Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sew-In Saturday #1: Improv Piecing Workshop

This Saturday the CAMQG had the pleasure of gathering at Smile Spinners Quilt Shop in Marysville for our first sewing day.  Don't they have a gorgeous work space?

I (Jill) got the chance to lead the group, sharing a bit about improv piecing.  I brought along this little improv sampler quilt I'd made up to show examples of improv blocks.

 We all got to the sewing then, everyone of made such wonderful blocks.  
Even better, we all had fun doing it!

Alora with Fall tones

Lois' purples and Sigrid's brights

Erica's wonderful Amy Butler prints

Mary's Log Cabins

Meghann's bright fall colors

Nancy's Bold Brights
If you're interested in getting in on fun sewing days with us, we welcome new membership at every skill level.  We'd love to have you!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Workshop Update and November Meeting Items

We had 7 people in attendance at our improv piecing workshop this past Saturday!  It was a great morning of learning, sewing, and socializing!  Thanks to Jill Stemple for teaching and thanks to Smile Spinners for hosting!  Jill will be posting photos to our blog soon.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 15th (see details below).  We will have three main activities for the evening:  1) project sharing time, for new projects in progress or finished since the September meeting  2) a presentation on Modern Quilting and 3) the introduction and preparation for our very first Member Sewing Challenge activity.  Each member attending (who wants to participate) is asked to bring a fat quarter (18 x 22 inch piece) of modern, small scale print fabric, a rotary cutter, small mat, and ruler.  We'll announce the challenge specifics the night of the meeting.

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7 p.m.:  Meeting
  • Quiltmaker's Cottage, 1034 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA  17033
  • Please bring one project for sharing, complete or in progress.
  • bring a fat quarter (18 x 22 inch piece) of modern, small scale print fabric, a rotary cutter, small mat, and ruler.
PLEASE RSVP FOR THE NOVEMBER MEETING BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH....We need to know how many people will be there and will be participating in the Member Sewing Challenge activity.
We are definitely excited about our next meeting.  Hope to see you there!

Wishing you happy stitching!
Meg and Jill