Our Vice President Carolyn led this month’s meeting as our President, Carol, was attending an annual conference.
A drawing was held for those who brought in completed President’s Challenge tulip block(s). Cathy was the lucky recipient for the May challenge drawing.
The President’s Challenge for May (to be returned at the June guild meeting) is to cut fabrics into 2½-inch strips. June delivered fabrics gathered by Carol from the guild stash for attending to this project.
Silver Threads Quilt Guild June Birthday Party
Each attendee should bring the following to the June meeting so as to celebrate the guild’s birthday:
- $15 sewing-related gift to exchange
- Covered dish to share
- A fat quarter for each bingo card you wish to play along with buttons to use as bingo markers
If you bring a guest, please let them know they are welcome to join in the gift exchange if they also bring a $15 sewing-related gift.
Marie reports we have $2,563 in our account.
Tonight’s program was presented by Margie and Susan of Margie’s Sew Much Fun. We learned about TLC for our sewing machine and how the quality of our sewing is affected by thread, needle, and tension (TNT).
You should change your sewing machine needle with each new project or when the needle gets a nick or becomes dulled. Choosing the correct size needle for a project is determined by:
Two documents addressing the subject of thread may be accessed on the Resource page of our blog or through the following links to the documents at YLI Thread:
Margie kindly handed out discount coupons for the guild’s members to use in her shop. She also provided two gift certificates which were won by Edith and Carrie Ann in a drawing. Margie suggested each of us like them on FaceBook which puts our name in for a monthly drawing of goodies from Margie’s shop.
We welcomed one guest for the May meeting.
While not guests, some of our members were very industrious and continued their work—now that’s dedication to getting a project done.
Happy Birthday to the women of May!
Linda Frick reported that batting has been ordered from The Sewing Center to help with the charity quilts. If you need batting for these quilts, please let her know.
As of the guild meeting, we had 47 followers. June encouraged all members to sign up via the Follow Me link on the bottom right-hand column of our guild blog—doing so helps keep you informed of upcoming guild activities and membership information.
The deadline for getting information to June for each month’s newsletter is end-of-day on the 25th of each month (naturally, that date will be adjusted for Christmas). General postings shall be done on Mondays unless there is something absolutely vital that needs to be announced in the interim.
Carmen and Jessie reminded everyone of the black, white, and one other color only annual guild challenge.
Spring Projects-to-Go Bag Workshop
The Spring Workshop was a success as you can see with some of our members sharing their wonderful results. More photos of the finished bags will be published soon in a separate blog post.
Show and Tell
As always, we were privileged to see beautiful creations by our members—enjoy the photo proof of the results of so many very busy hands (and whirring sewing machines). Some of the quilts are charitable donations, while some are personal projects.