Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December 15 newsletter

 Sign up for January classes has begun. Reminder that you have to be at a meeting on Thursday to sign up for a class. Sign up at 10:00 before meeting and then immediately after the meeting.

Our last meeting went to the dogs! A great deal of discussion at our last meeting about saving scraps for dog beds! Carlton’s has told us that they will accept our scraps if we provide old pillow cases for them to fill. After much discussion, ranging from us doing it all to going back full circle to Carlton’s doing it, there is now a bin on the white shelf under the embroidery bulletin board for you to put OLD pillow cases if you are so inclined. So bring your old pillow cases in and add them to the doggy pillow case bin. Chao and her husband, John, will deliver the scraps and cases to Carlton’s as before. Thanks to them for taking care of this for the club.

And speaking of Pillow Cases….NEW Pillow Cases, this time….Thanks to everyone who contributed yardage at our Christmas Luncheon for the Quilt til you Wilt scheduled for February where we will make pillow cases for the Foster Children of Pinal County. It was a pleasure to watch Patt Anthony and Linda Eliason sorting the contributions of wonderful children’s fabrics and even some pillow cases already completed. Thanks to Patt and Linda for their continued leadership to our club. Make sure you sign up for the Quilt til you Wilt when Mary puts it on the calendar and come out for some fun, frivolity and fabric fiddling!

A gentle reminder about respect
·       When there is a speaker in a meeting, please do not whisper to your neighbour, the folks around you are trying to listen to the speaker.
·       When you get a phone call in the sewing room, please quietly answer and continue your conversation once you are outside of the room.
·       Remember that folks are trying to concentrate in the sewing room…socializing is a huge part of who we are, but be respectful of the folks working around you and in the rest of the room.

 June’s Tip of the Week:  Did you know when you sew? 
Thread-wrapped round and round on the spool goes on your machine vertically. Cross wound spool goes on your machine horizontally.  Having your thread correctly oriented on your machine allows the thread to come off the spool more easily and eases your machine’s operation.

FART Trips—January 13th and 29th…check the January calendar.

Monitoring—there are still some vacancies for December and at this time, the room will be closed unless someone can monitor at those times. If you can monitor and would like to keep the room open, please talk to June.

Special Thanks to the Raffle Quilt crew who sell tickets for our quilts and the American Girl doll at our Tuesday craft fairs!