Thursday, May 16, 2013

May 18th Meeting at Capital Quilts

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to remind you of our meeting this Saturday, May 18th, from 1:30 - 4:30 at Capital Quilts at 15926 Luanne Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.  Because of the size of the room and the shorter meeting time, if you are able to bring hand-work or a project to cut out, we may be better able to accommodate everyone (although if you really want to bring your machine, please feel free...I know we have quite a few people who will be at Quilt Market in Portland and missing the meeting).

Our agenda for the meeting will include the charm swap that Lynne announced at our last meeting - bring 1 (or more) sets of 10 charm squares (any 5" square is fine) rolled up and tied with a ribbon (or something), and we'll put them in a bag and then allow people to select the number of charm square rolls that they put in to the bag.  I'm sure that there will be fun opportunities to trade after the drawing if folks want to, as well, knowing our group.  We'll do a longer version of show-and-tell, have some time to help each other with shopping, have more door prizes, and hopefully hear a bit about the museum meet-up on Friday and the informal challenge that is being discussed over on Flickr.  If anyone would like to do a demo of a technique (or would like to request a demo), please leave a note in the comments section asap.  With all of our socializing, I'm sure that the 3 hours will speed by, as time with the guild usually does!

I meant to call awhile back about the idea of spending a certain amount of money in the shop as a group to reduce/eliminate the fee for the space, but it slipped my mind until today, and the owner of Capital Quilts is already in Portland at Quilt Market, so I doubt I'll hear back from her in time.  I'm sorry!  Since we haven't taken up dues yet to pay for things like space, and as of now we'll owe $50 for the room rental, if everyone could bring $5, we'll just split the fee by everyone who attends (if we have more than 10 people, it will be less than $5/person).  I'm not sure how else to do it for this time, so I hope that is ok with folks.  Also, please RSVP in the comments section, so we know how many folks are coming.  I think they already have ironing and cutting stations set up there, but I'll bring my cutting mat, rotary, and rulers, just in case.

I think that's everything!  I'm really excited to see everyone!

Happy Thursday,
Elle
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12 comments:

  1. Hi all,
    I just heard back from the shop, and if we spend $500 as a group (pre-tax) in the shop that day, we can have the fee waived all together. They are asking to have the fee upfront and then they'll refund it if we spend the requisite amount, so I guess what I'd really like to know is whether people have some shopping to do. If 10 of us each had $50 of shopping to do, we'd be covered, at which point I could put the deposit on my credit card and not have to waste time collecting a few dollars from everyone, but if I'm going to have to spend $400 to get us up to the $500, then I'd rather collect the fee from everyone at the beginning and not worry about it. (I was imagining that I might spend between $100-$150 to get supplies for sewing things for my son, since I haven't done a big shop for him yet and probably won't be shopping again for quite awhile!). So, if you have an idea of whether and how much you might spend that day, will you add that to your comment so we can see whether it looks like it will work out? Thanks!

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  2. I expect to be there, though can't guarantee any shopping unfortunately.

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  3. I will be there, looking forward to it! I don't really have any shopping to do though, so I'm happy to bring $5 for the room.

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  4. I'm sad that I will miss the meeting - I am out of town for my father's birthday. Hope we can do the charm swap again sometime!

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  5. I'll be there! Elle- can you show us your half square tutorial again? I have been trying to remember, and I can't.... I'll be bringing a notebook this time! :)
    Nicole

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  6. I won't be able to be there--my dad is coming into town from CA last minute. Happy sewing.
    Katie

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  7. I'm planning on coming, though I don't really have much shopping to do either so I'll bring some money for the fee.

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  8. I'm planning on coming too! I might be in for about $50 of shopping if need be (twist my arm... ;-)) but am otherwise happy to chip in $5 too. Looking forward to seeing everybody! Carissa

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  9. I will be there!! Though I may have to leave early for a graduation party. Happy to bring $5!

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  10. I plan to come (fingers crossed that I don't get the stomach bug my son has.)

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  11. I plan to be there but I probably won't be shopping this month. I'm happy to contribute to the fee for the space. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

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