Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Our First Member Sewing Challenge

At the last meeting, we introduced and prepped for our very first Member Sewing Challenge.  For this challenge, each member was asked to bring a fat quarter of small scale print modern fabric.  Participating members were broken down into 2 groups for the challenge, 6 in each group.  Fabric was then cut into strips, 3 x 18 inches, and shared with the other group members resulting in each member having a strip of their own fabric as well as a strip from each of the other members in their group.  Here's what each member ended up with:

Group 1's Fabric Strips

Group 2's Fabric Strips

Here's the challenge portion:

·       Each member will use the fabric strips to make a project of their choice (mini quilt, pillow, table decoration, bag, etc….the ideas are limitless!!!).
·       The finished project can measure no larger than 24 inches x 24 inches.
·       All member fabrics must be represented/visible on the front/outside of the project but they can also be used elsewhere.
·       A solid fabric must also be integrated into the front/outside of the project.
·       Fabric may be added to complete the project; however the main/focus fabrics must be the member strips and the solid.
·       Completed projects should be brought to the February meeting.

We are so excited to see what our members create! 

CAMQG Schedule of Events

Here is an overview of the next few months' activities.  Please make sure to note dates, times, locations, and how to RSVP.

Holiday Gathering and Potluck
  • Sunday December 9, 6:30 p.m. at Meg's House
  • Please RSVP using the e-vite that will be sent out.
    • When you RSVP please list what food item you will be bringing to share.
    • Meg will provide all paper products and non-alcoholic beverages.
  •  We will also be having a Sewing Goodies White Elephant Gift Exchange!
    • Search your stash for any sewing related items that someone may be able to put to good use....add some festive wrapping and join the party!
January Sewing Day - Hexies 2 Ways
  • Saturday, January 12, 9 a.m.-Complete at Quiltmakers Cottage, 1034 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA  17033
  • Jill will be showing us how to hand stitch hexi blocks using a cardboard template while Lois will be teaching us a machine piecing method using fabric cut from a hex ruler.
  • Please respond to this email to reserve your spot.....We only have 4 spots left!!!
  • A detailed supply list will be emailed shortly to those who have reserved spots.
February Meeting
  • Details on date and location to be announced shortly.  We are in the process of securing a more central location for meetings.  We will still continue to utilize both Smile Spinners and Quiltmakers Cottage for sewing days when scheduled.  Information will be sent out via email and our blog.
If you have any questions, please contact us!

Wishing you happy stitching!

Meg and Jill