Thursday, January 14, 2016

First Meeting of 2016!

Happy New Year (a bit belatedly) everyone! How are everyone's sewing goals for 2016 going so far? I've seen some beautiful finishes and WIPs on Instagram lately! I didn't really make any specific goals, so I guess you could say I'm already floundering... But I digress. Join us this Saturday, January 16th at the Falls Church Episcopal Church on Lee Highway in Falls Church, VA!  Bring your machines and current projects and sew the afternoon away with us from 1:00pm until 6:00pm. Here are some further details for any new members or people who haven't been to this venue before. Robin, our treasurer, just let me know earlier this week that we just welcomed our 80th member! Hooray!

Location:  The Falls Church Episcopal is located at 115 East Fairfax St., Falls Church, VA  22046; this is near the large intersection of Rt. 29/Lee Hwy and Rt. 7/Leesburg Pike in the heart of Falls Church City.

Parking:  You’ll want to approach the church grounds from the south on East Fairfax St. and there is a small parking lot directly across from the church on the south side of East Fairfax.  You can access this lot from Douglass Ave. and you’ll see little signs that say “Church Parking” even though it’s not totally obvious that it’s a church lot at first (the larger paved area is shared by lots of other commercial buildings in that area).  See map below:

Room:  We’ll be in the Nicolson Hall/Auditorium on the left side as you look at the map of the church; this is closest to the intersection of Lee Highway and East Fairfax St.  

Entering the Building:  I’ll have a key to the door closest to the Nicolson Hall but most other doors around the church will be locked.  The door nearest to Nicolson isn’t clearly marked but we’ll leave a rock in the door to prop it open while people are arriving and unloading their things.  It’s the first unmarked door that’s off a little path as you walk through the grassy church grounds.  When coming in and out of the door, please try to leave the rock in place so the door doesn’t lock behind you.  There is no elevator close to the room or stair-free access to the room but if you need some help carrying your gear up to the main room, please come find one of the board members or another guild member who would be happy to help!

What to bring:  Please bring as many extension cords (the longer the better!) and power strips as you have so that we can distribute machine power around the room.  Also, bring irons, ironing boards, and cutting mats as usual.  At least as much as you need for your own sewing and if you have extras to share, all the better.  Any snacks, food, or drinks that you want to bring along for the afternoon are always welcome and we'll start the business meeting around 3pm.

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