Workshops, upcoming meetings,
other interesting events 



Our next meeting is:  Saturday, November 10, 2018
​***This is a special Saturday program/workshop! We will not meet on Thursday, November 8th.
Time: 10am to 2pm
Location:  Starmount Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (our usual meeting location)

This workshop is all about thread and making thread work for you. We will cover general thread information that includes thread categories, thread types, distinguishing quality of cotton thread, spools vs. cones, thread twist, reading a thread label, bobbins and much more. The hands-on portion of this workshop focuses on thread tension. You'll learn to adjust (or not adjust) tension to eliminate thread breaks and achieve that perfect stitch. We'll make a tension chart (with the use of your machine) that will pinpoint the proper tension for each thread/bobbin combination. The goal is to finish up with everyone saying, "I love metallic thread!" Hint: It's all in the tension.

There will be a $20 kit that has most everything you will need. The kit includes: fabric, batting, bobbin threads, cotton piecing thread, cotton quilting thread, specialty threads such as poly-mono-filament, silk, Mylar, metallic and three needles. You will have the option to make up your own kit.

Other items to bring:  Sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch (hopefully this is the machine you use the most but you can always repeat the exercises on that machine at home), sewing machine manual, power cord, foot pedal, standard presser foot, walking foot, extension cord, 2 empty bobbins, basic sewing notions, 4" x 14" or similar size ruler, and a fine Pigma Pen or Sharpie. Bring your lunch and join your friends for this free, fun and educational workshop!
​Interested in joining a Round Robin? If you would like to join a Round Robin group, please contact Linda Ryan preferably by texting her on her cell phone or calling her on her home phone. Linda will lead the group in establishing the "rules" for our Round Robin. The actual sewing for the Round Robin will not start until January of 2019.
Future Programs, Workshops and Events:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD - Persimmon Festival in Colfax from 10 am to 4 pm 
Come see us at the Persimmon Festival!  We will be selling raffle tickets for our beautiful quilts plus we'll have some small quilts available for purchase! 
Guild Members:  Please contact Keren Rotberg if you are interested in volunteering for a shift at the festival.  Your help is needed and greatly appreciated!

Thursday, December 13ths - Dinner starts at 6:30 pm with Meeting and Fun to follow!
Our final meeting of the year should be a thrilling and tasty one.  We will be starting our meeting early.  Bring a covered dish and a guest if you wish.  We need to start our Dinner at 6:30 pm.  After stuffing ourselves with all the delicious food we will have a short business meeting to elect our Officers for 2019 and maybe some other fun activities.  Then we will draw for our Raffle Quilt "Rainbow Burst", Show & Tell and finish with our Quilt Money Auction (we will have LOTS of goodies for you to bid on!).

Please bring:  A covered dish of your choice (with serving utensils) - All your quilt money for our auction - Money and ticket stubs for the Raffle Quilt drawing (only "Rainbow Burst" will be drawn for this night) - And don't forget your Show & Tell!

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  

Community Outreach:                                                                                                
$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!  

Information as requested from Cath Evans at our September 2017 meeting