Thursday, June 9, 2016

June 11, 2016 -- Hand Sewing Meeting at the Botanic Garden, plus some annoucements

Well, June has already begun and we are ready for our yearly outdoor, hand-sewing gathering!  This Saturday, June 11th, from 10am to 12pm, we'll meet up at the Amphitheater inside the United States Botanical Garden.  In years past, people usually hang out even longer and go to grab lunch, etc.  For the first 20 members to arrive, we have fun little English paper piecing kits to giveaway from Paper Pieces, the great online store where you can find anything and everything you need for EPPing.  So bring your latest hand-sewing project or quilt to bind and sew with us!

Teaser pic of the EPP kits from our Paper Pieces sponsor!
Meeting at a glance:

When-- Saturday, June 11th, 2016 from 10am to 12pm (the group usually grabs lunch nearby after we've sewn for a while!)

Where-- The Amphitheater area of the US Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC  20001.
Click here for a map

What to bring-- Your hand-sewing projects, outdoor-friendly snacks, hats & sunscreen as it could be getting hot again (other than hot, the weather looks great for that day!).

**A separate note about the additional sewing day in Frederick, MD that was scheduled for this Saturday also:  we'll be postponing that meeting once again in favor of a future date, tbd.  Sorry for any confusion that may have caused!

Hope to see people in DC on Saturday!

My only pic from last year's meeting when Jessie gave us an EPP tutorial!
And a couple other announcements related to the Fall Retreat sign-ups and membership renewal coming up:

Fall retreat at the wonderful Blue Mountain Retreat Center will be September 16-18, 2016.  Registration opens online June 20th, at 8pm.  There is space available for 16 full participants, 3 day passes and (for the first time!) 2 hand sewing spaces for the whole weekend.  Cost will be $185 (due to an increase in the cost of the venue) for full participants which covers two nights and all Beth's fantastic meals.  $50 for day passes which includes lunch and dinner.  Also a reminder that our new membership year begins on July 1st, 2016 and you need to pay your dues to be eligible for retreat participation.  Annual dues are unchanged at $45 for 2016-2017 and the PayPal button ($46.75) is on the blog now.  Alternatively contact Robin at to arrange to mail your dues.

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