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               Our Monthly Newsletter
Mariposa Piece Makers
December 2018

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!!!
Our next meeting will be our Christmas Party and will be Saturday, Dec. 8th at St. Joseph’s Church in the upper hall at 9:30 a.m.  Everyone is invited including new members and those who we haven’t seen in a while.
For the party, please bring either an appetizer or a dessert, a wrapped sewing notion or sewing tool for a gift exchange, and about 12 jelly roll strips for a game. (a jelly roll strip is 2 ½” X 42” – or width of fabric.) 
We will be presenting our charity quilts to a representative from CASA as well that morning. 
We will have a nice giveaway and maybe a special musical surprise*=D> applause.
You may also bring your quilt of valor 12 ½” blocks to this meeting or the January meeting. 
Please bring your survey to this meeting if you haven’t turned one in already.
I have added a survey below you can print and fill out at your leisure. Your Ironing Board will be meeting to plan next year’s activities.  I will have copies of it at the party as well.

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! ___________________________________________________________________________________________