Monday, February 16, 2015

February Time to Sew Details!

When:   Saturday, February 21st 9:00 am to 6 pm
Where:  High School Home Ec Room

First Big Announcement!

Members Darlene and Marianne have planned a fun activity for members to participate in.  You may recall that we did something similar in 2013 ... the blog post is here.  All those who participated were so happy they had ... and many members requested that we do something similar again!  The fun begins Saturday ... here are the details! 

Rip-Roaring Spring Retreat Reveal
A way for members to have fun at the Spring Retreat!  Here are the details:
WHAT:  Prepare a quart sized Ziploc bag by filling it with fabrics from your stash and a folded index card with your name inside.   Meet to exchange scrap packs anonymously at the Feb Time to Sew and then have 3 months to prepare a secret gift for a fellow guild member.  Meet back up for the final exchange at the Spring Retreat with your finished project and any unused scraps.
WHEN:  Bring bag of fabric (recommend 4-8 fat quarters or equivalent such as ½ yard if preferred, no small scraps please) to the next Time to Sew in the CHS Home Ec Room on Feb 21, 2015.  Since this is a spring project, include at least 1 fabric with a spring theme (floral, pastel, bunnies, etc).  The final (completed project) exchange will take place at the Spring Retreat.  The exchange will take place at 2:00 pm (absent members may still participate with a little pre-planning).
WHY:  A fun way to clear out some of your stash and receive a unique fabric item.
HOW:  If you want to participate just show up at the Feb Time to Sew with your baggie of scraps.  These will be placed into brown paper bags to ensure anonymity along with your index card with your name on it.  Any questions, call Darlene at 423-8181.
Things to think about:
When you prepare your scrap bag:  Choose fabrics and colors as you like but try not to use small scraps as that might frustrate your Secret quilter.  Remember to include at least 1 fabric with a spring theme.   Be considerate of your Secret quilter, a good variety of fabrics could spark a more creative 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.  You can add fabric from your stash to complete the project if you want to.  Any finished project will be treasured, so anything you choose is fine.  Some ideas are listed below.
Get going ideas:  Possible items to make include:  placemats, tote bag, table topper, Christmas ornaments, wall hanging, hot pads, mug mat, supply and project organizers, thread catcher, string quilts, paper pieced blocks…brainstorm or search the internet for more options.  Use your creativity!  J

Huge thanks to Darlene and Marianne for organizing this!  What fun!

Second Big Announcement!
Cordova Center Raffle Quilt
This committee has been busy ... here are the details:
  • Members are asked to donate 2.5 in strips or fat quarters of medium to dark batiks Saturday, February 21st during the Time to Sew event.
  • On March 7th members are invited to come and work on the quilt ... details to be announced!
Our members have been working hard ... exciting things are happening ... join the fun!

See you all on Saturday!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Share your thoughts with us!