October Sew Together -
Ladies, This is information about the October Sew-Together to make the Moravian Star.
October Sew-Together Moravian Star (Radiant large 12-sided star)---dimensional paper piecing project. "An optical sculpture and conversation piece".
Ladies, to those of you that are interested in doing the Moravian Star. This is a hand only project using English Paper Piecing techniques. We'll work together in October to put one of these stars together.....or as much as we can do in time allotted. There is a $10 fee for the Sew-Together. You can pay anytime before the Sew-Together starts.
I have learned that we can order the KITS (not just a pattern) from the Indygo Junction website and if we order in bulk, there is no postage. The kit includes pattern and the 60 rigid matboard templates needed to complete the star. The price for the kit is $14.99. I will be happy to order the kit for the group so we can do it without the extra postage. (I checked and a single purchase would include a $6.00 postage charge.) I will start taking orders for the kits now. At the July meeting I will accept payments. Payment must be made before I order a kit for you. The August meeting will be the last meeting that I will accept payment for the kit. I will order the kits following the August meeting.....after that you'll be on your own to order.
Fabric suggested: 5 different quarter-yard cuts/one pack 5" squares/one pack 10" squares/on pack of 2.5" strips/5 fat quarters. My sample was made with a 5" sq. charm pack. Of course, if you choose to fancy cut you'll need to adjust the fabric as necessary. Several ladies have been thinking Christmas. You'll need to do some prep work in advance. If you aren't sure how to prepare the templates, I'll be happy to show you.
Preparing the templates can be done with thread basting or glueing. I'd recommend glueing, because you leave the templates in so your star remains rigid. You can use any of the special sewing related glue pens, or Elmer's washable glue sticks (no liquid glue.) You will only glue the edges of fabric or template, so a lot of glue is not necessary.
So, in summary. I will order the Radiant-Star large KIT $14.99 + $1.58 in taxes = $16.57. Checks for exact amount made payable to Mary Kay Witte. OR exact cash amount, or $17.00 in cash. I won't have coins for change, but will try to have some $1.00 on hand and no bills larger than a $20. Contact Mary Kay for more info. firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-250-7060.
Two sewing tables - contact Carol Clark
The white table measures 20" deep x 40" long and 28" tall. I bought it at Jo-Ann's about 6 years ago to use when I went to AZ. I am asking $100.00 and it is in good shape. I put it up on 2x4s because I get water in my basement sometimes.
The feather weight table is 30"x30" and 27"inch high. It is a true feather weight table that I purchased at the quilt Expo. It has a drop section for the machine and when not in use it has a cover so it can be used as a table. I paid $300.00 for it, but will take $200. It is in good shape with a few scuff marks on the side edges.
Fat Quarters by month
Monthly exchange - if you choose to participate.
Turn in at Registration (with your name) for the drawing during the meeting.
January -- White-on-White
February -- Trees
March -- Horses
April -- Bears
May -- Blues
June -- Patriotic
July -- Pink
August -- Children
September -- Batik
October -- Fall
November -- Christmas
December -- Snowflakes