Saturday, April 7, 2012

April Meeting & Workshop

Our April meeting is right around the corner. We will get started with a brief meeting and show and tell, followed by a potluck luncheon and an informative workshop. Please join us...

Saturday, April 21
10 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church - Franklin
Barr Conference Room*
101 Legends Club Lane 
(near the intersection of Franklin Road & Mack Hatcher Parkway)

Introduction to Digital Fabric Design and Printing is being presented by Stefanie Williams. With over 15 years of graphic design experience, Stefanie has taken the skills used to create repeating patterns for her exclusive line of stationery items and applied them to fabric design. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of surface design and prepare you to bring your design to life with fabric printing services from Spoonflower. The workshop will take place from 12-3 p.m. and the cost to participate is $10 per person payable at the meeting. Door prizes compliments of Spoonflower.
Required to bring:
  • Notebook & Pen
Optional to bring: 
  • Laptop computer (wi-fi enabled) with external mouse & power supply.
  • Adobe Illustrator CS5 installed (get a free 30 day trial version here)
Please note, this workshop is not an Adobe Illustrator workshop. Some basic instruction will be provided, however, if you plan to bring your computer it is recommended that you download the trial version prior to class and familiarize yourself with the application in advance. For easy to follow lessons, any of the following books are recommended: 
Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book
Illustrator CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide
Illustrator CS5 Digital Classroom
Real World Adobe Illustrator CS5

If you plan to join us, please be a dear and complete the form below. Be sure to click the submit button at the end of the survey so your responses will be recorded. If you do not see the button, you can also access the sign up form here.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Service Projects

At our last meeting, the members were presented with a few choices for an on-going service project. After some discussion, it was decided our guild would adopt two projects to support. We will be making and donating NICU smocks for preemies and Booby Bolsters, which are soft pillows used by breast cancer patients while receiving chemotherapy as well as for post-op comfort and support.

This week we received an extremely generous donation from Kelle Boyd of Ann Kelle Designs. She has provided us with more than 75 yards of minky and over 40 yards of quilting cotton to be used for our service projects. Special thanks as well to The Quilting Squares for their donation of flannel fabrics, and to the folks at Velcro USA for donating 50 yards of Velcro for the smock project.

We still need donations. How can you help?

  • Use the Donate button on the left menu to make a financial contribution to the guild.
  • Save your batting scraps... all sizes are needed... even those tiny scraps left when you trim a quilt. Please bag them up and bring to a meeting, or email us to arrange for pick-up.
  • Purchase fiberfill and bring it to our May meeting.
  • Donate fabric. At this time, we are especially in need of quilting cotton suitable for baby boys. We will always be appreciative of fabric donations suitable for women and baby girls as well. Fabric should be new and unwashed.
  • We are in need of yardage of 1" grosgrain ribbon or twill tape as well. 
  • Volunteer! We will need lots of helping hands on 5/19. Please watch this blog for details on how to sign up. If you can cut fabric, stuff pillows, sew, give neck massages, whatever you can do to help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
If you can help with any of the above, please email us to let us know by May 1. We will need to make purchases of items that haven't yet been donated in time for our May 19th kick-off.