Doors Open 5:30 PM 6:30 PM First Baptist Church 301 Walker Rd., Dover, DE
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Sit n' Sew Workshop The Guild would like to welcome all the new members and encourage you to come to the January 2017 Sit n' Sew. It will be held at the Wyoming Methodist Church from 9-3 on January 24, 2017. This event will be free to any person who joined the Guild during 2016. Otherwise, there will be the usual $10 fee. In the afternoon, Mary Kokoszka has graciously offered to demo a circle quilt! Lots of members, both old and new, have asked where they could get the cutout heart and hands to make new name badges. Several "kits" are available that are the same purple hearts as the greeter name tags. Or you can create your one-of-a-kind name tag and bring your own fabric, batting, etc. I included a picture of a few of my name tags to give you some ideas. Any 5" or 6" quilt block that might be your favorite could be used for a name tag. I pretty much only knew how to make a log cabin block when I first joined the Guild, so that was what I made, and cut it into a heart shape. If you already have a name tag you love, and just want to join in the fun, bring whatever you want to work on and enjoy the company of all the other quilters! The rest of the supplies you will need are covered by Mary, below, for the Circle Quilt, i.e., sewing machine, etc. Also, bring a heavy duty long extension cord!! If any of you are fortunate enough to have an embroidery machine, you could use it to write your name to attach to your name tag.
Circle Quilt Sewing Supply List for Tuesday, 24 January For each "quilt as you go" place mat, bring the following items: 24 - assorted 4.5" squares (you may use 5" squares) 6 - 8.5" solid color or muslin squares (9" squares if using 5" squares) 6 - 8.5" squares of batting or Pellon #988 interfacing (9" squares if using 5" squares) Additional Sewing Supplies: Good working sewing machine with both a quarter inch foot and a walking foot, Template material and permanent marker Basic sewing supplies - scissors, thread, seam ripper, long quilting straight pins, etc. Pinking shears, Fabric marking pencil, 6" x 12" or larger ruler,Iron/ironing board (Mary will supply one iron and board for everyone to use)
9 AM - 3 PM Wyoming Methodist Church 216 Wyoming Mill Rd., Dover, DE