Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 2007 Newsletter

Recap of August Meeting (August 30, 2007)
Julie, personal shopper extraordinaire, delivered the Richeson stuff. She also brought an ooh-and-ah show and tell: a beaded purse from her mom’s snorkeling trip friend. Michelle is still working on her Quilt University dye class, and showed us a variety of ways to have fun with food. A favorite was her mashed potato resist, which was produced by letting a big plop of mashed potatoes dry on fabric and spraying dye over the top. Gill showed us her most recent “stash pot pie” quilt, a beautiful riot of batiks. Marilyn made a simple bracelet at Camp Onaway, and her niece made some postcards. Pat had a cute puppy block to show. Theresa attended Nancy Eha’s beading class through DNQG. She forgot her project, but brought the book for show and tell.

In our main program for the evening, Gill taught us how to make chenille pot holders (it was an easy, “instant gratification” way to learn the technique). Wash those babies up and bring them for show and tell in September!

Announcements and Reminders
Don’t forget “A Finishing Odyssey,” our challenge for 2007. The goal is to show “substantial progress” by our December party meeting, which will be Thursday December 13th at 6:30 p.m. in Gulliver’s restaurant in Neenah (just off the Breezewood exit). We’ll also plan on a white elephant gift exchange. Julie will reserve a table for us—mark your calendars now to save the date and be sure to RSVP come November when the reminder comes out.

Per Theresa, The Sewing Basket in Plymouth (www.sewingbasket.biz) is hosting a fashion show in December and will be soliciting entries. Wouldn’t it be neat to enter as a club? (As of now, I was unable to find any information on their web site pertaining to the show, but perhaps it will be posted as the time draws closer.) This shop also has monthly “Creative Art” classes on Tuesday afternoons. They also host an art quilting “sit and sew.” Check the site for more info.

September Meeting (Thursday September 27, 2007) at the Menasha Public Library
Sewing studios, led by…EVERYONE! Please take photos of your sewing space, whether it be a room of your own or a corner carved out of the dining room. Be sure to include anything that’s not working you’d like advice on and especially any unique features or tips you have to offer.
You may bring your photos in any of the following ways:
  • Email digital pics to Katy. (DEADLINE Tuesday September 25th! I spend Wednesday evenings with Jon and the boys and will NOT be online.)
  • Bring your photos on a USB memory stick (Katy will bring her computer and Julie will obtain the library’s projector.)
  • Bring your photos on a CD or DVD.
  • Bring slides. (I know, no one has slides any more, but we will be viewing a slide presentation borrowed from DNQG courtesy of Theresa, so we’ll have a projector.)
  • Bring hard copies and we’ll all gather around you.
  • Failing that, bring a gift of gab and we’ll bring vivid imaginations!

Upcoming Events
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, 13, 2007 (Thursday): Holiday party at Gulliver’s in Neenah.

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

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