Wednesday Afternoon Group
After each guild meeting those who wish to participate in our Wednesday Afternoon Group may bring a brown bag lunch and stay for an afternoon of sewing. You may choose to work on the project selected for the month or one of your own. Details of each project will be listed on this page and supply list will be provided.
This little sewing bee is a great way to meet and make new friends, get in a little extra sewing time and share expertise with others. We hope you will join us.
Judith Creally will be showing us how to make a "Scrappy Strip Quilt" at the October 4th WAG presentation.
All you need are an assortment of strips, 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2", and 3 1/2" wide. The more scraps the better. Don't have a lot of variety, perhaps you could bring your extras and trade with another person. I will also bring some along to share.
Homework: 'Start sewing like width strips together end to end. Sew the 1 1/2" strips lengthwise to the 2" strips to make a 3" wide strip. You'll be ready when you have long strips of each width and making Judith very pleased with you.' (A quote from the September meeting minutes.)
4-Fabric Modern Placemats
September Wednesday Afternoon Project - Tina Lubimiv
Easy pattern to make placemats as gifts for family and friends for any occasion or just to make for yourself to brighten up your home. This pattern works great for all seasonal fabric. Also great for our Meals on Wheels contribution.
I made 4 coasters with leftover material which measure 6" square.(instead of a pillow- ha,ha)
- 0.4 m each of four coordinating fabrics - this will be enough for both the front and the backing (or 4 coordinating fat quarters for the front and 4 fat quarters for the backing)
- 0.6 m for binding
- 0.8 m batting (44" wide) - The pattern calls for polyester but you could use really any type.
Please bring your normal sewing supplies; sewing machine, scissor, rotary cutter, etc.
The project for November had been to start making blocks for Quilts of Valour. This project has been postponed until next year.
What is the plan now? Well, let's have a sewing afternoon to work on whatever project you have on the go. Finish the Scrappy Strip Quilt, make placemats for Meals on Wheels, get some Christmas sewing done, work on a Helping Hands Quilt, bring your knitting/hand work and visit, put a few tables together to layer and baste a quilt, etc. The room is available until 4:00 pm.
So bring your lunch, sewing machine and project(s) and enjoy the afternoon.