Wednesday, February 24, 2016

February 24 newsletter

Wasn’t that a Party???!!!!! 
·         Congrats to all the many volunteers and to Judy Currie and Wendy Newton for a job well done!
·         Thanks to all of the many talented women who did the very amazing works of heart and art! It is such an honour to belong to this amazing guild.
·         Thank you to all of the many people who lent us their wonderful belongings to add the icing to the beautiful cake.
·         We especially owe a vote of thanks to Jan Masselink and Debbie Johnson’s neighbor, Becki Andrews, who allowed us to back a moving van up to her villa and empty it out! LOL…
·         thanks to Jan for having the guts to ask her if we could use all of her wondrous ‘stuff’!
·         Thanks to the Moving Men!

Accuquilt Training—Thursday, March 10th at 9 a.m before the meeting. Wait until you see the amazing work of the Go Flower Class…you’ll want to try your hand at it!

A new class to be added to registration this week:
                    Dahlia Pillow (with June Griepp)
                    Saturday, March 5       9:00-12:00am     $5

The class for the Pashmina Vest was very popular, so our wonderful
Marilynn Barbour has agreed to open another section of the class
for those who are on the original waiting list.  If you are one of those
people, please be sure to pay the $5 fee and confirm at the registration
table that you will be able to attend the new class - to be held on
Wednesday, March 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

 Social Gathering
There will be a sign-up sheet at the registration table for the luncheon
to be held following our regular meeting on Thursday, March 10.  The
meal will be catered by the Olive Garden.  The cost is $11 per person.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

February 18 newsletter

Saturday, Feb 20th from 9-3. Tell your neighbours!!  

·       Drop off--Friday, Feb 19 - 2:30-4 pm Please advise when dropping your quilt off if someone other than yourself is picking it up?
·       Pick up--Saturday, Feb 20th from 4:30-5 pm.
We respect and value your quilts so please be patient as you wait to pick up your quilts after the show. We want to ensure that each quilt goes home with its owner.

Staging Committee timeline
Committee Set up Friday, Feb 19th from 6-7:30 pm.
Committee Take Down Saturday, Feb 20th 3-4 pm

Special thanks to everyone for sharing their own belongings for staging and for sourcing their neighbours! Please place your name and site # on the bottom of your item.

·       Item Drop off in Breeze Way between Ballroom and Santan Room— Friday, Feb 19th 2:30-4 p.m. (Please line breakable/fragile items up against wall and place tables in front of them so they have less chance of being knocked over)
·       Item drop pick up in Breeze Way between Ballroom and Santan Room—Saturday, Feb 20th – 4- 4:30p.m. (Please be prompt as everyone will be tired and ready to go home! Lol)

Volunteer Dress Code for Quilt Show Day—Feb. 20th—white top and black pants/skirt/capris.

Board Elections will be held next meeting--Feb 25.  Jean Prevost and Norma McMullen have agreed to co chair and run for the monitor board position

Executive Decision—made by June…Carlton’s did not want to take the scraps or the old pillowcases that we collected for Dog beds when Chao took them there, so we will no longer be collecting scraps.

June’s Did you know? June used to put batting pieces together by zigzagging but always got lumps. Now she lays batting and cuts each piece with ruler. She then butts them together (don’t overlap) and then zigzags. No more lumps!   (Internet idea…throw your batting in dryer for about 10 minutes to get rid of the wrinkles so it will lie flat)

Sewing Room— courtesy, kindness, friendliness, and respect

Reminder*****Leaving sewing room at closing time when you are asked to by monitor:  99% of our members respect this. If you are in the 1%, please do so as well. Our monitors have already given us 3 hours of their personal time to keep the room open. As well, please remember to clean the lint off of the table you were using with a damp cloth after your use.

****First two rows of tables in sewing room will be used to sort Raffle items on Friday morning.

Next week’s meeting will be in the Santan Room. Bring your money for the raffle. Lots of great prizes!!!

