Sunday, August 3, 2014

July 2014 Meeting Summary

We had 19 members at our meeting.   We would like to welcome our 4 new members, Pat, Susan, Samantha and Mark.  We now have 31 members!

We had a wonderful presentation on fabric dyeing by Teri Springer along with samples of her work.  She gave us a very informative handout on MX and other dyes.  If anyone is interested in dyeing fabric, they can contact Teri at 269-615-6591.  Thank you Teri for sharing your talent with us.

Fabric Swap:  Fun Times!  We had over 100 fat quarters and over 45 different designs of "text fabric". We might see some of the black and white text fabric used in next month's online activity.

 Retreat Update:  The retreat will be at Camp Lutherwald in Howe,Indiana on November 14 thru 16.  The cost is $210.00 for private rooms and $150.00 per person for rooms with 2 to 4 people.  There is a $50.00 deposit due by October 25, non-refundable after that date.  On October 1 we will open reservations for nonmembers.  There is an additional $25.00 fee, but it includes a membership.  Meals are included, Friday dinner thru Sunday lunch.  We will provide our own single bed linens and towels or we may pay an extra charge.  We are checking into the possibility of coming for the day.  More information will be on our blog.

Meetings:  Our next meeting will be at the Portage Public Library on September 27, 10:30 to 12:30 followed by a sew in.  We will not have a meeting in November due to our retreat.  We have a Christmas party planned for December 8 at Bells Brewery with a small handmade gift exchange.  Possible choices include:  pincushion, placemats, oven mitts, coasters, rotary cutter case, eye glass case, small zipper bag or fabric ornament.   January 24, 2015 meeting/sew in will be at Bernina.

Block Drawing:  Our new member Mark  won 27 "X Marks the Spot" blocks.  Congratulations!

Door Prizes:  Pam B. won a very cute small duffle bag donated by Stephanie, and Pat F. won three zipper pulls donated by Holly.

 Tina shared information about donating handmade items to Bronson Babies.  If anyone is interested, please contact volunteer services.  Sue Haas, 269-341-8754 or Julie VanderNoot,, 269-341-8644.

Show and Tell: Our favorite part, was great as usual. 


  1. Thanks Carolyn for the great summary. It was a fun time and I learned so much

  2. Looks like I missed a great meeting! This is an awesome summary. I need to get registered for retreat! I see the bowtie block winner finished her quilt It turned out amazing!