We love our community and take an active part in it.
Throughout the year, our members select community programs to make contributions of quilting projects to the community efforts.
- St. Mary’s Cancer Treatment Program: Donations of lap quilts
- Mesa County Foster Children: Annual Contributions of a Christmas Stocking for each child
- Habitat for Humanity Homes: Periodic gifts to a family completing a new home
- St. Mary’s Hospital NICU kits: June 2019, the club adopted a new project; Baby Buddies Kits for the NICU (Neonatal, Intensive Care Unit)
- Other worthy causes that are approved by our membership
This Community Affairs Quilt was created from the Blocks that were made during our March Sew-In workshop. Thanks to all members that gave a helping hand.
TIPS by Char:
I found these tips in the June/July 2019 is-sue of SEW NEWS and decided to share them.
TIP: OLD CUTTING MATS – Cutting mats do wear out, but many still have useable parts. Cut them into smaller mats to take to classes, re-treats, or a friend’s house. OR use the worn-out mats for tote or purse bottoms. The mats are easy to cut to the desired width and length using the grid lines. The mats are the perfect thickness and have the right amount of stiffness and flexibil-ity.
TIP: WINDING BOBBINS — if you control the speed as you wind bobbins, wind bobbins at the same speed you sew. Too fast and your seams may ripple; too slow and the seams will be too loose.
TIP: DOUBLED THREAD – When using a dou-bled thread to hand stitch or baste, knot each end individually. It will prevent the thread from tan-gling and knotting while you stitch.