Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sewing Saturday THIS Saturday

100 Quilts 4 Kids Linky

Just a reminder that there is a DC Modern Quilt Guild Meeting this Saturday, September 15! We will be working on charity quilts for our guild's annual charity drive. Please bring a charity project--if you need fabric, I have some donated fabric you can use. Just leave a comment on this post. 

When: Saturday, September 15 (Saturday)
Where: Westover Library, Arlington, 10-4 
What: 100 Quilts for Kids Charity Sewing Day

The Westover Library is a really great space--plenty of tables and outlets for all. There is easy parking and we always have a lot of fun. Plus, its a block from the Lost Dog Cafe, so you can grab a delicious lunch if you would like. 

Please SIGNUP to bring one of the following: 
Ironing Board and Iron
Cutting mat, rotary cutter, and rulers
snacks (just kidding. sort of)

Also bring a charity sewing project, your sewing machine, and cords!

Remember, you can view our upcoming schedule here

26 comments:

  1. Where would you like us to "sign up" for what we can bring? In a comment here?

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  2. yay! i have been meaning to make it to a meeting (my first!) ALL YEAR and i think it's finally going to work out! i'll be there with a cutting mat, rulers, and rotary cutter. and an ironing board and iron, why not! :)

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  3. I will be there. I can bring an iron and big cutting mat.

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  4. I will be there! I will bring cutting board and rulers. I have plenty of fabric, but I don't know if any of it "goes together" (HA!) so if the scrap box or some donated fabric is available, that might come in handy for mixing-and-matching. Looking forward to seeing everyone and doing some serious sewing!

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    1. I'm not sure if Heather has the scrap bucket but I have a ton of donated stuff I can bring!

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  5. I've got some scraps and other things to share from a recently retired quilter (my new grandma-in-law.) She's so happy that we might be able to use her old things! I'll also bring a cutting mat, rotary cutter, and rulers. Can't wait to see old and new faces--I had such a blast last time!

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  6. I'll be there. Sounds like the basics are covered, I'll bring snacks. (just kidding. Not really, but it'll be something healthy like veggies and hummus)

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  7. Looking forward to seeing everyone! I'm going to bring my stencils to show anyone who is interested a different method for making lots of half-square triangles at once. If you have any projects that you would like to use this method for, please feel free to bring your fabric so you can use the stencils (and I will show a way to do it without stencils, too). I'll also try to bring a snack...I've been wanting an excuse to make chocolate chip cookies.

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  8. FYI, in case anyone needs to stock up: the 7 Corners G street fabrics is (kind of) near Westover Library, and their Labor day sale is still on. Needles, thread, etc. are 25% off. But I would bet you a dollar they're out of batting. Joann's is also in the same strip mall.

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  9. I'll be there! I'll come with a small cutting/pressing board for trimming.

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  10. I have an vintage iron and ironing board in the car ready to go for Saturday. I am looking forward to meeting some DC Quilters. I haven't done any machine quilting so I thought this would be a good time to try to get some tips. I have a crib sized quilt top I am working on that I thought would be good to do there so I can focus on the quilting technique with my old machine before I get started on some bigger projects. Is that ok?

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  11. Sigh...I have to miss another one. Have fun though everyone!

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    1. Next time, yes? October and November meetings are planned and on the blog.

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  12. I'm coming and I will bring my rotary cutting stuff- you can't have too much of that. I can't wait to try the half-square-triangle stencils. Lately I have been really obsessed with blocks that use them, like Ocean Waves.
    And I will bring a little chocolate, in case anyone's energy starts to flag from all the sewing!

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  13. I am excited to come to my first meeting! Been following for months but the timing hadn't worked out. Do we still need anything?

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  14. I thought that I had replied earlier...oops! I plan on being there and will have cutter ruler and board.

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  15. Hello! Unfortunately I won't be able to come this weekend, but I'm looking forward to learning how to english paper piece and make some teeny hexagons next month!

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  16. So sad, I can't make it this weekend - I'm in NH for my sister's bridal shower. I'm working on baby quilts to donate though anyway!

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  17. If anyone has a Hera Marker that they wouldn't mind bringing, I wanted to try it while we're sewing for an idea that, if it works, could be totally awesome for postage stamp quilts (and about a hundred other ideas I have in mind!).

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  18. I have a hera marker. I'll bring it.

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  19. Sounds fun. I can't make it this weekend. But I hope to come again to the next meeting. I do so want to learn Elle's trick.

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