Saturday, December 26, 2015

January Meeting Reminder

Our January meeting will be held in a new location, the Durham Public Library in Durham, NH.  It is located at 49 Madbury Road.  There is parking in the lot, and also more parking across the street at the Oyster River Middle School.

The library opens at 10 a.m., so we will not be able to get in early to set up, but we have the space for an extra hour after the meeting.  The meeting room is on the second floor, and there is an elevator!

Our goal for this meeting is to make as many blocks as we can for a great charity brought to our attention by Judy.

#Donateablock2 is a campaign by Nicola (@hhhomemade on Instagram) to collect blocks to make into quilts for children at Boston Children's Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. (There's some more info here at the top of their sign up form.)

They are accepting old or new blocks. This is going to be a great opportunity to gather up any orphan blocks you may have lost interest in so they can be given new life.  And any quilt tops that are just gathering dust will also be greatly appreciated.

Blocks can be in any color, fabric, or style.  They must be larger than 5".  

These are just some ideas to get you started, because when you can make anything, it's hard to settle on one thing.

What you'll need to bring:

Sewing Machine
Sewing Supplies (scissors, thread, needles, etc.)
Cutting mat
Rotary cutter
Fabric (bright and happy would be nice, or child-themed novelty fabrics, but any will do)
Any orphan blocks or tops you'd like to donate

We are always looking for people to bring ironing boards, irons, and large cutting mats.  Please email Mary ( if you'd like to volunteer.

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