Friday, August 21, 2020

August 2020 Meeting

Hello everyone! It's been a little while since I've been here on the blog. Quarantine has taken ahold of my life slightly, but I'm sure you're all experiencing the same thing on some level. But I have missed you all.

So we met online last night in a Facebook meeting room and it was so great seeing your beautiful, smiling faces. :) 

The evening was filled with catching up with each other and also discussing what we'll be doing in the near future. Next month's meeting will be another virtual one and we'll discuss then what we feel comfortable doing for the following meeting (for the month of November). 

We chose a new challenge for the month of September: Charm Pack Challenge! Bust out those charm packs you've saved and let's get to sewing! I'll be posting some ideas in our Facebook group so stay tuned for those. You can also feel free to share some of your favorite charm pack friendly projects in the group. 

I'd requested you all send your Show and Tell to me ahead of time and these were the fun ones I received.

Jan has been busy! These are all quilts she's made in the past but gave away this month:

This one was given to her "bonus granddaughter".

This one went to her wonderful 15 year old family friend named Sophia.

This one went to Sophia's wild and crazy 10 year old sister, Louie.  

This Sew Hometown Quilt, made from the calendar, went to the girls' parents, Elissa and Joey.

This Heartland Heritage Quilt went to Vivian, the woman who hired Jan at Barnes and Noble, who's now a paralegal. She cried when Jan gave it to her. Vivian's extended family is going through a rough patch and she said the quilt was just what she needed.

Nancy sent me this adorable cactus table runner she plans on gifting to her sister who lives in Arizona. The pattern is the Desert Cactus Quilt Block by Heather Valentine of The Sewing Loft.

She has also been making lots of masks still. Look at all of those fun prints!

I haven't been doing too much sewing lately, but these are some the things I've made: these book sleeves went into my Etsy shop for sale. 

I've made lots of masks for family and friends and here are a couple I made for my friend's mom. 

I made this extra large tote bag for my sister in law using a butterfly print from Ruby Star Society's Tiger Fly collection. 

We hope you are all staying safe and sewing your little hearts out. We'd all love to see what you've been up to, so please share your latest projects in the Facebook group. The group page is also where you can stay tuned for more info and updates as they come. 

~Angelica Jones