Sunday, February 5, 2023

YMCA Auction

 We have met at the YMCA for most of our face-to-face progams this year.  In recognition of their generous donation to us (i.e. rent-free space), we have been asked to donate to their Spring fundraiser auction which will be held at the end of March at the Y on Whitehall Rd.  Please check your stash and UFO pile for quilted and other handmade objects that you can finish quickly as well as your closets for new/in-box/with tags gifts you are never going to use.

Please use this tag so the Y staff knows who donated and how much your item is worth. Becky and Leslie will receive your donations any time or you can drop them off at the Y at our February 15 day meeting.  

Tuesday Evening Meeting - February 14 - ZOOM - Happy Valentine's Day!

 6:30 Social, 7 PM Meeting.  ZOOM - link is in the newsletter: 

Favorite Tools and How You Use Them

Show us what tool you can’t quilt without, what tool you’d give up chocolates for, or what tool you’d rather have than a dozen long-stemmed red roses. Cynthia Spencer, owner of Stitch Your Art Out, agreed to participate. You won’t want to miss her selection of new toys tools. This is a member-participation program. Don’t be shy.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

UFO Fridays- Comfort Covers on February 10

10:00-Noon. Blue Course Community Church (formerly Evangelical Free Church) off Blue Course Drive

Joining the regular Friday sit, chat & sew will be a Comfort Cover project.  This month we will be making walker bags to hold light items.   

Monday, January 16, 2023

UFO Fridays, embroidery, Comfort Covers, and banner updaters, OH MY!

Blue Course Community Church was busy on January 13. Machine embroidery people were working in one corner, and Comfort Covers was busy making fingerless fleece mitts in the other corner. We had text correctors, cutters, pinners, sewers, QC personnel, and trimmers. All told we made 52 pairs of fleece mitts that were delivered to Out of the Cold after the meeting. Big Thank You's go to Fran H, Sue Y, Lenore C, Lynn S, Nancy S, Jill W, Leslie D, Peggy R, and Peggy T. 

If you want to come join in the fun Feb 10 we are making walker bags. See additional information in the newsletter.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Youth Sewing Classes Starting February 4th

    Designed for 4th - 8th graders, this is a pilot program at Schlow Library in State College to teach beginning sewing.  It begins on February 4th from 1:30 - 4:30 at the Library for four Sundays with March 4th as a snow day.  If you are interested, please contact Schlow Library at (814) 237-6236 to register.  A chance to join the next generation of quilters!

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

UFO Friday Sit and Sew with Comfort Covers

On Friday January 14 the group will make fleece fingerless mitts.  The instructions are here. if you want to participate, please bring any of these items:  fleece larger than 11" x 10" you can donate, pins, a cutting board/rotary cutter, and sewing machine with thread.  Stations will be set up in an assembly line, so not everyone needs to bring all the equipment.  

On Friday February 10, we will make walker totes.  The instructions are here.  For these we need heavier fabric like upholstery weight.  

On Friday March 10 we'll sew fidget quilts for dementia, autism, and preschool friends. For these we will use washable textures like rough lace and washable silky polyester and moveable things like big zippers and big snaps.  More on this soon. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Wednesday Meeting - January 18 - Reminder to RSVP

 This month's meeting will be a luncheon at Hoss's from 11:30 to 2:30 (Full menu, separate checks).  Please RSVP to Lynn Springer (info in your newsletter or Green Book) by January 11th.  See you there!