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               Our Monthly Newsletter
Mariposa Piece Makers
January 2019

Happy New year!!
Our next meeting will be Saturday, January 12th at St. Joseph’s Church in the lower hall at 9:30 a.m.
Helen and I will be presenting a tutorial on English Paper Piecing .Colette will present our next Block of the Month which will be Brother John. Please bring your block from November to display which was called School Girls Puzzle.
We will also have a demonstration on how to make pillowcases by Kim. We would very much like to donate some to the We Care organization that provides a quilt and pillowcase to those displaced by recent fires, especially the Camp Fire. The best way to learn the method for pillowcases is to bring supplies and lay them out and pin them as Kim teaches us. If you want to do this, bring: 
one piece of fabric 28” X 42” (or width of fabric)
one piece of fabric 3” X 42” (or width of fabric)
one piece of fabric 12” X 42” (or width of fabric)
These can be coordinating fabrics or all the same fabric
About 20 straight pins
You should also bring your quilt of valor 12 ½” blocks to this meeting as it is time for us to put together the quilt tops.
In summary, you can bring 3 things to this meeting: the last BOM block (School Girls Puzzle, your 12 ½” patriotic block for quilt of valor, supplies to lay out and pin a pillowcase.  (or you can bring nothing and just come and enjoy our company!!!!)

PS: January 12th is our Sew and Tell.  We always receive inspiration from the projects you have finished. See you soon.

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! ___________________________________________________________________________________________