Forest Center by arrangement with our Treasurer Bridget.              April Retreat will be 8th-10th with three rooms and 5 meals at $95 @.

Help them keep warm this Christmas – members brought in items to donate to residents of the Lowry Hotel.  That opportunity was no longer available so items were sorted and distributed to  Our Neighbors House and  Turning Point in River Falls and THUG in Somerset.  Thank you to all who brought in items.                            

Meeting adjourned ( LJ/KS)

Respectfully submitted, Mary Simonds, Secretary  

Next meeting on January 14th at 6:30 pm