Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Cleaning Swap

Lots of stuff and the price is right!
This past Wednesday, the Sewphisticuts conducted some spring cleaning to freshen up their sewing stashes.  Everyone brought something - fabric, notions, patterns, books - that needed a new home.  Whether it was patterns that were no longer (or had never been) used, fabric that hadn't been touched in a while or forgotten about (I plead guilty to that one), or notions left over from previous projects, all of us had something that we thought might be more useful to another.  The only real rule was that anything left over at the end of the meeting had to go home with the original owner.  While some of us had the intent of reducing the size of our stashes, several of us went home with more than we brought!   Based on the amount of stuff we had, and what had to go back home with each of us, we concluded that perhaps a chapter-wide yard sale is in order!

We also had time for some show-and-tell items, pictured below.

Placemat and table runner
Easter dress for granddaughter

Bow ties for hubby
Personalized shoe bag

Monday, March 3, 2014


Florence, one of the newer members of our Chapter, shared her lovely handiwork at our last Quilt Rulers meeting. Her applique quilt is Hand Quilted! On the right is a close up of one of the blocks. There may be an Applique workshop in our future! In the meantime, anyone interested in learning more about this technique, and many others, can join the Quilt Rulers at the former Senior Center in the Fishkill Town Hall, Route 52 in Fishkill, 9:30-2:30, the 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays every month. (No meeting this Wednesday).For more information, contact Terry Perri, Quilt Rulers' Special Interest Group Leader at