Saturday, May 19, 2007

Newsletter May 2007

Thanks to Michele for writing the April notes. After reviewing the show and tell recap, I’m sorry I missed it!
Recap of April Meeting (April 26, 2007)
Mary W. went to the quilt show in Chicago, and attended a class with Esterita Austin, art quilter and maker of Misty Fuse. Mary brought in samples of a misty-fused applique which really doesn't seem to change the hand of the fabric. She also had samples of Lutrador a new fabric that is stitchable and accepts paint exceptionally well.

Joanne, Teresa and Pat enjoyed the Women Who Run with Scissors exhibit. Teresa will bring pictures to a future meeting once they are developed.

Teresa also wanted to share that The Sewing Basket in Plymouth offers Creative Art Days and Open Sew sessions on Fridays. She is also looking to purchase an industrial sewing machine--if anyone knows where to get one, please tell her!

Julie was working on a very orange beaded piece for commission. We almost needed sunglasses look at it!

After catching up with each other, we watched the Ricky Tims' Grande Finale DVD. This is an excellent program, and well worth further study/viewings! [Note from Katy: I’m happy to lend out my DVD. Marilyn is first in line.]

May Meeting (Thursday May 31, 2007) at the Menasha Public Library
Remember to please call Mary or Katy if you know you won’t make it in May. Don’t forget the new start time—6:30. Mary will lead us in making fabric postcards that you really can mail! Supplies:

  • Variety of fabric scraps; two at least 4” × 6” with one plain enough for address to be written legibly
  • Variety of decorative threads for hand or machine
  • Any embellishment which will lay flat
  • Your favorite lightweight fusible (Like Wonder Under)
  • Sewing machine if you choose
  • Fabric pens/markers
  • Rotary cutter/fabric scissors
  • Mary will supply Peltex as the base for 25¢ per card

Upcoming Events
May 31, 2007: May meeting, 6:30. Fabric Postcards; Mary will lead.
June 28, 2007: June meeting, 6:30. Paintsticks.
July 26, 2007: July meeting, 6:30. Couching. Katy and Karen will lead.
August 30, 2007: August meeting, 6:30. Chenilling. Gill will lead.

Conversations with Cloth meets the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 at the Menasha Public Library.

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