Tuesday, September 11, 2007

August 2007 Newsletter

Recap of July Meeting (July 25, 2007)
Exciting news! Both Karen and Michele have had pieces accepted into the Wisconsin Quilt Expo (Karen’s fish and Michele’s “Oliver”). The show is September 13-15 in Madison.
As for show and tell, Gill brought a Betty Boop quilt she’d made with fabric she found at Yds. Is there anything that can’t be find hiding in some corner there?! She was working on an intriguing form of Japanese braiding called “Kumihimo.” (Go ahead, Google it!) Karen finished her postcard from the May meeting…it’s now her name tag! Michele showed us some hand dyed skin tones she’d been working on…except they came out green! Check out the directions on www.fabricdyeing101.blogspot.com and see if you have any better luck. She also had some gorgeous pieces made by spraying dye, a technique she learned through Quilt University.
The rest of the meeting was spent couching our hearts out. Katy demo’d a few machine techniques, and Karen showed how easy it is to couch by hand, even those “troublesome” yarns.

Announcements and Reminders
Don’t forget “A Finishing Odyssey,” our challenge for 2007. Gill joined the festivities, bringing her unfinished tree skirt and wool folk art barn raising to show. Remember, the plan is to show “substantial progress” on the UFO by the December party. In July we forgot to settle on a December party date, so bring your calendars to the August meeting.

August Meeting (Thursday August 30, 2007) at the Menasha Public Library
Chenille, led by Gill. Gill will supply kits for $4. All you need to bring is your sewing machine, needles, thread, a few pins and a walking foot.

Upcoming Events
August 30, 2007: August meeting, 6:30. Chenilling. Gill will lead.
September 27, 2007: September meeting, 6:30. Sewing room organization roundtable
October 25, 2007: October meeting, 6:30. Making stamps
November 29, 2007: November meeting, 6:30. Foiling
December: Date TBD. Holiday party.

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

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