Hey there, DCMQG quilters:
This Saturday will be our big Charity Sewing meeting (only held on Oct. 1 because we couldn't get the venue for a September date)! We hope a lot of you can come out and sew!
The details: We'll be meeting at The Falls Church Episcopal in Falls Church from 10am to 5pm this Saturday, October 1, 2016. The address is 196 East Fairfax St., Falls Church, VA. We have full use of the Fellowship Hall room for our sewing pleasure! Please use the same parking as always (located off of E. Fairfax St. and Douglass Ave. and labeled "Church Parking"; described here in this post for any of you who haven't been to the FCE Church before ) and then head for the big, arched-white-windowed atrium looking room that is almost directly across from the parking lot. This is the Fellowship Hall (pictured below)!
What to bring: If you're planning to use a machine, 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 all your usual quilting equipment: irons, ironing boards, rotary cutters, and cutting mats -- At least as much as you need for your own sewing and if you have extras to share, all the better. Of course, any hand-work projects (binding, handsewing, etc.) are always welcome too! Any snacks, food, or drink that you want to bring along for the day is always welcome and, for lunch, there are several great options within walking distance from the church to recharge yourself for the day of sewing! We'll have a brief business meeting after lunch (around 1:30pm).
Also at Saturday's meeting, we'll hear from Jennifer Biehl from the Arlington County CostumeLab about the upcoming Quilt Show in early 2017. She'll be on hand to chat with us about that and we hope people have started pondering some submissions!
Alyson, our fearless 100 Quilts for Kids coordinator, has info and supplies for anyone looking for a charity project to start or finish so see her at the meeting if you are interested. This meeting is open to the public so bring others who are interested in sewing for charity or, even if you aren't a member, come contribute to some quilts!
We hope to see you on Saturday!