Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas in July Workshop - Saturday July 30th

Come celebrate Christmas in July!
It's time to get a head start on the holidays! On Saturday, July 30, we will have our Holiday Head Start at Trini Mendenhall Community Center from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event will feature four short mini-workshops from members of the guild. Descriptions of each are given below. Each will take about one hour to learn and complete.  The schedule for the day is listed below, feel free to join for the workshops you are interested in.

Kits are available as indicated - you must pay for your kit before the day of the workshop, via Paypal, cash or check. Links to Paypal options are listed below.  If you have any questions, contact Kate White. Get excited to get ahead for the holidays!

Workshop features quick tutorials on making Pattern Weights, Quick Pillowcases, Self-Binding Baby Blankets, and a darling Mouse Pincushion

Saturday, July 30:
9:00 - 10:00 Pattern Weights with Tammy Blackburn (@karamatsews)
Requirements: No sewing! Just washers, ribbon, and some glue! You can provide your own ribbon or purchase some in your kit.
Kit available for a small donation to our programming committee
Kit: 8 washers (2 per weight) and enough ribbon for 4 weights. $5.50 via Paypal, $5 cash or check discount

10:30 - 11:30 Quick Pillowcases with Hilary Jordan (@youngtexanmama)
Requirements: You should bring two coordinating fabrics for this project. This pillowcase is made using the burrito method with no exposed seams.
One 3/8 yd cut of fabric
One 7/8 yd cut of fabric
No kit available

12:00 - 1:00 Self Binding Baby Blanket with Stephanie Freeman (@HoustonDIY)
Requirements: You'll need two coordinating fabrics for this project. One will serve as the main front fabric while the other will be the binding and backing. Flannels and cuddles are great for this project. Using cuddle as the main fabric with flannel or quilting cotton as the backing is a great combination.
34" x 34" square main fabric
40" x 40" backing/binding fabric
(Roughly: 1 yd main, 1.25" backing)
No kit available

1:30 - 2:30 Holiday Mice with Liz Pawlik (@fatchickquilts)
Requirements: This cute mouse pin cushion or cat toy requires just fabric, some contrasting thread for the face, and very small pieces of felt for the ears.
You should bring: two small pieces of fabric
Kit available for a small donation to our programming committee
Kit: Embroidery thread, felt for ears, filler $3.50 via Paypal, $3 cash or check discount

Would you like to pre-order a kit?
Please consider buying your kits in advance to help us get an accurate count.  Also, we cannot exchange money at the Trini Mendenhall Center due to Harris County law , so please order through PayPal with the following links.

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