2018 March News & Sew-in Reminder

The National Day of Quilting event held on March 17, was a wonderful day of sewing and fun! Many thanks to Barb Schippa for organizing!! Thanks to everyone who helped with the day, donated prizes and attended!  You’ll find pictures on Facebook and on the web site.

Sew in is Monday, March 26th! Bring your projects, machines, handwork and join in!

Don’t have a project to work on? We have a completely optional service project for you! At the March sew-in we will also be set up to decorate supper bags for Kid’s Food Basket ( https://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/ ).   Kid’s Food Basket is a West Michigan non-profit who’s mission is  ” Empowering communities to attack childhood hunger so that young people can learn and live well.”    You can visit the web site for more information but basically they serve 800 sack suppers per day to children in need at 5 schools in the Holland area.

The children love to have decorated bags so that is a fun and easy way to contribute. I’m told that the children often save the bags and hang them on their bedroom walls.
 A local church has provided the bags to decorate.  We can decorate by ironing on fabric scraps or by coloring. There will be some fabric with fusible attached provided but if you have any scraps with fusible, bring them! There will be a few irons set up to use. Bringing your crafty scissors will be helpful too. If you would rather color the bags, bring your favorite coloring tools (no paint please).   After the sew-in, the bags will be returned to the church that provided them with a note saying they were decorated by BRQG members!  The church will get them to Kids Food Basket for us.
Sample of bags decorated:

Coming soon…
April 23rd –  Come to learn all about making scrappy projects and different types of boarders (including prairie points).
May – Memorial Day – no meeting
 June 25th, 26th –   Sue Pawlowski of Jack Squares Studio. “No Work-All Play” trunk show and Oliver quilt class. Samples will be available at the March sew-in and April meeting.  You can also find a picture of Oliver at her web site in the pattern section. https://www.jacksquaresstudio.com/ 
Sign up sheets will be available soon.

Other Quilty Events

April Chicago Bus Trips – Lighthouse Guild (go to their web site to inquire, http://www.lighthousequilters.org ) and Smith Owen (Looks like Smith Owen is full now)