Preparing for GLAM and Modern Quilt Retreat

In case you have missed the last few meetings, Gainesville Modern Quilters has lots of activities coming up. A retreat in May and participation in the GLAM Craft Show in December. Don’t forget that we meet the first Wednesday of every month. Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Millhopper Branch of the Alachua County Public Library, Room A at 7 pm. Don’t forget to bring show and tell.

Please bring your $70 deposit to reserve your spot for our retreat in May (see post early this month for details). This is a joint retreat with the Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild. Space is limited, so don’t delay.
We should have lots of fun with like minded quilters.
In preparation for the GLAM Craft Show, December 7, 2014, we have reserved meeting space for sew days to make gifts to sell in our booth. This is a fund raiser for the guild so that we can keep dues low and be able to have some operating funds. For each item that is sold, the maker will receive one half of the proceeds to help compensate for time and materials. The other half will go into the guild’s treasury. While everyone is encouraged to make gifts at home, we will be teaching how to make different gifts at the sew days and will let you know what materials to bring. Everyone is encouraged to come and make whatever they would like.
All sew days are on Sunday:
09/28/14 – Millhopper Library (Room A) – 1 – 5 pm
10/05/14 – Millhopper Library (Room A) – 1 – 5 pm
11/02/14 – Tower Road Library (meeting room) – 1 – 5 pm
11/09/14 – JoAnn’s Fabric & Crafts (Classroom) 10 am – 7 pm
11/16/14 – JoAnn’s Fabric & Crafts (Classroom) 10 am – 7 pm
11/23/14 – JoAnn’s Fabric & Crafts (Classroom) 10 am – 7 pm
Come when you can and for as long as you can. Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies. Irons will be provided.
Here is a list of items that have been suggested for gift items. We will have quilts on display, but really don’t expect to sell any of them, as it seems everyone is looking for inexpensive gifts.
Appliqued Baby Onsies
Whole Cloth Baby Quilts
Flannel Baby Blankets 
Napkins (Fringed and Hemmed)
Throw pillows
Key Fobs
Crochet/Knit Wash Cloths
Little Girl Skirts (2 – 3 T and 4 – 5 T)
Tissue Holders 
Pot Holders
Tea Towels
Shoe Laces
Crochet flower pins 
Crochet head bands
If you can think of any other gift ideas, please let us know. In keeping with the guild’s purpose, please use modern fabrics. This is a great opportunity for you to learn from fellow guild members and have fun at the same time. I hope to see YOU at one of the sew days.

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