Thursday, February 29, 2024

Fall Schlow Library Program for Children

 Once again our Guild and Schlow Library are co-offering a beginning sewing/quilting class for 10 children ages 8 to 10.  We need at least six instructors to step up from the Guild on the following Sunday afternoons in the fall: October 13, October 20, October 27, and November 3 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Clearances will be needed (no cost).  Format will be different from our previous Schlow class.  No teaching experience needed, and you don’t have to be an award-winning quilter to help out. Contact Becky Trunzo.  Hope you will join us in this fun experience.

Monday, February 26, 2024

Star of Hope Quilt

 Check out the olive branches in the white fabric.

Wednesday Feb21 BeckyS and LenoreC delivered the Star of Hope lap quilt to Brit Shalom for their use. This was a project sparked by Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville site in response to the October events in Israel. Lenore and Becky shared blue and white fabrics to ensure a balance of the fabrics were in both the stars and the alternate blocks. Becky made the borders, back, and binding. Lenore sewed the finished blocks into the top, and did the quilting. It was a fun collaboration, and Deena, the president of the synagogue was very grateful to receive it.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Comfort Covers Fidgets

Are you getting fidgety, wanting the snow to go away? I am!

Tuesday, Feb 27 we are having a fidget quilt session at QB's from 10-2. Please bring your machine and basic sewing supplies. Fidget quilts are small, like placemats. I have about 17 backing fabrics and batting available for use, plus all sorts of fidgety things to attach. Ribbons, ruffles, buttons, zippers. Do you have scraps of velvet, corduroy, lame, satin, yarn, nylon net you can bring? The aim is for different textures, and things for fingers to do for sensory stimulation in dementia patients. Even if your sewing room is strictly cottons, come help to assemble these tiny quilts.

 March 19, during QBs, is our next Comfort Covers collection. We will need walker bags, lap quilts, dignity protectors. I have miles of twill tape that can be used for walker bag ties. Starting Feb 13, I will bring it to QBs weekly for those of you who prefer to create at home. I'll also be bringing my machine. Come join me, and we can fidget February away.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

February 21 Regular Daytime Gathering


February 21 Regular Daytime Gathering Pine Hall Lutheran 1:00-3:00. – Katherine Miller – How to Prepare a Quilt for your Longarmer