Upcoming Sewing Saturdays:
Mar 19 at Pat's
Apr 23 at Deb's
May 21 at Pat's or anyone else who would like to volunteer their home.
Subjects to Discuss form was passel around for all members to suggest topics for upcoming meetings.
Retreat news - Deb - The retreat is Apr 1-3.
Jen, Deb, Rachel R, Sherry, and Diane are planning to attend.
Tip of the Month -
Carol showed how to line up fabric before cutting so that you don't get the bump when you cut. She also says that she cuts out patterns from magazines and stores them in binders.
Rachel M says that Creative Grids rulers are awesome.
Sherry use garden gloves for quilting. Cut the index finger and thumb off the gloves so you can change bobbins, etc while quilting.
Charity blocks - turn in to Rachel
Recipe of the month - Sherri - chocolate lasagna
Discussion: How to store stash:
Pat - In plastic bins and folded and stuffed in cubbies
Jan - in bins, sorted by color & fabric styles
Deb - ruler folded, then stored on shelves by color and style
Carol - stored on shelves
Amanda - floor to ceiling shelves, sorted by color
Angela - in shelves and bins
Diane - bins
Jen - in bins and a total mess right now
Rachel R - comic book boards, on shelves, husband put shelves in closet for her birthday
Rachel M - comic book boards, sorted by colors plus started a big scrap therapy system
Sherry - buys by the project so no storage really
Leigh - ruler foled then sorted by colors, stored in dish tubs on shelves
Mary - big giant unmovable bins
Show and Tell
Jan - showed pattern for Moonglow quilt that she's working on
Deb - orange and blue quilt for niece, asterisk quilt
Carol - d9p quilt for charity in purple, d9p in blues
Angel - d9p floral prints with tan and brown
Diane - quilts from dad's shirts
Jen - brought in the comfort quilt that we made her
Rachel M - charity blocks, yellow baby quilt for old college roommate, tea box for traveling fabric box
Sherry - d9p charity blocks
Leigh - mondo bag
Pat d9p blocks for charity
Proposal - Diane - change dues to $24 a year so we can prorate new members easier. Returning members can renew for $20 if paid by the November meeting. The national guild requires us to renew in December.
Unanimous vote for yes.