Sunday, April 26, 2009

April 2009 newsletter

Clean out those sewing rooms! It’s time for our swap meet!

Recap of February Meeting (February 26, 2009)
The joke was on us with a wild snowstorm! February’s meeting was canceled.

Recap of March Meeting (March 26, 2009)
We had an absurd amount of pent-up show and tell. Karen finished her bracelet. Michele shared a moving journal quilt, plus a bunch of new dyed fabric. Lynda had a huge, amazing, and gorgeous felted piece. Sandy had a bodacious Bra Bag (44D, in case you wondered!) Gill had a new notebook cover, but we were really enthralled by her gourd bowl, from a class with Terrylou Adler. She also had a class at the Milwaukee Sewing Center that combined machine needle felting with Copic pens for shading. Julie shared information about the Richeson gallery – she’s working on scheduling a Paintstik night for us.

We enjoyed trying our hands at Korean Pogaji with Gill. If you used the technique on a new project, bring it in!

April Meeting (April 30, 2009)
April’s meeting is a work night; Betty plans to be on hand to help finish your bracelets. Plus, it’s TRASH TO TREASURE night. Clean your sewing room and bring your extra “stuff!” We’ll have a swap meet. Set your own prices or arrange your own barters.

Announcements and Reminders
The exhibit at the Oshkosh Public Museum, “Not your Grandmother’s Quilt,” is still running (last day is May 10, Mother’s Day). Visit if you'd like more information.

Upcoming Events
April 30, 2009: April meeting, 6:30, Work night and swap meet
May 28, 2009: May meeting, 6:30, Tentative Shiva night at Richeson’s
June 25, 2009: June meeting, 6:30, Felted pincushions
July 30, 2009: July meeting, 6:30, Demo night
August 27, 2009: August meeting, 6:30, Artist Trading Cards or Inchies

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