Our next meeting is: Thursday, August 13, 2020
LOCATION: Your home on your computer or smartphone via Zoom!
TIME: Bea Mandel will be on the Zoom link at 6:30 PM but the Program will begin at 7:00 PM - Please watch for a Zoom meeting invitation email sent to guild members prior to the meeting date.
PROGRAM: Puffed Folded Star Ornaments or Coasters
This will be a tutorial on how to make some adorable puffed quilted ornaments that can also be used for a small or medium wallhanging, table topper or coaster. The size for the tutorial will be a six inch circle , which of course can be made larger if you increase your base size, which will be explained in the meeting. It requires minimal hand stitching and can be made in a half an hour or so , so it is a good project to work on while watching TV or meeting up with friends during a social distancing outing.
Materials you will need :
1 - 6" piece of white or light solid material
5 different fabrics of high contrast ( cut into 3" squares - you'll need 8 stacks of the 5 different fabrics.
1 - 6" piece of backing fabric
1 - 6" piece of batting
1 1/2" x 15" strip of binding fabric cut on the bias
needle & thread to match your fabrics
FUTURE PROGRAMS, WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS:
Good Works Wednesday is now scheduled for September 16th!!!!!!
Good Works Wednesday at Natty Greene's, 345 South Elm Street in Downtown Greensboro
Our guild will set up to sell Raffle Tickets and promote our guild and the art of quilting. Natty Greene's will donate 10% of Restaurant Sales to our guild!
Please contact CAROL DESANTIS if you are interested in volunteering! We will need a lunch-time group and an evening group. We will also ask you spread the word, invite your friends, co-workers and family to come grab a bite to eat and help our guild at the same time!
GUILD MEETING - September 10 - Check back for more information
GUILD MEETING - October 8 - Jacqui Mehring will teach us about Kantha embroidery
GUILD MEETING - November 12 - Lillian Adcock will teach us about small landscape quilts you can make for Holiday gifts
GUILD MEETING - December 10 - Check back for more information
***We will be drawing the winner of our TESSELLATION raffle quilt. Check out our RAFFLE TICKET tab for more information on how to purchase a chance on this quilt. If you are a guild member be sure all sold ticket stubs and money has been turned in to Libby Bowles before the meeting.
How to Earn PQG Quilt Money
At each of our meetings and activities each member has the opportunity to earn PQG Quilt Money. The Board may announce other ways to earn money during the course of the year. Here’s how:
$50 Meeting attendance $50 Wearing Name Tag $50 Birthday Month
$100 Bring Show & Tell $100 Bring Refreshments
Programs & Activities:
$500 Attend a Workshop $500 Attend charity sew day
$500 Challenge Participation $2,000 Present a meeting program
$2,000 Teach a Workshop $3,000 Chair a special program/challenge
$1,000 Charity quilt donation $1,000 Quilting Demo's to other’s
$1,000 "Day in the Park" $100 Block of the Month donation
How to spend your money
At our December meeting (the end of the year celebration) you will get to spend your money at an auction. The items for the auction will be donated by vendors, members, and others. In the past we have had FABRIC, Quilting tools, Art work, Quilt book & patterns, gift cards and who knows what other surprises! It is a fun spirited auction!
STARTING THE 5” COTTON SQUARE SWAP FOR 2020 in FEBRUARY
WE HAVE 10 SIGNED UP SO FAR, WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AT LEAST 5 MORE
There will be a SIGN UP SHEET out at the January meeting. We will start the swap in February. Please sign up only if you will be able to participate every month. By the end of the year you will have a large stash of squares to make fun and colorful quilts. IF ABSENT: You may send your squares by someone else or give to Betty G. or MaryJo W. if you will be absent for a meeting. The squares need to be labeled with your name and which month’s swap it is for.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MONTHLY 5” CHARM SQUARE EXCHANGE
Each month the members participating will cut 5” cotton fabric squares to equal the number of members participating to swap with. (Example: 25 members signed up so you will cut 25 squares to bring) It will remain the same number for the year. A different theme is assigned for each month. Please cut accurately and use only 100% cotton fabric. You will sign in at the squares swap table each month so we can keep track of participants.
You will put your cut squares on the table in separate piles at the beginning of the meeting.
You will pick up your pile of collected cut squares at the end of the meeting, in order to not disrupt our program or if someone is running late and needs time to lay out their squares. Thank you and ENJOY!
THEMES FOR 2020:
February: Valentine or Pink
March: Children or Animals
April: Easter or Yellow
May: Flowers or Green
June: Polka Dots or Balloons
July: Patriotic symbols or Red, White, Blue
August: Batiks, any color
September: Fall-like Leaves or Trees
October: Halloween or Orange
November: Thanksgiving or Brown
December: Christmas or Holiday theme