It is 2019! Welcome back Holly Berry Members! Hope everyone had a nice and peaceful holiday season. At least there was no snow however the weather was crazy with the cold and unseasonable warm temperatures. So good to be back to our meeting routines!
We are looking forward to Show n Tells, demos and workshops and, of course, our goodies to have with coffee and chit chat!
Mary Ann Karpinski will introduce, talk about and take sing ups for our first ever Holly Berry Quilt Guild Challenge. Participation is optional and the reveal will be at the September 26, 2019 meeting. There will be a nice gift for those participating.
Our speaker at this meeting will be Mary Barry. Her topic will be caring for our treasured quilts, storing and labeling. All the information that is useful for the beautiful quilts we have created for ourselves and others and want to treasure.
Don’t know if anyone is familiar with Cape Cod Coffee Roasters, a locally owned coffee company in Mashpee, whose passion is great coffee. They will be here to talk about their coffee, how they started, the process and they will have samples for tasting and to vend. This will go great with the goodies our chefs bring to meetings and a great way to spend a cold January day while supporting a local business.
We will have a ruler demo by our Ruler Librarians Wendy Moore and Sue McDonald for the Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmer. This ruler has several application including scrappy, half square triangles and three piece triangle squares. The Accordion Sewn Scrappy Half Square Triangle method will be shown.
Pro Chemical and Dye of Fall River, MA will be here to speak on fabrics, dyes and the dyeing process. We are always looking for ways to “step up” and enhance our quilts and learn new techniques.
There will be a Trunk Show and Free Motion Quilting Workshop by Sally Johnson of Quiltologistreasures of West Yarmouth, MA Sally has taught at numerous quilt shops, has been featured in American Quilter Magazine, Generation X Magazine and won awards in the Vermont Quilt Show, Shining Tides Quilt Show and the Barnstable County Fair.
After the meeting we will be having a Free Motion Quilting Class. “Conquer Free Motion Quilting on a Domestic Machine”. Learn Free Motion Quilting, whether you have basic knowledge or are “raw out of the box”.
The cost of the workshop is $30.00 which includes a Free Motion Quilting Workbook. Payment is due at time of sign up. Please sign up with Gail Goraj.
Scandinavian Folded Star demo by Gail Goraj
This is fun and involves no sewing, just folding and a bit of glue. If you want to participate, please bring 4 fabrics (holiday or coordinating) cut 5” x 20”.
Prepare as a Double Fold Bias Tape.
Workshop (No Project day)
No Tear Paper Piecing Workshop with David Sirota, instructor and quilt maker.
Do you have a love/hate relationship with paper piecing? Do you love accuracy but hate the process? This class will change that to Love with David’s Storm at Sea No More Tears Method that takes the mystery out of paper piecing, making it easy. David is entertaining and makes the class fun!
The workshop is a full day workshop and the cost is $45.00. Please sign up with Deborah Winograd.
Rapid Fire Hunters Star Ruler Demo by Ruler Librarians Wendy Moore and Sue McDonald. Information will be emailed beforehand.
Shop Hop Bus Trip. Marge Overholtz is planning this. Always a fun day! Details coming!
Quilters Palette of Eastham, Ma will be here to vend. Diane has great fabrics and they had fun when they were here two years ago and we certainly loved the selection of beautiful fabrics and kits. They are thrilled to come back/
We are always excited to have one of our members do a Trunk Show. Linda Maddaluno, who is one of the 2020 Raffle Quilt Committee Members, will be showing us her wonderful quilts.
Our ever popular and fun Finished Product Auction! This is our major fundraiser of the year, which enables us to offer programs, speakers, Library books, rulers and dies.
Auction items, can be quilted, crochet, knit, needlework, painted etc. Anything creative. Our auctioneers always make it fun!
Our last meeting of the year. So sad….This is a pot luck luncheon. Always delicious, great food and recipes. Sue Moore and company will share more information beforehand.