Friday, July 30, 2010
Mark your calendars for a Sew-in
HeartStrings Sew-in information below!
I have a tentative date set for Saturday October 23rd from 9:15 am to 5:45 pm at the Keene Memorial Library in Fremont, Nebraska. This is the same location of the past Nebraska sew-ins. It should be good weather, with that being said, it should be warm during the day and freezing at night. For those who want to stay in the area, there are some fine local motels available, just ask me off list.
Since this is the first sew-in that we are having in the fall, the emphasis of this will be tying quilts for immediate use at the local homeless shelters. I have tops that are done and will work for this project. The good news is, you can leave your sewing machines at home. I will have a machine that will be free to use to attach binding by machine. I may bring two machines.
For supplies for this sew-in, it would be great if you could help provide backings and batting. Backings would need to be 70 inches x 90 inches so they are large enough to self bind, by rolling the backing to the front. Cotton or cotton blend fabrics would be fine for this since they are not being quilted, but are being tied. Batting's need to be the same size of the top. What I have used in the past is old blankets and mattress pads (these need to be king size). I also use regular batting scraps that have been zig-zaged together by machine. You will also need to bring a small sewing box, that would include pins, and scissors for your use. I will also have some available. This should be fun to pack for, since you won't need your machine.
I will have lots of sharp darning needles and crochet thread and or wool yarn for the tying. If any one has any questions, please ask, and please don't forget to mark your calendars for Saturday October 23rd.