Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hello Everyone,
Our November 13 meeting was fun and busy. We had some exciting Show & Tell and a special display for all those who brought their completed Calendar Blocks. The project today was to get started on a jelly roll rug. We hope to see many finished rugs soon in all the interesting colors that were being used. Community Service awarded the drawing grand prize to Kristi K and she went home with a big box for sewing goodies and gift cards. Our next meeting is the Holiday Party. I hope  you all have a wonderful holiday season.
Happy Stitching, Holly P

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hello Everyone,
We had a lovely  20th Anniversary Party today. Some highlights included Show & Tell and our own mini-quilt show of OTM projects over the years. Please see the new tab "20th Anniversary show" for the photos. Our demo presenters did a fabulous job giving us techniques and food for thought. Then it was on to the food for our tummies and it was good!Claudia's home crafted cake was delicious and finished the day of sweets of all kinds. Thank you all!
Happy Stitching, Holly P

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hello Everyone,
We had a smaller attendance at the August meeting but that didn't limit the fun. The was a lot of lovely Show & Tell, teasers about the 20th Anniversary party happening at the September meeting, and Marilyn G. gave a fun talk about home decorating and color combinations. Please see the Upcoming Meetings tab for a few details about the September meeting and party. 
Happy Stitching,
Holly P

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hello Everyone.
We had a fun meeting with several of our members sharing a few items they had made or are clearing from their stash in our Rummage Sale. There were a handful of lovely Show & Tell items including and first time hand-quilted pillow by our newest member, Shirley T. We are preparing for the 20th Anniversary celebration at the September 11, 2018 meeting. Please let someone in the Programs committee know if you have tips, tricks, easy projects, or other quilting relating fascinations you would like to share in our mini-demos that day. Hope your Summer is going well.
Happy stitching, Holly P

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hello Everyone,
We had a fun meeting today with some great Show & Tell and a great mini project kit making wristlet key fobs. With the regular meeting and a board meeting we have completed the half way point of the year for OTM programs and activities.  Here are some reminders about what is planned for the next few months of 2018:

July - Bring your machine and spread out to sew. Catch up on your blocks and get great advice and help from your friends at OTM. We'll also have a Member's Garage Sale. Bring your items and set up a table to sell gently used treasures - sewing and non-sewing - to your OTM gang.

August - September and October Blocks will be presented. Extra: Marilyn G will present some ideas for color and decorating and how to apply that to your quilts.

September - 20th Anniversary Party for OTM. Bring your Pot luck item to share and enjoy mini demos, tips and techniques from your friends in OTM. (If you have a demo to share, please contact Holly P or Eileen S - we need as many as possible please!)

Happy Stitching, Holly P

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hello Everyone,
We had a great May meeting featuring our guest, Betty from Ryan's Sew and Vac, giving a demonstration and encouragement about Thread Play. Lot of great information! Show & Tell was lovely as usual. The Calendar Blocks are coming along. Please be sure to email Holly P if you need any of the patterns.
Happy Stitching, Holly P

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hello Everyone,
A smaller meeting for this lovely, breezy April day with 18 members present. Business went easily and included the distribution of the 2018 Member Directory. If you need to get one please see Cindy G. Marilyn G our Programs head stepped in to demonstrate the May Tulip blocks. They look very fun and easier for this month. Jacki A gave a very comprehensive demonstration on the quilt as you go technique for this year's Community Service Quilts. They will be given to Joy Junction on an ongoing basis through the year. If you need the instructions, please contact Jacki. Next month will be full an busy with the next blocks, a guest demonstration, and scissor sharpening at $5 per pair. Hope your month is full of ...
Happy Stitching, Holly P