October Guild Meeting Posted on 14 Oct 15:12

The Guild meets each third Friday of the month at 10:30 to noon. When there is a holiday falling on that week, it will be rescheduled usually the following Friday. After each meeting all are welcome to sit and sew on their projects. This newsletter will be sent to you once per month after the Friday meetings have taken place. Meetings generally consist of show and tell items, information exchanges, questions and answers, Sewing/quilting problem solving, themed fat quarter drawing, demonstrations and reports of different shows and stores others have visited. New members are always welcome. There is No cost to join this guild.

Glad to have Marian's friend Shirley visit with us.



October - 1 yard exchange - any color or design, 100% cotton

November - Christmas fabrics

December - Blues, whites snowmen, snowflakes

SEPTEMBER's winner was Suzy Augustyn! Congrats

NEWS: 10% discount for all participants during the duration of any quilt classes.

Over 100 pillowcases turned in for Ryan's Case of Smiles. Keep sewing!

--Small projects ideas to begin for Christmas ideas.

--Marian and Naomi both had pillow cases ready to donate.

--Naomi agreed to give a workshop on the fabric wreath she showed us last month.

This will take place in October. Suzy Augustyn demonstrated the foundation piecing this Friday at Sew Happy. Even though a small group was present, the lesson was fantastic and very worthwhile. Paper piecing is now a simple option for blocks which goes by fast. Thanks to Suzy for taking great notes at the September meeting.

BRING YOUR PROJECTS FOR SHOW AND TELL! * Suzy brought paper piecing projects, passed out an article on foundation piecing tips and a copy of a possible project for beginners called Interwoven Diamonds. * Shirley brought her "block of the month" quilt that was purchase from Sew Happy Fabrics when they first opened. Just beautiful! Thank you, Shirley * Marian brought in some of the row by row patterns she collected on her recent quilt shop field trip. It was great to see what other shops were doing. NEXT MEETING: Naomi will show us how to make the fabric strip wreaths. Wire base is found at Michael's. Fabric strips should be approximately 8" x 1" or 3/4". They do not have to be exact.