Necessary clutch--download of template incorrect--will have templates at class for you 7" zip and matching thread for flanges

Free motion classes changed! Beginner-Mar 7 and Advanced-Mar 14 Both from 9-12

Pashmina Vest--NEW class. Folks on waiting list only can sign up to take a new class scheduled for Wednesday, Mar 16 at 6-9 pm. Sign up at meeting asap.  $5

FART Trip (Fabric Accumulation Road Trip)

1.    Mesa on Friday, Mar 4th @ 8:45 a.m.  Meet outside sewing room for departure.  Please pay $8 to your driver.    We will visit 3 quilt shops--Cabbage Rose (15% off),  Quilter's Oasis (demo) and Mulqueens ($1 off discounted fabric 20% notions and killer deal on machines). Lunch will be at Midwestern Meats (12:30) down the street from Mulqueens.
2.    Mar 19—Tucson to the Cactus Needle Quilt shop who will be having a sale with 25% off

Social Gathering
After the meeting on Mar 10. Catered lunch $11 from Olive Garden--Chicken Parmesan, salad, ziti al forno and bread sticks. Sign up at meeting or Talk to monitor in the sewing room to sign up. Flashy entertainment will be provided. Mamma Mia!!!

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Newsletter February 6

Quilt show entry forms are Due MONDAY, February 8th….yes…that’s this MONDAY!!!!

Raffle items—thanks to all who have donated items. The bin is under the Accuquilt machine table…please keep them coming!

Still looking for Volunteers! Many hands make light work. For our quilt show to be successful, we need you!!! Sign up in the sewing room.

Staging—we now have about 5 or 6 tables…and a few vases, arrangements and a few outdoor ornaments. We have about 20-30 quilt racks to protect from toppling over! HELP!!!
Volunteer Dress Code for Quilt Show Day—Feb. 20th—white top and black pants/skirt/capris.

Spray Basting Quilts--please spray baste in the evenings (6-9 p.m.) after checking with folks in room that it would be okay.

Thanks for sharing space! The room is a very busy place and the generosity of the women in the room is amazing as we see folks doubling up on tables and making sure that as many folks can sew as possible!

Quilt til you wilt was a fantastic success! 229 Pillowcases made by 60+ women with all the fabric donated by our guild members. Thank you to everyone for your contributions. Thank you to Patt, Linda and Holly for their hard work in planning and prepping for the evening. A huge thanks to Martha Richmond for making 200 bags for toiletries for the children.

June’s….Did you know?
When lining up two seams, we generally use one pin. But by putting in the pin, it actually moves the fabric and can misalign the seam. Instead of putting one pin in the centre of the seam,  push pin into the seam but don't push through, then put one pin on seam allowance on one side and then on the other seam allowance. Remove pin pushed through the seam. Seams will be matched!

Teachers often book classes to start before the room opens so that they have some quality quiet time to begin teaching. Please respect posted times and do not enter the room before 10 a.m. Thank you.  

Next Guild Potluck will be on March 17th and will be catered. More info to follow.

FART Trip (Fabric Accummulation Road Trip)
 1.    Mesa on Friday, Mar 4th @ 8:45 a.m.  Meet outside sewing room for departure.  Please pay $8 to your driver.    We will visit 3 quilt shops--Cabbage Rose,  Quilter's Oasis and Mulqueens. Lunch will be at Midwestern Meats down the street from Mulqueens.
2.    Mar 17/18—Tucson to the Cactus Needle Quilt shop who will be having a sale with 25% off

Thanks to Debbie Johnson and Diana Shane for organizing these great trips for us! Thanks to all the ladies who offer to drive!

Nominating committee: Marilyn Barbour-Chair

There are no strangers in this room. Just friends we haven't met! Just friends who think that our sewing room is a wonderful place and who could be wonderful folks facilitating our amazing group. Contribute to your leadership and skills to our guild!

New classes
All classes will be available for Sign up Feb 11

Marilyn will be hosting a class in which you will need a Pashmina 27/28 x 72. This will be transformed into a lovely, little vest!

Thanks to wonderful ladies who show up to sell classes to us every meeting! You are gems of the guild!

Advance Ticket Sales 
Darlene Norton will sell Chinese Auction tickets and that Grace McKay will sell Quilt and Doll raffle tickets, Thursdays--Feb  11 and the 18th, at the meeting. Ladies  can fill out  the info and put  them in the draws on the day of the Quilt show.

Monitors. Thanks to all monitors who help to keep our quilt room open . If you don’t want to volunteer to monitor on your own, you could co-monitor with another person.  Both persons must be trained.  Monitors should sit facing the entrance door so they can see folks entering the building.
****Reminder--No perfume in room

Monitors fill irons and get water from the pottery room for you when they can. If you need to fill iron don't leave partial cup, as water gets knocked over and spilled. Please empty it back into the jug. If you notice that the water jugs for the irons are empty, please take them over to the pottery room and fill the jugs while the pottery room is open and water is accessible.

