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               Our Monthly Newsletter
Mariposa Piece Makers
May 2019

Happy May Day!        Happy Mother’s Day!!        Happy Spring!!!

Our next meeting will be May 11th at St. Joseph’s Church in the lower hall at 9:30 a.m.  This meeting will focus on Free Motion Quilting. Kim Tucker will give an overview and then you will be able to try it out for yourself.  If you’ve been afraid to try or curious, this is the meeting for you.  If you’ve already used free motion quilting, come try out some new designs.  We will have sewing machines there for you to use or better yet, bring your own sewing machine. You need to be able drop the feed dogs on your machine, and you need a free motion foot which most machines provide.  It will help to bring quilting gloves if you have them. If none of this makes sense to you, bring your machine anyway, and we will help you figure it out. 

Also, we have some more charity sewing kits available and extra fabric you may take. We will enjoy our Sew and Tell time, snacks brought by Maggie and Diane A. and a Block of the Month presentation by Lehua. Please bring your last Block of the Month to share which was Gridiron Glory.

On another note, we are taking reservations and $25.00 deposits for our bus trip to Santa Clara to thePacific International Quilt Festival on Saturday, October 19th. The total cost of the bus and a ticket is $65.00. We will attend all day and stop for dinner on the way home. We are just about to open up the bus seats to the Sierra Mountain Quilters so get your deposit in at this meeting or send it to Charlotte Hickman at PO Box 1933, Mariposa CA 95338.

PS- Mary Ripma has a Janome Horizon and a sewing table for sale at a fabulous price. Email or call me, and I’ll pass on her number.

Your Blockhead,
Susan Fraser
949 293-6487
Mariposa Piece Makers Survey 
Please check what demonstrations and workshops you would like to see in the coming years.  PLEASE CIRCLE ANY THAT YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO TEACH/DEMONSTRATE!
___Cutting techniques             ___piecing techniques (those pesky points)    ___Y seams
___binding options                   ___border options                                           ___appliqué
___paper piecing                       ___piecing techniques for curves                    ___embroidery
___3-D blocks                           ___different battings                                     ___Free Motion
___Choosing colors                   ___rulers & what different ones are for           ___embellishments 
___Great tools                           ___quilt as you go & block assembly             ___organization ideas
___ Storing quilts                   ___Repairing quilts                                     ___art quilts 
Do you have a pattern or technique you would like to present? __________________________________________
Please check what projects you’d like the group to do in the next couple of years.  Please circle any that you would like to lead/assist with!
___Mystery quilt                     ___Pillowcases  ___Row by row quilt        ___Mini projects - various
___Tool containers to go              ___bags             ___Make blocks/drawing; winner takes all      
 ___challenge project (everyone gets one fabric & uses it)   _____ Mini quilt for Quilt Show
___Charity Quilts       _____Quilt(s) of Valor      ___UFO/to do list challenge 
Please check any of the following you’d like the group to do.  Please CIRCLE any that you would be willing to lead/coordinate.
___Field trip to members’ sewing rooms                 ___Shop Hop Participation
___Field trip to a Long Arm Quilter                       ___Field Trip to Area Quilt Show(s)
___Learn new individual blocks                              ___Play Strip Dice  (with fabric!)
___UFO Meeting                                                    ___Various Sewing Machine Demonstrations
___Lori Nelson Class – a full day on a Saturday  
Comments & Further Suggestions: _____________________________________________________________
Name (optional) – but we really need it if you can demonstrate/lead an activity or project! ___________________________________________________________________________________________