It’s that time of year again: time for the annual Community Quilts work day. This year we are trying something a bit different; the date has been changed to Saturday, January 26, 2019. Change is not always good, but we hope that perhaps this will enable some of our still-not-retired members to at-tend without using up vacation days. That was not the reason for the change, but it is one possible bonus.
The location for this year is the same as for recent years – The Lutheran Church of the Nativity, 2425 Hendersonville Road in Arden at the intersection of Hendersonville Road, Airport Road and Sweeten Creek Road. We will meet from 10 am to 4 pm and lunch will be provided.
As in past work days, we will have two different kits available for you to work on – one for a children’s kit and one for adults. We’ve done all the cutting for the tops and this year’s patterns are easy enough that you’ll probably finish yours at the meeting.
Once again this year, we will have official “pressers” who will press your pieced strips/blocks, thus avoiding waiting lines at the various ironing stations. Each work table is assigned a number and you merely put your number and name on a sticky note (provided) on your work, raise your hand and a volunteer will pick up your work, press it, and return it to you. You can specify how you want each portion pressed (seam open or seam to either light or dark side). If you would like to be one of these volunteers, even if only for a part of the time, please let me know and we’ll welcome you with open arms (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org).
We also provide the three B’s for each kit: Backing, Binding, and Batting, so that you can easily finish your quilts at home. For those who don’t enjoy quilting, please view this is a good chance to practice your free-motion and/or straight-line quilting, but you can turn in just the pieced top and we’ll get it quilted for you. Similarly, if you don’t like binding, you may turn in the quilt (and the unused binding strips) at one of our meetings and we’ll find someone who just loves to bind to do that step.
Parking at the church has been a problem in the past because there is a church school/day care center that cannot be blocked during the weekdays, but that should not be a problem with the Saturday date. (This was the main reason we were requested by the church to move our date). There are parking lots on three sides of the church, and the entrance is from Hendersonville Road.
We (the wonderful volunteers of the Community Quilts Bee and I) look forward to the sight of 50 or more quilters and the sound of your busy machines.