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!

Monday, January 2, 2023

Tuesday Evening Meeting - January 10 - Wool Applique

 Our January evening meeting is a ZOOM event, so you can stay warm and safe at home (or where ever you are).  We start at 6:30 for some social time with the meeting beginning at 7 PM.  This month's program will be presented by Vicky McCarthy on Wool Applique with a Virtual trunk show. She will showcase many quilts and discuss inspiration as well as basic techniques used in the quilts, along with touching stories of 40 + years quilting, and tips passed on through four generations of quilting. Vicky's business is Calico Patch Designs at  The link information for the meeting is in the newsletter.