OUR MEETING LOCATION:
Starmount Presbyterian Church
3501 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27403
2nd Thursday of each month
Doors open: 6:45 pm
Meeting starts: 7:15 pm
PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL DATE, TIME AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR OUR NOVEMBER MEETING!
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!
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!
*** 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.