Saturday, February 4, 2012

"Things to Bring" for February Meeting

For the February meeting, here are your "Things to Bring!"

a)  As part of our "Scraptacular, Scraptacular" meeting in February, we are having a scrap swap!  Please bring a small ziploc baggie (quart size) of your scraps!  If you have a lot of scraps, feel free to bring two baggies for an extra swap!  Please include usable scraps of cotton fabric, approximately 1 inch on each side or larger.  
b)  If you have any projects that you've made with scraps, please bring them for Show and Tell!
c)  Check out this amazing website for great scrap quilt ideas (look on the right-hand side of the page for FREE patterns):

We are continuing to bring in strips for group quilts, which we are sewing together for Project Linus' wonderful cause.  This is an ongoing project and benefits a wonderful cause! 

a)  Size:  Please bring in at least one "strip" of fabric that is 44/45 inches wide (the width of quilting fabric from selvage edge to selvage edge).  It can be any height, but should probably be at least 2.5 inches tall.
b)  Pattern:  You can piece the strip with interesting patterns.  Alternatively, you can just bring plain strips (or excess Jelly Roll strips).
c)  Color:  If you piece your strips, please include at least a bit of white in the strip.  If you bring in plain fabric strips, any color is fine.  

StitchCraft is holding a sewing day to make pillowcases for children in need of a smile!  ConKerr Cancer provides cheerful pillowcases to pediatric cancer patients as a way to brighten hospital rooms.

On Friday, February 17th (10am-4pm) and Saturday, February 18th (1-4pm, after our meeting!), you can "sew a smile."  StitchCraft has kits for sale and a limited number of free kits from customer-donated fabric.  A few options, if you want to help:  (i) come with your sewing machine to sew some pillowcases; (ii) drop off completed pillowcases (instructions and fabric requirements are HERE); or (iii) donate juvenile-suitable fabric for a great cause.

Of course, don't forget your standard "Things to Bring" for each meeting (you can see the standards items HERE).  Feel free to email if you have any questions.  See you on Saturday, February 18th at StitchCraft!

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