Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sewing Room Safety

One of our Guild members reminded us at this month's meeting just how important it is to make sure your Sewing Room is safe for visitors (especially pets and children). She had to take her dog for surgery because of an item "swallowed"! I found this article on the web you might want to review for tips to ensure no "accidents" occur as a result of hazards in you sewing area. Some key things to think about:
- Pins and Needles on the floor
- Cutting tools left out
- Disposal of sharp items (think Rotary Blades!)
- Use of tools like Irons and Glue Guns that can cause burns
- Putting items away when you leave your room

If you have ideas please share with your fellow Guild members. And remember that hazards can happen anywhere - so stay safe!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January, 2011 Meeting

And the Oscar goes to----------Darlene and
Elaine, our co-chairmen of the Q2 Annual Quilt Show to be held - when is that show date?  Oh, I think it is in April!  The gals put on a very cute, well rehearsed skit passing along information and asking for help from the members of the guild.   It really is fun to work on the show and a good way to get acquainted with your fellow quilt enthusiasts.  So if you possibly can, jump on the quilt wagon and lend a hand with our show.  You will have fun in the process.

I have been trying to get a slideshow of the show and tell up but so far have not had success.  Don't know what is wrong since I have been putting them up each month for quite a while.  You can never do anything if the computer doesn't want you to do it.  Will keep working on it.

Not as many turned out on a snowy evening with the roads being rather dicey, but still a nice group.  Sandy Peregoy gave a presentation regarding the class she will be teaching next month.  We will be making a tote or purse and she had examples of the finished products and gave us info on what we had to do as homework before the class.  Looks like it will be a fun class.

Will keep trying on the slide show.  (It's up there  now along with pictures from our Christmas dinner at Pi's!)   Don't forget that next Tuesday will be Sit and Sew at Chapel Lane - hope to see you there.  (Click to enlarge) 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Host AQS Show!

News Flash - The American Quilter’s Society announces that the DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been selected as the location for the summer AQS Quilt Show & Contest beginning August 22 – 25, 2012. AQS signed a 3-year agreement that will bring an estimated 15 million dollars to Grand Rapids for each show. Attendance of more than 10,000 annually is expected, with quilt enthusiasts coming from 40 states and 10 countries.

Pack your bags!

January Meeting

Hi Everyone - our first meeting of the year is this Tuesday, January 11th. Sandy Peregoy will be attending the meeting to go over personalizing your wave tote bag. The class will be held in February. Debi Keyes will be stopping in from the Midland Community Diaper Bank. We are getting into gear for the Quilt Show and looking for volunteers. Be sure to bring your Show and Tell and a friend or two. And of course we want to hear all about your holidays! Look forward to seeing you all...

P.S. the latest instructions for the Mystery Quilt have been posted

Jewels and Fun Old Hag