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

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hello Everyone,
Our March 13 meeting was full and busy. Louise S demonstrated the three April blocks and possibilities. If you need these patters please contact Holly P and she can email you the pdf of these patterns. Jacki A talked about the community service sewing to do at the April 10 meeting. Please see the Community Service tab for a few more details of this quilt-as-you-go project. Nancy F gave us fabric bundles to become school bags for another the World School Bag Project and Eileen S gave kits to make pillow cases for the Mountainside United Methodist Church (where we meet.) We had a lovely turnout for Show & Tell and the 2018 Calendar Program. There was a brief Board Meeting and those minutes as well as the General Meeting minutes appear in their appropriate tabs. See you next time.
Happy Stitching, Holly P.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hello Everyone,
Our February 13 meeting was fun and successful. Many of the 21 people present displayed their completed January and February calendar blocks. We had an informative demo of the March block from Louise S. Our special guest demonstrator was not able to attend and Eileen S gave the demo for the wonder cushion - a "pin" cushion for sewing clips designed by Cindy from Quilt Works. There are some inspirations in the Show & Tell 2018 section as well as a preview of the Community Service quilt pattern being presented in April. Get well soon wishes to our quilting friends who were not able to attend due to illness. We are working on the new 2018 member directory and hope to see that available next month. Happy Stitching! Holly P

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hello Everyone,
What a great start to Over The Mountain 2018! Our Programs committee presented the Calendar Program and talked about the many activities coming up for us this year. We have three new  members and one of them even jumped in to take the Secretary post. Thanks for joining us. I'm excited to see our guild growing and animated while talking with new and continuing friends. We hope this will be fun filled year. Only a little Show & Tell this time but I'm sure more wonderful creations will grace our stage in future months. May your 2018 be full of fun and creative endeavors. Happy Stitching, Holly P

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hello Everyone,
Thank you for a full and fun 2017 of Quilting learning and creating. At our December meeting we acknowledged and thanked our 2017 volunteer chairwomen and active members. The lovely folded fabric Scandinavian ornament was fun and easy once we got the weaving idea going. Please check the Fun Times tab as well as the current Show & Tell to see the efforts of some of our members. A new program for our 2018 activities began with some extra preparation for the January meeting. Upcoming Meetings will give you the most current information I have to share. Dues are due at the beginning of the January meeting if you still need to join for 2018. Cost is $15 plus $3 per meeting Or $51 for the year. I hope to see all you continuing and any new members at the next meeting.
Happy Stitching, Holly