More July 2017 News

MORE JULY QUILTERS GUILD OF THE BLUEGRASS NEWS!

July 7, 2017
JULY IS DUES MONTH!   In an effort to “keep it simple”, (and thanks to our extension agent Liz Kingland), we no longer have to write 2 checks for our dues. So this coming Tuesday, July 11th,  just bring one (1) check made out to QGBG for $28 to renew your membership. Change is good!

Our regular meeting will be Tuesday July 11th. Meet and greet starts at 6:30 pm, and our program starts at 7:00 pm, at the Extension Office in room B.  Our program will be by Mary Beth Dunn teaching us some fabric origami skills. This meeting has an opportunity for some hands-on fun  Please bring a needle, some small pins, thread, glue stick& pencil. Material will be provided. (Mary Beth tells me  if all you have are some small pins you can still join in the fun!)

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS GREAT SPEAKER!

BONUS!!   Saturday July 15 will be a lecture  with Linda Przybyszewski, New York Times Bestselling Author of “The Lost Art of the Dress.”  Doors open at 9 amThis event isFREE to guild members in good standing , $10 to the general public , and includes a continental breakfast.  Bring a friend!  A few more volunteers are needed for helping with the registration desk and clean up for the July 15th event. Reply to this email or send and email to elisekalika56@gmail.com if you can help.

          Money makes the world go around!

Finally, the extension office gave us first dibs on a fundraising opportunity and the board approved it at our recent meeting.  The farm bureau folks would like to have a  handmade potholder gift for theirs members meeting in mid-August. We have agreed to sew 200 potholders , for which we will receive about $600 !  ( 200 may sound like a lot, but Rita Hardman already has 35 started!)

Liz Kingland will be providing the insul-brite for the potholder batting.  There are several ways you can participate. If you have any kitchen, food, denim,  or farm themed fabric you would like to donate , please bring it to Elise at the July meeting (or let me know how I can get it from you.)  We will also be having some group sewing days to make them at the extension office on Tuesdays in July and early August, as there is open sewing from 9am-5pm on Tuesdays this summer.   You can also make some potholders at home , simple – turned with a hanging loop, or fancy ones with a binding & hanging loop  — either is fine.  Rita cut her squares 6″ to finish at 5 1/2″ , but you can cut them a little bigger, 6 1/2″ cut finishes to a nice 6″ size.  More info to follow!

Happy Quilting!  Cora & Elise