Largo Cracker Quilters

PROGRAMS

Feb 10 — Irene Friend, LCQ member will demonstrate how to make an Attic Window block.  The video Irene felt was most helpful can be found by clicking here.

Feb 17 — Sue McManus, physical therapist, will present ergonomic tips to use when sewing and quilting.

Feb 24 — Business meeting.

Mar 2 — Bella Johnson will be conducting a Collage Tree Workshop. Supply list is as follows:

  • One 24″ square of light colored fabric for background
  • 6-8 pieces of color coordinated fabrics fused with WonderUnder, roughly 5″ x 7″.  The more, the better.
  • Rotary cutter and small scissors
  • Small cutting board
  • Small iron and ironing board
  • Pencil for tracing pattern onto fabric
  • Light box, if you have one
  • Snack
  • NO sewing machine required.

Mar 9 — Fabric Sale withots of bargains to be found. Bring small bills please.

Mar 16 — St. Patrick’s Day Tea/Brookwood Presentation.   Bring your favorite “tea cup” and help us celebrate “Quilts for Brookwood”.

Mar 23 — Goodbye to the snowbirds, we will miss you! Presentations by our Canadian Snowbirds.

Mar 30 — Business Meeting, followed by a Sit-N-Sew

WE MADE THE NEWS

The Tampa Bay Times came out and interviewed about our group!  If you missed the article, you can view it by clicking here.

Largo Cracker Quilters, Seminole, FL

PRESIDENT’S UFO CHALLENGE
This year’s President’s Challenge is based on All People’s 2020 UFO Challenge which goes…  “you probably have a stack of unfinished projects. Whether you ran out of time, didn’t have the right materials, or just got sick of the quilt, unfinished projects pile up easily — and take up a lot of space! Make a resolution this year to clean out your UFOs.”

  • Download the UFO Challenge chart here.
  • Fill in twelve projects that you want to finish this year. You can choose from any of your UFOs.
  • At each business meeting, we will randomly draw a number 1 through 12. That number will correspond with which number project you work on throughout the next month.
      • February’s number is 5.  Work on the 5th project listed.
  • At the next meeting, bring in your finished UFO for Show N Tell, and for $1, you will receive a ticket for the end of the year 50/50 raffle.  The winner receives half of the proceeds.

SCRAPS

We are collecting your quilting scraps for the boutique at our next Quilt Show.  Scraps should be at least 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ but no bigger than a fat quarter.  We bag them up by color and sell them by the pound.

DUES
The change in by-laws brings about a change in dues for this year of transition. Since we as members have already paid for 1/2 of next year, dues for the remaining half of 2020 will be $17. These will be payable January 1st and will extend your membership to December 31, 2020.

2020 OFFICERS:
President
:  Dell Forrester
Vice-President:  Mary Schmidt & Paula Riccio
Treasurer:  Mary Ann Skinner
Secretary:  Jan Sudermaster
2021 Quilt Show Chair:  Carol Marshall

MEETINGS
We meet weekly on Mondays from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon at Christ Presbyterian Church 3115 Dryer Ave Largo, FL 33770. Business meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month (excluding July and August). Our doors open at 9:30 AM for visiting, browsing the library and basting quilts.