Friday, May 22, 2015

My first Sew-in

In some places they're called sew-togethers, in others sit-n-sews, but here they're called sew-ins. Last weekend I got to experience my first Texas sew-in. I think of them like a mini-retreat. Less people and less time but still a way for quilters to get together and sew to their hearts' content, uninterrupted by daily chores and work requests they'd encounter at home sewing. And as an extra bonus, I was much more productive at this one-day sew-in than I was at our three-day retreat, just a short time ago. In case you're considering joining in on one, here's some pics to show you what goes on. This one was at Honey Hill Retreat Center in Pikes Creek, TX. And as you can see, everyone was productive.  It was a great way to spend a very rainy day.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

No May Meeting

Well there wasn't exactly a meeting at the Modern Mercado but there was some Sew-n-Tell and block of the month information. First off since there way no "real" May meeting, the Block of the Month from this month is extended to next month. And there is another block for next month. Both are posted on Facebook. Feel free to make either or both. We will have two separate drawings at the June meeting so you'll have you chance to win either or both. Thanks to all those who brought their wares to sell at the Mercado. And thanks to all those who spent there hard earned money at the Mercado. I'm sure the sellers were happy for your business. I know I was. And congrats to the door prize winners. This was my first time winning a door prize and I'm not sure we take enough time to say thank you to those that donate those door prizes. So here's a big Thank You from the past and present door prize winners. You are appreciated. If you're interested in donating a door prize, see our Vice President for Hospitality and Membership, Sara Elliott. There were no president announcements at the non-meeting, so let's get right to the good stuff. Here's the Sew-n-Tell in case you missed it.

Sorry, Couldn't resist showing this awesome creation.  Isn't he adorable?

Emily held a contest at retreat at was able to get 20 NICU tops made for Threads of Love.  She showed off a couple the group did.

This is the Block of the Month for next meeting.  Watch facebook for the instructions.

May's Modern Mercado

I wasn't sure what to expect when I heard our May meeting was going to be a modern Mercado. I've lived in San Antonio long enough to know that a Mercado is a market, so I figured this would be similar to the "sewing room sales" I've experienced at other quilt guilds in the past. A kind of flea market. But as often happens with this guild, I was pleasantly surprised. If that was a Modern Mercado, I have to say I liked it. I made the money back that I spent on my table, even though it was a dollar at a time. I came home with one bag less than I went with, so that felt good. And I bought some awesome stuff for myself. All-in-all an exceptional night. In case you missed it, here's some pictures.