We meet twice each month at the Glen Carbon Senior/Community Center. The monthly meeting is not all business: we open the doors at 6:30 for light snacks and socializing, followed by a presentation. The Sew-Ins are primarily a do-your-own-thing get together which can also be utilized for a community service project or a small class.
Meeting—3rd Tuesday at 7 pm
Sew-In—3rd Saturday at 9 am
Glen Carbon Senior/Community Center
157 W Main ST
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Note: November's meeting will be Nov 13. Every October we meet on the 4th Saturday for the Sew-In.
Our annual auction is held during our November meeting and is open to the public. The auction offers lots of homemade food goodies and hand crafted items, decorative towels, pot holders, aprons, Christmas and other holiday items. This is our only fundraiser, so be thinking about what you would like to make. No White Elephants! It should be a fun time, so make something special.
Our Annual Christmas Party will be catered this year by Weezy's from Hamel. Members whose last names begin with A-J may bring their favorite holiday dessert—any member may bring a desert if they choose to. Also we will exchange our gifts made from the 4 fat quarters that were distributed in September.
Nancy Eisenhauer, a local quilter, will do a presentation called "I Have An Idea." Nancy will talk about the problems we run into when taking an idea for a quilt design through to the finished product. She uses 1/4" graph paper for designing. Nancy will be using a projector to help walk through her designing process. Nancy will also bring along some of her art quilts to show.
Ruth Gevers, TNT member and longarm quilter, will do a presentation on the evolution of machine quilting. How long has it been around and the current trends will be discussed. Ruth will do a trunk show with her quilts to emphasize the changes in quilting style in the past 20 years.
Grace Errea will be here from California to give a presentation on Value of Value and the following day she will hold a workshop regarding a new technique she established for applique. The workshop is called Heat-Set Machine Applique. Get more information from her website
Grace will teach you how to use a new, revolutionary appliqué technique that is easy and foolproof. Using this technique, the fabric remains soft and manageable, instead of stiff as is typical with fusible webs and glues, and allows for raw edge appliqué without fraying edges!!
This is a workshop that you won't want to miss. So start collecting your fabric scraps to make 1 of 7 designs (only one shown here.)