April 2017 Minutes

April 2017

  • Retreat: we will find out if MLMQG can join the next Basin Piecemakers retreat in October from a Tuesday to Sunday any or all days
  • May sew in will be on the 20th at Virginia’s house or the church.
    • Bring your own lunch
    • Tables provided
    • Two ironing surfaces to share
    • Bring a personal project and/or a charity one to work on
  • Charity lap quilt project: Jenn is coordinating a lap quilt project for McKay’s nursing home on Soaplake.
    • Complete the lap quilts independently
    • Contact Jenn for instructions
    • Finished size 27” x 34”
    • Maybe put flannel on 1 side?
    • Need 20 completed for October 2017
  • Program: Jenn presented “5 Steps to Sewing Perfect Circles” from Nightquilter.com and a fabric box using 2 pieces of 12” squares
  • Sew n’ Tell highlights:
    • Great job on everything you are sewing, ladies!
    • If you have questions about sewing wound clothesline baskets, ask Gretchen as she has done over 80! Also, she has some of her baskets now for sale in a shop.
    • Through June Charisma will be offering edge to edge design quilting for the first 50 quilts at only a penny a square foot! Contact her to (FINALLY) turn all those UFOS into finished art !
    • Online hints: Lyndsey says that Sashiko thread is a nice quilting thread sold at the website French General as well as on www.purlsoho.com   Check out these websites for some interesting patterns and materials!
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