Is it spring yet? Some days yes, some days no! I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of wearing my winter coat!
April 23rd – Dana Bruce from Southern Stitches will be our guest presenter and will be speaking on how fabrics are made and her experience with Korean fabric. Also, she will be bringing Mike from Quilting Treasures who will have short bolts for sale.
May 21st – Andi Barney from Red Hen Quilt Shop will be our speaker.
June 25th – Social Night! Come and have some fun with us!
April 14th – Compassion Sewing
May 12th – Crazy Quilts, part 2 with Paula Brown – embellishing your block
June 9th – Sewing items for the Christmas Market
There are no Saturday Sewcials in July and August.
In case you are a new member, we will be selling items in November at the Newnan-Coweta Art Association’s Christmas Art Market sale at the fairgrounds. We have already collected many items but need lots more for this 3-day sale! Please consider creating items for this fundraiser and bring them to the guild meetings.
Ribbons, Ribbons, how do you get one? What do they represent?
Have you noticed that many of our members have different colored ribbons attached to their name tags? You too can get them for your name tag by sharing at our monthly Show & Tell. We all love to see what you all have been making! Here is what the colors represent when you share. Fill up your name tag!
* Red Miscellaneous
* Maroon Community Service Quilt
* Pink Baby or Lap Quilt
* Yellow Double or Twin Quilt
* Med Green Block of the Month
* Dark Green Other Handmade Items( Crochet, Knit, dolls, etc)
* Light Blue 25" or less small Wall Quilt
* Royal Blue Over 25" Wall Quilt
* Violet Unquilted objects
* Purple Wearable items
Earn Buttons for Show & Tell with Punch Cards
August is the month when we are beginning the use of punch cards, if you choose to participate. Ribbons for show and tell will still be available and not phased out. The reward for a full card is a quilting button. There will be new buttons each month to pick from. We will punch your card for show and tell and a punch for all things extra you do for the guild like a participating in a charity sewing day, sitting with the opportunity quilt, giving a workshop etc. The first buttons will be given when you join 2015-16 and if you submitted a block for the newest patriotic opportunity quilt, and every time your punch card is full. The buttons will be near the sign in sheet each month for those who want to collect them.
2018 Program Calendar
January 22 Guild Meeting Mixer
February 10 Saturday Sewcial
February 26 Guild Meeting, Muriel Pfaff, Lectures of the Past
March 17 Saturday Sewcial
April 23 Guild Meeting, Dana Bruce
May 12 Saturday Sewcial
May 21 Guild Meeting
June 9 Saturday Sewcial
June 25 Guild Meeting, Lisa Storm collage applique
July 23 Guild Meeting-- Christmas in July
Thanks for renewing your membership with us - we look forward to another terrific year! Attached is the Welcome Packet for
2017 -2018. There are a few changes and I wanted to make sure you all had a copy without having to print off hundreds of pages!
Pattern for making your name tag just click.
Sewing for Compassion Quilts
Come join us as we sew our compassion quilts
Our guild continues to reach out to our community with compassion sewing and quilts. We are working on quilts for the Vets at Fort MacPherson and the Pregnancy Center as well as burp cloths. We are also in the process of making weighted quilts for children and youth. Compassion Sewing happens every 2nd Thursday of the month and twice a year at our Saturday Sewcials. It is our hope that we see each member on one of these special days. You can bring your sewing machine if you would like but we always need people to iron and cut. We also welcome guests. Hope to see you on one of these days!
We are off to a great start this year! I (Jo) would like to challenge the guild to break our previous year's number of completed items!
To date this year, our Guild has completed and donated the following items:
5 quilts to pregnancy ctr
16 to Ft Mac for Veterans
Last year we completed and donated:
38 quilts preg ctr
49 burp cloths
10 quilts to Welcome ctr
10 pillowcases to Welcome ctr
28 quilts to Ft Mac
2018 Board Members
President Linda Burns
VP Membership Louise Lawrence
VP Programs JoAnn Schrepfer Treasurer Kris Townsend
Secretary Michelle Fambro
Special Events Jan Pilnacek
Newsletter/Website Jo Dennin
Community Service Sandy Whitlock
Ways & Means Brenda Hall
Saturday Sewcial Hetty Mapp
Raffle Ticket Sales Judy Daymont
Show & Tell Gail Black