Tuesday, November 12, 2013

President’s Message:
       As Thanksgiving approaches I can’t help thinking about all things that I am thankful for. When I was in Junior High and High school I completed Sewing 1-4. Of course this was one of my favorite classes and I couldn’t wait for the next one. As time went on and I graduated I thought everyone could sew because it was easy for me. I soon realized that there were people that hated to sew or couldn’t sew a straight line. Now I know that sewing and quilting is definitely a talent for which I have been blessed. One of my favorite things to do is to help others learn to quilt. I believe that we are unaware of many talents that we posses but with some instruction and practice we can all learn to do new things. I experienced this very thing at Quilt Festival. While attending classes I could look around the room and observe all the students at different levels with their quilting skills. I am thankful for all of you and your different quilting styles and feel blessed that you share your methods and quilts with us. If I hear someone say, “I’m not sure I could quilt.” This is my reply, “Sure you could the difference between sewing and quilting is only 3/8” difference. And of course I explain the difference with seam allowance. Sewing clothing you use a 5/8” seam allowance and with quilting you use a ¼” seam allowance. I have felt very grateful for all of you who donate quilts and projects for whatever cause we support. I feel that being creative is part of my soul.

         Another aspect of Fall that I am grateful for is the change of weather. I cannot wait for the trees to turn orange and red.          Nature can inspire a multitude of ideas for quilting. My favorite just happens to be Fall. Try quilting leaves into a table runner using fall as your inspiration. Don’t forget about the Quilting Journal Class it starts at 10 am with a guest appearance from Illene King. She will share some inspiration from her quilting journal and I will have some suggestions and supplies for you to start your own quilting Journal. Happy Quilting! See you soon Lorri Bashein

 UFO ~ #7 & # 9 for December Meeting

Ott Light for December is Cindy Schmierer
Sewing Tips from November Meeting: By Loretta Hunt
©      Use Insul-Bright for: Pot holders, insulated lunch bags, outdoor stadium cushions.
©      Use Quilted Iron Quick for: Casserole carriers, curling irons covers, can coolers.
©      Use Iron Quick for: Ironing board, Iron totes, Make your own Ironing board cover using the original cover as a patters. Cover the board with a favorite cotton fabric that you’ve lined with one or more layers of thick cotton batting; or use Iron Quick.
©      When Plaids are off grain it will make your quilt look old.
©      Because Photo storage boxes have a space for labels, use them to store trims, zippers, and sewing machine attachments, ets..
December Sew in 10 am Clearfield Senior Center: Will be our annual Luncheon starting at 12 noon, it is pot luck so bring your favorite recipe made to share. See the attached flyer for your assignment.
Don’t forget your Christmas gift is to be handmade and $10 or under to share with the group.
Our November sew we were treasured to have a guest speaker, Illene King. She proved loads of laughter and love of quilting as she spoke to each of us. She provided for us a special treat as she presented her trunk show.  She showered us with breathtaking quilts she had made and designed. How she started her journey in to the quilting world and more. Everyone who attended was given a special bit of her time to learn and grow from the spirit that she shared with us. A huge hug goes out to Illene King for sharing her lives lessons with us and her amazing journal. Everyone was inspired to get their journal started how is your coming along?

Each week a special group of ladies get together, My hat goes off to all the ladies of the Tuesday sewing group. Where laughter, love, tears and everything else that goes in between is shared. As they all work on there many different projects. There is always someone there to lend a helping hand or share a smile to a friend in need, or a helping hand to a friend how isn't to sure about what they are doing. Or maybe have tackled or thinking of tackling a new project that will test there skills.  There is always room for one more sewer and friend. We would love to share the day with you. We might even have some yummy food for lunch at times there is always a welcoming hand to one and all.

 wishing one and all a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with love and laughter and the many blessings of the holidays. 


President’s Message:

With the chilly autumn days upon us it is time to start on those quilts you have been dreaming of. Are you still busy winterizing the yard, and fixing up the house that you have let go while you have played during this past summer. Why not try some time management ideas I have read about. Sew 10-15 minutes a day is better then not sewing at all! Sew while supper is cooking, while the kids are doing their homework, or anytime you can isolate a few minutes for yourself. Start now and you could finish that quilt you have been dreaming of in no time.

     We look forward to those who share what they learned as they attended Quilt Fest


Happy Quilting   Brenda Sacher

How is your handmade/homemade gift for the Christmas exchange coming long? Don’t forget the price limit of $10.

I am a material girl. Wanna see my fabric stash.

Sewing Tips from September Meeting: By Loretta Hunt

©       Skirt the issue of how and where to hang mini quilts or sets of finished blocks waiting to be joined. Clip them to a skirt or pants hanger and hook the hanger over a shelf. 3

©       When pressing a block with many points meeting at the center, trim and fan the joining seam allowance out. Put a few drops of water, at the center and press.  This will help the center lay flat.

Ott Light for November is: Ruth Davis
What Ott you be doing in your sewing room?
How is your UFO list coming along November's number is #12 will you be prepared to report it done in the October meeting? We have faith that you will!

Behind every great quilter there is a…

©       Room full of colorful fabric, cutters, & mats and most of all happiness.
©       A lot of people that are cozy and warm
©       A Happy and content person
©       A lot of patience!
The best part of the meeting is our show and tell: here is where the ladies shine as they share there talents: Enjoy the show

A monthly stitchery report is given where we learn new stitches and the history of others. A shout out goes to Mary Jo for her dedication in teaching us.

Business was done, Friendships made and strengthened at our monthly meeting. We welcome one and all to join our little group and share in the laughter. Until next month.......