January Meeting Review

We ended 2019, and started 2020, with sew days at Stonebridge Home Inn & Suites. In January, we hosted a guest at our 2 p.m. meeting. Linda Seemann-Korte brought bags she has made and described their construction and patterns. We received so many tips, such as suggestions for linings, types of waxed and unwaxed canvases, and different types of handles and straps. It was inspirational to see so many bags as these are a practical item to test out the decorative stitches on our sewing machines. One tip that was new to most of us was to use a continuous zipper. This was a very informative and enjoyable presentation. Linda was a great speaker. Thanks Linda!

Bev brought the charity quilt to the meeting. It looks even more beautiful in person than in the posts. We are so grateful that she led this project this year, and we are excited to soon be able to see the finished quilt.

Our next meeting is at 2 p.m. on February 23, 2020, at the Community Room in the Stonebridge Sobeys. Remember to pay for your $60 membership on or before this date so you can make use of the MQG website for all of the great resources. Stay tuned for details for the Libs’ Elliot trunk show and workshop on September 18th and 19th, respectively. Members will be given first option on attending, and a discounted rate.

December Meeting Review

We held our Holiday sew day on December 8 at Home Inn & Suites. Bev brought the charity quilt and everyone handed in their letters. Stay tuned for the reveal in the new year. Bev is doing a fantastic job!

There was lots of great food for our potluck, and six of us participate in a mug rug exchange. See below!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back on January 26, 2020, for another sew day at Stonebridge Home Inn & Suites – from ~ 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. We will host our regular meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. and are planning for a visitor. Stay tuned in the new year for details.

In January, the annual membership fees of $60 will be for the calendar year. That will include our 4 sew days at the Home Inn & Suites, 6 regular meetings at Sobeys, and a discount to the Libs’ Elliot trunk show and workshop on September 18 and 19, respectively. See our meetings page for 2020 events listings. And don’t forget that your membership also provides an account on the MQG website providing you with lots of free tutorials and patterns.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday.