Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November 8 Newsletter

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. 


The monthly 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!!


November calendar

The November 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 MasselinkSaturday, 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 GrieppFriday, 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 DeyStarts 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 PrevostIf 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 HighetWednesday, 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 HighetWednesday, 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 project.



Block 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 4. 


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 veterans


The Community 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.


Marilyn 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!!


We are 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 jgriepp@integra.net 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 request.


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 stitchin’.

  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 locker.

  Calling All Monitors

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 shifts:

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 japrevost@gmail.com 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 start

 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 Monitor Training.

An early Thank You for being a monitor so we can all enjoy our great facility!