Tuesday, August 27, 2013

the New Scrappy Club

We had 15 ladies show up for our first Scrappy Club day.  Janice brought super-delicious blueberry muffins to keep our energy levels up, and Ann brought cherry tomatoes from her garden to keep us from getting too fat on the muffins.  Sue took lunch orders and popped over to Jones' Bakery for sandwiches.
We started the club with all of us working on the same pattern, but that will change over time because some of the gals sew faster than others.  For our inaugural quilt we are working on a pattern from Quiltville.com - the Boxy Stars design.  If you'd like to follow along, click that link and it will take you to instructions.  What you do after that is up to you. :-)

At this point, we plan to choose a new pattern every month.  For September we will be doing the Window Pane 9-Patch Quilt that can be found on the Missouri Star Company website.  Click HERE for that tutorial.

Sue sent out an email to the membership, getting a feel for interested members.  When it seemed there would be enough quilters to make this worthwhile, we chose to run 5 club days for our first group, and selected our dates based on availability at the church, and workable dates for the members.  Next we had to contact the insurance company and determine the additional costs, and review the feasibility of room rental plus insurance. When we agreed the costs were reasonable, the scrappers were required to pay up front for the first session.  This removes the problem of 'pay per day' when people often don't show up, and the guild ends up having to cover the costs.

Our first day was a big hit and we are looking forward to the next four scrap-happy days.

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