November 8: Community Quilts Production Day and Guest Speaker
Community Quilts Production Day: Plan to stay after refreshments and help out this important production session. Join Gerry Tucker and the Monday Sewers for a nice afternoon of teamwork for good causes and friendly socializing. Help tie pin-basted quilts for donations to good causes.
Guest Speaker will be Natalia Giordano, LCSW, Program Director of Casa Valentina, who will talk about their work helping local at-risk youth and former foster care clients with affordable housing and life skills programs. http://www.casavalentina.org
Holiday Gift &Toy Drive. In the spirit of Hanukkah and Christmas gift-giving, Ocean Waves will collect gifts to donate for children and young parents in our community. These gifts will be donated to two local non-profit organizations: Educate Tomorrow and Casa Valentina. The two collection days are the November 8 and the December 13 meetings.
November 8 is the Final day to give and receive boxes. All participants please bring blocks and anything created with the blocks to the December 13th meeting and we will hang a display for the guild to view.
Sign-up for the January 18 & 19, 2015 Luncheon classes with teacher Rose Hughes.
December 13: Guest Speaker, Gift & Toy Drive, Shoebox Blocks Display
Basil Papanastassiou, author, quilt teacher, and therapist of complementary mental health practices will be our guest speaker December 13. Basil (which rhymes with dazzle) gave a presentation to the Quilting in the Pines guild recently. “Everyone liked Basil and his quilts,” recommended guild president Barbara Tate. He will bring copies of his new book for sale at our meeting.
Holiday Gift &Toy Drive: The final collection day and presentation. Please bring new gifts, toys, and supplies for young parents who have babies, toddlers, and young children. Beneficiaries will be two local non-profit organizations: Educate Tomorrow
http://www.educatetomorrow.org which serves youth who have aged-out of Social Services offering them mentor volunteers, tutoring, scholarships, academic camps, and Casa Valentina http://www.casavalentina.org, which helps former foster care youth with affordable housing and life
Half Day Class: “Art Quilt- Dimensional Stitching” Saturday, January 17, $29 guild member class fee, $35 non-guild member. Learn how to use hand-stitching in exciting, non-traditional ways, taking traditional linear, fill and dimensional embroidery stitches and learn to use them in unique ways to enhance your quilt surfaces.
Full Day Class: “Double Quilt Appliqué” Sunday, January 18, $44 class fee for members, $55 for non-members. This workshop teaches two machine appliqué techniques that are easy and will open new doors to your creativity.
Photos of past classes: