Saturday Chapter News
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. Here is what we have planned in the near future. Contact any Saturday board member if you have suggestions for future programs.
June - Binding, labels and quilt sleeves presented by Christie Prenger
In June, I will show members how to prepare binding, labels, and quilt sleeves, attach to quilt by machine, and hand stitch to the back of the quilt. This will be a hands on program, so members should bring their machines and a quilt to bind. I will provide a limited number of sample quilt sandwiches to practice on for those that are not at that stage in the quilt making process. First come, first served. Please join us for this informative demonstration, bring a project, bring your lunch and spend the afternoon learning / improving binding skills.
July - Annual Yard Sale
Most of us get the bug to Spring Clean when the weather improves. This is the time when we discover forgotten quilt craft items that we no longer need or want. Here is your chance to pass those items along to fellow quilters and make a bit of money in the process. Tables will be set up in the room for easy display, reservations are NOT required, but requests will make the set up process a bit faster if I know in advance how many tables to set up. Please bring only craft items that could conceivably be used in the quilt making process. Also, all items brought in must be removed at the end of the day. I have to clear the room at the end of the day, and I do not have room to store left behind items. You are responsible for pricing and selling your items. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call, text or email Christie Prenger, 757-751-7802 or email@example.com
August - Paper piecing presented by Anna Robertson. Details to be added once they are finalized
September - Shilo Rust Rayburn lecture
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.
Show N Tell