When: Saturday, March 25, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Library at Cole & Ustick, Sagebrush Room, 7557 W. Ustick Rd.
What: We’ll have a sew day making drawstring backpacks. The meeting will feature Linda Armstrong in the Member Spotlight .
Things to know:
- Drawstring backpack/tote bag: We’ll be sewing simple drawstring backpack/tote bags to donate to Faces of Hope Victim Center. If you plan to sew, bring your machine and tools; we’ll have a small ironing board and iron available.
- Fabric: You can provide fabric, or just come and sew one of our 15 pre-cut kits (big thanks go to Anna Yates for cutting fabric, and to Marilyn Shake for the fabric donation!). BMQG will also provide the cording for the backpacks.
- Patterns: Here are a few patterns to choose from, and if you have a different pattern you prefer, feel free to use it!
lined-drawstring-backpack/ (contrast lining)
com/drawstring-backpack- pattern/ (more advanced; outside pocket w-zipper)
- Bring your show & tell and community giving quilts: We want to see what you’ve been working on! And, if you have any community giving quilts (in any phase) to pass along to a new home, or for a next step toward completion, bring those, too! As a reminder, the Guild provides batting for these donation quilts. Please contact Millissa Masters (BMQG Secretary) to get the batting you need (members, check your email for Millissa’s contact info).
- We can use 30 more zipper pouches by late April: Faces Victim Center is working with a high school student to create kits with sustainable menstrual products (like period cups and underwear, washable cloth pads, and organic cotton tampons). They asked if BMQG members would be willing to provide more zipper pouches to package the items, instead of using plastic ziploc bags. If you’re interested in making another pouch, any pattern works. Here’s one we have used: https://blog.noodle-head.com/