Two Great Opportunities for quilting fun present themselves in January.
1. Yearly Service Meeting Jan 12
January’s meeting is always our Service Meeting. The CUC becomes a beehive of activity with members layering, tying, and quilting service quilts. It is always a rewarding meeting, knowing that we are making quilts that will bring comfort to those in need.
2. Brownstone Sew Day January 14.
This is when we finish up anything we did not finish on the service day. We also bring our work, which can range from machine piecing, wool work, a T-shirt quilt, hand applique, English paper piecing, embroidery, and knitting. Everyone is eager to share their skills and ideas, and to appreciate what others were doing. Our Workshop committee has a hospitality table with coffee/tea, home-baked items, and the pizza lunch.
We were happy to have Tina Craig coming to talk about what makes a quilt a modern style of quilt. She introduced many great sites, one of which is on color, called :
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Do you make (sew, craft, knit, crochet, bead, etc) items that you sell at craft shows and other events? Don't forget our Holiday Boutique always takes place at our December meeting which this year is December 8th. Let us know asap if you would like us to reserve a table for you to sell your merchandise.
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Teresa Fusco of Teresa’s Quilt Studio will be present a lecture on Thursday, April 14.
She will be focusing on using your sewing machine, fabric and colorful thread to come up with a project that is new and different from the expected.
In October, 2016 we were very happy to have:
Bethany Reynolds http://www.bethanyreynolds.com
She is the originator of the Stack-n-Whack® method.
We are happy to host Jackei Kunkel. Jackie has recently published a book, Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Black and White Quilts. Jackie Kunkel site is called the Canton Village Quilt Works . She will be coming to Brownstone in March for a lecture and workshop. Jackie’s website is :
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John Kubiniec will be our guest speaker on Thursday, May 11. He will explore where his creativity comes from and what he does to encourage it. Perhaps you will take away some ideas that can be incorporated into your own projects.
In his workshop on Friday, May 12, he will be teaching various techniques that can be used to bind a quilt.
We are spreading our love of quilting in Februarywith 2 activities!
1. Members Teaching Members was such a hit this year, that we are offering new “classes” and new “teachers” next February.
Also in February:
2, Barb Vedder -
Barbara Vedder will be joining us on February 11, 2017 for a combination lecture/workshop. Her lecture, “Scrap Quilts—The Secret to Success” will run from 9;30-10:30AM and is open to all. Members can sit for free and visitors pay $5. It will from 11 am- 3:30 PM. The workshop is closed and a waiting list is in place. It is entitled a "Scrappy Mystery Workshop." Participants will come with the same basic pre-cut fabrics from their own stash. Barb will provide 5 different mystery “themes” for you to pick the day of the workshop. She will provide photo inspirations and quilts of themes and will be on hand to demonstrate and guide each theme. Material list and fabric cutting instructions will be provided upon registration. This workshop is meant to be a fun way to use scraps and design your own piece. The project can be a doll quilt, a runner, or the start of a new quilt. Members are welcome to come to the lecture only (no charge) or to sign up for the lecture/workshop full day. https://funwithbarbandmary.blogspot.com
March is our Retreat! Check the tab for trips for more information!