Monday, December 5, 2016


REMINDER - We will be sewing together on Friday & Saturday, Dec. 9 & 10th.

We sew together EVERY month on the second Saturday/Friday of the month.

Bring your sewing project and lunch for sewing and visiting. Remember we have those nice big tables if you need to layout or baste a quilt.

If you can't stay all day, stop by for a visit!


Friday, December 2, 2016

December Meeting Information

There's lots to cover before our last meeting of the year!

December 13 is our annual holiday pot luck. This year Julie has a fun ornament exchange planned for us and, as always, we will be collecting food and donations for WHEAT. Don't forget show and tell! Representatives from Hanover Parks and Rec will join us for the meeting so please be sure to thank them for providing our perfect meeting space.

Here are all of the details:

Meeting: The meeting will start at 6:30 but you can arrive as early as 6 to start setting up. Bring your favorite dish to share (appetizer, main, side or dessert).

Ornament Exchange: Bring a handmade ornament for the ornament exchange. There are no rules. The ornament can be made of anything and in any way as long as it's handmade.

 WHEAT Food Drive: Each year we donate a car load full of food to WHEAT.  They operate a bi-monthly food pantry in coordination with several area churches. Everything they do is to help people in need in our own community. If you want to support WHEAT you can bring items from the following list or a donation check/cash to give to Cathy Williams at the meeting.

WHEAT Needs:

  • Cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix w/syrup, sugar free also needed
  • 1 lb bags of dried beans, rice or noodles. They can break down very large bags if you want to buy in bulk
  • Small jars of peanut butter and jelly
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned soups or mixes
  • Canned meats: tuna, chicken, potted meat, sardines
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit, including low sugar and sugar free
  • Canned beans, any kind
  • Coffee and tea
  • One-dish meals - Brunswick stew, hamburger helper, etc
  • Boxes of mac and cheese
  • Pouches of dried milk
  • Hygiene products: soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bandaids, razors, wash cloths, hand towels, combs, deodorant
  • MONEY to buy perishable foods
  • Gift cards to grocery stores
If you belong to another organization that wants to also have a food drive please talk to Cathy Williams at the meeting or get her number off of the membership list. She is the Open Pantry Coordinator.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tuesday Sewing

We are fortunate to have access to our meeting room 3 times each month:
- the meeting on the 2nd Tuesday
- the second Friday and following Saturday for sewing days 
- the 4th Tuesday also for a sewing day.

At the meeting we discussed that this day isn't used much and determined that's because a lot of people don't know about it!

I'll make an effort to post a reminder here on the blog before the 4th Tuesday each month and this is your reminder that we have the room this coming Tuesday, November 22! 
This is a great room for basting quilts or just to be able to spread out a project. We do have a stand up design wall, cutting mats, a couple of rulers, irons and ironing boards.

Come sew (or baste) this Tuesday of you want.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Our Flickr Site

A big thanks to those who take pictures at our meetings and share them on our Flickr Site. 

It's always nice to go back and take a good look at quilts from our meetings and you do this from our blog.

Scroll down and look in the column on the right until you see the box where you can subscribe to the blog by email (a great way to always get what's posted). Just below the box you will see Our Flickr Site click on that and you can enjoy many months of programs and show & tell. You will see Kitty's name at the top, because she's the one who set it up for us. Thank you, Kitty and everyone for sharing pictures. 

So sit back in your comfy chair and enjoy the quilt show.

Monday, November 14, 2016


Our November Block of the Month will be for another veteran quilt, still keeping with the Red/White/Blue fabric theme. We will be making a simple square in a box. The fun thing about this block will be the variety in the sizes of the square in the center - the more variety the better. 
Basic construction: Add strips to a square so your block measures 9" (I will trim them)

Some ideas - various size squares and combinations of fabrics. (Use prints and/or solids, your choice)

Sample block

I've cut some squares and will bring them to share. We will need 56 blocks for our quilt, so please, make 2 or 3 blocks and have fun thinking INSIDE the box. The more variety in the fabrics, the better. 

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, November 10, 2016


Sewing is Friday and Saturday (Nov 11 & 12). Bring your own project (and lunch) and have fun sewing and visiting with friends.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Nov. 15 Meeting

Does everyone have their calendar marked for our meeting on Nov. 15?  (Date change, due to election)

The program by Marcy will be
"Consider a Quilt Challenge Group"

From Marcy:

For the past 10 years, I have participated in a quilters’ challenge group. The last 2 years we’ve been doing charity quilts. The numbers of participants has varied from 5 – 7. Organically, the group works like any other group – sometimes it works for people, sometimes not, and we give each other grace a lot of the time! But here’s the thing, I originally asked if I could join the group after seeing 1 or 2 quilts that they had already produced. What I saw for myself was the possibility of real growth beyond projects I might choose on my own. Also, the closest anyone in the group lived was approximately 2 hours away, a “safe distance” – no one would see me fumble around, while I “tried on” different ideas! Depending on your desire to try something new, get out of a rut, or wake yourself up with a deadline, a challenge group can really help and provide so much more in the way of inspiration and friendships!!!!

Marcy will be sharing a lot of ideas and quilts.

Please bring quilts you have made with a Quilt Challenge Group (Round Robin style, etc.) to inspire and encourage others.