DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
I always assumed that this expression came from the fact that the weather isn’t even fit for a dog! But it’s really the ancient Romans who associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius. That star was known as the “dog star” because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major. But no matter where it came from, I hope you are staying cool inside with the only heat coming from your sewing machine!
Come join in the fun:
July 24 - Christmas in July
August 28 - Birthday Party
September 25 - Molly Elkind, Fiber Artist
Since so many people are off on trips and holidays, we do not have any Saturday Sewcials in July and August. But plan on our next one in September! Watch for the details about a special workshop with Lain Stowe from Sew Much Fun!
BLOCK OF THE MONTH
Do you have all your blocks finished? Maybe 6 of them? How about one??? We’ll be having the “reveal” at our August meeting.
You are all so terrific! What great projects you have been turning in each month! I’m sure our booth at the Newnan-Coweta Art Association’s Christmas Fair will be the busiest and most profitable one there! Please keep turning in your items.
THE NOVEMBER AUCTION
Yes, we’ll still be having the auction in November after the fair. So start cleaning out your closets and shelves now to donate to this fundraiser. We’re looking for fabric, patterns, yarn, tools, etc. Pack them up in bags and boxes and bring them to the October guild meeting!
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.
2017 Program Calendar
January 23 Ellen Baker Modern Quilts
February 25 Saturday Sewcial Dana from Southern Quilts: Stack & Whack Sign up at Jan meeting
February 27 Guild Meeting: Elizabeth Frolet, Crazy Quilts, Embroidery, and the Baltimore Album
March 18 Saturday Sewcial TBA
March 27 Guild Meeting: Kris Townsend "What to do with your quilt top"
April 8 Saturday Sewcial: Paint your own Barn Block
April 24 Guild Meeting: Lain Stowe, a Judy Niemeyer Certified instructor
May 6 Saturday Sewcial: Compassion Quilts
May 22 Guild Meeting
June 10 Saturday Sewcial: Christmas Craft Sewing
June 26 Guild Meeting
July 24 Guild Meeting: Christmas in July
August 28 Guild Birthday Party!
September 16 - Saturday Sewcial with Lain Stowe, Judy Niemeyer certified instructor from 9 am to 5 pm
September 25 - Guild meeting with Molly Elkind - fiber artist, weaver & quilter
October 14 - Saturday Sewcial
October 16 - Guild meeting
November 2, 3, and 4 - Christmas Fair
November 11 - Saturday Sewcial
November 13 - Guild meeting - The Auction!
December - TBA
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 May Saturday Sewcial will be devoted to assembling compassion quilts. You can bring your sewing machine if you would like but we always need people to iron and cut. Hope to see you on Sat. May Saturday, May 6, from 10 – 2.
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
2017-2018 Board Members
President Linda Burns
VP Membership Louise Lawrence
VP Programs Marian Allen & Mandy Robinson
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
Opportunity Quilt Roseanne Bennett
Raffle Ticket Sales Judy Daymont
Show & Tell Rosanne Bennett