Saturday chapter meets the first Saturday of the month. Doors open at 9:30 am on Saturdays.
Harvest Assembly of God
525 Kempsville Road
(Corner of Greenbrier Parkway and Kempsville Road)
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Spend a few minutes catching up and socializing with other members, sign in, enter raffle drawings, browse our lending library and free table, and interact with board members. Official meeting starts at 10 am and includes greeting of members and guests, official guild business, if any, announcements of upcoming events, BOM raffle, Door prizes, and show ‘n tell. After a short break, the monthly program will commence. Feel free to participate in any/all programs available or bring a project from home that you would like to work on for a while amongst friends.
We have the space until 4 pm, giving you plenty of time to set up your sewing machine and make real progress on your projects. Also, you have access to many fellow quilters who are ready and willing to impart knowledge should you find yourself stuck on a step or just need some inspiration.
Two ironing boards and irons as well as cutting mats are available at each meeting. Plenty of tables to lay out quilt tops that need to be basted without having to crawl on the floor. Benefit, many helping hands that will help you get those tops ready for quilting. Bring your lunch, or leave your stuff out and grab some lunch from nearby.
Saturday Chapter Coordinator – Christie Prenger
Program Chairman – Vice Coordinator – Joanne Parlante
Secretary – Liz Peake
Member At Large – Betsy Kessler
Each month we try to have a short program that teaches a technique or project, and is presented by fellow guild members. Contact any Saturday board member if you have suggestions for future programs. See your newsletter for up-to-date information.
Mystery Quilt kicked off at February meeting.
UFO and Topper challenge is being overseen by Elizabeth Peake, and first project is due at March meeting.
UFO Challenge – Starting in January, members entered a UFO challenge for a $5 entry fee. List 5 UFO’s (Un-Finished Object), complete and show one UFO on your list every even month of the year. For each project completed, $1 is returned. At end of the program, money left over is raffled off to participating members. All 5 – 50%, 4 or more – 30%, 3 or more – 20%, only one prize awarded per winner.
UFO Topper Challenge – Same as UFO Challenge above, except, this is only to complete a quilt top. This challenge was created for those that don’t have the money to send off their tops to be quilted, or to purchase the backing to quilt it themselves. Same rules, entry fee and prizes as the UFO Challenge.
BOM (Block of the Month) each month members can make up to 2 raffle blocks, using fabrics from your stash. Patterns and any color specifications are in the monthly newsletter, and are free. Blocks are then raffled off to members who have participated in the program that month.