Sunday, May 13, 2018


Saturday Sew-In
We enjoyed sewing together on Saturday at the Belleview Public Library. The library had recently celebrated a Harry Potter-themed event, and one character - a Dementor - remained behind to keep us company.
Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope and happiness out of the air around them. ... Get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory, will be sucked out of you.

Thankfully we managed to deflect the Dementor's attempts to suck happy sewing vibes from us - and from Beth in particular!

"Florida Waves" Update
Last weekend was the online fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital - the annual event is called "St. Jude Time to Give Back Golf and Tournament and Celebration."

Our 2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt, "Florida Waves," was put up for auction with a value of $400. 

The quilt was made by Karen E., Linda H., Linda T., Jane, and Frances, and along with the book First Time Quiltmaking, written by Linda H., sold for $200. The entire auction raised $59,213.

Meeting Reminder
Our May meeting is Monday evening! 

Don't forget to bring these supplies for a hands-on lesson - "Foiling Around With Appliqué" by member Selina:

  • large mug-rug size (suggested 10” X 12”) background fabric
  • 1 to 4 fabrics for curved appliqué shapes (egg, heart, circle, etc.)
  • appliqué notions - needle; pins, thimble, thread; scissors to cut paper; and scissors to cut fabric
Selina will show us how to prepare fabric for appliqué. You may turn your project into a mug rug following her instructions. 

And don't forget that it's not too late to register ($40) for Anne Sullivan's "Design As You Go" improv workshop the afternoon of Monday, June 11. Bring your money to the meeting, because afterward the workshop will be opened to non-members for $50. Let us know! 

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