Monday, September 23, 2013

September! Time to Sew

You won't want to miss out on the guild fun planned for Saturday, September 28th!  First on deck is our combined effort for the Tea and Auction Quilt!  The fun begins at 9:00 am in the Home Ec room!  Many hands make light work ... and we are expert at making it fun!
President Sara has also planned a fun way for members to celebrate Christmas with one another!  A Stitchin' Secret Santa Swap!  What fun!  Here are the details:

Well, the Northwind Quilters Guild is hosting its first Annual Stitchin’ Secret Santa Swap!!

WHAT: Prepare a quart sized Ziploc bag by filling it with scraps and a folded index card with your name inside.  Meet to exchange scrap packs anonymously and then have three months to prepare a secret gift for a fellow guild member.  Meet back up for the final exchange, with a finished project and any unused scraps.

WHEN: Bring bag of scraps to the next Time to Sew in the CHS Home Ec. Room on September 28, 2013.  The exchange will take place at 2:00 p.m. (absent members may still participate with a little pre-planning).  The final (completed project) exchange will take place at the last Time to Sew of the year: December 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

WHY: A fun way to clear out your scraps and receive a unique fabric item. 

HOW: If you want to participate just show up at the next time to sew with your baggie of scraps. Any questions, call Sara at 424-5787.

Things to think about:
When you prepare your scrap bag:
You can put as many scraps in your bag as you would like, and whichever variety suits you…but remember….if you put a ton of itty bitty bits….you’ll probably really challenge your secret Santa (i.e. frustrate them!) …if you only put one or two fabrics with yardage, that could be a challenge, too.  Be considerate of your Santa, a good variety of sizes and fabrics could spark a more creative final product.

When you sit down to prepare a final product:
Try to think about items your recipient might like and that would include colors, themes or styles they would value.  Any finished product will be treasured, so any size or variety will work, don’t feel limited.  Call Sara if you have questions or quilter’s block!

Get Going Ideas: things to make
Placemats, tote bag, table topper, Christmas ornaments, wall hanging, hot pads, table runner, lap quilt, tea cozy, pin cushions, appliquéd art quilt, candle mat, mug mat, supply and project organizers, thread catcher, string quilts, paper pieced blocks…brainstorm or search the internet for more optionsJ

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