Saturday, October 31, 2015

Weekly Update - October 31, 2015

There was a lot going on this week, so we are a little behind on posting the show & tell photos.  I have finally finished editing them and got Micki's notes last night, so here is your Halloween update.

Hi Ladies, It was an honor today to celebrate the life of lovely lady, Kay Flanagan, today with a beautiful bunch of our club's members.  Included here is the picture of all of us together just after Kay's wonderful memorial service.

Show & Tell last Saturday was the usual terrific projects you all keep producing every week.  
B.J. Herter showed a fall wall hanging.

Pat Pipa showed her latest charity quilts and stuffed bears.

Sue Campbell - pillowcases
Joan Thomas - Her gorgeous Double Vision Wal Art is finished and turned out beautifully.  Joan took on challenges each step of the process to make this wallhanging, and it is so rewarding to see how beautiful her project finished!!

Mary Naz(giewicz) - 6 pillowcases and tablerunner with coasters - nice work!

Lu Karatzas - music quilt - beautifully made snowball blocks, doggy bed

 Alice Meunier - bags - charity quilt, table runner

 Bev Minnerly - Doll clothes that adorn the dolls that are given to fire departments and police stations that they are able to give children encountered during the times of stressful situations they are called in for.

 Lois Rose - pumpkins,, owl, quilt, and embroidery projects - whew!

Eileen DiSanto - owl
Ellen Hein - T towel bibs and bags - these are so wonderful to make up
Linda Parr - charity quilt!

Nancy Cartlidge -  table runners and charity quilt top made by Joann Colin who is currently up north.

Joann is away and still working on our charitable projects, and she got another bunch of fleece sent to her to make up a couple more blankets - that's truly wonderful of you!!

Brenda Severa - Halloween towels, table topper and wallhanging - whew!

 Eileen Navikas - quilts and a demo on how to make an antique fabric ball

Carol Riggs - shared Christmas crafts that she purchased at Leesburg marketplace.

Ladies, projects I want to mention that will be sort of ongoing for a few weeks that I'll keep patterns, instructions, and the demo stages available.  They are (1) Boys/Girls PJ bottoms and ideas for tops (including britches from t-shirts), (2) Sweatshirt Conversion(s), and (3) 60 degrees ruler table runners (these work really well with border print fabrics), (4) fabric books for children from scratch.

This coming Saturday - NO SHOW & TELL this coming Saturday - Nov. 14th.  We'll start off meeting with Linda Parr's memory pillow demo.  Then we'll look at the PJ bottoms and ideas for tops along with britches from t-shirts.  There will be material to cut out using the patterns and it will be terrific to have ladies to help with that, and ladies who will be sewing up the pj bottoms as they get cut out.  And as always, we can take home fabrics, patterns, or cut out PJ's to sew up at home.  
I will have projects 2, 3 and 4 above there with the instructions, but I don't plan to do those demos (formally) until Nov. 21st.

Lunch & Learn - Nov. 28th - no turkey!!

 As always, have a wonderful week and God bless all Y'all.

 RIP Mary Catherine Theresa Smith Flanagan,
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     Micki MacCumbee

Club Leader, Fabric Fun Arts & Crafts

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

WeeklyUpdate - October 17, 2015

Ladies - SeaBreeze is not available for our club meeting next Saturday - Oct. 24th.  It is being used for The Villages Art Show.  

No meeting - October 24th

October 31 - Christmas Trees Ensemble - Becky Chianese Demo and Sweatshirt Conversions, and Childrens Fabric Books from scratch

November 7 - NO MEETING - room is available to ladies not attending Kay Flanagan's funeral - you can sit and sew!!

November 14 - Memory Pillow - Linda Parr and Fabric Bag & Tissue paper - gift wrapping ideas

Eileen Navikas is going to be demo'ing the Fabric Ball in November, too.
Hi Ladies - Last Saturday in spite of the Craft Fair going on, we managed to have a terrific meeting with fun show and tell projects that inspired a couple new demos to be presented by members - that's our goal every week, fun, learning, sharing, and definitely inspiration.

Show & Tell:

 Lois Rose - 2 wall hangings and a quilt - Lois had a short week! ha ha

Carol Riggs - table runners - beautiful variety and Owl

Becky Chianese - Christmas trees ensemble

Eileen DiSanto - baskets, quilt, tissue holder

JoAnn Colin - purse/tote made from 3 placemats, table runner, quilt in making

Nancy Cartlidge - Baby quilt, little pillowcases, doggie bed

Jane Swafford - in something other than Orange since Tennessee had a week off - table runner and Owl

Patty Cooke - Owl

Becky Chianese will demo her Christmas Trees Ensemble on Oct. 31st - you will need Christmas fabric scraps for this projects, or a Fat Quarter Bundle.

Linda Parr will demo her memory pillow project on Nov. 14th - you will need a mens shirt to make this project, along with "memory" items you embellish with.

I'll be showing sweatshirt conversions - couple options.  To make a jacket with the sweatshirt conversion techique, you want to purchase a sweatshirt one size larger than the finished size you want the sweatshirt to be.  

Make a Fabric Bag with tissue paper - terrific idea for gift giving - you need scraps like 18 X 22, etc., depending on size of "bag" you are making and tissue paper to coordinate/color matches fabric.

Reminder - NO MEETINGS - next Saturday, Oct. 24th and Saturday, Nov. 7th (Kay Flanagan's Memoral Service)

God bless you all,

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     Micki MacCumbee

Club Leader, Fabric Fun Arts & Crafts