Friday, January 14, 2011

January News and Reminders

Happy New Year! I hope everyone is well rested after the holidays and you are ready to get back at quilting with renewed energy. Our first meeting of 2011 is coming up - Tuesday January 18th at 7:30pm at the Johnson Ave. Senior Center. New members are welcome. If you have a friend or neighbor who is considering joining us, bring them along...

Our first workshop of the new year is also coming up shortly- there are still a few spots available. On January 22, Lois Mehan will be teaching us all about painting on fabric and how to create interesting original surface designs. This is guaranteed to be a fun-filled day....

Entry forms for our upcoming April Quilt Show have been emailed out to all FQG members. Please let us know if you did not receive them, or if you cannot open the documents. There will be some available at the January meeting.

A new feature on our sidebar is a list of some Quilt Shops which are either local or close by. Clicking on each one will take you to the shop's website or blog. We hope you will find this a useful resource. Several shops are doing blogs with daily or almost daily posts on new fabrics, books and patterns in stock, classes and other events...

Pippa Moore was very grateful to receive our large donation of floss for her educational work in Africa - her "Kitambaa Sewing Project". She is in Uganda now and you can follow her very interesting adventures here on her Blog. Pippa is doing such great work with the Bitengye Designers of Rubingo; it is great fun to read her tales and see photos of the many widows and grandmothers who are benefitting. (You can also find a link to her blog on our sidebar under "Other Sites of Interest".)

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