Doors open at 9:30 am on Saturdays.
Harvest Assembly of God
525 Kempsville Road
(Corner of Greenbrier Parkwayand 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.
Each month we try to have a short program that teaches a technique or project, and is presented by fellow guild members. Here is what we have planned in the near future. Contact any Saturday board member if you have suggestions for future programs.
Mitered Corners – 3 presenters on 3 different approaches – Betsy Kessler, Christie Prenger, the Jinny Beyer method using border prints, and Pam Bowen using stripes.
First UFO due.
If you are registered, bring your Quilt to give to Gene to be hung at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show.
March – Meeting cancelled due to Mid Atlantic Quilt Show Feb. 28th – Mar. 3rd
April – TBD
May – Free Motion Quilting presented by Pam Bowen
June – Binding presented by Anna Robertson
July – Open Sew Day – expect low attendance due to 4th of July holiday. May arrange for some games, watch upcoming Newsletter for updates
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.
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.