Can't make it to a guild sewing session during the work week? We have a solution for that! Guild members and friends have been meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings of each month from 5-8 pm for nearly two years at the Emanuel Lutheran Church at 149 West William Street in Corning. The church does not charge us a rental fee since several guild members are also church members, so in return the group tries to find opportunities to support the church programs.
Here's an update from Carrie Smith, the groups spokesperson:
"HAPPY HOUR SEWING NEWS!
Guess What – we are approaching our 2 year anniversary of this group sewing together after work. Can you believe it! Our first night was on June 19, 2013 and we worked on the MLQG Raffle Quilt.
In appreciation to Emanuel Lutheran Church for their generosity in the use of the Fellowship Hall, we are going to make them a raffle quilt in commemoration of their 100th year anniversary. Last night the group agreed on the design – a very simple 15” star block using bright batiks from our stash and the church is providing the white background fabric and the backing & binding. I will donate the batting and quilt it. The timing is quick, start & complete in June, so the church has July & Aug to sell tickets. Their 100th celebration is in September when they will be drawing the winner. Tickets will sell $3 for one or two for $5. Buy some tickets and you might be the winner of a queen size batik quilt that was made by you & your friends!
If you’d like to participate in making blocks just drop me a note and I’ll email you the instructions.
Here’s the plan:
Select your batiks and get them cut and bring them with you to the June 3rd Happy Hour.
I’ll have the white already cut for you when you get there.
We can work on the blocks together that evening just like we did the very first time we got together or you can pick up your white and work on it at home.
I’ll keep the finished blocks and on June 8th, Phyllis G. and I are making a run to Verna’s to purchase the fabric for the back & binding.
Our goal is to have all the blocks (we need 42) assembled by the June 17th Happy Hour or finish them up that night and maybe even get the top put together.
I’ll take it home and finish it up by the end of the month.
ALSO – on Jun 3rd we’d like to invite everyone to have their dinner with the group during the Happy Hour. Betty had a great idea of having a salad bar – everyone brings something. I hope Betty will bring beets since they go over so well with her other group. I’ll bring the lettuce, paper plates & such. This will be our ANNIVERSARY celebration! Please mark your calendar and plan to join us even if you don’t want to work on the quilt squares. It’s Happy Hour – who doesn't like that?