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

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