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               Our Monthly Newsletter
Mariposa Piece Makers
August 2019

This month’s meeting will take place on Saturday, August 10 th at 9:30 a.m. in the lower hall at St. Joseph’s Church.  

We will have a quilter’s swap meet. You can bring “no longer wanted “items to “donate” to another quilter or you can bring things you’d like to sell. If you want to sell something, please have the item clearly labeled with the price and your name. Items you want to give away can include fabric, notions, books, rulers, and patterns. You might want to bring a shopping bag. The one big rule is that anything you bring that isn’t taken needs to go back home with you.

Before the swap, I am going to share with you some Painter’s Tape Quilting Hacks, and we will have Sew and Tell. We will enjoy snacks brought by Margie.

You can bring your finished Quilt of Valor blocks (due in September) and any charity quilts you have completed.

On another note, we are taking reservations and $25.00 deposits for our bus trip to Santa Clara to the Pacific International Quilt Festival on Saturday, October 19. 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 only have 6 seats left so if you’re interested, you need send the deposit to Charlotte Hickman at PO Box 1933, Mariposa CA 95338. The trip is open to SMQA members also. The full amount is due anytime or at the latest by the September 14th meeting.


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! ___________________________________________________________________________________________