Lockers. Dozen folks on the waiting list. Please let us know if you are not using your locker or will be leaving the park so that someone can stop lugging their machine back and forth!

Serger club. On Monday (4-6 pm), will be making Burp cloths to be delivered with the receiving blankets that were previously made by the group.

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It was a "Quilt Till U Wilt" Night

 On Wednesday evening, February 3, about 60 ladies of the Palm Creek Sewers and Quilters gathered for one of their "infamous" Quilt Till U Wilt nights.  At 4:00 they got to work....some were cutting, some sewing, some pressing, some filling little bags, some preparing food and some being general "go-fers."  The room was humming!

Everyone had a job to do.

Everyone concentrated on the task at hand.

All that work made us hungry.....Patt and Linda made sure
we had a fantastic dinner.
We filled about 200 little bags with grooming supplies for the foster kids.

And by the end of the evening, there were 229 newly made pillowcases hung on the wall.  They will be donated to the foster children of Pinal County.

It was a great evening of fun, friendship and charity for all those in attendance and we look forward to our next project.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 1 Newsletter

A word from our illustrious leader, ‘Junie B’…The Sewing room is very busy with up to 2 classes running at a time, so it’s very important for all of us to that remember courtesy, kindness, friendliness, and respect are key for a harmonious sewing room!
Potluck scheduled for Feb 4th is CANCELLED! Discussion with folks came up with the following:
A.   Too many potlucks
B.    With the Quilt til you Wilt the night before too much food and no time to prep
C.    Don't want leftovers
But…Super Bowl Potluck is on for Sunday, Feb 7th…please sign up in the sewing room and bring finger food as a contribution.

Next Guild Potluck will be on March 17th and will be catered. More info to follow.
Thanks to Pat Fryer for a wonderful trunk show. We are grateful to her for sharing her quilts and patterns from her company, Villa Rosa Designs.
For those of you who knew Shirley Burrows, we are sorry to let you know that she passed away on January 26/16. Condolences to her family and friends.

June’s Tip of the Week:
To make a more accurate Half square triangle, use a 1/4 inch ruler,  draw a diagonal line on both sides from corner to create sewing lines and then cut in between. As well, you can increase your squares to round number instead of the 7/8. Ie. 3 instead of 2 7/8. Then square to needed size.

·       Quilt deadline of Feb 8th if you want to show your quilt. Applications available in quilt room, were sent by email or available in ‘Files’ on our Facebook page.
·       Still need volunteers for committees
·       We also need donations for our Chinese auction and the Raffle. Sewn items, Gift certificates, baskets, etc.  
·       Staging—please think about what you may have in your home/yard…or what your neighbor may have (lol) that we could use to decorate around our quilts. We need to be able to cover the legs of the quilt stands so people will not trip over them.
§  Tables, large vases, pop can flowers, yard art, benches/chairs/rocking chair, quilts (lap size +) you aren’t planning to show in show
Remember that this is the way we raise funds to keep our quilt room funded. We don’t have any fees to pay to use this wonderful space and all of the equipment that the guild has purchased…please think about how you can give a bit of yourself and your talents. FART trip to the Phoenix Sewing and Quilting festival had 61 participants signed up. Thanks to the 14 drivers who chauffeured the masses…and the haul home.

Next FART trip will be Mar 4. to 3 quilt shops in Mesa. Sign up in the quilt room!
Monitor training Monday, Feb. 1st at  9:15 in the sewing room with Nancy Duitsman. Help keep our room open by training to be a monitor. Learn the ins and outs of our sewing room and volunteer about 3 hours a week to help out!  Thank you to all of our wonderful room monitor volunteers. We  you!

No lockers avail. Thanks to 3 ladies who voluntarily gave up their lockers. Your kindness was so appreciated by Sally, our Locker coordinator, and mostly by the ladies on the waiting list who needed one!

Nominating committee still needed!  Volunteer yourself. There are so many talented ladies in our group who have so much to offer. You must be in park for 5 months. Marilyn Barbour agreed to Chair the Nominating Committee for a locker. Thanks to Darlene Norton who readily gave up her locker!!!! We have so much fun!

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