Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June Meeting Reminder

We will be meeting on Saturday June 3rd at the West Newbury Town Hall Annex at 381 Main Street, West Newbury, MA 01985 from 10am-2pm. After discussing business, drawing the Block Lottery, viewing the Block of the Month blocks, and Show and Tell, we will be working on charity sewing. We have a few started projects and plenty of fabric left over from last year to make into charity quilts.

We are looking for a few volunteers to bring ironing boards and irons, and cutting mats and rotary cutters. There will be a few Sizzix cutters, and a few specialty rulers if people would like to use those as well.

Some of the fabric that we have available to us... so many possibilities!

To help finish up these quilts, we may need some background fabrics and batting. If you have some to spare, please bring it with you.

Please bring with you
-A bag lunch. Cookies and snacks will be provided.
-Your sewing machine and all necessary items to sew at the meeting. We will have extension cords.
-Any Show and Tell from April, May, or June.
-Block of the Month blocks from April, May, and June.
-Star Block Lottery blocks requested in March. See the instructions from Judy below:

This month's raffle block is a star block.  You are asked to make any type of star you want, the more variety we get the better.  There are countless free tutorials on line for star blocks and I am sure that if you look through books and magazines you have you'll find some more.  The only guidelines are:

  • Use Kona white (not an off white please) for your background fabric.
  • Block size can be anything between 8” square and 12” square.
  • Fabric choice should be bright, modern fabrics, either prints or solids.

I encourage you to have fun with this, perhaps trying a star block you have never made before.  
Diane won the lottery the when we had similar requirements in the past. 

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