A Message From Your Leader – June Griepp The Sewing and
Quilting Room is in full swing already. Our first meeting last Thursday was
well attended with over 80 gals on board. We had several first time ladies at
this meeting and we welcome them to join our group.
raffle is scheduled during our meeting for Thursday, November 17th.
As usual, Sally, Debbie and Diana will have wonderful sewing
items for you to win, so bring some cash ($100 0r $200 will do), buy your
tickets (they’re cheap) and be prepared to win some great prizes. The only
requirement is that you yell loud when you win!!
classes are already filling up. There are still a few spots left so if you can
make the meeting on Thursday, November 10th, you may have a chance to
grab a spot in your favorite class. Class Registration is open at 9:45
a.m. on Thursdays.Please bring the correct amount of money and do
not “bug” the registration gals before 9:45. Give them time to get set up.
Christmas Wall Hanging by Jan Masselink
–Saturday, November 12 – 9 am to 4 pm. This is a fun paper
piecing class. A sample is hanging in the Sewing
Room. Mystery Quilt by June Griepp –
Friday, November 11 and Friday November 18—1 pm to 4 pm. If
you can’t make the November 11 session you can still sign up on any subsequent
Thursday and catch up at a later date. There are two sessions in December on
the 2nd and 9th, and two sessions in
January. Beginning Quilting by Linda Dey –
Starts Tuesday, November 15th at 8 a.m. for 4
weeks. I understand there may be a couple of spots left for this session. A
sample is hanging in the Sewing Room. Advanced Beginner
Quilting by Jean Prevost – If you have already taken the
Beginner Quilting Class, this is the class for you. Again, there are 4 weekly
sessions starting Monday, November 14th at 9 a.m. The quilt you will
be making is hanging in the Sewing Room. It is a
beauty! 10-Minute Christmas Block by Penny Highet.
Wednesday, November 16th 9 am to 1 pm. Make a
quick, easy Christmas lap quilt and learn how to make a cathedral window. Great
project for beginning quilters with basic quilting skills and all looking for a
quick project. Fall Wall Hanging by Penny Highet –
Wednesday, November 23th 9 am to 4 pm. You will learn to
create a simple fall wall hanging by appliqueing the Accuquilt machine’s ‘Fall
Medley’ at this session. Class members should already be trained to use the
Accuquilt machine prior to class. Sweatshirt Jacket by
Debra Byers –Wednesday, November 30th 9 am
to 1 pm. A sample is hanging in the Sewing Room. Debra suggests you buy a
very large sweatshirt preferably with raglan sleeves for this
of the Week Signups starts December 8th. The quilt is hanging
in the Sewing Room. There are fabric requirements sheets and BOW rules in the
rack that hangs on the blue cubbies. Reversible Tote by
Pat Slagter. Monday and Tuesday, December 12th and
13th. 9 am to 1 pm each day. This is an advanced beginner
class. Mystery Quilt by June Griepp. Friday,
December 2nd and 9th, 1 pm to 4 pm. This is Sessions 3 and
QUILTS OF VALOR – PALM CREEK STYLE
Every year our
Palm Creek group makes quilts for veterans and active military members. We want
to honor both our Canadian and US veterans. We meet Friday
mornings in the Sewing Room starting at 9 am. However,
you can participate at any time and in any way, you would like. We have
patterns, fabric, panels and even kits for you to use. We will have projects
ready for you to piece. This is a great opportunity for beginning quilters to
get some extra practice and contribute to our community. The quilts are
presented to family and friends of Palm Creek or given to local veteran groups.
They are always greatly appreciated. Maureen Edwards, Jan Kinney and
Gwen Borgen have taken over responsibility for “QOV” to let Joyce Owen
focus on the creative side of this project. So stop any of us for more
information. We hope to see you and have your help in honoring our
Quilters led by Julie Langwell meet every
Friday Morning at 9 a.m. They are already in full swing
and invite you to join them. Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm. They
have projects ready for you to help them with. Julie is always looking for
people to finish a quilt by quilting. This is a good place to practice those
free motion quilting skills you learned.
RAFFLE QUILT AND AMERICAN GIRL DOLL CHAIRPERSON
Goeken has generously donated a beautiful queen size quilt for our
Quilt Show Raffle and Jenny Schwieterman has generously donated
the Doll Bed for our American Girl Doll. But we need a
chairman to oversee the ticket sales. We have people who are
willing to sell tickets. I just need someone to be in charge. Without a
chairperson, we cannot go forward with the Raffle!!
looking for one or two persons who would be willing to organize our
shop hop or FART trips. These trips are always a lot of fun and a
great opportunity to meet new people. But without a chairperson
to organize the trips, they won’t happen. So if you enjoy fabric
shopping, (and who doesn’t?), please volunteer to help out.
If your Club or
Committee is looking for money from our treasury for your projects, you must
turn in a Budget Request by December 1. There is no designated
form. Just send me an email at email@example.com giving me the details
on how much money you want or need and what you plan to spend the money on.
Once we have all the requests in, we will complete the budget and approve your
PLEASE PUT YOUR SEWING MACHINES AWAY!
As much as we
would all like to leave our sewing machines in place, it becomes impossible to
allow this privilege once our classes start and the room gets crowded, so we ask
that at the end of the day (4 p.m.) or 9 p.m. you store your machine
away. If you plan to return to the Sewing Room in the evening, you
can leave your machine set up when you leave at 4 p.m. But, please, no machines can be left out over
night as there may be an early morning class that needs
your space. This rule goes into effect on Thursday, November
10th, as our first class starts on November
11th. Thank you in advance for adhering to this rule. Looking
forward to seeing you all in the Sewing and Quilting Room. Keep
Lockers and Stash Storage!
For those of you
who are new to Sewing Room, you need to already be physically in the park to
book a locker and stash locker. There is a $5.00 deposit for a locker, stash
locker and a cable to lock up your machine.
Sally Schaeffer (covering for
Joan Salter) will be in the sewing room on Tuesdays from 11-1 and on Thursdays
right after the meeting if you want to get a locker. Monitors, you can pass this
information onto any folks who would like to obtain a
In order to have
our room open as much as possible, we need to keep filling out the
November Monitor Calendar also. A reminder of the
Sewing/Quilting Room Monitor
Morning (10 a.m. to 1
p.m.) Afternoon (1 p.m. to 4
p.m.) Evening (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
If at least one
other person does not come to use the room after 30 minutes, you should close
the room for your shift and not remain there alone.
This early request
is primarily for those that prefer to do the same "shift" every week on a
specific day or days. The sooner we get you on the calendar, the more likely
you'll get your preferred time.
Please sign up during our Thursday Guild
meetings or contact Jean Prevost by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org with the
following: 1) day of week (Sunday, Monday, etc.) 2) time (Morning,
Afternoon or Evening) 3) Your first and last name 4) Phone where you can
be reached (park phone or mobile) 5) Specific date when you can
You can also text Jean at 612-804-1915 if that's easier, and be
certain to include the info listed above.
Unless otherwise stated, I'll
fill in the calendar with a "recurring" assignment for you. Include anything
else you think I should know!
All Monitors will need to take
An early Thank You for being a monitor so we can all
enjoy our great facility! Jean